Snailbox | The Slow Project: ACT Creative Recovery and Resilience Forum

Kiri Morecombe (Editor), Vahri Mckenzie (Editor), Cathy Hope (Editor), Denise Thwaites (Editor), Simone Penkethman, Sophie Edwards, Andrew Galan, Melinda Smith, Emma Laverty, Frank McKone, Richie Allan, Sarah Loynes, Tammi Gissell

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Abstract

‘Is it the laughter of your children? Your tears? What is home and when is now? What are the most critical stories you have to share now?’ (Tammi Gissell, Snailbox provocateur).

You might not hear Snailbox coming… we’re slowing things down and making space to reflect on recovery, resilience, and challenges to these notions.

Three First Nations artists have designed a postcard (Richie Allan), stamp (Sarah Loynes) and a written provocation (Tammi Gissell) to start us off. Six more artists will write and exchange letters and postcards through April and May.

By using the reflective and private space of the personal letter, artists have time to dwell in the lingering, low-fi states associated with recovery and resilience that have great impact yet can be hard to talk about: pensiveness, apprehension, acceptance and boredom.  
Original languageEnglish
TypeParticipatory creative text
PublisherCreative ACT
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2022

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