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I wrote a music review for the Newcastle Herald on the Elsewhere Festival at the Maitland Gaol. Click this link to read the story AND see the pictures, or just scroll below.

THIS festival meant a few firsts for me. I’d never been to Maitland Gaol, and after three years in Newcastle, I’d yet to try Doughheads or Newy Burger Co.

Walking (…)

The social network: 70% social, 30% network

I wrote a story on my awesome friend, Emma Levine from Newcastle Creative Agency, The Village of Useful. This story originally appeared in the Newcastle Herald. Click this link to see the story with the pretty pictures, or just read below!

EMMA Levine is fast becoming one of Newcastle’s young movers and shakers.

From her “Fondalicious” Jane-Fonda-style aerobics class run every Monday, to (…)

Tony Joe White: review

I wrote a review on Tony Joe White for the Newcastle Herald. You can click here to see the awesome pictures which were taken by the fabulously talented Josh Bruce, or you can just read the text by scrolling below.

WHEN an American utters the contraction “y’all”, Australians respond like you’ve just handed them a lamington. When that American is blues (…)

So many stories in The Newcastle Herald!

Soon I’ll create several lovely blog post’s individually crafted all about the stories I’ve written for The Herald on cool people doing cool things. In the meantime, follow these links to see for yourself! These stories all appeared in print as well!

Story on Creative Keo Match

Story on Busker Jack Dawson

Story on Creative Spaces in Newcastle

Stay tuned! More to (…)


Busking without a plan B

I wrote a story for the Newcastle Herald on talented Novocastrian Musician Jack Dawson.  Click here to read the original story (with photos), or just scroll below.

TWENTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD musician Jack Dawson hasn’t worked a real job since he was fired from McDonald’s as a teenager.

Despite this minor setback, the Novocastrian street busker doesn’t seem too concerned. Guitar-playing has given him his (…)

Keo Match: Street art with edge

 I wrote a story on my friend and artist Keo Match for the Newcastle Herald. Click this link to read it and see the pictures, or just read below!

My success will always peg on my happiness, says 28-year-old Keo Match. “Art and creative pursuits are my goal.”

Despite being colour-blind and diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Keo (his signature) has worked successfully (…)


Story on my friends Elena and Tristram in The Newcastle Herald!

I have two really cool friends here in Newcastle, Elena and Tristram, and I was so excited when right before Christmas I got permission to write a story about their journey as writers for The Newcastle Herald. I’ll update this post shortly with links to everything, and in the meantime click on my story here or just have a read (…)

Creativity Commitment Constructs Kids’ Confidence

Suzie and Aleeta from Unload Creative Writing

Unload Creative Writing founders Aleeta Cliff and Suzie Galwey both have backgrounds in writing and editing, but in the writing workshops they run for Newcastle kids, you won’t hear much about spelling and grammar.

“We don’t use erasers, we only use pencils and papers, and we tell them to cross it out and don’t worry (…)

On Plants and Places: An Interview with PhD Student Shun Hasegawa

Shun Hasegawa got to where he is today through a love of playing outdoors when he was 11.

I met the 26-year-old PhD student in early 2013, when he became a flatmate to my dear friend Chelsea Maier. I occasionally visited her in Western Sydney, and upon his arrival I quickly noticed that he was very dedicated to his study; he (…)