Dr. Derek Motion has been the Regional Arts Development Officer with Western Riverina Arts for the past three years, working across NSW in the communities of Narrandera, Leeton, Griffith and Murrumbidgee. He was previously the Artistic Director of the Booranga Writers’ Centre in Wagga, and has a Doctorate in Creative Writing from Charles Sturt University.
His recent publications / projects include:
– ‘For Prosperity’s Sake’ oral history project. Leeton, 2014/15. NSW Department of Ageing.
– ‘Eco Deco’ workshops / exhibitions. Griffith, Leeton, 2014. Riverina Local Land Services.
– ‘Reimagining the Murrumbidgee’. Curator. Exhibition opened Leeton 2013, Wagga 2014. Riverina Local Land Services.
– ‘Fusion: Recipes and Stories from the Riverina’. Editor. fourW Press, 2013. Regional Arts Fund.
– ‘From the Home Paddock to the Digital Universe’, co-written with Gilbey, D. In Ragusa, A. (Ed.) Rural lifestyles, community well-being and social change: Lessons from country Australia for global citizens. 2013.
– ‘lollyology’. Collection of poetry published on Lulu 2012.