un Writer in Residence
We are so delighted to announce that Narrm-based writer and artist Hannah Donnelly will join us as the inaugural un Writer in Residence.
The un Writer in Residence program is a new initiative that offers an emerging-to-mid career Australian arts writer a paid writing residency, with the scope and the space to develop new work and support the resident writers' creative and critical practice.
During her residency, Hannah Donnelly will focus on developing her ongoing writing experiments with speculative fiction and Indigenous Futures. This will encapsulate both critical theory and creative writing in the form of research and future tense interviews with various artists and curators. Hannah’s interviews are conducted from a sovereign future with the aim of collecting stories for imagined archives.
Hannah Donnelly is a writer renowned for her ‘cli-fi’, she works with Indigenous Futurisms and responses to climate trauma. Hannah is the creator of Sovereign Trax promoting First Nations music through energising decolonisation conversations and community in music. Her recent group exhibitions include The Future Leaks Out, Liveworks, Sydney 2017; Future Eaters, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne 2017; Feedback Loop, Blak Dot Gallery, Melbourne 2017; and State of the Nation, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne, 2016.
Over the next six months, we will be publishing Hannah's work online and announcing any special residency events - sign up to our newsletter so you don't miss a beat!
un Magazine 12.1 OUT NOW
Issue 12.1: The Unbearable Hotness of Decolonisation is co-edited by Maddee Clark & Neika Lehman.
"Decolonise your knowledge, decolonise your desire, decolonise your body, decolonise your fashion, decolonise your spice rack, decolonise your gut, decolonise your reading list, decolonise your seating arrangement, decolonise your watch, decolonise your pedagogy, decolonise your arts practice, decolonise your IG account, decolonise your meme. It starts with colonised peoples talking about their empowerment and, necessarily, it’s a wide open road with Indigenous and non-Indigenous participation. But with these white artworld people in particular … I am wondering, is it decolonising or re-colonising? ..."
--- from Editorial, un Magazine 12.1
Featuring writing & art by: Rene Kulitja + Linda Rive with John Dallwitz + Susan Lowish, Kate Rendell, Tristen Harwood + Lauren Burrow, Genevieve Grieves, Suzanne Kite, Ainslee Meredith, Tawhanga Nopera, Ellen O'Brien, Rebecca McCauley, Natasha Matila-Smith, Kenzee Patterson, Susie Anderson, Julie Gough, Georgina Watson, Beth Sometimes + Lorrayne Gorey, Fran Edmonds + Lily Graham + Jessica Bennett, Dean Cross, Katie West, Megan Cope, Steven Rhall & Timmah Ball.
The Lost World (part 2) (video still) 2013
HDMI video, H264, 16:9, 1:15:32 hr:min:sec, colour,
sound. Edited by Jemma Rea