Jessica Raschke is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, editor and creative consultant living in Bundanoon. STA asked her about her latest projects.
I’m very lucky to be working from our double-garage which was recently converted into a light and spacious studio with views of the nearby Morton National Park.
Even among bushfires and the pandemic, I’ve been lucky to find a few creative opportunities to help keep me afloat. In March, I enjoyed a one-week residency at the legendary Varuna Writers’ House in Katoomba where I generated a new suite of poems.
I’m currently an artist-in-residence with the The Corridor Project, with a focus on the anthropocene and the environment. While the residency has so far been over Zoom due to the pandemic, I have enjoyed learning from some really stellar talents. It’s reawakened a love for photography, so I’ve been spending time exploring the medium, a real lifeline during lockdown. I hope to travel to Cowra and stay onsite at Corridor as soon as possible.
I also have a collection titled Lightening Shades that will be published in October by Ginninderra Press.
Check out more of Jessica’s work at her website.