Cedar Whelan Artist in residence

Cedar Whelan

Whibayganba Immersion. Being part of the inaugural cohort of artists in residence at Whibayganba (Lighthouse Arts) was an honour. I was inspired by the wildness of the place, the blues of seascapes merging into a close, yet infinite sky, and the light – beyond description. Ideas flying on ozone-rich winds. The tangible history, both recent and ancient, moved me deeply. The reflections, in response to seeing the work and practice of other artists, continue.

A magical place to incubate my craft – poetry, prose and short stories, creative non-fiction, memoir, and reflections on living experience of mental health challenges. Doing the residency has increased my confidence and enabled me to balance process and product more than I had previously. I’m really grateful for the experience. Grab it with both hands!