I am a videopoet, cultural writer, researcher and editor born in Naarm/Melbourne (Australia) and based in Barcelona (Spain) since 2018.
I take an intercultural and interdisciplinary approach that explores creative ways to look closely at the world around us. This stems from my personal experience working in a number of cultures (Australia, Spain, Thailand, Singapore), which has given me an appreciation for the importance of an open and multifaceted worldview, necessary when adapting to diverse cultural contexts.
In particular, I am interested in intercultural poetry-making in place. During my practice-led PhD research I developed a translocal creative reflective practice framework, what I call Reflective Frames, which encourages creative practitioners to engage in ongoing and open-ended reflection as they create in an unfamiliar environment. The framework especially targets the bias of past experiences in intercultural settings.
How I work
As a poet and videopoet, my creative works have been published in journals and shown internationally in festivals and exhibitions. I have been a fellow at the Wheeler Centre (2014) and my work has been shortlisted for the Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award (2018) and has won an award at the Vesuvius International Film Fest, Italy (2022).
As a cultural writer and editor, I have worked on editorial projects such as ASEF Culture360, Atlas of the Future and Art Radar Asia. I have also been part of the Craft Victoria Writing Program (2016) in Melbourne, Australia.
As a researcher, I have a PhD in creative writing and I have worked for clients such as On the Move, the Committee on Culture of the United Cities and Local Governments, the Asia-Europe Foundation, Østfold Internasjonale Teater, European Dancehouse Network, City of Bilbao, and others.
Where you can find out more
- You can look at the key areas of creative work in the Project pages
- You can find out more about my writing, editing and research work on the service pages
- You can see a selection of my videopoems on Vimeo
- You can find out about my professional work on LinkedIn
Summary of creative outputs & activities
Poetry published in the following publications: Cordite, Colloquy: Text, Theory, Critique, Verity La, Adani, Coolabah, Socialist Alternative, Poetry d’Amour Anthology, Westerly (online), Axon, Australian Poetry Journal, Transnational Literature, Right Now, Offset, Verge, fourW nineteen New Writing, Voiceworks and Visible Ink.
Videopoems screened at the following festivals: 7th International Video Poetry Festival (Athens), Tranås at the Fringe – International Arts Festival (Sweden), REELpoetry/HoustonTX 2021 festival (USA), Poetry on the Move festival (Australia), Vesuvius International Film Fest (Italy), International Migration & Enviromental Film Festival (Canada).
Group exhibitions at Weave Artisan Society as part of the Art for Air Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 8–26 March 2023; Belconnon Art Centre, Canberra, Australia, 20 May – 3 July 2022; Belconnon Art Centre (online), 6 July – 16 August 2020; ANCA Gallery group exhibition, Canberra, Australia, 30 October – 17 November 2019.
Solo exhibition: ‘Residence’ at Espai SOUVENIR, Barcelona, 9 – 21 November 2018.
Awards: The poem ‘State of the Earth’ was shortlisted for the Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award 2018 and the videopoem ‘Threads’ was an award winner at Vesuvius International Film Fest.
Programmes: I was a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow in Naarm-Melbourne, Australia (2014). I was a visiting researcher at the Australian Studies Centre, University of Barcelona (2016–17) and was part of the Craft Victoria Writing Programme, Australia (2016).
Community: I was poetry editor for human rights journal Right Now (2016–2019), poetry reader for Overland (2015–2019), assistant editor/translator for Double Dialogues special edition with Catalan poets (2017) and reader for Alan Marshall Short Story Award, Nillumbik City Council, Australia (2015–16).
Festival appearances: Emerging Writers Festival 2017, Noted Writers Festival 2017, Poetry on the Move festival 2016, Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival 2016, Emerging Writers Festival 2016.