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Kate Miller-Heidke for Issue 3 of SUNNIE Magazine. Photo: Justine Walpole.

SUNNIE is a collectable magazine showcasing the contemporary, cosmopolitan, and confident city of Brisbane.

Both ‘about’ and ‘by’ Brisbane, SUNNIE platformed and amplified the city’s rich pool of writers, photographers, authors, artists and designers.

SUNNIE was published by Museum of Brisbane from 2021 to 2022. 

Stephen Nothling for SUNNIE Magazine Issue 3. Photo: Vanessa van Dalsen. 

The SUNNIE Collection

Issue 1
Issue 1 tells the stories of ShiloLydia, The Tivoli co-founders, Steve and Dave Sleswick, creative collaborators Richard Bell and Julie Fragar, artist Khadim Ali as well as architect Michael Bryce. Our contributors explore the history of Brisbane’s swimming culture and it’s growing music scene. Find out more.
Issue 2
Issue 2 tells the stories of Gail Sorronda, Dead Puppet Society, Trent Dalton, Troy Cassar-Daley, Circa’s Yaron Lifschitz, Brisbane’s Pioneering Female Pilots, the suburbs of Moorooka and Paddington as well as the contemporary artists inhabiting The Paint Factory. Find out more.
Issue 3
Issue 3 tells the stories of Kate Miller-Heidke, Lawrence English, Queenie Pelesa, Stephen Nothling, Harrigan’s Lane Collective, Architect James Birrell, Hoodlum Entertainment and an inspiring corporate art collection held by Gadens. Our contributors explore Quandamooka, the Roma Street Parklands and many more of Brisbane’s hidden curiosities. Find out more.
Our Contributors

SUNNIE connected with a wide variety of local contributors to help tell the stories of Brisbane.

Issue 1

Claire Christian
Kate Flamsteed
David Kelly
Louise Lim
Rachel Murphy
Lucy-Belle Raynor
Russel Shakespeare
Margaret de Silva
Frances Gillies
Hamish Sawyer
Emma McClean
Tim Riley Walsh
Christine Sharp
Jason Haigh
Miranda Hine
Natascha Mirosch
Lucy Nguyễn-Hunt
Sean Sennett
Dylan Evans

Issue 2

Kai Ash
Kate Flamsteed
Frances Gillies
Miranda Hine
David Kelly
Madeline King
Shannon King
Louis Lim
Louise Martin-Chew
Emma McClean
Rachel Murphy
Lucy Nguyễn-Hunt
Lucy-Belle Raynor
Tim Riley Walsh
Joe Ruckli
Hamish Sawyer
Sean Sennett
Russell Shakespeare
Christine Sharp
Steph Woods

Issue 3

Saffron Benner
Kate Flamsteed
Frances Gillies
David Kelly
Madeline King
Louise Lim
Louise Martin-Chew
Dr Louise R Mayhew
Emma McClean
Natascha Mirosch
Rachel Murphy
Lucy Nguyễn-Hunt
Lucy-Belle Raynor
Joe Ruckli
Hamish Sawyer
Sean Sennett
Julie Sisco
Esther Valmadre
Vanessa Van Dalsen
Justine Walpole
Andrew Wilson
Nina Woodrow

SUNNIE Sneak Peak