Pencilled In

Community Arts & Cultural Development

Issue 1 & #readasianoz

A print and online magazine, and an initiative to bring public attention to Asian Australian writing – platforms from which to promote diverse, vibrant, experimental art.

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Pencilled In aims to promote the work of young Asian Australian artists, both new and established.

Asian Australian artists are overwhelmingly underrepresented in the arts industry. Pencilled In seeks to remedy this by providing a platform from which young Asian Australian artists can submit and see their work published, but also promotes work by existing Asian Australian artists.

At the moment, we are focusing more on writing and visual art, but we are open to collaborate with artists of all disciplines. We also hope to launch the #readasianoz initiative, which will introduce more Asian Australian writing to the wider Australian public by dropping off such work in public areas in capital cities all around Australia.

The magazine will be distributed in both print and online formats. Pencilled In hopes to foster a community of young Asian Australian artists throughout the nation, where artists can encourage and support each other, and possibly also collaborate on projects together. We hope to inspire more young Asian Australian artists to submit to not only our publication, but also to others such as The Lifted Brow, Overland, and Peril Magazine. The production of a print magazine is a way in which to boost the confidence of artists who may be intimidated by the prospect of pitching to larger magazines or organisations.

For more established artists, our blog seeks to provide space to promote their work. This is another place where young people (Asian Australian or otherwise) can also hone their writing and reviewing skills.

Donations will be used to pay contributors, including those in the magazine, and those who produce online content. They will also contribute to the printing and distribution of the magazine. Any leftover funds will be used to buy books and promotional material (stickers, bookmarks) for the #readasianoz initiative.

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Asian Australian artists are underrepresented in the Australian arts industry, and have been for a considerable amount of time.

Young artists, especially, are feeling the pinch more than ever, and opportunities can be difficult to come by. Many young Asian Australians are discouraged from entering the arts industry by their parents or other family members – and instead, embark on careers in other areas. Even so, we all have that drawing hidden away in a sketchbook, an outline of a story lurking in the back of our heads, or an unfinished poem we never got the chance to revisit. Bits and pieces of art that are eternally pencilled in.

Pencilled In, then, seeks to highlight and showcase art by young Asian Australians. It is a chance for emerging artists to have their work published, and hopes to provide a platform for such artists to forge meaningful relationships. We are looking for fiction (both flash fiction and longer forms), non-fiction, poetry, graphic art, and illustration.

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Tim Heffernan

NSW
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Grace Stefanelli

VIC
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Roanna Gonsalves

NSW
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Zhi Yi Cham

ACT
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Rajith Savanadasa

VIC
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Lauren Mitchell

QLD
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Eileen Li

VIC
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Jordan Fenton

VIC
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Fiona Wood

VIC
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Benjamin Lee

ACT
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Benjamin Law

NSW
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Gabrielle Wang

VIC
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Kelly Cheung

NSW
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CB Mako

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Shu-Ling Chua

ACT
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Adeline Teoh

NSW
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Jane Wong

QLD
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Annie Waters

SA
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Ramon Loyola

NSW
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Melanie Cheng

VIC
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Shenwei Chang

Texas
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Tiffany Tsao

NSW
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Wendy Chen

NSW
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Tincture Journal

QLD
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Wai Chim

NSW
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Rebecca Cheers

QLD

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Artists Website
http://pencilled.in