Gus Warren [Photo © Bryan Sun]

July 31, 2015

Gus Warren

As a Surveyor, you are called upon to make information based, sound, reasonable judgements based on method, law and precedence.

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Ramesh Nithiyendran [Photo © Bryan Sun]

July 30, 2015

Ramesh Nithiyendran

Despite our necessary contribution to the cultural life of this country, many artists continue to struggle economically. While we are (in a way) privileged to be able to make art and contribute to public discourse, artists do need to be protected from exploitation.

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Lachlan Philpott [Photo © Bryan Sun]

July 20, 2015

Lachlan Philpott

…I am such a strong advocate of supporting writers to connect to their own voice. It’s very different from emulating other people’s work. The significance of a writer’s own voice is an important thing to preserve…It is not only worth nurturing and supporting, it is worth protecting.

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Lindsay Foyle [Photo © Bryan Sun]

July 20, 2015

Lindsay Foyle

I can’t imagine not being involved in either writing or art. When I am not creating something, I am thinking about what I should create. I am 70 now and think I am just starting to understand what I am trying to do, I hope I work it out soon!

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Keith Austin [Photo © Bryan Sun]

July 17, 2015

Keith Austin

I like telling stories, I like creating people and worlds and situations that people enjoy reading…It always seemed such a magical thing to do – to tell stories that wormed their way into people’s hearts and brains. What better way to spend your life!

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May 12, 2015

David Beirman

I find this distillation process – the writing – to be the most exciting part because I am turning a million dry facts into pages which will hopefully educate, entertain and inspire the reader.

May 12, 2015

Matt Ottley

You might be a lousy speller, but if you have the gift of being able to create amazing stories you’re more likely to be published than someone who writes well, but has no flair for narrative.

May 12, 2015

Alison Apryhs

I look for what’s going on around and beyond the subject or situation and look for something other than the obvious.

Image Credit: John Fries Award 2020 finalists (L–R): Daniel Jenatsch, Darcey Bella Arnold, JD Reforma, Melanie Jame Wolf, Ryan Presley, Sara Morawetz and Shevaun Wright.

Image Credit: Papunya Tula artist Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri. Photography by Matt Frost. Image courtesy of Papunya Tula Artists.

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