Smith Journal · A quarterly, Australia-based publication that takes unexpected, interesting, funny and sometimes complicated stories and tells them the way you would to a bunch of friends at the pub.

Sketching with the fishes

Tuesday March 27, 2012

An average day for Perth zoologist and artist Roger Swainston involves sitting on the seabed with his sketch pad.

The nest best thing

Tuesday March 27, 2012

Move over hammock, we've just discovered the human nest and we're getting in.

Tim Hillier

Monday March 26, 2012

Melbourne-based artist and photographer Tim Hillier has been getting busy on the video front lately.

Ben’s Books: Quarterly Essay

Monday March 26, 2012

They're modest-looking volumes, but damn they pack a punch. Every three months, Quarterly Essay presents Australians with a 25,000 word meditation on politics or philosophy.

Chuffed about Chups

Sunday March 25, 2012

We might get deported for saying this, but we're glad it's getting colder in Australia because it means we can pull on the Chups.

Bearhug (album giveaway)

Saturday March 24, 2012

If Dinosaur Jr., Teenage Fanclub, and Broken Social Scene had a baby with an Australian accent it'd be called Bearhug.

Making public art public

Friday March 23, 2012

'Echology' is a series of public seminars that aim to bridge the gap between civic funded 'public art' and the public. No more eyesores!

Craig Allsop

Friday March 23, 2012

Aussie photographer and anthropology student Craig Allsop treks the world to document remote ways of life.

Coffee mount

Thursday March 22, 2012

Perk up coffee nerds this one's for you. A clever guy called Arvid Hausser has deconstructed and wall-mounted a coffee machine so we can see the process play out.

Sir David on tour

Thursday March 22, 2012

The world's most beloved octogenarian – and surely the most unequivocally adored figure in the history of television – is coming to Australia in August.