While eating burgers together one day, Minna Gilligan, Ruby Aitken, and I decided we should host an unofficial Rookie reader meet-up in Melbourne, Australia (where we all live) to celebrate the launch of Rookie Yearbook Four.
The Melbourne Rookies who came to the resulting love-fest were Maggie, Ellie, Ebony, Laura, Olivia, Daisy, Ella, Selina, Iris, Aoife, Georgia, Ashleigh, Viv, Isabel, Georgia, Flame, Christina, Caleigh, Annie, Kim, Eleanor, Lily, Lachie, Sandy, Jas, Laura, and Sarah. They made the collages you’re about to see (Ruby compiled them into a digital zine after our collective sugar-coma wore off).
Here’s a recap, in pictures, of the day. We’re so glad we got to spend this time getting to know the Rookie readers who live in our city, and that we have this special archive of what we made when we all put our brains together. —Brodie Lancaster