New Nomadology stuff, new job, new project

posted on May 28th 2009 in Random rants with 0 Comments

Hola! I’ve started posting more travel writing to Nomadology in the last few weeks, with a lot more coming. I’ve spent the last five months on the road, in NZ out bush then in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia with my brother Tim. Stories are over here, and photos are here.

And now that I’m back in Melbourne I’ve got two big new projects on the go. I’m now running the Asialink Literature Program, responsible for sending amazing Australian writers on residencies to different Asian countries, as well as jacking up book and author tours, publishing and translation projects, exhibitions and the like.

And I’m super excited to have landed a 15-month commission working as lead artist on a large-scale installation project for the 2010 Australian Regional Arts Conference in Launceston. It has a working title of A Map of a Dream of the Future, and centres around Tasmanian sense of place, climate change and resilience. We’re still in the conceptual stages at this point and don’t have a web presence yet, but it’s taking shape very quickly – over-excited details will be up here in the next couple of months.