New publication Hummock Magazine will soon launch providing a platform for the arts in the Bundaberg Region.
Three local entrepreneurs – Katarina Lottchen, Karen Panagis and Karina Anderson – who have all worked considerably in media and design, collaborated to share their passion of arts and events with the local community.
Named after a prominent Bundaberg Region landmark the women said they were proud to provide a magazine that is quintessentially of the Bundaberg Region.
Contributing editor Karen said creating the new magazine in the Bundaberg Region had been very exciting and Hummock Magazine was not a typical art publication.
“It's a labour of love, but we are all so passionate about the mag and also the arts scene in the Bundy region,” she said.
“We're not just talking art in the traditional sense of paint on canvas – we're talking about ‘the arts' and the people like authors, musicians, poets, jewellery designers, fashion designers, film and television makers, but also administrators, educators, collectors and venues.
“The three of us already do a lot of collaborating for Her Umbrella Magazine (HUM), but Hummock will be quite different.”
She said the focus of Hummock Magazine would be inclusivity and the Bundaberg Region.
Karen said it was Katarina’s idea, but she and Karina didn’t need much convincing before their hard work and dedication was underway.
“It was the idea of our Editor in Chief Katarina Lottchen.
“She came to Karina and I asking if we'd like to get on board with a regional arts magazine and we didn't hesitate,” she said.
“The three of us are already fans and groupies of the arts in the region and knew that there wasn't really a platform in the region providing that focus on just the arts.
“We've come to realise there's a lot of groups and organisations in the region that if they don't have a strong social media profile, it's hard to find out for those wanting to participate or to watch or to learn.”
Hummock Magazine is the passion project of Her Umbrella Magazine founder Katarina Lottchen, and her co-collaborators Karen Panagis of Phunky Design and Karina Anderson of Karina Mae Photography.
There will be a focus on highlighting local festivals, art prizes, competitions, exhibitions, workshops, emerging artists and students, galleries, venues and arts organisations and clubs in the publication.
It will include an arts calendar on local workshops, exhibitions, competitions, markets, live gigs and more, in both digital and print formats with four issues each year.
To find out when the first edition of Hummock Magazine will be released and for more information click here.
About the Hummock Magazine team
Editor-in-Chief Katarina Lottchen
Katarina is the dynamic force behind various successful brands, including Her Umbrella Media and Publishing, Her Umbrella Magazine, and Don’t Call Me Shirley T-shirts.
Her unwavering passion and dedication towards promoting and nurturing businesses across Australia is truly inspiring.
Katarina has established a robust network of accomplished women entrepreneurs and is always on the lookout for new opportunities to help them achieve their business aspirations.
Although Katarina is not an artist herself, she has a unique talent for bringing people together and showcasing their exceptional work. Her vision is to create a platform that celebrates the talents of artists, curators, creators, and vendors in the Wide Bay region.
Her commitment to the arts community is unwavering, and she believes in providing opportunities for artists to showcase their work and reach a wider audience.
Visual Editor Karina Anderson
Bold, bright, powerful, fun are words often used to describe the body of work created by First Nations photographer Karina Mae Anderson.
Karina uses her artistic eye to capture stunning images that showcase the beauty and resilience of the people around her.
Her work is a celebration of diversity and serves as a reminder of the richness and depth of Indigenous traditions.
Through her lens, Karina creates visual stories that inspire and empower her viewers.
Contributing Editor Karen Panagis
Karen ‘Kazz’ Panagis is the proprietor of Phunky Design and she writes for Her Umbrella Magazine, and has experience writing client media releases, blog posts, tenders, grants, awards nominations, and copywriting for websites.
Karen has an unashamed love of all things colour and she is very aware that she’s no artist.
She considers herself an arts groupie and is passionate about the Bundaberg Region and supporting the wider Bundaberg arts community and its art lovers.
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