un Projects is based on the unceded sovereign land and waters of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation; we pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
un Projects

Jack Ball

Magic marker 8, 2023

Jack Ball, Magic marker 8, 2023, inkjet print on rag, aluminium pins, acrylic paint, 80x 110 cm. Image courtesy the artist and sweet pea.

Wendy Hubert

Elyas Alavi

Memory is a dagger, 2022

Leila el Rayes

vulnerable & volatile, 2016 / the stone throwers slingshot, 2018 / Dancing in the crevice of desire, 2018

To read this piece in full in the print version of un Magazine 17.1 RESIST.

Olga Svyatova

Dear Friend, 2021-ongoing

Olga Svyatova is an artist from Russia, now based in Eora/Sydney. In their practice they explore complex links between memory, relationships and identity.

Liv Moriarty

Nosedive

Throughout In Free Fall, Hito Steyerl proposes an ontology of falling, characterising our contemporary condition as one of groundlessness. It is an infinite free fall caused by looking down at oneself from satellites up above. Expanding upon the text, my diagrams merge dimension, perspective and orientation; producing a cartographic tangle that is at once open-ended […]

Lewis Gittus

Soft Heaps of Leaves, a Hymn

For three days I wandered the labyrinth of Jean Ray’s 1943 novel, Malpertuis1, fumbling my way along its gloomy passages. These notes are my only recollections; vague sensory impressions from a story told by an idiot, a tale of sound and fury that unravels in darkness, its cloistered spaces repulsively damp, brought to life via […]

Sarah Poulgrain

Hat Making

Instructions Cut 2 brim from fabric Cut crown band on the fold of the fabric Cut top oval Sew C shapes of brim together making two O shapes Sew crown band together Sew two O shapes together with the external side of fabric facing inwards Sew one ring around the perimeter Flip inside out Sew […]

Anne-Marie Te Whiu

A Bibliography of a Weave, 2022

Anne-Marie Te Whiu (Te Rarawa) is a poet, weaver, cultural producer and editor. She previously co-directed the Queensland Poetry Festival and currently works at Red Room Poetry. She is a recipient of the Next Chapter Fellowship and is studying a Master of Māori Studies at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

Sumugan Sivanesan

PROTOTYPING

Mandy Quadrio

Speaking within the kelp

Mia Boe

The Nostalgia
of Mother and Child

I am a descendent of the Butchulla people of K’gari. I’m a daughter of a Burmese man who left his birth country as a refugee at the age of five. My mother didn’t grow up on Country, she didn’t know she was Aboriginal until she was a teenager – my grandmother was worried she’d have […]

Dean Cross

Mandarin/Orange

Dean Cross was born and raised on Ngunnawal/ Ngambri Country and is a Worimi man through his paternal bloodline. He is a paratactical artist interested in collisions of materials, ideas and histories. He is motivated by the understanding that his practice sits within a continuum of the oldest living culture on Earth — and enacts […]

Dean Cross

Deep Heat

Dean Cross was born and raised on Ngunnawal/ Ngambri Country and is a Worimi man through his paternal bloodline. He is a paratactical artist interested in collisions of materials, ideas and histories. He is motivated by the understanding that his practice sits within a continuum of the oldest living culture on Earth — and enacts […]

Dean Cross

Lighter

Dean Cross was born and raised on Ngunnawal/ Ngambri Country and is a Worimi man through his paternal bloodline. He is a paratactical artist interested in collisions of materials, ideas and histories. He is motivated by the understanding that his practice sits within a continuum of the oldest living culture on Earth — and enacts […]

Yusi Zang

Bird Poo on Car Window

Yusi Zang is a Beijing born multi- disciplinary artist living and working in Melbourne. Her practice entails the scrutiny of the quotidian and mundane, and strives for a degree of realism, mimicking or extracting the real which the objects derive from. She reconciles the concepts of boredom and the sublime, and revolts against the commonplaces […]

Leyla Stevens

An Image Remembered

To recall an image before it has been brought into visibility. In film photography, light sensitive crystals are exposed as the shutter opens, and a latent image is created. This is part of the enduring love for the medium. That an image is delayed. That you seal the image into a temporary state of illegibility. […]

Dean Cross

Walbanja Rock

Dean Cross was born and raised on Ngunnawal/ Ngambri Country and is a Worimi man through his paternal bloodline. He is a paratactical artist interested in collisions of materials, ideas and histories. He is motivated by the understanding that his practice sits within a continuum of the oldest living culture on Earth — and enacts […]

Yusi Zang

Crumpet, 2019, oil on canvas

Yusi Zang is a Beijing born multi- disciplinary artist living and working in Melbourne. Her practice entails the scrutiny of the quotidian and mundane, and strives for a degree of realism, mimicking or extracting the real which theobjects derive from. She reconciles the concepts of boredom and the sublime, and revolts against the commonplaces of […]

Amy Jane Parker

plastic, petroleum, faecal matter of antarctic krill, carbon, symbiotic cultures of bacteria and yeast, inkjet print, moth, water, glazed earthenware

Amy Jane Parker is an artist, artist facilitator and disability support worker based in Naarm/Melbourne.

Jason De Santolo

Karringa Kingkali

Jungku Ngambala Ngarrur Ngarrumba Yarkijina Yurrngumba(We sit peacefully in our lands forever) — Garrwa Yanyuwa Elder Nancy McDinny In 2020 pandemic conditions created an extreme sense of isolation and containment. The city slowed down to lockdown pace here on unceded Gadigal lands as the terror of COVID-19 began to unravel through all sorts of media […]

Lisa Lerkenfeldt

SHELTER PRESS · The Weight Of History #![](/old-images/14-2/11.lisa-lerkenfeldt/un14.2_LLp1.jpg) #![](/old-images/14-2/11.lisa-lerkenfeldt/un14.2_LLp2.jpg) #![](/old-images/14-2/11.lisa-lerkenfeldt/un14.2_LLp3.jpg) #![](/old-images/14-2/11.lisa-lerkenfeldt/un14.2_LLp4.jpg) #![](/old-images/14-2/11.lisa-lerkenfeldt/un14.2_LLp5.jpg) Against classicism and for the possibility of new movements in sound, works from a series of 58 notations with three combs. All images courtesy the artist: *One*, 2020; *Twenty*, 2020; *Fifteen*, 2020; *Seventeen*, 2020, ink on paper, 27.9 x 21 cm, unframed. *14 […]

Lou Garcia-Dolnik

Mother Dialectic

Lou Garcia-Dolnik is a poet working on unceded Gadigal land. A poetry editor for Voiceworks and alumnus of the Banff Centre’s Emerging Writers Intensive, their work has been shortlisted in the 2020 Blake Poetry Prize, awarded third place in PRISM International’s Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize and second place in Overland’s Judith Wright Poetry Prize. They […]

David Egan

Cells

#![](/old-images/14-2/16.david-egan/cells1.jpg) #![](/old-images/14-2/16.david-egan/cells2.jpg) #![](/old-images/14-2/16.david-egan/cells3.jpg) #![](/old-images/14-2/16.david-egan/cells4.jpg) #![](/old-images/14-2/16.david-egan/cells5.jpg) David Egan is an artist based in Naarm/Melbourne. All drawings courtesy the artist, 2020. This text is also available as a radio play performed by Brennan Olver, Katherine Botten, Clare Longley and Lucreccia Quintanilla, with music by Wet Kiss.