80 Years of Meanjin is a collaboration between Archives and Special Collections and Meanjin, using our collection of Meanjin material to celebrate the literary magazine's 80th year. Our program of events will contain four panel discussions or online events throughout the year covering
Great cover art
Letters to the editor
Australian cultural identity as pursued through the pages of Meanjin
Great Cover Art
Our first online event on Wednesday 24th February, 12pm, will explore great cover art throughout Meanjin's history in a panel discussion.
Author and former Meanjin editor Sophie Cunningham, book designer and artist WH Chong, art historian Christopher Marshall and design expert Daniel Huppatz will talk us through the changing styles of the covers of one of Australia’s oldest literary journals, examining how they reflect the forming Australian national and artistic identity over time. This free Zoom event will be chaired by Meanjin editor Jonathan Green.
The discussion is the first in a series of events commemorating Meanjin’s 80th anniversary. Videos of the events will be available online following the panel discussion.
Covers by Udo Sellbach, 1967