• Orkney Shore: Gunnie Moberg

    Rebecca Marr introduces the wonderful intertidal photographs of the late Gunnie Moberg.

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    Fur, the Fossil Island

    “Geology is always about time, and so is music and, very frequently, so is the novel.” Barbara Sjoholm explores the island of Fur, in Denmark, where time is laid out in layers of rock.

  • Camilla Wordie: documenting Japan

    For six months, conceptual artist Camilla Wordie shot photographs of interiors and the cityscape of Tokyo, themed around order of form, tone and line.

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    Island of the Mind

    Rebecca Welshman explores the complex relationship between islands and fiction.

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    Existence Doubtful

    Nancy Campbell speaks to artist Tatiana Ginsberg about her chart of non-existent islands

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    Island books: The Edge of the World

    Jordan Ogg reviews Michael Pye’s new book about the North Sea.

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Fiction: The Rock and the Sea

Childhood method acting brings big changes to two school friends in this beautiful story by Emily Ilett.


Larissa Kyzer: What’s in a Name?

In Iceland there are strict rules dictating what you can (and cannot) call your child. And those rules are rigidly enforced, as our columnist explains.


Poetry: Victoria Bean

Two poems about Stromboli, island and film.


Ruth Dawkins: a Tassie summer

Our columnist on flash flooding and festivals.

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