In the background of a photo of Julie Gough’s installation Ebb Tide (The Whispering Sands), 1998, over Lady Jane Franklin’s right shoulder, I can just make out my family home (Gough, 2018, p. 148). The house occupies a slight promontory, the land jutting into Eaglehawk Bay just enough to offer a view over the Neck. …
Bright South has recently been helping Melbourne independent filmmakers Golden Moss with production of their new story. Filming has just been completed at a number of locations around the Tasman Peninsula. This was a mammoth task achieved in just 6 days, and was greatly assisted by the generosity of a number of locals, to whom we extend our heartfelt thanks. Read more …
Rachel’ Mead’s The Flaw in the Pattern takes you on a journey ranging from Tasmania’s Overland Track to the southern ocean, and out into the great basin of Lake Eyre. Her observations are always interknitted with the intimate details of life and human relations, which allow you to see into the flaws in the patterns of everyday language.
What’s going on with coin trees, and why has one appeared right here in lutruwita-Tasmania? And why do I only see them every six years?
On the 20th of October 2018, Friends of North Bruny officially opened the Dennes Point Heritage Trail Interpretation Panels and Website, a project supported by Bright South. The Heritage Trail is a fantastic new short walk on the very northern-most tip of Bruny Island, a site of incredible heritage significance. Find out more . . .
Susan Richardson’s wonderful collection of marine creature themed poetry, Words the Turtle Taught Me is not only a fantastic read but would also be a really valuable classroom resource for anyone studying marine life, endangered species or interested in exploring different ways to write poetry.
Dominique Hecq’s Hush: A Fugue is a quiet, sad, collection of poems, which, for me, really evokes the atmosphere of Melbourne. Dominique is an accomplished writer, in this volume exploring themes of loss and mourning, not only of a child, but also of her mother tongue, French.
Friends of North Bruny represents the community on North Bruny Island, lutruwita-Tasmania (everything north of the Neck). During 2018 Bright South helped them with a new website. Find out more . . .
Kirsten Lang’s poems thoughtful and profound explorations of the spaces between human and nonhuman, the self and the world. Her writing speaks of the ‘vibrant matter’ of the world and give you a sense of being enmeshed in a glittering web that connects you to everything around you.
This is an extraordinary extended prose-poem that will surely appeal to lovers of triffids and weird and visceral adventures.