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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It’s all about the Bass

  The forgotten islands, by Michael Veitch (Penguin books Australia) is a must read book for anyone with an interest in the islands of Bass Strait. Michael Veitch is best known for his on-screen comedy roles in The Comedy Company and Fast Forward, and to a lesser degree for his books on World War 2…

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Day 11 PART TWO

I’m greeted warmly at the museum by two volunteers I’d met at the wall launch and they ask what I’m working on. When I tell them about my essay and interest in Wybalenna, they write out a whole reading list of books on the subject of Aboriginal history on Flinders Island. They know exactly what…

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Day 11 PART ONE

It’s my last full day on the island. Before I left I noticed an essay competition announcement on the theme of ‘people’s connection to place’. Right up my alley. The judge is a writer whose work I follow and whom I’ve heard speak on the subject and I’m keen to enter. Although I haven’t deliberately…

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