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June 22, 2023

Our winter edition is on streets now

It’s raining cats and dogs and CityMags in the Adelaide CBD. Grab a mag and get cosy.

  • Words and pictures: Johnny von Einem

One of our four favourite times of the year has arrived – the release of CityMag’s winter print edition.


Find a copy of CityMag’s latest print edition by using this map.

Alternatively, pick one up out the front of 165 Grenfell Street, Adelaide.

We officially launched the latest issue of our magazine at our recent 40 Under 40 event, and the rollout of the printed matter to all your favourite bars, cafés, restaurants and public huddling spaces is currently underway.

A major part of every winter edition is the 40 Under 40 section – which, in this, our 39th issue, is a beautiful 13-page spread exploring the stories of the best bright young minds in our state.

Yes, you can read that story online right now, but we know you, dear CityMag reader, like to feel the ink beneath your fingertips as much as we do, so find your nearest mag with our handy map.

Our 40 were shot this year by the talented Samuel Graves at Cog Creative Space in Norwood.

Samuel photographed the entrepreneurs, innovators and generally cool humans in front of an adapted version of Ida Sophia’s artwork ‘Through Me, The Road’, which was executed with artistic director Sharmonie Cockayne.

Ida came into the project as the 40 Under 40’s first Artist in Residence (ahead of her Ramsay Art Prize win – fortunate timing!). You can read a conversation we had with Ida about adapting the artist’s work online and in print.

And because we at Team CityMag live to make pretty and interesting things for you, we added a layer of creative complexity to the 40 Under 40 shoot by bringing on Carter Brown, who shot a selection of our 40 on a vintage Polaroid Big Shot and Studio Express 403 for our cover.

We really like the end result. We hope you do, too.

Look at it! It’s beautiful!


Elsewhere in the magazine, our now Berlin-based reporter, Angela Skujins, wrote about the cult following building around local illustrator Jake Foreman, and the life-changing effects of BMX as facilitated by Lighthouse Youth Projects.

Writer Lara Pacillo got Restaurant Botanic’s Justin James on a public BBQ to cook some marron and kangaroo, and he was even polite enough to pair it with a chargrilled blood lime Margarita.

Scan the QR code on that page to download a new feature of our long-running Chef vs Public BBQ concept: a cool lookin’ recipe card.


Our Style Samplers, Sharmonie and Thomas McCammon, hung out on North Terrace (which, despite tabloid reports, is not a warzone) to sample the latest in from-the-streets Adelaide fashion.

Inserted into every copy of the mag, you’ll also find Australian bag brand Crumpler’s latest editorial catalogue, which features an interesting set of photographs and surprisingly few bags.

And we’ve rounded up our favourite recent hospo openings and local objects launched by Adelaide makers, as you know we like to do.

All of these stories will wind up online in the near(-ish) future, but you can read them right now – for free! ­– in print.

Once again, to find a magazine near you, see here.

Happy reading, and we’ll see you on the streets.

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