Can you hear that? Something big is coming up from beneath the surface.

Above Water volume 15 is launching, and the UMSU Creative Arts and Media departments are proud to invite you to be the first to get a glimpse of the anthology. Inside lives the works of some of the best creative writers and graphic artists you’ll find on campus.

This is a free event, with free drinks and food!

The Ida Bar is a wheelchair accessible venue. To get in touch about accessibility for this event or for Mudfest in general, contact

The Mudfest team and Media Department acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, learn and celebrate. We pay our respect to their elders past and present, and future. This was and always will be Aboriginal land and sovereignty was never ceded.

Art by Morgo Bean.

Image: The words “Above Water Launch. Monday August 26, 6-9pm. Ida Bar, Level One, Union House.” In the background, a humanoid figure with long hair and gills is depicted both in and out of the water.