Overland Literary Journal


I was delighted to make a drawing for Issue 243 of Overland Literary Journal, a quarterly magazine founded in 1954 and currently edited by Evelyn Araluen and Jonathan Dunk. This issue features work from the inaugural Kuracca Prize for Australian Literature, an award established in honour of Aunty Kerry-Reed Gilbert ‘rewarding excellence and generosity in Australian writing, irrespective of form and genre’.

This issue has a loose theme of climate change. I chose to represent an eerie post-human landscape with a sunken city visible through a glass-bottomed kayak as it spins in a vast trash gyre. The editors included a process sketch on the back cover and spot illustrations throughout.