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Creative Victoria Grant


29 June 2023

Axel has been funded by Creative Victoria to research and develop a screenplay exploring a story set over a 200 year timeframe.

In July it was confirmed that I was successful in recieving the Creators Fund research and development grant funded generously by Creative Victoria.

Recieving this grant means that I will undertake an intensive research and development period for a brand new screen based work centred around the lives of a motley crew of characters who sit on the fringes of society. The work explores non-linearity of time, traversing a timeframe of more than 200 years, "beginning" in the goldrush period and looking to the future of Australia via the present.

I have commenced delving into the archives at the State Library of Victoria, accessing historical documents, journals and images to guide the writing process. I am particularly interested in Traditional Owner histories, LGBTQI+ histories, histories of migration during the goldrush, Aboriginal domestic workers, emergence of new technologies such as photography and futurism, future predictions on the climate, migration and weather changes. The grant also allows me to work with a script consultant during various stages of the scripting process.

Research will be conducuted overseas in the USA and UK later this year. I will provide updates on that as well.

You can read the official release from Creative Victoria here.

Writings, Articles and Audio-Visual Installation material generated through this research project will be published on this site between July 2023 and Early 2024.

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