Creative Recovery and Resilience essays

In a collection of 9 essays edited by Vahri McKenzie for artsACT’s Creative Recovery and Resilience Forum Writers-in-Residence Simone Penkethman, Jacqui Malins and Barrina South reflect on the themes and concerns emerging from Forum activities. Simone Penkethman’s response to Keeping it Together, Keeping it Together… 

Temporary assembly amidst change

McKenzie, V. (2022). Temporary assembly amidst change, UPENDING | MENDING: Catalogue of the Twenty-eighth Faculty of Arts & Design Staff Art Exhibition, National Library of Australia. Fires, floods and bugs sweep the country and creatives are exhorted to recover, to build resilience, to resume our 

Bakkhai: Freedom and Control

McKenzie, Vahri. (2018). Bakkhai: Freedom and Control Curatorial Essay. Bunbury, WA: Maker + Co and Edith Cowan University. An exhibition of work developed for BREC’s 2018 stage show seen in a gallery context that illustrates the collective creativity of the artists, all graduates of ECU’s 

Bakkhai Director’s Notes

McKenzie, Vahri. (2018). Bakkhai Director’s Notes. Bunbury, WA: Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre. Bakkhai was one of Euripides’ final plays and is concerned with two apparently opposed sides of human nature, the rational and the instinctive. When these collide, in the forms of the rigid young 

Writing up/Writing down: Making Sense through Sensory Engagement

McKenzie, V. (2017). Writing up/writing down: making sense through sensory engagement. ECU Researchers on Writing, Edith Cowan University. Writing up research can be formulaic and conventional, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We rely on certain formulae and conventions to clarify meanings, to create a