Bundanon

Michael Adams

Michael Adams

Art Forms: Non-fiction, Writing

Residency Years: 2016, 2018

Lives / Works: Wollongong, Australia

Michael Adams is a writer, researcher, and teacher. He has written in a wide variety of forms, including narrative non-fiction, online essays, peer-reviewed academic articles and scientific reports. His broad theme is humans and nature. He is currently a human geographer at the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research at the University of Wollongong, and also teaches on Buddhism and the environment at the Nan Tien Institute in Wollongong.

IN RESIDENCE 2018

The project Adams proposed for his Bundanon residency was to develop the structure for a book-length work of creative non-fiction, titled ‘Just a Line of Birds on the Horizon’, while also drafting the initial chapters.

IN RESIDENCE 2016

Building on his interest in full-immersion methodologies, Adams’ Bundanon residency was used to draft an extended essay exploring freediving in relation to place, belonging and the other beings of the blue planet we share. The work, ‘Salt Blood’ was published in 2017 and received the Calibre Essay Prize

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Bundanon acknowledges the Wodi Wodi and the Yuin, of the South Coast region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

This website contains names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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