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un Magazine 12.1 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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Inviting submissions for un Magazine 12.1

un Projects is now calling for proposals for un Magazine 12.1, co-edited by Maddee Clark and Neika Lehman, to be published in May 2018.

In edition 12.1 of un Magazine, we begin with the following question: has decolonisation in the art world simply become another thematic? In postcolonialising Australia, are we at danger of producing another abstracted taxonomy?

Eve Tuck and Wayne Yang write:

Decolonisation brings about the repatriation of Indigenous land and life; it is not a metaphor for other things we want to do to improve our societies.

Following this, un Magazine 12.1 asserts the necessary link between theorisations of decoloniality and material consequence. In this edition, we encourage contributions from writers and artists that deal with the specifics of place. We want to explore art and cultural practices’ relationship to living and generative sites, and to develop a language around the ‘site-specific’ that accounts for where art literally stands.

We are open to a broad scope of responses to this theme, and encourage contributors to consider memorialisation, archive poetics, and the expansive roles of non-human agents. We want to know: what can art do to memorialisation, place and cultural memory? What is the role of art in legitimising, erasing and narrativising violence? How do we develop practices that bring us into encounters with place?


un Magazine publishes essays, interviews, artworks, creative commentary, audio and video works, and everything in between. We are open to experimental approaches within printed and online formats. All contributors are paid, with rates varying from $150 - $350.

To submit your proposal, download and complete this application form.

Questions: Email un Projects General Manager Sarah Gory (sarahgory@unprojects.org.au)

DEADLINE: midnight Tuesday 28th November 2017


Image: *un Magazine 11.2
Launch, Bus Projects
October, 2017
Photo credit: Daniel Gardeazabal

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Sub-Editor Call Out: un Magazine 2018 (designated role for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

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Sub-Editor Call Out: un Magazine 2018

un Projects is currently seeking expressions of interest for an Indigenous Australian Sub-Editor of un Magazine 2018.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the development and production of one of Australia’s most respected contemporary arts publications. The role will be supported and mentored by the 2018 Co-Editors Maddee Clark and Neika Lehman.

The 2018 editions of un Magazine will foreground the voices of contemporary Australian Indigenous artists, writers and practitioners.

Total remuneration is a $1,750 fee per issue, a total of $3,000. Download a detailed Position Description here.

Submissions close 5pm, Tuesday 21st November 2017.

Questions? Please get in touch with un Projects’ General Manager Sarah Gory on sarahgory@unprojects.org.au.

un Projects recognises the importance of Indigenous Australian and First Nations people in dialogue around contemporary art. The 2018 Indigenous Editor and Sub-Editor roles are one part of our ongoing commitment to expand on Indigenous content and contributions in an ongoing and sustainable way.

Please note: only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply as this is a special measure pursuant to Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic).

Image: un Magazine 11.1, Gertrude Glasshouse, April 2017

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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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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 Nother-East Tasmania.

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

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