Arts Writing Hot House

The Arts Writing Hot House is a program run to support emerging regional South Australian writers. Country Arts SA launched this inaugural program in 2018 in partnership with Flinders University Art Museum.

At the end of 2018, four writers from regional South Australia at different career levels took part in Country Arts SA’s inaugural Arts Writing Hot House, held in partnership with Flinders University Art Museum.

The Arts Writing Hot House was presented in three stages and included a public forum, a two day workshop intensive held at Flinders University, and a mentorship component. Throughout the intensive participants explored the intricacies of arts writing across all disciplines and worked towards strengthening their writing style while learning from arts industry professionals.

Following the intensive, participants spent six months working with a mentor to develop a piece of writing which responded to an arts experience in their region. We are pleased to share the finished commissions below.

 

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15. 08. 2019

One artist’s alchemy

By Fleur Peters Cath Cantlon’s life as an artist spanned three decades of practice, enhanced by a lifetime’s work in theatre and cultural development. Beginning her journey in the 1970s as a milliner/costumer with the Australian Ballet and SA Film Corp, she ventured into other aspects of theatre, particularly set design. Increasingly Cantlon became involved […]

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Lauren Mustillo

Lauren Mustillo

15. 08. 2019

At Home with Alison Mitchell and Robert Hannaford

By Alex Cleland The desaturated landscape of gentle hills near Riverton in South Australia’s lower mid north is home to renowned artists Robert Hannaford and Alison Mitchell. From an abandoned farmhouse and outbuildings they have created a nurturing and inspiring space to live and work. I visited the couple on an Autumn day following a […]

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Lauren Mustillo

Lauren Mustillo

15. 08. 2019

…beautiful boy

By Gina Raisin The telex came to life at an unscheduled time…its loud clattering beckoning me to look. The innocuous sheet of paper with perforated edges spewing out with just four words ‘JOHN LENNON SHOT DEAD’. This moment in time was revisited on my first viewing of Ann Newmarch’s work For John Lennon and my […]

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Lauren Mustillo

Lauren Mustillo

15. 08. 2019

When tales are long and often turn corners

By Kerry Rochford To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Nurse Bertha Emilie Schmidtke opening the Ambleside Hospital (now the Hahndorf Academy), Deborah Twining has created a powerful exhibition which speaks as much about storytelling as it does of the silences woven through stories, both of which hold equal power. Time, space, art and commemoration combine […]

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Lauren Mustillo

Lauren Mustillo

When

November 2018 - July 2019

Type

Responsive writing

Presenter/Partners

Country Arts SA in partnership with Flinders University Art Museum

Location

Regional South Australia

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