The coolest job in history!

That’s what I keep telling my friend Anne. She has the coolest job in history for sure! Anne is an Education Officer at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney. I know right. After scrapping my original plan to kidnap Anne and steal her identity, I decided to interview her for HistoriCool magazine instead. HistoriCool is…

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Kindling II – a valuable writer’s tool

Originally posted on Pauline Rutherford: Writer:
I have said before that I am not a reviewer, but when I come across a work I enjoy I am compelled to share my thoughts. And I enjoyed Kindling II, an anthology produced and published by Writer’s Edit, very much. From the blurb on the back of the…

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‘Siteworks’ – a lesson in community engagement through art

What a gift Bundanon Trust is. Literally. I recently visited Bundanon to talk to John Bayliss about this year’s annual major event: Siteworks, on September 26th. It’s not the first time I’ve visited but walking around the site with someone like John is a real treat. He paints a mental picture of the event plans…

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Jellybean Park

My locative literature contribution for the ‘Little Literature’ project, Microgalleries Nowra, was to create 5 small, coloured shapes that mirrored the distinctive paving shapes incorporated into the new park design, and insert into them some poignant statements made by Aboriginal people about their sense of place and displacement. (We were permitted to write creative non…

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QR codes & little literature

During the week we received a map of all the Microgallery sites and their associated themes for the exhibition, this weekend.   27 disused and forgotten spaces around the Nowra CBD have been set aside as exhibition spaces and these will include literature for the first time. Some local writers, including myself, will be writing…

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Jellybean Park Background

The first of the three sites I’ve chosen for the Micro Galleries Little Literature Nowra project is Egans Lane. Egans lane is essentially two narrow, one way roads that feed the towns’ busiest car park from either end. But it isn’t so much the lane that interests me, it’s the small park at its centre.…

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Locative Literature & Micro Galleries

I’ve recently become involved in an exciting community engagement project called Micro Galleries. “Micro Galleries reclaims disused and forgotten spaces and reactivates them as tiny galleries that are free and accessible to the local community. Bringing together international and local artists, it features work that challenges ingrained ideas, blurs the line between street art and…

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