This is the artwork I created for Day 3 of the Noted Festival as Illustrator in Residence.
The first session was the Girls Write Up event hosted by Noted in partnership with The Stella Prize. I was able to attend Winnie Dunn’s inspiring keynote address on the importance of diverse representation in our literature. I wish I could have stayed for the whole day. xx
The second session I attended was a neat panel on the importance of art in our society, hosted at Smith’s Alternative Bookstore. Speakers were Ellen Harvey, Emma Rose Smith, Grace O’Brien and Neha Kale.
The third session I attended was a neat panel on the good, bad and ugly of writing and editing, hosted at Smith’s Alternative Bookstore. Speakers were Alan Vaarwerk (Kill Your Darlings), Sian Campbell (Scum Magazine) and Irma Gold.
Hope you like them.
You can view other Noted artwork at the links below.
This was the artwork I created for Day 2 of Noted Festival.
The first images are my interpretations of poetry stanzas I heard at a rotating poetry session held at Smith’s Alternative Bookstore.
Art inspired by Miranda Lello’s terrific poem The World on Sir J Herschel’s Projection by John Bartholomew.
Art inspired by Andrew Galan’s poem Black Sun.
Art inspired by Allis Hamilton’s Whence.
The next set of art is from a professional development session called Ghosts in the Seams with award-winning horror writer, Kaaron Warren, held at the Green Shed Underground. This involved trying on secondhand clothes to discover character.
This is the artwork I drew for the May 4 events of the 2017 Noted Festival in Canberra.
Burrows and Luciana Harrison, in conversation with Nick Delatovic for the Let’s Get Lyrical session. These players are on Triple J Unearthed as Pocket Fox for you to check out. Their music is ethereal and gorgeous.
Alexandra Neill for the Mail Club session.
Blemish Books’ with Triptych Poets for the Pulpture Project.
Artists included: Nicci Haynes, Angharad Lodwick and Brooke McEachern.
I’m thrilled to announce that my story “Memories of Fish” has just been accepted by the awesome folks at TTA Press and will appear in the next volume of Interzone Magazine. It is a story of virtual reality tourism in a dangerous, climate-change-afflicted future Earth.
I have wanted to publish with Interzone ever since I started writing sci fi, so this is a huge milestone.
I really hope you like the story when it comes out.
A little stream near St Columba Falls in Tasmania. This is why I write.
I’m thrilled to announce that my story Island Green is going to appear this year in Ticonderoga Publications’ Ecopunk! anthology, edited by the amazing Liz Grzyb and Cat Sparks.
I am especially pleased to be in this antho because it is an anthology of positive science futures and possible solutions to disaster-proofing our world, which I feel, at its core, to be the true role of science fiction. Not just what-if disasters and the harm of technology as seen in so many sci fi and cli-fi scenarios, but how we can make things better or at least fix what we are on the verge of wrecking.
Russell Falls in Mount Field National Park – Tasmania.