Christy Tan

Christy Tan is a writer living in Melbourne on Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Overland, Kill Your Darlings, The Suburban Review, Cordite Poetry Review, Liminal Magazine, Going Down Swinging, Runway Journal, Peril Magazine, and more. She was a 2022 Hot Desk Fellow at the Wheeler Centre, member of the 2021-22 West Writers Group with Footscray Community Arts Centre, and has performed at the Digital Writers' Festival, Emerging Writers' Festival, National Young Writers' Festival and +Concepts Lecture Series.

Christy's Latest Articles

Jahkarli Felicitas Romanis, ‘Burnt’ (cropped) as part of ‘Dis(connected) to Country’. Photo: Supplied. A photographic work showcasing the portrait with no facial features, overlayed with the red desert landscape.

(Dis)connected to Country: mapping the intersections of place, identity and family

Jahkarli Felicitas Romanis interrogates the possibility of self-determination through photography.

Work by Tace Stevens showing as part of group exhibition ‘Only the future revisits the past’ at Centre for Contemporary Art as part of PHOTO2024. Image: Supplied. Photography work that captures a residential shed in the glow of early evening sunset. The shadow of two figures are reflected onto the wall of the building.

Only the future revisits the past

The Centre for Contemporary Photography’s upcoming exhibition for PHOTO 2024 looks towards the past to speculate on future possibilities.

Still from Chi Tran’s film, ‘ The Sun Sets and Once Again the Earth is Upright’. Image: Courtesy the artists. Two women with dark long hair sitting near a river bank with their backs facing the viewer. They are leaning on each other.

The Sun Sets and Once Again the Earth is Upright

Writer and filmmaker Chi Tran shares the collaborative process and vision behind her new short film, an intimate story of…

Still from short film 'Jia'. Image: Supplied. A white man stands on the left staring off into the distance, while an Asian woman stands beside him, smiling with hair flowing in the wind. They are both seen from the chest up and wearing black jackets.

A director's secret letter to his mother

Director Vee Shi says his short film 'Jia' is 'a letter to my mother. It encapsulates my deepest love for…

Sweet Juices. Image is of a dark bathroom with orange light coming through a slatted window. A woman of Asian appearance and long dark hair sits on the toilet looking despondent, while a bearded man in a striped apron stands in the bath looking at his phone.

Interview with the creatives behind Sweet Juices

In conversation with Sydney-based co-directors Will Suen and Sejon Im, and their irreverent and rumbustious short film, ‘Sweet Juices’.


West Space celebrates 30 years with Unison

West Space’s latest exhibition celebrates 30 years of operation and re-presents the past work of key figures in conversation with…

A theatre set with five actors on stage. The set depicts a living room interior with patterned carpet, a lounge sofa, table and two chairs. In the centre are two men shaking hands, next to them is a women sitting on the sofa. Two female figures stand to either side.

Theatre review: Exiles, fortyfivedownstairs

Bloomsday’s adaptation of James Joyce’s ‘Exiles’ is a fascinating exploration into fidelity, monogamy and disentangling their conflation within the institutional…