Featuring 96, full colour pages of prose, poetry, interviews, enticing images and new music reviews. Each copy comes paired with an exclusive, limited edition, compilation CD of rare and recent musical releases…
Magpie’s cover illustrator uncovers the secrets of her symbolic world.
An excerpt of ‘Chrysalis’ by Kim Todd, which explores the life of Maria Sibylla Merian, a 17th century botanical illustrator, and her quest to uncover the mystery of metamorphosis.
The Museum of British Folklore
We speak to Simon Costin, the founder of a new museum set up to celebrate the weird and wonderful folk traditions of Britain, and ask why these still matter today.
Storm in a Teacup
Magpie speaks to Verity Flecknell, founder of London based feminist arts collective ‘Storm in a Teacup’.
Spring/Summer collection inspired by priestesses and queens from Sardinia’s primitive era. Designed and Styled by Madeleine Nie and Laura Lambroni. Shot by Ellen Rogers.
Aspects of Leonora
Charley Feltham celebrates the life and work of Leonora Carrington – one of the most daringly original, bizarre and visionary artists of the 20th century.
Stories Stitched from String
Magpie investigates a new generation of puppeteers and storytellers, including Wyrd Motion, The Little Theatre of Dolls and Monooka.
Music Reviews and Interviews
Interview with Alela Diane
Interview with Ödland
Reviews: High Wolf, Jozef Van Wissem, Infinity Room and Higuma at Cafe Oto, Lüüp, Meg Baird, Mariee Sioux, Ilya Monosov, Larkin Grimm, Julia Kent and more.
Morningtide – Está Vivo
The Deer Convention – Hélène Renaut
Bird – Ilya Monosov
He is Hanging By His Shiny Arms – Jozef Van Wissem feat. Jim Jarmusch
Las Tres Hojas – Josephine Foster & The Victor Herrero Band
Josephine – Emma Gatrill
Pay Day – John Fairhurst
Paradise and So Many Colors – Larkin Grimm
La joueuse de flûte – Ödland
Mrs Magpie – Minko
Careless Love – Arborea
Gaia and the Shepherd – Bethany van Rijswijk
Love’s Spring – Two Wings
Animal – FESTIVAL
Horse Heart – Lüüp
A Spire – Julia Kent
Mother’s Blessing – Maria Pugnetti
Ghosts in My Heart – Mariee Sioux
False Intent – Slipt from the Blockhouse feat. Emma Gatrill
Published biannually, 8 Magazine looks beneath the surface and shines a spotlight on the issues that shape our world.
Now in its tenth year of publication, 8 magazine takes the traditional format of words and pictures to a new level. For each issue, we choose a theme to explore, usually a contemporary issue that requires investigating and understanding, and seek the best ways to bring the subject to light. With its unique mix of reportage, commentary, interviews and essays, 8 magazine has grown to occupy a unique place in the publishing sphere, offering world class analysis through essays, photographic and written.
CD release with a limited edition, 50 page book complete with beautiful images and texts eluding to the recording materials, machinery, processes and personnel. The book also encompasses an audio cookbook with recipes for you to create your own experimental audio loops and soups.
The culmination of a year’s worth of sound experiments with machines of a bygone era, The Otolith Sessions sees Elsie Martins ‘Atom Eye’ project realise it’s most ambitious and complete work to date.
A meticulously programmed full length as opposed to a collection of tracks the album develops and unfolds with a palpable sense of purpose and adventure over the albums six storied compositions. The visceral nature of the beautiful but abstruse music is no fluke but a deliberate result of the unhurried nature of the albums writing and production process.
The Otolith Sessions was mixed & co-produced by James Aparicio (Liars, Spiritualized) and features guest appearances from regular collaborators; award-winning percussionist Pete Lockett (Björk, David Holmes, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Lee Scratch Perry, Primal Scream) and Mute Artist, Composer and Producer Simon Fisher Turner (whose work includes soundtracks for Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio, The Last of England, The Garden and David Lynch-produced Nadja).
Issue 16 features Parisian legend Invader as the cover artist. Our exclusive interview with the Rubik’s cube enthusiast provides a rare insight into this secretive street artist’s work.
We talk about people stealing his work, airlines classifying his tiles as ‘weapons’ and invader-shaped waffles. We also chat about his ‘cousin’ Mr Brainwash and how he narrowly avoiding arrest in LA during the Art in the Streets show.
Issue 16 also includes Ron English’s protege, the Australian wunderkind Kid Zoom, old-school mad scientist CHU, commercial assassins TrustoCorp, and weird and wonderful pictorial pirates The Dead Sea Mob.
But that’s not all, folks. We also talk to Cath Love and Will Barras, and include a photo feature on Obsession Of Colour.
Of course no issue of VNA would be complete without documenting actual work on city walls and it seemed appropriate that this issue should celebrate the streets of Paris, alongside those of London and Melbourne.