the harbour mourns fencelessness

March 2018

how good to be swallowed up to be let in
or let out

blue expanse
spreads

the narrows
a maw
stretching ship-wide

the fence stands
to guard the ocean from the town (or is it vice versa)

lucia presses her face between cold bars and wills cargo ships

to come crashing in.

Our Winter Issue has Arrived!

BY NQ

It’s getting colder out there, but luckily the Winter issue of NQ is now on-stands, ready to warm you up with a mug of hot cocoa.

Winter Issue now on stands

BY NQ

Our Winter issue exploring the theme of Indigenous Leadership is now on stands. The issue features a beautiful cover by Marcus Gosse, and art from Jason Sikoak, Heather Campbell, Monika Rumbolt,…

Teresa Connors’ Immersive Audio-Visual Installation Currents at Sound Symposium XIX

BY Eva Crocker

Suddenly ripples started appearing on the large screen, like you see on the surface on of a pond at the beginning of a downpour. On two of the smaller screens the tide tugged unfurled waves back out into the bay; another showed mint-coloured lichen on a grey rock; a third played water gurgling in and out of a tide pool. I could feel the bunny-rabbit thump of blood coursing through my heart and it was correlating with the steady tick in the soundscape.