I am an international cultural manager, poet, editor and researcher, with particular interests in cultural diversity and creative expression for social change.
I have over ten years professional experience in the arts and resource development and I have worked on projects in Thailand, Singapore, Spain and Australia. I am passionate about the capacity of the arts to create deeper understanding between people and across cultures, and this is an ongoing theme that drives my professional and creative work.
Through my creative practice I endeavour to engage critically with the everyday, questioning cultural assumptions and values in order to think about ways of living in the world. I have often looked at this through the prism of migration and translocality. My poetry is often inspired by diverse art forms, such as visual art and installation art.
I am currently a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra, Australia and my thesis examines creative writing as a tool for understanding the process of settling in to a new country. As part of the research I am developing a collection of poems that explores themes of place and dislocation.
I have also worked with a number of non-profit and arts organisations on editing and resource projects such as:
- editing reports and publications
- developing online content plans
- conducting feasibility analysis
- developing reports
Previous work and affiliations
Arts and culture
Asia-Europe Foundation | Craft Victoria | Espai Souvenir | ArtsPositive | Studio 88 Artist Residency | Emerging Writers Festival | Noted Writers Festival | Brimbank Writers and Readers Festival | Wheeler Centre | RMIT Design Archives | Multicultural Arts Victoria | Ciudad de Bilbao | The Committee on Culture of the United Cities and Local Governments
NGOs and education
Australian Red Cross | Leher (India) | Diaspora Action Australia | Right Now | Universitat de Barcelona | Deakin University | Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance | British Council (Barcelona)
Oxford University Press | Art Radar | Culture360 | Writers Bloc | Get Lost | Tongues Multilingual Magazine | Inkpot Reviews | Westerly | Australian Poetry | Transnational Literature | Socialist Alternatives | Adani ebook | Right Now | Coolabah | Poetry d’Amour Anthology | Axon | Voiceworks | fourW | Visible Ink | Verge | Offset | Failed Haiku