Oi! Have your heard? There’s a brand new mag being put together by Gippslanders, for Gippslanders, right here in this vast, green region of ours.
Oi magazine, to be published six times a year, is the creation of Phillip Island journalist and publisher Roy Fleming. The first edition, launched on December 26, demonstrates what Roy promises will be the key focus of Oi: people.
Yep people – the relationships they share, the communities they build, their achievements and their trials, their glory and their pain – is the focus of the first edition.
Gippsland resident Penny Bryer fell in love with the spectacular Atlas mountains and striking desert of Morocco in 2013. After visiting again in 2014 and 2015, Penny decided she had to share the wonder and adventure of Morocco with others.
Year 10 Trafalgar High School student Abbey Stanway, an emerging artist, joined Scribblevision for a week’s work experience. Here’s her take on agency life – a world where art and tech collide. And, as she quickly learns, that’s a beautiful thing.
It started at the dining table in Megan Vitale’s Traralgon home.
“I sat down with mum, it was January the 8th and I said to her it has to be done, we have got to do this,” Megan says.
“And now it’s happening.”