Today we’re pleased to announce Happy Mag Issue 13: The Outsider Issue.
The Outsider Issue will examine outsider art and outsider music under a microscopic lens, painting a picture of its history and evolution. The magazine will also more broadly touch on what it means to operate outside the norm – as an artist, as a creative, or as a human.
Announcing Happy Mag Issue 13: The Outsider Issue. Featuring cover art and a feature interview with Muslim Australian artist Abdul Abdullah.
A seventh generation Muslim Australian who went to art school, Abdul Abdullah has embraced the title of outsider. Sometimes that pisses people off. For Issue 13 we sat down to chat about the dangers of romanticising art, how the purpose of his work has changed, and – quite basically – what the hell an outsider actually is.
Elsewhere in the mag Riley Fitzgerald dives deep on the anatomy of an outsider, Mia Hull investigates The Drifting Doolagahls, and photographer Harleigh English visits an underground opal mining community in Western NSW. Interviews with musicians such as The Growlers, C.O.F.F.I.N, Regurgitator, and more are also included.