My short story Cat Money ended up coming second in the Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize and has now been published on Mascara Literary Review. Huge thanks to the festival, prize coordinator Emma Darragh, and judges Roanna Gonsalves (author of The Permanent Resident) and Jo Langdon (Glass Life).
Well, that was unexpected. My short story Cat Money has been longlisted for the 2018 Wollongong Short Story Prize, run by the Wollongong Writers Festival.
I prefer to see art as fluid, open and malleable – where everything is up for grabs.
—Nike Savvas, from a wall text alongside her installation Atomic: full of love, full of wonder (2005) in Spacemakers and Roomshakers at AGNSW.
I drew this
And then I died
My body rotted
And my bones
Became a mountain
The drawing melted
With the rain
And the sound of rain
The words we speak
—Part of a wall drawing in Jason Phu’s installation in Playback at AGNSW.
You can’t do anything or make anything if you don’t limit your freedom in certain ways.
—Writer Sheila Heti on limitations in creative practice, in an interview with The Rumpus.
The old ways lie buried but we still take them with us when we move ahead.
—John Mawurndjul, in a video interview in his truly fantastic solo exhibition at the MCA, John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new.
Drawing is thinking.
—Shaun Tan in The Garret podcast, because I recently got The Lost Thing out of the library for my kids and discovered it was filled with references to John Brack (among other artists).