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Planning a Takeover…

My Creative Workers in School project will culminate (eventually!) in an exhibition at Buda Historic Home in Castlemaine, with artworks and exhibition text by Chewton and Elphingstone Primary…

Poetry Accordian Books by Elphingstone Primary School students

A ‘creative response to history’ activity, earlier this year. As part of my Creative Workers in Schools project for Regional Arts Victoria, I ran a poetry writing workshop…

Turning Back to Edgar’s Creek Postal Exhibition

I was excited to receive my copy of this postal exhibition (aka booklet). I was commissioned as a contract curator last year, to write the text and put…

Coburg Lake archival footage

I collaborated with film-maker Alberto De Troia to produce a short video clip, edited down from a 1930s home movie in the National Film and Sound Archive Collection,…

Pop up exhibition – history of school grounds

This pop up exhibition was my final project for my Artist in Residence role at the Moreland City Council, and told the story of the environmental history of…

We are with you, Spanish Flu Spirits.

More tiny paste-ups, one of my artworks for The Moreland Memoirs suite of projects for my Artists Residence, connecting locals to the comforting presence of people from the…

Bookmarks for mothers who had babies during lockdown

I created  a series of bookmarks that were distributed through the Child and Maternal Health Service, as part of my Artists Residence for my local council,  Moreland City…

Short film, talking about my practice

A  short film about my Artist in Residence for Moreland City Council has been produced , part of the  Creative Neighbours film series featuring artists and creatives in…

Micro-history delivered, see the video!

Signed, folded, delivered – over 300 copies of my tiny booklet have been hand delivered and a video is online. Locals living around Coburg Lake, in the area…

Miniature zine non-fiction poetry

I have been commissioned by the UNESCO Melbourne City of Literature Office to create a micro-history  of Coburg Lake Reserve. This image is a sample of what the…

Looking at photos with the RHSV Writing Group

I recently joined a new writing group at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. Each meeting has a theme, and at the first meeting we were also given…

Forgetting the horse and cart

I am working on an essay about the fate of horse drawn carriages in Victoria, and contemporary ideas about them. So far, I have visited the Beechworth Carriage…

Excellent horse-shoe collection, Cooper’s Settlement, Bundoora Farm Park

I love hunting down traces of horse era in Melbourne. If time travellers from the nineteenth century were to arrive, one of their first questions would be “where…

Map to nowhere, showing a village that never was

This is a photo I took recently at Coopers Settlement, Bundoora Farm Park, in suburban Melbourne. I was the only visitor there, and the site hasn’t changed much…

Non-fiction writing workshop with Sarah Krasnostein

I recently attended a workshop on Voice in Creative Non-Fiction presented by Kill Your Darlings literary magazine, . The workshop was led by Sarah Krasnostein, author of the…