photo of a large-scale piece of art. It's a collage of various pieces of colour, with big bold text in it reading, Australian art does not exist. Each word in that setence is depicted in a different font, illustrating the any cultures that fuse to make Australian art.
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Unique is a farce—
many melding together,
a patchwork culture.

Dance monkey

Feeling the music
in the silence of the dark,
dancing on the street.


photo of scattered clouds against a blue sky

Splatter of colours,
cacophony on canvas—
cloudy summer’s day.


Photo of an artwork by Shamsia Hassani. Art shows an Afghan woman holding a bunch of dandelions behind her back while a war tank rolls on in front of her.
Art by Shamsia Hassani, an Afghan graffiti artist. Artwork commission for OzAsia festival in Adelaide, 2022

Shelling left and right,
corroded metallic smoke—
my flowers wither.

See more of Hassan’s work on her Instagram profile.


close up photo of an oil painting of two fish in the ocean

Today’s meagre catch:
two salmon, their eyes so wide
at their plastic home.