Photography by Hamish McIntosh


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.


Alex Stevenson
Co-Founder, Creative Director, Graphic Designer

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

Henry Chase Richards
Deputy Editor – Issue 03

Support team

Gab Flood
Co-Founder, Art Director, Graphic Designer
Issue 01 & 02

Bernadette Fingleton
Project Manager, Graphic Designer
Issue 01 & 02

Tiarna Herczeg
First Nations Curator, Issue 02