Writer In Residence Aimee Knight
"Writing is a cultural investment. It creates conversation, which is key to maintaining community engagement and a wide appreciation for the arts. When publishing opportunities for arts coverage are diminishing in print and online, support for the form is vital. I’m thrilled to pitch in through my residency at The Mill. Working here strengthens my bonds with local and visiting artists—all from diverse disciplines. This informs my work with perspectives I may not otherwise access. Likewise, I hope my experiences and skill-set augment the creative practice of others in the space. I’m excited to see where the next twelve months take me!"
writes cultural criticism and creative non-fiction. Her words appear on and in The Big Issue, Little White Lies, Kill Your Darlings, The Lifted Brow, Daily Life, Broadly and more.
In 2015 she was a Writer in Residence at SA Writers Centre. The following year, she was selected for Critics Campus at Melbourne International Film Festival. She’s set to appear as an artist at National Young Writers Festival in October 2017.
Aimee is a poptimist who digs gender equality, sexual diversity and good mental health. Dancing on stage with Bruce Springsteen didn’t cure her anxiety, but it sure did help.
Writer In Residence Eleanor Scicchitano
"Writing is a fairly solitary business, and it’s been wonderful to be part of a community at The Mill. Working around and with a close community of artists, from all disciplines, has expanded my network and introduced me to new ideas and new ways of working. It’s also given me the space to write, without the pressures of being at home or work. I’m looking forward to the next twelve months, getting to know more artists and exploring new disciplines."
Eleanor is the Visual Arts Program Curator at Country Arts SA. In 2012 she completed a Masters in Curatorial and Museum Studies at Adelaide University and she has previously work as a co-director at FELTspace ARI and founding co-director of onesixteenth ARI. She is a Board member at ACE Open, and spent 5 weeks in Venice in 2015, working in the Australian Pavilion at the Biennale.
She maintains in independent curatorial and writing practice, and has presented exhibitions in galleries around Australia. She has published articles, reviews and essays with Artlink Magazine, Marmalade, and for a number of artists and galleries in Adelaide.