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troublemag | June 4, 2020

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Greetings from Hiroshima Part Two: A Country Bumpkin Hits Tokyo City

September 3, 2013 |

by Ben Laycock


The plane lands safely (thank you Jehovah) I catch the Shinkansen to Shinjuku. After alighting from the bullet train I am a little disoriented …


Tokyo Central Station has no less than 5 levels. Three … Read More

Stralian Stories: Footy’s Glory Days

September 3, 2013 |

by Neil Boyack


Those days still have an effect on me. I look back at them thanking various life forces, including my dad, for facilitating experiences connected to this era of football.  It was tough, full of flare, aluminium … Read More

Sound Bites City: The Fine Art of Listening

September 3, 2013 |

by Evelyn Tsitas


A new exhibition at RMIT Gallery Sound Bites City will showcase the RMIT University Sound Art Collection – the first of its kind in Australia – and offer audiences the chance to experience 19 new and significant … Read More

ACTease September 2013

September 3, 2013 |

by Courtney Symes


September is one of my favourite months in Canberra. The show-stopper event of the month is Floriade (think one million flowers in Canberra’s Commonwealth Park attracting more than 400,000 visitors), which starts on 14 September, then … Read More

Let’s Talk About Our Feelings

September 3, 2013 |

by Anney Bounpraseuth


I remember in the early 90s my sister and I would spend our post-school afternoons with the babysitter while my self-sacrificing mother was sewing away in her makeshift clothing factory-cum-garden shed for a measly five cents … Read More

Stern Warning: interview with Aaron Sterns

September 3, 2013 |

interview by Bryce Stevens


Aaron grew up and went to school in the state of Victoria in Australia. After studying Shakespeare, the Romantic Poets and Greek tragedies at university, Aaron convinced his graduate school to let him study contemporary … Read More

Murmurs of Mr. Johnston: Rosslynd Piggot and the Johnston Collection

September 3, 2013 |

by Inga Walton


William Robert Johnston (1911-86) was an antique dealer, art collector and aesthete who ran his principal business, Kent Antiques, in High Street, Armadale from 1971 until his death. He acquired the East Melbourne property Cadzow (1860) … Read More

Dear Dreamboat

September 2, 2013 |

with Dmetri Kakmi



Dear Dreamboat


I am standing in the grounds of a university. A young woman tells me she needs my help to kill a vampire. She has a gun. I agree to help. We enter … Read More

From Melbourne to Prato and onwards to the Mecca of the art world: The Venice Biennale Part One

September 2, 2013 |

by Tiziana Borghese


Prato, Italy, about 25 minutes by car from Florence is a hidden treasure. It has all the quiet tranquility of a small regional town with the option of being a train ride away from the high … Read More

Melburnin September 2013

September 2, 2013 |

by Inga Walton


In 1998 Geoff Todd was invited to exhibit at the Museo dei Bozzetti in Pietrasanta, by its then director Giuseppe Cordoni. Pietrasanta is on the coast of northern Tuscany, a town where the marble is worked … Read More