Soft Stir is an independent, Sydney-based publication examining art, music, culture, and philosophy through the eyes of emerging Australian creatives.

It’s a platform for reflection, experimentation and creative expression.

We facilitate an inclusive space for emerging artists and writers to share their work, stories, and explore pressing topics through both their own practice and through the lens of each  issues’ theme.

Our goal is to strengthen cultural and creative networks in the Australian community, and provide opportunity for cross-disciplinary creative expression and topical critique.


Support team

Alex Stevenson
Co-Founder, Creative Director, Graphic Designer

Gab Flood
Co-Founder, Art Director, Graphic Designer

Chloe Hayman
Editor-In-Chief, Copywriter, Marketing Manager

Henry Chase Richards

Tiarna Herczeg
First Nations Curator, Issue 02

Jack Vivieros
Proofer, Issue 02

Mia Montesin
Proofer, Issue 02

Bernadette Fingleton
Project Manager, Graphic Designer 
Issue 01 & 02

︎︎︎ 2020       

︎︎︎ 2021       

Issue 01
Anna Free
Anthony Toohey
Bre MacPherson
Bronte Godden
Caitlin Ruff
Callum McSullea
Chloe Hayman
Dr Mehreen Faruqi
Elizabeth Whitehead
Emily Brennan
Florentina Pergoleto
Genevieve French
Hannah Barrett-Duckett
Isabella Battersby

Joey Watson
Johanna Aneman
Jonny Hawkins
Juliane Lehmayer
Matthew Wilson
Morus Quin
Nastia Gladushchenko
Neil Morris
Nicole Beck
Nirrimi Firebrace
Phoebe Veldhuizen
Ryan A McShane
Tyrone Pynor

Issue 02
Ally Sara
Amy Kennett
Andriana Carney
Ayebatonye Abrakasa
Bec Zhuang
Ben Freeman
Claudia Bailey
Dakota Feirer
Danny Draxx
Donna Bertram
Elijah Innes
Garden Reflexxx
Genesis Owusu
Georgette Stefoulis
Georgia June
Issy Phillips
Jazz Money

Other Matter
Joanne Leong
Liv Croft
Lucia Tuong Vy Nguyen
Mia Montesin
Michael Sun
Mikaela Stafford
Nikeeta Arthur
Pier Carthew
Rory King
Thalia Economo
Tiarna Herczeg
Tilda Mae Clarke
Tilly Lawless
Travis De Vries
Yasuko Toda
Zac Picker
Special thanks
Alix Higgins
Ally Sara
Amelia Turner
Anador Walsh
Aniela Swiatek
Bradley Horrey
Brooke Brady
Charly Watson
Entropico Film
Gail Kenning
Grégoire Lière
Jill Bennett
Josh Green

Kofi Owusu-Ansah
Laura La Rosa
Lucca Barone-Peters
Maddison Robinson
Olivia BurkeMaddy
Peri Watson
Rose Smith
Ruby Pedder
Samantha Klein
Sara Wills
Stephanie Kapsimalis
Thinking Loud

Soft Stir acknowledges the ancestral owners of the unceded lands, oceans and skies around which we work, reflect and create. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. Always was, always will be.