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Saturday 26 July 2014
Art Arts

exploring the grotesque with artist mimi leung

Phylisa Wisdom
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Artist (painter, illustrator and printmaker) Mimi Leung has a fascinating ability to make the grotesque adorable. Depending on whether the work is commissioned or Leung’s own, it exists somewhere on a spectrum of cartoony to psychedelic, but is always brightly coloured. When I attended the recent opening of her current “Australian Roadkill” show at Lamington…
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Thursday 17 July 2014
Featured

the brisbane edit: q&a with sheldon hikaiti from yummbox

Ruby Mahoney
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Here at Lip, we have been super excited by the buzz around Pozible and their new hyper-local projects in Sydney and Brisbane (so far!). This week I cyber-met Sheldon Hikaiti, the founder and director of YummBox, a deliciously healthy online company that delivers lunches to busy Brisbanites. Here, Sheldon discusses her inspiration for YummBox and how her Pozible…
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Friday 13 June 2014
Film TV

interview: matt palazzolo, creator of webseries bloomers

Wida Tausif
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Meet Matt Palazzolo, one of the creators of the web series Bloomers. Matt is an actor, screenwriter, filmmaker, and director based in Los Angeles. He is best known for originating the role of Fever, a street prostitute in the NAACP Award-winning musical City Kid. He has been recognised for his performance in the indie feature…
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Thursday 5 June 2014
Fashion Featured Get Involved

ethical, affordable and accessible: the fabric social

Marissa Paine
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  1000 Pound Bend on Lonsdale Street in Melbourne’s CBD is packed when I arrive to chat to Fiona and Sharna of The Fabric Social, a startup born from the feminist peace movement that is currently doing the rounds on crowdfunding site, Pozible. In the backroom of the café, the opening night of the Emerging…
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Friday 2 May 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: zilpah tart

lip magazine
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  Name: Yumi Morrissey Label: Zilpah tart Web address and/or FB address: www.zilpahtart.com.au, www.facebook.com/zilpahtart Where are you based? Canberra How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? I started sewing when I was 5, making different outfits for my troll dolls.  When I was…
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Thursday 1 May 2014
Books Featured

an interview with author Hannah Kent

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Hannah Kent laughs nervously when asked if she introduces herself as a “writer” now. She radiates an air of shocked gratitude that is at odds with her status as Australia’s most recent literary prodigy. Lip caught up with Kent to find out more about the path she had travelled, and what it means to be…
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Wednesday 30 April 2014
Culture Featured

meet the winners: miranda mae debeljakovic, “chops and potatoes” and q & a

Ruby Mahoney
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Miranda Mae Debeljakovic’s story “Chops and Potatoes” won Lip‘s 2014 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here is an interview with Miranda, plus her award-winning story. Enjoy!   Q & A Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? Hello! I’m Miranda, and I’m currently in my second year of a BFA, majoring in Creative and…
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Wednesday 30 April 2014
Music

q&a and ep review: i killed sara v, lowell

Eloise Baker
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  When I first listened to Lowell, it was on my laptop while visiting friends in Newcastle, so predictably what I heard was terrible. Tinny laptop speakers can make a pretty bad first impression. I’m so glad that I then made the effort to listen to this substantial EP, I Killed Sara V through decent…
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Wednesday 30 April 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: the darling sisters

lip magazine
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    Name: Maria Ramsden and Leanne Dempsey Label: The Darling Sisters Web address and/or FB address: www.thedarlingsisters.com   Where are you based?  Gold Creek, Nicholls, ACT How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? We are not designers but heritage professionals with a…
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Tuesday 29 April 2014
Culture Featured

meet the winners: janey runci, “packing my mother’s case” and q & a

Ruby Mahoney
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  Janey Runci’s story “Packing my Mother’s Case” came second in Lip‘s 2014 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here is an interview with Janey, plus her award-winning story. Enjoy!   Q & A Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I’m a writer and a teacher and have been working on both for a few…
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Monday 28 April 2014
Culture Featured

meet the winners: veronica sullivan, “quarry” and q & a

Ruby Mahoney
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Veronica Sullivan’s story “Quarry” came third in Lip‘s 2014 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here is an interview with Veronica, plus her award-winning piece. Enjoy!   Q & A Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I’m a writer, editor, feminist, book-lover from Melbourne. Currently I work with Kill Your Darlings, the Emerging Writers’ Festival,…
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Friday 11 April 2014
Featured Life

creating yourself: an interview with jill jolliffe

Lou Heinrich
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    ‘In 1982 I reported on fighting between Polisario Front guerrillas and Moroccan troops in the Western Sahara, and in 1988 had an adrenaline-drenched experience when caught in a South African artillery attack, during Angola’s battle of Cuito Cuanavale.’ This is Jill Jolliffe, writing in Finding Santana, her book about travelling to meet an…
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Wednesday 26 March 2014
Arts Comedy

ladies of comedy: adrienne truscott

lip magazine
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The 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival kicks off this week and here at Lip we are excited to introduce our Ladies of Comedy series of Q&As, featuring some of the talented female comedians who will be performing at the festival. Hailing from the USA, Adrienne Truscott brings her show ‘Asking for it: A one-lady rape…
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Wednesday 12 February 2014
Featured

meet the judges: jessica friedmann

Ruby Mahoney
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Over the next week or so, Lip will be running a special set of interviews with the judges of the 2014 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. These lovely ladies are Jessica Friedmann, Melanie Tait and Estelle Tang. First up, let’s meet Jessica Friedmann. Jessica Friedmann is a Melbourne-based writer and editor, who has formerly worked at Farrago,…
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