WHAT EVEN IS THE TUNG?
Who are we?
Hi! I'm Anna, Co-founder and Editor. I work with Jacob, The Tung's Co-founder and Artistic Director, and Sarah, our Junior Editor to fill up this little corner of the internet with our thoughts and feelings on the culture industry.
How did we get here?
I’m not going to lie to you, at the beginning of all of this The Tung looked very different. In its first few months it was pretty much just a means for me and my co-founder Jacob to force ourselves to go to see more culture, to meet creative people, and to practise our writing while we held down our day jobs (music industry for me, law conversion for Jacob). That was cool for a bit, but soon we got itchy feet…
One day I woke up and decided to quit my job to become full-time mother to The Tung. It felt a little impulsive at the time, sure, but it’s worked out pretty great so far. That's when we brought in our friend Sarah (with whom I managed events while we were at uni together), and together we worked out how to give our strange, slightly misshapen website-baby form.
What's the mission statement?
Funny you should ask...
At The Tung we take culture seriously. Ourselves, not so much. We’re not here to tell you what to think, or how to think it. Instead we’re out here working to figure out what we’re into, why we’re into it, and why it’s important that it exists. If we’re able to challenge the pale, stale gatekeepers of the arts and media industries while we’re doing it, then that’s cool with us.
Want to get in touch?
Stay for a bit and have a look around!