Published in Overland Issue 235 Winter 2019 · Uncategorized Guest artist for Overland 235: Tia Kass Tia Kass Artist’s statement The cover art pays homage to those organising and fighting against the growing threat of far right political movements here in Australia and across the world. Featured is a detailed portrait of a friend and fellow antifascist organiser, accompanied by two characters symbolising solidarity. Above them, though not too high above, is a timid, racist, white Australian who wanted to ‘express his right to free speech and challenge political correctness gone mad!’. But you and I ain’t having none of that. On the back reads the famous slogan ‘No Pasaran!’ – ‘They shall not pass!’ – used in many a battle against fascist forces, most famously during the Spanish Civil War and the Battle of Cable Street. – Tia Kass Cover Artwork for short story ‘The island’ Artwork for short story ‘Hook. Line. Sinker.’ Artwork for short story ‘The Economist’ Artwork for short story ‘The Garden Bridge’ Artwork for short story ‘Of water’ Back cover Read the rest of Overland 235 If you liked these works, buy the issue Or subscribe and receive four brilliant issues for a year Tia Kass Tia Kass is a Walkley-shortlisted illustrator and street artist. His work has been published in SBS, Right Now, and Overland. More by Tia Kass › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 15 September 2023 · Friday Features Activating the poetic spirit as friendship John Kinsella I’ve always had the aching feeling that—as a text to be shared among friends and maybe eventually ‘enemies’—the soul-body dialogue poem is a way of arguing towards spiritual certainty in the face of earthly corruption and doubt. First published in Overland Issue 228 14 September 202314 September 2023 · Indigenous rights The ballot box does not translate ideology Jeanine Leane The Voice referendum is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the younger demographic to shape the future of the nation. Future generations of younger Australians will have to live with the outcome of October 14 for quite some time. If the referendum is defeated, it mean a nation was given the opportunity to recognise its First People and refused it.