…to build a democratic society

Conversations about 'multiculturalism' here in Australia often fall short of my lived experience of what it means to embody multiple identities, politics, and values, all at once; of what it means to blend into, and rub against with someone else's identity, politics, and values at the same time; and still sit at the same table… Continue reading …to build a democratic society

36 hours of solitude; slowing right down

In what looked like my first real weekend since the start of February, I gave myself 36 hours of solitude. This decompression was long overdue. We've seen the list of things I got up to in the last four months. I finally bounced back from that mystery virus 15 April, and immediately, things were non-stop… Continue reading 36 hours of solitude; slowing right down

Yesterday Tomorrow Here Today / a year’s end

"...you start and you have to finish somewhere. And my time to finish..." - excerpt from Yesterday Tomorrow Here Today And here I am, back in Adelaide, and Plenty opens tonight. My last project for 2018, and I am in excellent company. And I have so much respect for Toby Chapman. He's put together a… Continue reading Yesterday Tomorrow Here Today / a year’s end

In ways possible

In the middle of my year at VCA back in 2010, in my youth/self-doubt/feeling like a fraud-questioning my training, my practice and the lack of - and all the things that whirl about in your brains and body as a post-grad, I asked the wonderful Leisa Shelton, “is concept form?” She answered, “Do not give… Continue reading In ways possible

Reflections from Future Leaders Residential 1

Trying to keep up the practice of reflective writing is an endless repetition of writing about how you’re going to try to keep writing. Alas, here we go. Try again. I’ve just returned from the first residential of the Australia Council Future Leaders Program. There were 26 of us in this year’s cohort. Of the… Continue reading Reflections from Future Leaders Residential 1