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In Transitions catalogue essay

In May, I was commissioned by two separate artists to write catalogue essays for their projects.

The In Transitions project is a collaboration between photo media biochrome artist Renata Buziak, spoken word and poetry artist Vicki Kelleher, and drawing artist Zoe Wolfe, and considers the state of mind we enter when we leave one place for another, specifically, the 'transition' from mainland Cleveland to Minjerribah/North Stradbroke Island. The artists worked with local residents including the Quandamooka people of Minjerribah and visitors to the island, and asked them to complete surveys about their experiences when transitioning. Text from the surveys was then used in Kelleher's poetry, which is woven into the finished interdisciplinary works.

The front cover of the catalogue, published by the Redland Art Gallery

My catalogue essay

Artists Zoe Wolfe, Renata Buziak and poet Vicki Kelleher delivering their artist talks at Redland Art Gallery in front of one of the collaborative works from the project

Musician Erik Griswold performing at the opening outside Cleveland Performing Arts Centre

Musician Vanessa Tomlinson and dance artist Jan Baker Finch performing at the opening inside the Cleveland Performing Arts Centre, with artwork from the In Transitions project installed in the pop up space called The Red Box


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