This panel discussion between emerging independent publishers will look at the fundamental questions of why publish, and where to begin. We will discuss how these publications provide much-needed platforms for new voices across fields such as writing, photography, and design. Made up of panelists T.J. Robinson, Alan Weedon, and Maile Shanti, the conversation will be convened by emerging designer Hope Lumsden-Barry.
T.J. Robinson is a writer and the editor-in-chief of The Suburban Review, a literary journal that publishes short fiction, creative non-fiction, comics, art, and poetry. In 2010, he won the Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition.
Maile Shanti is the founding editor of Accidental Discharge, a publication that examines art and culture through the lens of intersectional feminism. Maile started Accidental Discharge at age 17 as a response to the gap in media for young, marginalised voices.
Alan Weedon is a writer, photographer, and co-founding creative director of Swampland, a magazine dedicated to longform journalism about Australian music. Alan is also a co-founder of the photobook press etcetera press.
Hope Lumsden-Barry, Graphic Designer
Melbourne-based communication designer whose practice is concerned with design-led publishing, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and design research. Hope completed a Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) at RMIT University in 2015, and an Honours year in 2016.