Issue 20
Monday, 07 November 2016
Charles Darwin University
E-news
The Flycatcher team at the launch on campus
The Flycatcher team at the launch on campus

Flycatcher a stage for creative students

By Leanne Miles

The latest Flycatcher magazine, featuring artwork, stories and photographs by Charles Darwin University students, has been launched.

Flycatcher editor-in-chief Jennifer Macdonald said the magazine was a voice, creative outlet and source of information for people who attended the university and lived in the Territory, irrespective of age, course or interests.

“We have a range of stories from across the Territory about research, university life, commentary on social and political issues, photo essays, a book review, a comedy column, a feminist column, even a quiz and some poetry,” Jennifer said.

She said the magazine gave students an opportunity to have their work published, while the publication team – including editors and designers – gained invaluable skills in producing a magazine.

“The magazine features photographs from Glenn Campbell, a professional photographer in the NT, who kindly offered to support us in the early stages of the magazine’s life alongside undergraduate students who are just starting out in their fields,” she said. “There are also cartoons and graphic design works by students.”

Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Communication) student Phoebe Robinson said Flycatcher had given her the opportunity to develop professional writing, editing and design skills.

“This can help to develop professional portfolios,” Phoebe said. “Plus, the feeling of holding the completed edition after months of work is indescribable!”

Jennifer said this was the second edition of Flycatcher for 2016 with plans already afoot for next year.

Flycatcher is run by a team of predominantly student editors at CDU, with the support of a number of Darwin creatives and is supported by the CDU Student Association. For more information or to become involved contact E: editor@flycatcher.com.au