Creative Responses to Sustainability: Green Guide Australia
The Creative Responses to Sustainability: Green Guide Australia provides an insight into the context of art and environment in Australia through examples of organisations and initiatives, as well as an overview of some of the key ways of working in this field. The Guide highlights some organisations that creatively engage with environmental issues, as well as some initiatives that focus on the development of ethical and sustainable practices within the cultural sector itself. The Guide is based on interviews and surveys as well as research on key organisations and trends. Organisations were chosen for the centrality of environmental issues in their programmes. I researched and wrote the Guide, which was published by the Asia-Europe Foundation.
Freelancing in the Creative Industries
Co-authored with Karen Le Rossignol and published with Oxford University Press in late 2015, Freelancing in the Creative Industries is a reference that will guide creatives through their journey as an emerging freelancer in the arts. With an emphasis on creative thinking and problem solving through diverse case studies, this book will help artists to become an adaptable freelancer who is able to think strategically in an ever-changing arts sector. It encourages emerging freelance practitioners to open their minds to diverse ways of practicing. It has a strong focus on freelancing skills across creative arts areas and takes examples and references from visual arts, writing, performing arts, music, new media arts and cross-disciplinary arts.
ASEM Outlook Report 2012: Volume 1
I researched various aspects for the ASEM Outlook Report in 2012. In understanding the relationship between Asia and Europe, perceptions and quantitative indicators offer separate but complementary sets of insights. The “Facts and Figures” section of this volume provides data that will enable the reader to understand the political and socio-economic conditions in Asia and Europe as well as the commonalities and differences between the two regions. The themes that are covered in this section include: population; migration and labour; research& development, information and communication technology; public health; the economy; the environment; security and conflict; as well as other social issues.
I have edited, contributed to and coordinated a number of publications for nonprofit and arts organisations, from concept development to commissioning and editing content, as well as coordinating the design process. A few samples include:
- Annual Report, Diaspora Action Australia
- Asia-Europe Meeting Outlook Report, Asia-Europe Foundation
- Programming Arts Festivals in Asia and Europe, Asia-Europe Foundation
- Arts. Environment. Sustainability. How can culture make a difference?, Asia-Europe Foundation
I am also a regular writer for Art Radar and Culture360. I have written articles for journals such as Craft Victoria, Writers Bloc, Coolabah, Tongues Multilingual Magazine and Inkpot Review. I often write about multicultural art projects and cultural exchange. Below is a selection of my published articles.
- All Art Radar articles, profiling contemporary art trends and news from Asia and beyond, can be found here.
- Circles of telling and listening: Storytelling between cultures in Culture360
- Writing transnationally: Poets on writing between places in Culture360
- Poets translating poets | A space for meaningful exchange in Culture360
- Translating voices | Finding connections between cultures in Culture360
- Dhaka Literary Festival | Bringing the best of Bangladeshi literature to the world in Culture360
- Mystery, translation and critical thinking at the forefront of Prima Vista Tartu International Literary Festival | Estonia in Culture360
- An overview of literary festivals in Asia and Europe in Culture360
- Hiding Love Letters between Pages at the State Library in Victoria University Reviewer for a Day as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival
- In Review: The Art of Empathy: Celebrating Literature in Translation in Tongues Multilingual Magazine
- Dancing between words in Inkpot Reviews
- The sound of silence in Inkpot Reviews
- Dancing in the Graey: A Festival of Asian Dance in Singapore in Culture360
- Finding Space To Write When You’re On The Go in The Writers Bloc
- The elusive pull of objects in Craft Victoria
- A foot in each place: Managing the jet set life between Asia and Europe in Culture360
- Collaborations across borders | Two creative freelancers share their experiences in Culture360
- How can creative freelancers make the most of social media? in Culture360
- The rise of the portfolio career in the creative industries in Culture360
- By People / In Cities: Melbourne in Culture360
- Literary Cities: Barcelona in The Writers Bloc
- Literary Cities | Valencia in The Writers Bloc
- Culture and the Sustainable Development Goals: Shaping perceptions and inspiring change in Culture360
- Can artists make a difference in the climate change debate? in Culture360
- Unleashing the creative power of science in Culture360