And so yesterday my residency finished, a sad mix of feelings.
I’m really proud of the story I wrote. It started to do with abandoned suitcases, and then evolved into something to do with fire water tanks (the abandoned suitcase now playing a minor but important role). I have to give a HUGE shout-out to my Uncle Ross, and Peter, one of the artists’ other halves who gave me such insight into the world of farming, irrigation and fire water tanks, which I knew nothing about: but I know heaps now!
The other three artists did an amazing job, it was so exciting to be with them working in such insane quarters. Everyone produced such high-quality work and it was such an honour to be a part of it.
It was also slightly terrifying at times: we had members of the public stream in and out, watching every single word I typed: talk about pressure! It had to be perfect!!
The entire experience was amazing. I hope they do it again, I’d love to be a part of it a second time.
My story will be on the council website soon – I’ll keep you updated – but in the mean time, enjoy the view…