“Creativity takes courage.”

We 💗 the arts. Here’s a preview of our Arts content in Everly Issue 3.

Our cover story goes behind the scenes with Cungelella Art and the sisters who are bringing their artwork to the world. Glenda, Cheryl, Dale and Juanita are based in the heart of Kalkadoon Country (Mt Isa, western Queensland) and together they’re creating a legacy through art. Read about their amazing collaborations with other brands (which often sell out super fast), how they translate their surroundings onto canvas, finding a niche in the market and their excitement at launching their very own clothing label in 2022.

Four First Nations sisters from Cungelella Art sitting on a rock face

(Photo courtesy of Renee, Vida Images)

All you need is Love (Stories)! Trent Dalton’s latest book Love Stories is full of heart and soul. It’s just what the world needs right now. We chat to the respected Aussie author and journalist about what inspired him to write his third book, the beauty and wonder of creativity and dealing with self-doubt.

Trent Dalton sits on a bench with a vintage typewriter next to him and a sign that says 'Sentimental writer collecting love stories'
(Photo by David Kelly. Commissioned by Museum of Brisbane for SUNNIE Magazine)

Meet Akina Edmonds who plays Angelica in the much-loved Aussie version of Hamilton the Musical. Akina has been delighting audiences for 10+ years and we find out what it was like being cast in such a huge role in Hamilton, the importance of sisterhood and what it was like hearing from the creative genius behind it all Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Akina and her co-stars on stage performing in Hamilton the Musical

(Photo courtesy of Daniel Boud)

Here’s a preview of our Arts content in Everly Issue 2.

The new documentary Firestarter: The story of Bangarra provides a deeply moving experience of the power of art as a messenger for social change and healing. We take a look at the film that marks Bangarra’s 30th anniversary and tells the story of early founders Stephen, David and Russell Page – three young Aboriginal brothers and how they turned Bangarra into a First Nations performing arts powerhouse. A must-see!

The Bangarra dance company stand together in a studio
(Photo courtesy of Daniel Boud)

Pub Choir and Couch Choir have been teaching people to sing in three-part harmony in Australia and around the world since 2017. Astrid Jorgensen and Waveney Yasso have the best seats in the house when hosting these gigs (in-person and online). Catch our interview with these uber-talented ladies as they share their incredible story and how singing with strangers can bring pure joy and human connection.

Black and white photo of two women standing on stage, one is holding a microphone and the other a guitar
(Photo courtesy of Jacob Morrison)

We chat to creative couple Oliver Gee (from The Earful Tower podcast) and Lina Nordin Gee (Parisian Postcards, Deuxième Studios) about creativity in lockdown, expat life in Paris and their joint projects together.

A man and woman sit outside a Paris cafe leaning in towards each other, with coffee cups on the table in front of them
(Photo courtesy of Danielle Nicole)

… And here’s a preview of our Arts content from Everly Issue 1.

Catch our interview with multi-hyphenate Tim Minchin about his forthcoming album Apart Together. We were thrilled to have the chance to chat with the super-talented musician, comedian, composer, lyricist, actor, writer, producer and director. Tim shares the meaning behind his latest single I’ll Take Lonely Tonight, as well as his pearls of wisdom in life and love, and what invigorates him as an artist. We also ask the question: Will there be another season of his hit TV show Upright?

Drawing of Tim Minchin sitting in a red dingy surrounded by water
We profile French-Tunisian social change artist eL Seed whose murals appear all over the world from Rio to Paris, Cape Town to Cairo. eL Seed’s artistic style, known as calligraffiti, melds Arabic calligraphy and street graffiti while delivering messages of hope, tolerance, unity and respect. In our interview he talks about the human experience of art, collaborations and what made him quit his nine-to-five job and pursue his dream.

Opera House in Dubai featuring an eL Seed sculpture and mural

Discover stunning dance photography from Abraham de Souza in the first edition of Everly magazine. Our Born to Dance feature highlights the power, grace and agility of dancers, alongside Abraham’s keen eye for detail.

Female ballet dancer on pointe surrounded by powdery smoke
(Photo above courtesy of Abraham de Souza)