Giddy-up - have just been invited by Ian McCallum to join in the fun! Animated Spaces is an arts project set for August in Toowoomba this year, along with four other Queensland towns; Charters Towers, Eudlo, Redlands and Hervey Bay. There are three projects in Toowoomba on the weekend of August 23rd and 24 - Tarn McLean's Real Time, Your Time at the main intersection of Toowoomba's CBD, and Andrew McDonald's Up The Creek, a site specific installation using found materials from around the creek. ..
Debut novelist Anna Funder as had a spectacular year. Not because she cleaned up in both the Miles Franklin Award, Australia’s most prestigious literary prize; All That I Am has also won Book of the Year and Literary Fiction Book of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards, the 2012 Barbara Jefferis Award, the Independent Bookseller’s Award for Best Debut Fiction, and the Indie Book of the Year. It is reasonable to say Funder is now a literary heavyweight! ..