A transcript of a talk I gave at this event in Beechworth on the 12th March. The event was a partnership between Women's Health Goulburn North East and The Wheeler Centre. They asked me to speak to the question "What would the historical timeline look like if women were included?" In 1956, Kylie Tennant… Continue reading Women at the Edge: History and Beyond
Walking around Albury, locals and visitors alike have probably noticed an explosion of public art.
A couple of times a week, over the past couple of months, I’ve been a visitor-experience volunteer at MAMA, talking with people about Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series, which is currently showing. This is the only NSW stop on a travelling exhibition from the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. It is no exaggeration to… Continue reading Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series at MAMA
The Rutherglen and Corowa Unlocked weekend, on the 25th and 26th of August 2018, was a great success and it is hoped it will find a regular place on the calendar.
An atmospheric and beautiful place rich with history, layers of flaking plaster and paint, long echoing corridors, generous rooms with high ceilings and soft light, gardens with quiet corners. Is it any wonder that Mayday Hills has become a home for local artists?
A short story by Dorothy Simmons, based on the story of the first woman hanged in Victoria (Winner of the Marjorie Barnard award, 2015)
An incredible story: There is limited money and only three days to spare, and an important piece of Beechworth history has become available ... half way around the world ...
A short story by Raylene Brown set in the Snowy Mountains. It was first published in story.book: a collection of fiction (long and short), Unbound Press & Spilling Ink Review's Prize -Winning Fiction 2011.
A short story by Jane Downing, set in Beechworth around the time that Ned Kelly found inspiration for his armour. Originally published in Offset 15, Victoria University, 2015; shortlisted in The Age Short Story Competition, 2012.
The old books of the Stanley Athenaeum are beautiful. Some are quirky, even a little bizarre. Others are historically significant.