Thursday, 13 October 2011


you may have read recently that islandthe tasmanian quarterly magazine had its funding cut in august.

walking past fullers earlier in the week i noticed a window display encouraging hobartians to subscribe, as well as a lovely heartfelt letter to the premier from island's editor, sarah kanowski. 

island has been printed since 1979 - i think it would be so very sad for tasmania to lose this amazing publication. i believe they have now secured funding for 2012 but it seems the long term future of the magazine is still in jeopardy.

if you are in hobart this afternoon you might like to get along to the launch of island 126 'other stories'. it's all happening at 5.30pm at the hobart bookshop in salamanca. 

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely. This island needs to hang on to its cultural treasures, not close them down. There is a growth in all things arts and cultural in Tasmania just now - MONA, the revamping of the state gallery and museum over the next twenty years. There's an amazing opportunity for Tasmania to become an oustanding destination for international visitors with in the same way that the Guggenheim Bilbao is for that small city. If Warren at Tasmania 40 South ever prints my interview with Peter Timms on this topic, all will be explained!
    If I'm passing Fullers Launceston I will most certainly drop in and see if Clive's got the same appeal running up this end of the island. Meantime, couldn't agree more. Good words.