john bennett

writer, photographer, video artist. PhD ‘A new defence of poetry’. His exhibition ‘First light, from Eos to Helios’ at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, 2017, consisted of photographs, video and texts advocating natural aesthetics as a way to connect back to nature. An ABC documentary on this project ‘Poetry at First Light’ was broadcast on Radio National’s Earshot, 2016.

Pocket Diary’, Flying Island Books, 2012

He lives in Gumbaynggirr country and has worked with Aboriginal story tellers, has had Bundanon Fellowship, artist in residence, Macleay Museum, Sydney, and been awarded.Sydney Harbour Artist of the Year (for poetry). 

He served as Artistic director of the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival for five years and his visual work is being used by Government agencies, local tourist bodies, community groups and a number of arts, festival and environmental organisations.

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