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...

perfect

perfect

  By Deanne Elizabeth   And to you, this seems polished. All that glitters, all I touch is gold. But in the words of Paul Valéry: ‘I have failed to please my soul.’   Photo by Simi Iluyomade on Unsplash

fungi furniture: reviewing studio flek

fungi furniture: reviewing studio flek

  By Ben Wood Waste is one of the most significant challenges of our time. Australia produces approximately 540kg of household waste per person, per year. Melbourne alone can fill the Eureka Tower 50 times annually. Although some of this material is recycled, the...

pride

pride

This piece originally appeared in the Identity issue of SWINE Magazine   By Alex Edwards I get asked every so often whether pride events are still important. Do we still need to celebrate being queer? When I hear these types of questions, I think about all the...

our private cubicle

our private cubicle

  By Lachlan Bowden The bed was caught in a limbo between comfortable and irritable – itchy at every touch. The concave deepened after that evening, indifferent to permissible reasoning. A time limit had always been agreed upon, out by 10, no matter what. The...

dead butterfly in my belly

dead butterfly in my belly

  by Manaswi Dawadi Rimal I was waiting for love, just like they said. My tears in his handkerchief, his tears in my letters. His smile in the tea I made, my smile in his essence. Our breaths fighting with each other, against our locked lips, like the rivers...