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Dr Indigo Perry

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

School of Comm & Creative Arts

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2015
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007
Bachelor of Arts, Deakin University, 1995

Contact

indigo.perry@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46760

Research interests

Creative writing & creative arts theory & practice; practice-led research.

Creative process and social transformation

Creative process and environmental activism

Collaborative and interdisciplinary research within the creative arts.

Creative arts & therapeutics, particularly relating to grief and trauma.

Affiliations

Australian Association of Writing Programs

Teaching interests

Life Writing, Autobiographical practices, experimental writing 

Units taught

ALW395 Writing Lives

ALW730 Creative NonFiction: The Personal Essay

Knowledge areas

Creative writing; creative and practice-led research; autobiographical practices and environmental destruction and despair; performativity in creative practice. 

Research groups

Deakin Motion Lab. 

Climate Change Communication and Narrative Network. 

Projects

Autobiographical creative practices. Solastalgia and the entwinement of personal and ecological grief and trauma. Memoir, experimental and performance practices. 

Darkfall (UWAP 2020). Book-length memoir, currently being adapted for long-durational performance with international partners. 

Stream of Consciousness. 2019-21. Collaborative creative project, creation of gallery work film comprising writing, music, fibre art improvisational practices, followed by gallery exhibition in Yarra Ranges Regional Exhibitions Program 2021. Consideration of upper Birrarung (Yarra River) environment through creative practices. Partners Andrew Darling, Brooke Wandin, Ryan Tews. Funded by Yarra Ranges Council Arts & Heritage Community Grant. 

Publications

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2020

Darkfall

Gaylene Perry

(2020), Crawley, Western Australia, J1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2019

Speaking the anthropocene: slow writing in collaborative performance art

G Perry

(2019), Vol. 16, pp. 251-262, New writing, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Mallee Triptych

Gaylene Perry

(2019), Vol. 78, pp. 1-1, Meanjin Quarterly, Melbourne, Vic., JO3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Easter Sunday

Gaylene Perry

(2019), pp. 1-1, Peregrine Journal, [United States], J3

Non-Traditional Research Output
2018

Performing vulnerability: on performance writing and improvisation

G Perry

(2018), Vol. 22, Text, Nathan, Qld., C1

journal article

Umbra 1976

G Perry

(2018), pp. 1-1, Storyscape journal, Brooklyn, N.Y., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Heatwave

G Perry

(2018), Vol. 6, pp. 1-1, Australian Poetry Anthology, Melbourne, Vic., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

The butcher in the moonlight

G Perry

(2018), pp. 1-3, Versity La, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Bull's eyes

G Perry

(2018), pp. 1-3, Verity La, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Sonata

G Perry

(2018), Rockland, Maine, J3

Non-Traditional Research Output
2017

The dance of the writer: a poetics

G Perry

(2017), pp. 1-16, Brolga: an Australian journal about dance, Braddon, A.C.T., C1

journal article

White like fire (after Nick Cave)

G Perry

(2017), Otoliths, [Rockhampton, Qld.], J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

The rain inside

G Perry

(2017), Otoliths, [Rockhampton, Qld.], J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Opening the gorge

G Perry

(2017), Otoliths, [Rockhampton, Qld.], J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Recurring dream

G Perry

(2017), Otoliths, [Rockhampton, Qld.], J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Shared Hearts

G Perry, A Darling

(2017), Telopea Gardens, PAVE Emerald Festival, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Anthropocene City

G Perry, A Darling

(2017), State Library of Victoria Forecourt, Melbourne, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Poetics of light and dark

G Perry, A Darling

(2017), Upper Yarra Valley Arts Centre, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Calligraphy

G Perry

(2017), Otoliths, Home Hill, Qld, J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Fault lines

G Perry

(2017), Otoliths, Home Hill, Qld, J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Bitter tastes

G Perry

(2017), Otoliths, Home Hill, Qld, J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Fermata

G Perry

(2017), Vol. 39, Watershed Review, Chico, Calif., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Renaissance

G Perry

(2017), Vol. 39, Watershed review, Chico, Calif., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output
2016

Playing in the dark of winter

G Perry

(2016), pp. 1-1, Otoliths : a magazine of many e-things, Australia, J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Creatrix: artist in residence performance at birthing the mother 14

G Perry

(2016), 4DVerse, J1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Cave of swimmers

G Perry

(2016), Otoliths, Home Hill, Qld., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Prowler

G Perry

(2016), Otoliths, Home Hill, Qld., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

The forest within

G Perry, A Darling

(2016), Projekt 3488, Warburton, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2015

Illuminous: Performance 1

G Perry, A Darling

(2015), Octagon, Moora Moora, Healesville., J1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Entwinement

G Perry, A Darling

(2015), Hawthorn Arts Centre, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2013

Holding on and letting go

I Perry

(2013), pp. 146-158, Key issues in creative writing, Bristol, U. K., B1

book chapter

Indelicacies

G Indigo (Perry

(2013), Melbourne, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2010

Potentially dangerous : vulnerabilities and risks in the writing workshop

G Perry

(2010), pp. 117-129, Does the writing workshop still work?, Bristol, England, B1-1

book chapter
2009

Ferals, nomads, drifters, gypsies, vagrants, blow-ins, thieves, troublemakers, tricksters and terrorists : creative writing, from creative industries to creative ecologies

G Perry

(2009), Vol. 13, pp. 1-13, Text, Gold Coast, Qld., C1

journal article
2008

Hanging the washing between the lines : a glimpse into the backyard of one writer's work in process

G Perry

(2008), pp. 1-10, Double Dialogues, Canterbury, Vic., C1

journal article

The non-verbal and the verbal : expanding awareness of price-led research in creative writings

G Perry

(2008), pp. 1-11, AAWP 2008 : The creativity and uncertainty papers : the refereed proceedings of the 13th conference of the Australian Association of Writing Programs, University of Technology, Sydney, E1-1

conference
2007

History documents, arts reveals : creative writing as research

G Perry

(2007), pp. 35-45, Practice as research: approaches to creative arts enquiry, London, England, B1

book chapter

Art and trauma danger and dynamics in the creative writing workshop

G Perry

(2007), Vol. 11, pp. 1-18, Educational insights: electronic journal of graduate student research, Vancouver, B.C., C1

journal article

This story wants to be danced : creative writing, dance, convergence and confluence

G Perry

(2007), Vol. 4, pp. 135-140, New writing: the international journal for the practice and theory of creative writing, Clevedon, England, C1

journal article

The sea-blue background

G Perry

(2007), J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2005

Breath and Elegy: moments of grief and art

G Perry, A Iggulden

(2005), pp. 68-74, Double dialogues, Canterbury, Vic., C1

journal article
2004

Midnight water : a memoir

G Perry

(2004), Sydney, N.S.W., J1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2001

'Eat your peas': the creative Ph.D. thesis and the exegesis

G Perry, K Brophy

(2001), pp. 89-100, Postgraduate research supervision, transforming (R)Elations, New York, N.Y., B1-1

book chapter
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Performing autobiographical writing practices in the context of solastalgia

Gaylene Perry

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Non-Traditional Research Output

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2022

Ebony Jade Muller

Thesis entitled: CARE DANCE: Dance/Movement Improvisation and the Ethics of Care

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

2010

Susan Tanya King-Smith

Thesis entitled: A Wordless Horizon: Towards A Politically Engaged Poetic

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

Associate Supervisor
2021

Dipak Singh

Thesis entitled: Transforming Memory into Art: Stories from Fiji and the Indo-Fijian Diaspora

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

2019

Katherine Mary Paine

Thesis entitled: The Tank: reimagining the colonial North

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

Rebecca Carver

Thesis entitled: The Influence of Adversity on the Narrative Construction of Identity

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

Craig Sherborne

Thesis entitled: Tested on Humans: The Opportunistic Self in Life Writing

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

2014

Roberta Shaw

Thesis entitled: Looking and aesthetics: Beyond literary representations of voyeurism.

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

2012

Ewen Jarvis

Thesis entitled: The Library of the Seven Selves

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

Grant Caldwell

Thesis entitled: Intention and Unintention or Hyperconscious in the Contemporary Lyric Impulse

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

2011

Sarah Flattley

Thesis entitled: Wandering Rocks: Truth and Purity in Australian Irish Diaspora

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

2010

Samantha Kate Young

Thesis entitled: Razing Red Square: Glasnost - its Political and Aesthetic Paradigm Shifts

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

2008

Paul Dennis Carter

Thesis entitled: Eleven Seasons: A Creative Writing Journey through Modern Australian Football

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

2006

Jennifer Anne Lee

Thesis entitled: Dream Bodies: A Novel and Intersex: Imaginary Anatomy: An Exegesis

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

Benjamin O'Mara

Thesis entitled: The Fuzzboys: Writing Alternative Masculinities for Young Adults

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts