journey to the end of the line

journey to the end of the line

  by Jarryd Worland    Studying at uni has afforded me the luxury of working-class travel on Melbourne's suburban rail network. Growing up within arm’s reach of both school and the shops (thanks to access to a personal taxi service: my parents), I’ve never...

a blipped education

a blipped education

  by Charlene Behal   There is something that all students have in common upon returning to campus this semester: the past two years of our lives have been stripped from us. The closest thing I can equate the experience to is feeling like we’ve been...

language

language

  by Aisha Noorani    Language, perhaps, is not merely the endless attachment of letters to letters, and words to words. Perhaps, it is all and everything that can evoke something in you and me, or I and we. Perhaps, words allow the enslaved to be free, the...

a force to be reckoned with

a force to be reckoned with

  by Jessica Norris   Almost a year ago, I wrote an article that highlighted the necessity of validating women’s voices in the public sphere. A line from this article read: “How we react to the testimonies of women, and their voices in society, will be the...

remembering Richard Mercer’s ‘Love Song Dedications’

remembering Richard Mercer’s ‘Love Song Dedications’

by Yvonne Aoll   Can you believe it’s been eight years since Richard Mercer last hosted Love Song Dedications? For well over a decade, Australia’s ‘Love God’, Richard Mercer, dominated late-night radio with his honey-toned voice, endearing personality, and...

dear sister

dear sister

  by Zoe Sorenson   Your plants are still here. I guess that’s kinda obvious since you couldn’t really fit multiple potted plants (or stupid kid-brothers) in the one duffle bag you packed when you decided to leave forever.   Still, you loved them so...

bbqs don’t mean that much to me

bbqs don’t mean that much to me

  by Jessica Norris Content warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and those belonging to Indigenous communities, are advised that the following article contains the mention of deceased persons and colonial violence. I would like to acknowledge...

an unfortunate introduction

an unfortunate introduction

by Shawnee Neal   My supervisor’s voice was barely audible over the sound of my heartbeat thumping in my ears. It was the first time we were having a group meeting to discuss our work over Zoom and I was so full of adrenaline that I could hardly concentrate. I...

contemporary communication: reviewing ngv triennial

contemporary communication: reviewing ngv triennial

  by Miao-Chia Chen The NGV Triennial 2020 presented a series of contemporary design and artwork collections, featuring a stunning visual experience and thought-provoking views by multiple artists and designers. Various recent projects demonstrate the creative...

claiming frontiers

claiming frontiers

  by Milieah Brett They said we had it all figured out. That it was our duty to take our message out there. To expand. Look outwards and forwards. But my dispatcher hasn’t contacted me for days, and no one even knows my name out here. How can I keep track of any...

sudden writing comp winner: penumbra

sudden writing comp winner: penumbra

By Evelyn Lee Content note: this story contains mention of an animal death, and intimate partner violence.  The boys tumble out of the sea, their golden limbs caught in the afternoon sun. My boys, she thinks. They drive silently, settling into the freeway as the sky...

restoring hope: reviewing cultivated

restoring hope: reviewing cultivated

  by Miller Keys and Eilish Jackson   Showcasing what it takes to create a circular economy within the furniture industry, Cultivated is a captivating exhibition that restores hope to its visitors. Located in Cult Design’s Melbourne showroom, the exhibition...