Scope: Contemporary Research Topics (Art & Design) is peer-reviewed and published annually in November by Otago Polytechnic/Te Kura Matatini ki Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Scope (Art & Design) aims to engage discussion on contemporary research in the visual arts. It is concerned with views and critical debates surrounding issues of practice, theory, history and their relationships as manifested through the visual and related arts and activities, such as sound, performance, curation, tactile and immersive environments, digital scapes and methodological considerations. With New Zealand and its Pacific neighbours as a backdrop, but not its only stage, Scope (Art & Design) seeks to address the matters which concern contemporary artists and arts enquirers in their environments of practice.

Issues planned for 2014:

Issue #10 Contemporary Sculpture (special issue)
This issue of Scope draws on a series of sculpture related events held at the Dunedin School of Art in 2013: the Material World Exhibition 2013, symposium on contemporary sculpture, and a drawing exhibition and video event.

Issue #11 Art & Design
This issue of Scope draws on the visual arts practice of teaching staff, senior and postgraduate students at the Schools of Art and Design at Otago Polytechnic.