'With writing and ideas from Felicity Plunkett, Nardi Simpson, Nicholas Jose, Tracy Ryan, Kevin Brophy, and many more.
'Westerly 65.1 includes writing in support of victims of Australia’s 2020 bushfire disaster, and the latest group of emerging talent to pass through our Writers’ Development Program' (Publication abstract)
It is never just an ordinary day.
It is a never-before and never-again
moment, a day of particles moving
through space, arranging and
rearranging themselves in ways
mysterious, terrifying and miraculous.
- 'Angel Buddha Temple' Brigid Lowry.
Only literary material within AustLit's scope individually indexed. Other material in this issue includes:
Oyster Shell by Virginia Boudreau
Winter Flight by Gabriel Furshong
Checkered Like a Flag Our Pastby Eric Roy
A thing we ask entirely too much of by Megan Kaminsky
'I. 'Moon and Evening Star', Adelaide, October 2019/Yirrkala, June 2019
Among the glories of Tarnanthi, the Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia in 2019, one work has special significance for me. It is a painting made with earth pigment on stringybark by Buwathay Munyarryun called Wirrmu ga Djurrpun, 'Moon and Evening Star' (Figure 1). Powerfully vertical, 225 by 62 cm, on a piece of bark that flares slightly at each end, the composition speaks precisely and with authority. You can feel the care with which the brush has made its marks. Animals, human footprints and birds move up through the panels of downward flowing water on either side to a crowning horizontal band where crescent moon and star appear white against the black sky. ' (Introduction)