Special Event
30 September - 31 December 2022
A pencil drawing of Australian style number plates which read: ‘BLK PWR, Free Rein’. The text 'MONOLOGUE' is overlaid.
A pencil drawing of Australian style number plates which read: ‘BLK PWR, Free Rein’. The text 'MONOLOGUE' is overlaid.

fine print presents MONOLOGUE (online) in response to Ryan Presley’s solo exhibition Fresh Hell.



30 September to 31 December 2022


Focussing on the voice of the story-teller, MONOLOGUE is an online series of long-form filmic responses to the conceptual details of Ryan Presley’s solo exhibition Fresh Hell. In collaboration with Watch This Space (Mparntwe-Alice Springs) and First Nations voices across the country, MONOLOGUE addresses the potentiality of social and political art transformed by the spoken and written word.

MONOLOGUE will launch online across ACE and fine print on Friday 30 September. 

Contributors to this issue include Declan Furber Gillick (Arrernte, living in Mparntwe Country), Nat Harkin (Narungga, living on Kaurna Country), Latoya Aroha Rule (Wiradjuri/Māori, living on Gadigal Country) and Thomas Readett (Ngarrindjeri/Arrernte, living on Kaurna Country).

Feature Image: Promotional design featuring detail of Ryan Presley, 'HIGH ROADS, LOW ROADS (NO EXIT)' (2022). Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

About the contributors

Declan Furber Gillick is a freelance independent Arrernte artist from Mparntwe. His practice spans writing, theatre, music, film, poetry, rap, community education, radio broadcasting and mentoring.

Natalie Harkin is a Narungga woman and activist-poet from South Australia. She is a Senior Research Fellow at Flinders University with an interest in decolonising state archives, currently engaging archival-poetic methods to research and document Aboriginal women's domestic service and labour histories in SA.

Thomas Readett is a Ngarrindjeri/Arrernte man who was born and raised on Kaurna Country (SA). Thomas’ practice spans drawing, painting ,video, music, advocacy and education. Thomas’ self-exploration and personal narratives become opportunities to reflect the wider world, through themes of love, loss, and grief.

Latoya Aroha Rule is an Aboriginal & Maori, Takatāpui person residing on stolen Gadigal Land. They are a PhD candidate & research associate at Jumbunna Inst., University of Technology Sydney. They have also published their creative works nationally and internationally on topics surrounding colonial violence and Aboriginal deaths in custody.

fine print is an independent magazine cultivating critical and experimental discussion around contemporary art, both online and in shared spaces. fine print’s editors are Rayleen Forester and Joanna Kitto. 

In 2022, fine print is focused on opportunities for reciprocal forms of learning, and sharing skills and knowledge in an informal, hospitable format. Through a number of programs across the year, we seek to create space for conversations around our work and the ways we work, with learning equally shared between participant and presenter. MONOLOGUE and COMMON CULTURE are presented as part of fine print’s ‘COMMONS’. 

COMMONS has been assisted by a Government of South Australia-Covid Recovery Grant.

ACE tampinthi, ngadlu Kaurna yartangka panpapanpalyarninthi (inparrinthi). Kaurna miyurna yaitya mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku. Parnaku yailtya, parnaku tapa purruna, parnaku yarta ngadlu tampnthi. Yalaka Kaurna miyurna itu yailtya, tapa purruna, yarta kuma puru martinthi, puru warri-apinthi, puru tangka martulayinthi.

ACE respectfully acknowledges the traditional Country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and pays respect to Elders past and present. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.