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Introducing the Sub-Editor of un Magazine Volume 12

un Projects is pleased to welcome Wiradjuri artist Amala Groom to the team, as sub-editor for Volume 12 of un Magazine in 2018, working with our Co-Editors Maddee Clark & Neika Lehman.

Amala Groom is a Wiradjuri conceptual artist whose practice, as the performance of her cultural sovereignty, is informed and driven by First Nations epistemologies, ontologies and methodologies. Her work, a form of passionate activism, presents acute and incisive commentary on contemporary socio-political issues. Articulated across diverse media, Groom’s work often subverts and unsettles western iconographies in order to enunciate Aboriginal stories, experiences, and histories, and to interrogate and undermine the legacy of colonialism. Not wishing to create reactionary works which tacitly allow contemporary political operatives serving the colonial ideology to set her artistic agenda, Groom seeks to create works which proactively and creatively unpack and undermine the Colonial Projects, the on-going philosophy of colonialism that has imperialistically subjugated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples since 1770. Recent shows include The Public Body .02, Artspace, curated by Talia Linz and Alexie Glass-Kantor, System of Objects, National Art School, curated by Jaime Tsai and Mikala Rodwell, Moving Histories Future Projections, a dLux Media Arts exhibition toured by Museum & Galleries of NSW, curated by Kelly Foley and Di Smith, Have you seen my Emily?, Casula Powerhouse, curated by Adam Porter and Talk Back, Visual Bulk, Hobiennale 2017, curated by James Tyler. Groom is a Director on the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) Board and has recently completed a residency with Casula Powerhouse for her recent institutional commissioned solo exhibition Have you seen my Emily?

un Magazine 12.1 and 12.2 will launch in May and November 2018 respectively. Sign up to our e-newsletter (top right-hand corner) to keep up-to-date with digital content, proposal call-outs and launch announcements.

Image credit: Hamish Ta-mě

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Introducing the Co-Editors of un Magazine Volume 12

un Projects is pleased to announce that Maddee Clark and Neika Lehman will be co-editors of Volume 12 of un Magazine in 2018.

Maddee Clark is a Yugambeh freelance writer, curator and educator living in Narrm. Maddee’s work has appeared in Overland, Next Wave Festival, NITV, Artlink, and the collection Colouring the Rainbow: Black Queer and Trans Perspectives.

Neika Lehman lives in Narrm, Melbourne, where she writes poetry, art criticism and historical research. She belongs to the Trawlwoolway peoples of North-East Tasmania.

un Magazine 12.1 and 12.2 will launch in May and November 2018 respectively.

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un Magazine 11.2 OUT NOW

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The latest edition of un Magazine is out now.

Issue 11.2: LAUGH NOW, CRY LATER is edited by David Capra, with sub-editor Amelia Winata.

un Magazine 11.2 is now up on the website. The print edition of un Magazine is distributed and available for free at galleries and outlets across Australia and internationally.

"I’ve been stuck on a quote by comedian and filmmaker Mike Nichols who is behind Postcards from the Edge and The Graduate. He said in an interview that the most interesting thing to him was the silence between punch lines, the vacuum between the laughs. I think that really influenced the decision to run with the theme of this edition of un magazine." - David Capra

Featured artists and writers: Spencer Lai, Kate Mitchell, Kieren Seymour, Chiara Scafidi, Zara Sigglekow, Fresh and Fruity, Sean Rafferty, Malcolm Whittaker & Lucy Parakhina, Alistair Baldwin, Joel Stern, Carrie Miller & Andrew Frost, Sarah Werkmeister, Giselle Stanborough & Athena X, Simon Zoric, Daniel McKewen, Sarah Rodigari & Ella Sutherland, Tim Woodward, Aurora Scott, Kalinda Vary, Archie Moore, The Karrabing Film Collective, Tina Havelock Stevens, Vanessa Berry, David Attwood and Susan Te Kahurangi King.


Image: Matthew Harris
Sunset Sparkle (2017)
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Image courtesy the artist

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