Debris Magazine

The Urge to Know Presented by Debris Magazine

Sun 21 May 23, 1pm–1.45pm

Debris Magazine
Past program

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NGV International

Federation Court
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Join us as we celebrate the launch of Debris Magazine 03: The Urge to Know, with co-editors Jon Tjhia and Cher Tan, and contributors Nayuka Gorrie, Justin Clemens, and Scott Limbrick.

Issue 03 features writing and art by:

Cherine Fahd, Em Meller, Xen Nhà, Nayuka Gorrie, Alison Whittaker, Jamie Marina Lau, Justin Clemens, Darcy Hytt, Jumaana Abdu, Lucy Van, Madison Pawle, Martyn Reyes, Samantha Floreani, Scott Limbrick, Snack Syndicate, Zhi Cham.

Debris Magazine is a story-driven magazine that finds depth and inspiration from the human condition. Each issue features fiction, creative nonfiction, artist conversations, poetry, reviews and a photo essay. Debris Magazine was founded on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay respect to all Indigenous people, past, present, and future.

Auslan interpreting is available upon request, please use contact link below. Requests must be sent at least 10 days prior to event. 

Cher Tan

Cher Tan is an essayist and critic. She is an editor at LIMINAL, the reviews editor at Meanjin, and a book columnist at ABC Arts. Her debut essay collection, Peripathetic: Notes on (Un)belonging, is forthcoming with NewSouth Publishing in 2024.

Jon Tjhia

Jon Tjhia (Naarm/Melbourne) is an artist, writer and editor working through radio and podcast, literature, photomedia, music and publishing. His recent work is published by Un MagazineLIMINAL, the Powerhouse Museum, Avantwhatever and WFMU. He’s a member of the Manus Recording Project Collective and a co-founder of Paper Radio.

Scott Limbrick

Scott’s short stories have appeared in Griffith ReviewElectric LiteratureGoing Down SwingingWesterlyThe Suburban Review, the Furphy AnthologyKill Your Darlings’ New Australian Fiction and elsewhere. His collection was shortlisted for the Richell Prize.

Nayuka Gorrie

Nayuka Gorrie is a Gunnai/Kurnai, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta screenwriter and essayist.

Justin Clemens

Justin Clemens is a writer. Recent books include the poetry collection A Foul Wind (Hunter 2022) and Barron Field in NSW (Melbourne UP 2023), co-written with Thomas H. Ford. With A.J. Bartlett and Bryan Cooke, he podcasts as The Barron Field Experience. He teaches at the University of Melbourne.

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