Stories

September 2020

Nativity

2020-09-13T19:44:21+10:00By |Categories: Acceptance|

A story about turning feral, and accepting placelessness. A bit more wanky than my other work. Provoked by close study of 'Thus spoke Zarathustra'.

Harold and Owen 1923

2020-09-11T11:57:17+10:00By |Categories: Stories in September 2020, Text|

Harold and Owen 1923 is a series of reflective poems based on a real event. It examines the tragic deaths of the author's great grand uncles by accidental drowning in 1923. The trilogy – The Crossroads, 25 Chains and Lead Letters - explores both the author's genealogical relationship with the characters along with her response to the sources used for the works. The Crossroads is inspired by the boys' 1923 school photo and looks at the tangible link to the past created by the image. Similarly, 25 Chains is a response to newspaper articles about the event and how family tragedies are portrayed in the press cycle. The final poem, Lead Letters, is an interpretation of the immortality of the Marshall family gravestones at Marrawah cemetery. The descriptive yet fragmented, short reportage style reflects the nature of the images, documents and objects used as primary sources for the series.

August 2020

Family Tree

2020-08-31T23:38:31+10:00By |Categories: Text|

A fictional biography that explores parenthood, with all its emotional hurdles. I wrote this story when i

Celtic jamming at the bottom pub

2020-08-31T13:26:17+10:00By |Categories: Sound|Tags: , , , , , , |

Celtic jam sessions have started up again after lockdown on the north west coast. The bottom pub in Wynyard (The Wharf Hotel) hosts a casual jam session on the third Sunday of every month. I spoke with one of the founding members of the group, a regular member and a first timer to ask about how the group began and their interest in Celtic music.

Flavour Swap

2020-08-29T15:00:56+10:00By |Categories: Visual|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

What happens when passionate home cooks from our migrant and refugee community share their favourite flavours with Tasmania's top restaurant chefs? Professional chefs and home cooks will meet, share stories and cook for each other. Vince Trim, Executive Chef at Mona, is matched up with Liberian refugees Judy and Victoria. While Oskar Rossi and Federica Andrisani from Hobart Italian bistro Fico get a crash course in Indian cuisine from Muslim mother and aspiring chef Sumaiya. Come and join us for food, art and joy in Tasmania.

Folding family and tradition into cooking

2020-09-09T08:34:32+10:00By |Categories: Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gramma Wilma taught Toni Burnett Rands to bake a sweet potato pie. Granny Ivy’s beef enchiladas were the first meal made in a new home. Toni, “an American Creole from Hawaii, by way of Las Vegas, with many stops in between,” is joining a strong family line of matriarchs who passed down hunting, preserving and cooking skills through generations. A young Toni sat in family circles, learning to shell peas and peel sweet potatoes. But Toni was also learning stories and lessons that go with each traditional recipe. Now based in lutruwita/Tasmania, Toni’s is using her cooking skills to transport the community to her grandmother's kitchen.

The Kiss

2020-08-28T13:58:51+10:00By |Categories: Text|Tags: |

The Kiss is one of 7 poems within the Sea Eagle Collection. The Sea Eagle Collection was written after the death of Gabrielle’s late husband, the magnificent Richard Frank. As Gabrielle waded through grief and excessive love, her journey of lost and found coincided with the rising prominence of a friendship between bird and human. An inventory of sea eagle sightings became defunct as these birds became a regular everyday occurrence.