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Above Water Launch Party

Above Water is ready to emerge.

Chuck a costume on and join the Creative Arts and Media departments as we launch volume 16 of Above Water, the creative writing and art anthology of student works.

We will also be announcing the WINNERS from our written and visual art categories!

 

WHAT: Above Water Launch Party
WHEN: 6pm, Friday 30th October
WHERE: Zoom
DRESSCODE: Halloween but make it art

 

Zoom link: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/86167890968…
Password: 576373

 

Art Credit: Anya Wong (@iamiokzi).

Logo Credit: original design by Clara Jose, adapted by Bethany Cherry.

 

Above Water and the Creative Arts and Media Offices acknowledge the True Custodians of the land on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations, and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present. We also extend our acknowledgement to the First Nations students in our community. Sovereignty was never ceded.

You’ve been wading through the motions of 2020.
You keep going with art and writing.
Should you dare to win a prize?
Participate in art and create?

Above Water 2020 is now open for submissions!

Above Water is the annual creative writing and illustration competition hosted by the Creative Arts and Media Departments of the University of Melbourne Student Union. Shortlisted submissions are published within the anthology, with prizes for winners in both categories.

Peel back the lilypads and submit artwork and written pieces to abovewater@farragomagazine.com by July 22nd, 11:59PM. You must be a current student at the University of Melbourne to enter. This deadline was extended from the 15th of July.

Written and Art Submission Guidelines: https://www.facebook.com/notes/above-water/2020-written-and-art-guidelines/3253827564637877/?av=734257526594906&eav=AfbmaCz3G-7yKv6GnCbcT9DBXjuQvezrXQf1p4tNZRdZaCJTdeUnl8owZ4Y5Kh4Ke10

Check out the Facebook event for reminders to submit and updates from the UMSU Creative Arts and Media departments.

We are waiting for your wonderings. Get ready.

Artwork: Kitman Yeung.
Above Water Logo: Bethany Cherry based on the original design by Clara Jose.

This competition runs as part of UMSU. UMSU, as well as the Creative Arts and Media Offices, are located on the Wurundjeri land of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to Elders, past and present, and extend that respect to the First Nations students in this community. The land we are on and the lands we are working from were stolen and sovereignty was never ceded.

Hello everyone! We’re inviting all students of colour and First Nations students to join us on the online community connections program on discord. This is where we will have weekly zoom sessions in light of the recent public health crisis.

Isolation can be hard, so we’re presenting this as a way for us to stay in touch and to have a platform where we can support each other. There will, of course, be some fun activities and discussions on the representation of People of Colour and First Nations individuals on a variety of media platforms. So whether you love media or just want to have a chat, this place is definitely for you!!

Note: This space is autonomous to People of Colour and First Nations students only.

Join the discord channel here: https://discord.gg/uu4Kvzw

The University of Melbourne Student Union is located in the city of Melbourne, on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and future and acknowledge that this land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded.

Previous banner featured art by the incredible @arts.rsp.pics

Are you a student of colour? Want to participate in student media? Come along to our joint fortnightly collective, where we’ll be catching up on all things media and helping one another get more involved across our departments! These events will be autonomous to students of colour.

Farrago Edition 1 Launch Party

Thursday, 28 February 2019
4-7pm
North Court, Union House

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We’re so excited to launch our first edition for 2019, and we want you to come celebrate with us! Whether you’re into cricket, doctors or drugs, Edition One has something for you—and if none of that appeals, there will be free food and drinks, and bops supplied by Radio Fodder!

If this is your first time at a Farrago event, or you just need a friend, feel free to message Carolyn, Katie, Ruby or Stephanie beforehand, and/or come find us at the party! We’d love to meet some new people (and also we spend so much time in the office we need to remember how to socialise, please you’d be doing us a favour).

This event is being held on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to their elders—past, present and emerging—and acknowledge that the land we are on was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded.

Word(Game) Play

Wednesday, February 27
1-2pm
Media Space, Level 4, Union House

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Come get to know the Media department with some wordy games!

UMSU and the Media Department are located on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to their elders—past, present and emerging—and acknowledge that the land we are on was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded.

Carnival Day 2019

Tuesday 26 February 2019,
11am-3pm
South Lawn

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Carnival Day is the official opening to SummerFest and one heck of a welcome party for all new and returning students, staff and friends of the University of Melbourne community.

Say hello to UMSU (your student union) in style with giveaways, games, live entertainment and much more. There’s something for everyone, whether you’ve got energy to burn or just want to find a nice place to chill and read about the new life ahead of you.

Keep an eye out for Hooptopia at the Union House Theatre marquee. While you’re there, get a free 80s hair makeover from our friendly stylists. Once you’re looking fierce, stop by the Advocacy and Legal tent to find out more about these amazing services (and grab some happy snaps from their photobooth).

Visit UMSU Activities to find out the rad bands and parties they’ll be hosting throughout the semester and score some tickets to Union House Sleepover and Start of Uni Party. Still keen for more? Stop by UMSU International’s tent to grab a goodie bag and sign up for their fun adventure tours!

Munch on free fairy floss and win prizes with UMSU Welfare and wash it down with popcorn, shaved ice and rad chats with your UMSU Disabilities reps. Catch up with your UMSU Education representatives and learn about the important campaigns they’ll be running this year to make your time at uni an all-round better experience. Introduce yourselves to our lovely reps from UMSU People of Colour and win prizes with their carnival games – or just indulge in the free snacky things they have on offer.

Meet the fun folk from UMSU Queer, get some glitter for yo face and a zine to take home. Speaking of, don’t forget to stop by the UMSU Media stall to find out how you can be involved in Farrago Magazine, Radio Fodder and more!

Of course, take some time to visit the UMSU Clubs & Societies tent to grab a Clubs Guide and prepare yourself for the Clubs Expos later in the week!

Meet the UMSU Women’s department, get a rad tote bag and find out how they’ll be working hard for gender equality across the campus and in the wider community. Make sure you take some time to meet UMSU Enviro, nom some free rice paper rolls, enjoy a chai and find out how they can show you the door to sustainable thinking and effective activism.

North Beach

Had enough of the noise and sun? Come on up to North Court at Union House and enjoy the chill beach space. Yup, we’re trading bricks for sand to give you a nice quiet space to relax and decompress 🙂

Farrago Edition 5 Launch Party

Tuesday, 17 July 2018
4.30-8pm
The Ida Bar, Level 1, Union House
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Edition five is almost here in all her bright and colourful glory. Quash your WinterFest blues and come celebrate her birth at the Ida at 4:30pm on Tuesday, 17 May. There will be drinks, friendly faces and, of course, lots of copies of our new child.

Let one of us know if you are feeling a bit nervy about coming (Ashleigh, Esther, Jesse and Monique) or come say hi to us on the night.

Unfortunately, this event is 18+, but if you are underage, there will be plenty more events throughout the year for you to come along to such as wordplays and workshops to meet the team. Alternatively, feel free to pop by our office on level four of Union House and hang out in the media space with our other babies.

Wordplay

Tuesday 27 February 2018
4-7pm
Media Space, Level 4, Union House
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Hi friends!

We are all a bit over listening to each other talk in the office and would love to hear your voices instead. Wordplay is the media department’s open mic night, and we want you to serenade us with your songs, woo us with your words and charm us with your creative nonfiction.

Make the first week back at uni a bit more enjoyable by joining us at 4pm on Tuesday 27 February for drinks and pizza and meet fellow creative minds.

You can read anything and everything. From your teenage fanfiction and silly sonnets to your to your 10,000 word thesis and reddit threads, we want to hear you!

We will have a sign up sheet on the night but feel free to message one of the editors (Ashleigh, Esther, Jesse or Monique) if you are a keen bean.

Farrago Edition One Launch Party

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
4-8pm
The Ida Bar, Level 1, Union House
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Over the summer we sprouted a couple of seedlings. We didn’t know if they’d make it through the heatwave, but then we turned up at the office one day and there was a beautiful garden.

We are almost ready to share our very first edition of Farrago 2018 with you, and by next Tuesday we hope that it will have been delivered safely and waving to you from stands all around campus. We promise to provide you with bunches of fun and can’t wait to celebrate the blooming of our new baby.

Come along to The Ida, UMSU’s new student bar (level one, Union House) on Tuesday 20 February at 4pm for a drink, a boogie and some floral farting. You will be able to meet other creative and arty minds, and the team that helped us put together edition one, without whom this mag would not exist.

Radio Fodder, Farrago Video and our new photography, satire and social media teams will all be there also! Make friends and have fun ♥

Unfortunately, this event is 18+, but if you are underage, there will be plenty more events throughout the year for you to come along to such as wordplays and workshops to meet the team.