un Writer in Residence




Hannah Donnelly, Long Water, 2016, Yirramboi Festival, Open Studio Residency presented by Arts House.

un Writer in Residence: Hannah Donnelly

We are so delighted to announce writer and artist Hannah Donnelly will join us as the inaugural un Writer in Residence.

The un Writer in Residence program is a new initiative that offers an emerging-to-mid career Australian arts writer a paid writing residency, with the scope and the space to develop new work and support the resident writers' creative and critical practice.

During her residency, Hannah Donnelly will focus on developing her ongoing writing experiments with speculative fiction and Indigenous Futures. This will encapsulate both critical theory and creative writing in the form of research and future tense interviews with various artists and curators. Hannah’s interviews are conducted from a sovereign future with the aim of collecting stories for imagined archives. 

Hannah Donnelly is a writer renowned for her ‘cli-fi’, she works with Indigenous Futurisms and responses to climate trauma. Hannah is the creator of Sovereign Trax promoting First Nations music through energising decolonisation conversations and community in music. Her recent group exhibitions include The Future Leaks Out, Liveworks, Sydney 2017; Future Eaters, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne 2017; Feedback Loop, Blak Dot Gallery, Melbourne 2017; and State of the Nation, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne, 2016.

Over the next six months, we will be publishing Hannah's work online and announcing any special residency events - sign up to our newsletter so you don't miss a beat!