Author: Arianne James

Q&A with Leigh Swinbourne

Where did the idea for the Lost Child story come from? The lost child is, of course, a famous trope in Australian art and literature. My take on it is portraying a child/man, a lost soul, not a little unlike myself at his age, and surrounding him with a kind of contemporary gothic mystery that […]

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Motherthing by Ainslie Hogarth – A Review by Eva Hale

What is a motherthing? The very word or word-mash speaks of deep grief and longing. A cavity that must be filled with a colourless, texture-less paste—a drywall putty or glue or Spakfilla. Something that is so almost its surroundings that it has the ability to patch up and make invisible the festering wound that wraps […]

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