Cecilia White
Artist, Poet, Sessional Academic, Researcher
Born: Sydney, Australia
2017 awarded: PhD, UNSW Art & Design. Interdisciplinary Performance Art. Topic: Performance Art and Irigarayan ‘renaissance’: Anxiety, Wonder and a Poetics of Breath

Previous Studies: MEd(Hons) (Syd), BA (Psych) (Hons) (UNE), BA Dip Ed (Syd), the Arts (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany); Ecole Internationale de Mime Corporel Dramatique (Paris)
Role: Tutor, UNSW Art & Design, UNSW Nura Gili & UNSW New College Village
Contact                                                     Web: http://www.ceciliawhite.com

Recent Residencies, Grants, Awards & Papers

2017

coming: September. Paper ‘From Bank to Gallery to the Sofa of Dreams: Accessing autonomy-supportive transformation in urban sites through performance art’, at Mapping the Emotional Cityscape: Spaces, Performances and Emotion in Urban Life, a conference of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions,  hosted by the University of Adelaide.

July: Bursary awarded by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

2016

  • Panelist, Art and Mental Health, moderated by David Capra, Museum of Contemporary Art, 27 October. To hear the session go to the MCA site or click on this link: https://soundcloud.com/mca-australia/learn-and-grow-at-mca
  • Breathing Space. Building Perecia, a paper at the Perequian Geographies Symposium, University of Sheffield, May 6-7
  • Resilience and the Poetics of Breath, a paper at The Aesthetics of Relief Symposium, University of Bristol, May 9
  • UNSW Postgraduate Research Scholarship

2015

  • Residency/Seminar with Luce Irigaray. 22-27 June, University of Nottingham. Awarded by Luce Irigaray
  • Rome Writers’ Residency. 8-14 June. Awarded by Paris Lit Up, France
  • Art & Design Grant. June. Awarded by Arc@UNSW

2014

  • Cite’ internationale des Arts Paris Residency. Jan-March. Awarded by UNSW Art & Design
  • UNSW NCV Service Award (Service to the Community through the Arts)

Recent Reviews

Breathing Space Projects (2010-2017)
Breathing Space Projects
(s – solo performances/installations), (i – with invited performers or by callout)

2017

  • Moving Experiences (Breathing In, Breathing Out), multi-day performance & solo exhibition, Articulate Projectspace, Sydney. March 31 – April 10.

2016

  • you (take) my breath (away), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 27 October
  • N THING IS SET IN ST NE, The Black Box, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, 24 – 28 October
  • “breath”, reading at The Aesthetics of Relief Symposium, University of Bristol, 09 May
  • sitting within security, The Shop Gallery, Sydney, 03 February

coming: chapbook launch: text with lino prints

2015 

  • make them space, body of drawings from the Paris residency, in Eight Plus One, The Gallery Shop, Glebe. Curated by William Seeto, 27 February – 19 March 2015

2014

  • [W]ALL, Articulate Projectspace, Sydney 10 – 26 Oct. Installation and two performances Forbidden (s) and so me, so you (brick walls to a void) (i)
  • distURBANS: performance and sound video, Paris/Sydney, released 21 Oct 2014, exhibited at Articulate Projectspace, Sydney 10 -26 Oct (s)
  • in (no) particular order: (dist)URBANS, Opening Night Performance Art & About Sydney, Customs House, 29 Sept (i)
  • don’t. give up your day job (i don’t know, i don’t know), in Beyond a Thousand Words, Verge Gallery, Sydney 29 May (s)
  • beyond words and other places, Museum of Language, Linguistics and Languages, Paris, 30 March (s)
  • the air between us, Open Studio Performance & Installation, Cite’ internationale des arts, Paris, 11-12 February 2014 (s)

2013

  • (you) TAKE (my breath) AWAY (2),  in Continuum, CoFASpace, Sydney, 30 October – 7 November 2013, opening 05 November (s)
  • if on a winter’s night, Main Common Room, New College Village, UNSW, 7.03am – 4.56pm. Part 3 of 3 (see 21.12.12 & 26.02.13), 21 June 2013 (s)
  • the lover circles her own heart, in Beyond a Thousand Words, Verge Gallery, Sydney, 24 May 2013 (s)
  • (you) TAKE (my breath) AWAY,  in What on earth are we eating?, The Vanishing Point Gallery, Sydney, 09 May 2013 (s)
  • THIN AIR, opening night performance, two day performances, 5 installation cells, The Lock Up Cultural Centre, Newcastle NSW, 05 – 21 April 2013 (s)
  • Breathing Space: down to earth (everywhere was once somewhere else), Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide SA, The Adelaide Fringe Festival 2013, 24 February 2013 (i)
  • Breathing Space: remains of the day, opening night performance 26 February, in After the Mayans, group exhibition by invitation, Kudos Gallery & CoFASpace, 19 February – 2 March 2013  (s)
  • Breathing Space: notes for rooflines, 5 performance, sound and installation works, in Transpositions of Space, an international exchange between Verge Gallery, Sydney and Concord Gallery, Los Angeles, 07 – 22 February 2013  (s)

2012

  • Breathing Space: at the end(beginning) of the day, sunrise to sunset (14 hours 25 minutes), Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW, 21 December 2012 (s)
  • Breathing Space: however it may seam (i don’t remember arriving 4), Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, National University of Singapore, 28 October 2012 (i)
  • Breathing Space: a haunting of nightvowels, 2nd Performers’ Voice Symposium, National University of Singapore, 28 October 2012 (i)
  • Breathing Space: in dust real, University of Newcastle Gallery, 17 July 2012 (i)
  • Breathing Space: an indivisible silence, Manning Region Art Gallery, Manning Winter Festival, 10 June 2012 (i)
  • Breathing Space: beware of the dog v2, Manning Region Art Gallery, Manning Winter Festival, 9 June 2012 (i)
  • Breathing Space: reading trees, Smith’s Lakes, UNSW Research Station, NSW, 4 May 2012 (s)
  • Breathing Space: leaving, Smith’s Lakes, UNSW Research Station, NSW, 3 May 2012 (s)
  • Breathing Space: me.mor.y, CoFASpace, Sydney, 18 April 2012 (s)
  • Breathing Space: me.mor.y, CoFASpace, Sydney, 17 April 2012 (i)
  • Breathing Chamber: f/utility, Newcastle Breakwall NSW, 14/15 April 2012 (i)
  • Breathing Space: a remarkable change v2, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide SA, The Adelaide Fringe Festival 2012, 14 March 2012 (i)
  • Breathing Space: remembering memory, The Apothecary, Adelaide, The Adelaide Fringe Festival 2012, 14 March 2012 (i)
  • Breathing Space: becoming foreign, SASA Gallery, University of South Australia, The Adelaide Fringe Festival 2012, 13 March 2012 (i)
  • Breathing Space: beware of the dog, Pseudo Space, Sydney, 18 January 2012 (i)

2011

  • Breathing Space: beyond words and other places, Lock Up Cultural Centre, Newcastle, 29 October 2011 (i)
  • Breathing Space: a remarkable change, Newcastle Art Gallery, 10 September 2011 (i)
  • Breathing Space: I don’t remember arriving 3 (even emptiness is full), Ca’ della Corte, Venice, Italy, 4 – 7 June 2011 (s)
  • Breathing Space: I don’t remember arriving 2, Nebelhorn, Oberstdorf, Germany, 30 May 2011 (s)
  • Breathing Space: I don’t remember arriving 1, Cabramatta, Sydney, Australia, 23 May 2011 (s)

Solo Exhibitions

2017 – 2004

  • Moving Experiences (Breathing In, Breathing Out), multi-day performance & solo exhibition, Articulate Projectspace, Sydney. March 31 – April 10 2017
  • breathing space: N THING IS SET IN ST NE, examination performance and installation exhibition, The Black Box, UNSW art & Design, Sydney 26-28 Oct. 2016
  • [W]ALL, Articulate Projectspace,  Installation and two performances Forbidden and so me, so you (brick walls to a void) (s) Sydney 10 -26 Oct. 2015
  • the air between us, Open Studio Performance & Installation, Cite’ internationale des arts, Paris, 11-12 February 2014 (s)
  • THIN AIR , five installation cells and three durational performances, (materials various) The Lock Up Cultural Centre, Newcastle NSW, 05 – 21 April 2013
  • remains of the day, installation (concrete, acrylic paint) Newcastle Art Gallery 21 December 2012
  • some of it all, mixed media (collage, mirror, textiles, ink, pencil, paper, text), Intrados, Newcastle August 2005
  • mind and mirrors, mixed media (mirrors, light box, text, textiles), Rocketart, Newcastle, August 2004
  • three wise men of Mayfield, mixed media (digital prints on paper, stone, acrylic), Intrados Gallery, Newcastle, April 2004
  • Breathing Space: however it may seam (i don’t remember arriving 4), installation (mirror, cotton, ink, sound, text) Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, National University of Singapore, 28 October 2012

Selected Installations & Public Art

2015

  • l st for words and AWAY/A WAY (steel and acrylic), in Tram Stop 9, Adelaide City Council, Adelaide, curated by Mike Ladd and Cathy Brooks (graphic design)

2013

  • l st for words, finalist, Verge OASIS Sculpture Prize, University of Sydney 16 October 2013
  • girl in the sea, (perspex, quartz, ink), in IN Situ 2013, 5-19 October. Curated by Cassandra Hard Lawry.
  • AWAY/A WAY, (perspex), in HIDDEN 2013, 15 September – 30 October. Curated by Cassandra Hard Lawry.
  • (you) TAKE (my breath) AWAY, installation and performance, (card, wood, air, ink, latex), The Vanishing Point Gallery, Sydney in ‘What on earth are we eating?’, 09 May 2013

2012

  • remains of the day (concrete, acrylic paint) in Breathing Space: at the end(beginning) of the day, sunrise to sunset (14 hours 25 minutes), Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW, 21 December 2012 (s)
  • ‘N THING IS SET IN ST NE’, and ‘Not Vivaldi’, (text on steel), in Signs of Life: the Bowen St Project, funded by Adelaide City Council. 19 July 2012. Curated by Mike Ladd and Kathy Brooks.
  • (not) g ne, installation (leather, sand, vegetation), Smith’s Lakes, May 2012
  • laddered, installation (wood, acrylic yarn, mirror), Smith’s Lakes, May 2012

2011

  • flight, mixed media installation (wood, mirror, leaves, text), in Breathing Space: I don’t remember arriving 1, Sydney, May 2011

2002

  • and the word was art, (light box, text), Canberra Writers’ Festival, October 2002

Selected Collaborations

  • Xchange: postcard/concrete poetry exchange between Ivy Alvarez & Cecilia White, November 2014
  • the chamber, mixed media collaboration with Victoria Lobregat, in progress
  • a piece of string, body and acrylic rope installation with Susannah Thorne and Kehra Ahmed, Waverley Cemetery, Sydney, 25 April 20012
  • discourse, 3-d mixed media work with Richard Tipping, Newcastle Printmakers, Newcastle Art Gallery, Nov 2004 – Feb 2005
  • minds mesh, oil and crayon series with Hans-Christian Jenssen, Zurich, exhibited Zurich 2001, Prague 2002, Berlin 2003

Selected Group Shows

2017

  • Articulations: Articulate Project Space, Leichhardt. 05 May – 20 May 2107.

2016

  • Articulate turns six: What next? : annual group show. Articulate Project Space, Leichhardt. 09 December – 24 December 2106.
  • The Shop Annual: group show curated by William Seeto. The Shop Gallery, Glebe. 11 February – 26 February 2016.

2015

  • make them space, body of drawings, text-based installation and sculpture in Eight Plus One, The Gallery Shop, Glebe. Curated by William Seeto, 27 February – 19 March 2015.

2014

  • girl in the sea, Perspex, quartz, ink in Articulate Turns Four: Colour, Form, Line, Articulate Projectspace, Sydney, curated by William Seeto, 19-28 December 2014
  • submission, Installation, perspex, cotton, buckram, ink, gold leaf, paper  & The Book of O ink, water colour, cotton, cotton rag in Opening Night Art & About Sydney, Customs House, Sydney, curated by Alexandra Mitchell, 19 September
  • sonic social, directed by Julian Day and Luke Jaaniste, group performance, Museum of Contemporary Art, 14-15 July
  • the air between us, Open Studio including Performance, Installation, Text, Drawing, Experimental Sound, Cite’ internationale des arts, Paris, 11-12 February

2013

  • mask of appearances, directed by Lauren Brincat and Bree van Reyk, group performance, Performance Space Carriageworks, 29 November 2013
  • (you) TAKE (my breath) AWAY (2) (performance) and girl in the sea (perspex, quartz, ink) in Continuum. Curated by Bonita Ely, CoFASpace, Sydney, 30 October – 7 November 2013
  • dialogo sull’ arte, four screen outdoor light projection in Perspektiva 2, Art & About Sydney. Curated by Jamil Jamani, C-Block CoFA, 25 Sept 2013
  • blood and fire, directed by Lauren Brincat and Bree van Reyk, group performance, Art Gallery of NSW, 19 June 2013
  • breathing space: notes for rooflines, 5 performance, sound and installation works, in Transpositions of Space, an international exchange between Verge Gallery, Sydney and Concord Gallery, Los Angeles, January 2013

2012

  • down to earth (everywhere was once somewhere else), (charcoal, graphite, Japenese paper), in Dirtying the Paper, Brunswick Street Galleries, Melbourne, October 2012
  • in absentia, (grand piano, voice, wool, metal), in New College Village Showcase, UNSW 21 September 2012
  • they said, keep climbing (I asked, which way), installation (wood, mirror, acrylic yarn), in Leeches and Beaches, Kudos Gallery  August 27 – Sept 2012
  • a haunting of nightvowels, (grand piano, voice, wool, metal), in New College Village Showcase, UNSW 10 August 2012
  • loud out, reading in Out Loud Project, Newcastle Library, May 2012
  • me.mor.y, performance and installation, in SPI Group Show, CoFA Space, April 2012

2011

  • big read, annual poetry read, Collected Works (Kris Hemensley), Melbourne, August 2011
  • flawed, installation, (plastic), in Yellow. Curated by Pineapple Park, Ashfield, Sydney NSW, August 2011

2010

  • stepping, (image), Groundswell Photovoice Project. Curated by Kerrie Noonan & Peta Murray, Melbourne, November 2010
  • still life, lino prints (ink, canson), in Compact Prints, Umbrella Studio, Cairns, October 2010
  • phoenix,  lino print (acrylic on handmade paper) in From Blackbutt to Sea, Studio 48, Lambton NSW, July 2010
  • tongue in cheek, collage (canson, paper, ink, pencil) in In-Habit. Curated by Berni Janssen, Abbotsford, Victoria, touring 2010

2009 – 2007

  • egg hunt, (found object, digitally manipulated) postcard, Bookartbooks, London; Collected Works, Melbourne, April 2009
  • april fool, collage (paper, mirror, ink), in Post It/Mail It, Redfoxpress, Ireland, March 2009
  • moscow, digital print, (mixed media), in Salt and Pepper, Redfoxpress, Ireland, August 2008
  • her story of happiness, artists book, (buckram, gold leaf, plastic, paper), Modern Art Oxford UK, December 2007
  • beyond words and other places, postcard, in Cowley Road Show, Cowley Hall, Oxford, October 2007
  • even in 1840, artists book (paper, acrylic, textile), Grahame Galleries and Editions, in Artists Books and Multiples Fair, Brisbane, September 2007
  • her story of the world, artists book (buckram, gold leaf, plastic, paper) Grahame Galleries and Editions, in Lessons in History, Brisbane 2007

2006

  • wish you were her, (mirror, cotton, thread, acrylic, wire), winner, in The Shoalhaven Poetry Postcard Prize, September 2006
  • hendrix, seaworld, war, 3 works, (acrylic on paper), in When We Were Young, Field Gallery, Newcastle, September 2006
  • tools of trade, mixed media, in Scissors, Paper, Rock’ , Firstdraft, Surry Hills, June 2006
  • how now, (mixed media), in Farm Yard Animal Show, Field Gallery, Newcastle, April 2006
  • the grass is greener, (mirror, astro turf, string), Field Gallery, Newcastle, March 2006

2005 – 2002

  • white light, light series, (glass, acrylic, bamboo, text), in Collision – text-infused art. Curated by Philip Norton, Burrinja Gallery, Victoria, July 2005
  • I’m not so sure, 3-D collage (mixed media), in Put a Zip in It, Rocketart, Newcastle, December 2004
  • Intravenous, sculpture, (mixed media), in A Bit of Hose, Rocketart, Newcastle, November 2003
  • deeply felt ; fresh; beyond words: artists books, (felt, Japanese rice paper, card, silk) in Text and Textures, Newcastle Printmakers, Back to Back Gallery, Newcastle, September 2003
  • 4 cases for freedom, (mixed media), Tapp Gallery, Darlinghurst, February 2003
  • brush with virginity, (mixed media) in Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush, Rocketart Newcastle, 06 November 2002

Selected Artists Books

  • submission, (buckram, gold leaf, paper), breathing space: however it may seam (i don’t remember arriving 4), Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, Singapore October 2012
  • drawing breath, (timber, card, paper, cotton), in Wellness, University of Newcastle, March 2011
  • city scaped (card, string, acrylic, cloth), Redfoxpress, Ireland, February 2009
  • traveller’s tales, (plastic, paper, ephemera), Redfoxpress, Ireland, March 2008
  • remains of the day, (buckram, gold leaf, paper), Modern Art Oxford, November 2007
  • even in 1840, (paper, acrylic, textile), Grahame Galleries and Editions, in Artists Books and Multiples Fair, Brisbane, September 2007
  • her story of the world, (buckram, gold leaf, plastic, paper), in Lessons in History, Grahame Galleries and Editions, Brisbane, March 2007
  • pointed, (card, textile, silk), Newcastle Printmakers, Back to Back Gallery, Newcastle January 2004
  • deeply felt ; fresh; beyond words, 3 artists books (card, textile, silk), in Text and Textures, Newcastle Printmakers, Back to Back Gallery, Newcastle, September 2003

Selected Works on Paper

  • down to earth (everywhere was once somewhere else), frottage series commenced 2002, (graphite, charcoal, Japanese rice paper), on cover and back of ETZ Literary Journal (Pete Spence ed) Melbourne, November 2012
  • 2004 – ongoing : The Postcard Series, in Sydney, Venice, Oberstdorf
  • 2004 – ongoing : The Easter Postcard Series

Publications, Papers

2014

  • en plein air, work from the Cite’ internationale des arts residency http://press.parislitup.com/shop/paris-lit-up-magazine-n2-2014/ Launch 27 September, Hangar 56 ave. Parmentier (11. arr)
  • silent observation, Contemplating the Seine and The Art of Winter, works from the Cite’ internationale des arts residency, in the Newcastle Poets’ Anthology 2014

2013

  • the new black (text) and thinking about black (image), in Tears in the Rain, e-project curated by Julie Clarke, University of Melbourne, December 2013
  • cover image and title poem before dawn, in ‘Palaces of Reflection’, Newcastle Poets Anthology, launch November 2013
  • mineral universe & the (    )   outsider – artemis conspires with hundertwasser, schwitters and utrillo), poetry in VLAK 4 (ed Louis Armand), launched internationally 12 October Paris, 09 November NY,12 November London
  • when the fish were biting, poetry shortlisted in Cancer Council Victoria Arts Awards 2013
  • hiding in concrete: note to robert lax, poetry in ETZ Literary Journal, No. 5, (ed Pete Spence) June-July 2013
  • N THING IS SET IN ST NE, chapbook launch and guest poet, Westword, Footscray, Melbourne 28 July 2013
  • N THING IS SET IN ST NE, chapbook launch and guest poet, Live Poets, North Sydney, 26 June 2013
  • Boxing Day Test, essay and poem in Notes for the Translators, University of Macau (ed Ass Prof Kit Kelen), launched internationally. Published November 2012.
  • 2013 – 2003: selected poetry in each annual anthology of the Newcastle Poets (PATP)

2012

  • in absentia, not the beginning, the agony of dust, f/utility, poetry in ETZ Literary Journal, (ed Pete Spence) November 2012
  • myself then my self: the ephemeral performer in ‘the breathing space projects’, paper and performance in the 2nd Performers’ Voice Symposium, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, National University of Singapore, 20 – 25 October 2012
  • the agony of dust and april fool, poetry and image on site Anything But Human, Dr Julie Clarke, University of Melbourne, 03 September 2012
  • ‘N THING Is SET IN ST NE’, chapbook, Picaro Press, March 2012
  • breath, poetry in Famous Reporter, Issue 43, May, pp 160-161, 2012
  • breath, poetry in Collected Works, January Blog, 2012
  • selected poetry, in the annual anthology of the Newcastle Poets (PATP)

2011

  • Boxing Day Test, winning poetry in Cricket Art Award Book and Cricket Art Award Calendar, November 2011
  • Drawing Breath, presentation at The 3rd Art of Good Health and Wellbeing International Conference, National Gallery of Australia, November 2011
  • Boxing Day Test, poetry in Five Bells, Winter/Summer, 82, 2010/2011
  • selected poetry, in the annual anthology of the Newcastle Poets (PATP)

2010

  • Creative Wellness and Problem Solving: beads, books and balance, presentation at The 2nd Art of Good Health and Wellbeing International Conference, University of Melbourne, November 2010
  • Beneath What Is: winning poetry in In the Detail, Hunter Writers’ Centre, September 2010
  • Fire Season, poetry at Redroom Company NSW Parliament Poetry Soiree, June 2010
  • Letterbox Dreams, selected poetry read on 3RRR FM and podcast, February 2010
  • selected poetry, in the annual anthology of the Newcastle Poets (PATP)

2009

  • Cecilia White’s rabbit, Flickr
  • selected poetry, in the annual anthology of the Newcastle Poets (PATP)

2008

  • White., C. & Watt., S. (2008) Curiosity and Openness to Experience: an Australian perspective on Initiating interracial contact, International Journal for the Arts and Sciences, November, Gottenheim, Germany
  • selected poetry, in the annual anthology of the Newcastle Poets (PATP)

2007

  • White, C., Hopwood, N., & Wyatt, J. Development for contract research staff at Oxford: towards a professional framework, Research Intelligence, March, 98, 18 – 19.
  • Island’s of different fates, essay in German in Vokabelkrieger II, September 2007, Berlin, Germany
  • selected poetry, in the annual anthology of the Newcastle Poets (PATP)

2006

  • How Poet’s Work: Cecilia White, Five Bells, 56-57.
  • selected poetry, in the annual anthology of the Newcastle Poets (PATP)

Earlier work

  • Island’s of different fates, essay in German in Art Australia Catalogue, August, Sylt & Cologne, Germany, 2003
  • selected poetry, in the annual anthology of the Newcastle Poets (PATP) 2003 – 2014
  • The loneliness of the long distance artist: turning borders into frameworks, presentation at Doing Business Across Borders Conference, University of Newcastle, 27-28 November 2002
  • Gedanken der Zeit, Bookpress, Sydney, 1996

Selected Workshops, Seminars, Tutoring

2015

  • Tutor, Outsider Art, UNSW Art & Design
  • Tutor, Studio Gateway; Design Gateway, Narratives of Modernity, UNSW Nura Gili
  • Tutor, Fine Arts and Design, UNSW New College Village

2014

  • Tutor, Fine Arts and Design, UNSW New College Village

2013

  • Tutor, Beyond Modernities, UNSW Art & Design

2012

  • National University of Singapore, ‘breathing space: myself then my self – the ephemeral performer in the breathing space projects’, the 2nd Performer’s Voice Symposium, Siew Toh Conservatory, National University of Singapore, 28 October 2012
  • Developing Breathing Space for Personal Balance, a development seminar approved for NSW teachers, University of Newcastle, School of Education: Teachers Visit Day, 24 June 2012
  • Developing a Wellness Program for You and Your School, a development seminar approved for NSW teachers, University of Newcastle, School of Education: Teachers Visit Day, 24 June 2012

2011

  • Making Effective Presentations: placing science in a broader visual and spatial context, presentation to National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, UNSW 16 March 2011

2010

  • I’m worse at what I do best, Auburn Poets’ collaborative workshop with Richard Tipping, 25 September 2010

2009

  • Creative Balance: collaborative workshop with Sue Mudge, University of Newcastle, 15 June 2009

2007

  • Curiosity and Openness to Experience in Initiating Interracial Contact, seminar, Oxford University, Trinity Term 2007

Residencies, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

2015

  • Residency/Seminar with Luce Irigaray, 22-27June, University of Nottingham
  • Rome Writers’ Residency, June, awarded by Paris Lit Up, France
  • Art & Design Grant from Arc@UNSW for Rome Writers’ Residency

2014

  • UNSW NCV Service Award 2014 (Service to the Community through the Arts)
  • Cite’ internationale des Arts Paris Residency, 3 months awarded by CoFA, UNSW 2013/2014
  • APA Postgraduate Scholarship

2013

  • Finalist, Verge OASIS Sculpture Prize 2013, University of Sydney, for lost for words
  • Art & Design Grant from Arc@UNSW for AWAY/A A WAY exhibited in HIDDEN 2013
  • Shortlisted Cancer Council Victoria Arts Awards 2013 : when the fish were biting
  • APA Postgraduate Scholarship

2012

  • The Performers Voice Travel Grant for performance and lecture at the Second Performers’ Voice Symposium, Singapore
  • Special Mention Cancer Council Victoria Arts Awards: noting this
  • Bowen St Project Award Adelaide City Council
  • $36k funding Wellness@UoN Program, University of Newcastle
  • APA Postgraduate Scholarship

2011

  • APA Postgraduate Scholarship (3 years)
  • NSW Mental Health Association Grant for breathing space development
  • NSW Mental Health Association Grant for drawing breath
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence for the 5 year program Wellness @UoN
  • $30k funding Wellness@UoN Program, University of Newcastle
  • International Cricket Poetry Award: Boxing Day Test

2010

  • Innovation Award, University of Newcastle
  • Winner: In the Detail Exhibition, Hunter Arts Centre: beneath what is
  • $15k funding Wellness@UoN Program, University of Newcastle

2009

  • $8k funding Wellness@UoN Program, University of Newcastle

2008

  • Appointed Creator & Coordinator of Wellness@UoN, University of Newcastle

2006

  • Winner: Shoalhaven Poetry Postcard Prize: wish you were her

Earlier awards

  • APA Scholarship MEd(Hons) (Syd)
  • Goethe Institute Prize : language, art, merging cultures in post-Wall Berlin
  • Goethe Institute Prize :contemporary performance and expression
  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship for study in Germany