Walawaani Njindiwaan.
Ngayaga bundj nguumbun muladha gumara muruul yuwinj wanggan njin dhugandha.


We recognise Aboriginal peoples as the first people and custodians of Country.

South East Centre for Contemporary 
Art acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional custodians of the lands, waterways and airspace of the Bega Valley Shire.

Nick Whittock and Sam Miers Project Space Residency

8 — 14 Jun 2024


Shirley Hannan Project Space

Film and Poetry Open Studio, Shirley Hannan Project Space. Free, all welcome

South Coast locals, Sam Miers and Nick Whittock invite you to work with them in the Shirley Hannan Project Space at SECCA.

During their residency Sam will be editing the Any Year Diary Poem film while Nick develops other text, sound or movement based poetry projects. Join them at any stage in a week of unorganised, informal, spontaneous, radical, ad hoc or collective poetry writing workshops – bring your ideas and see what can be made!

Over the week, Sam will show various film and sound project documenting the Batemans Bay area and the songs of Yuin Country over the last 200 years. There will be a Poetry TV, and a poetry library available for borrowing.


About the Any Year Diary Poem:

Recording the movements of or within or through the bush in Brogo at the base of Biamanga, Nick started writing the Any Year Diary Poem on January 1 2019. Sections of the poem drawn onto ceramic pieces built by Sierra McManus were exhibited at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery Motel Art Fair in 2022. As part of this exhibtion, Nick made a cardboard television and, on the Poetry TV Channel, read the entirety of the poem up to the date of reading, which Sam recorded on video. Since then Sam and Nick have read and filmed the poem in different situations mainly around the places Nick documents. An initial edit of Sam’s film was screened at Turkey Rhubarb (the 2023 Brogo Poetry Symposium), projected onto the front of Nick’s mazDa 3.


Book Launch and Film Screening – Friday 14 June, from 5pm

Book launch – 27 September 2023 – 15 February 2024 : excerpts from the Any Year Diary poem, from Now Orries Press (Naarm).

Screening of film – Any Year Diary Poem

Guest readings and other poetry stunts.

Free, all welcome