Rees Quilford, a PhD student from the Lab, has won the 2021 Bass Coast Prize for Non-Fiction.
The essay is a mixed-media piece (creative non-fiction with polaroid photographs) documenting his daily swimming, walking and watching at Cape Paterson during the first COVID winter.
Rees has been awarded a $5000 prize and has been doing local media interviews including a reading on ABC Gippsland radio.
The prize announcement with judges comments is online and the the essay itself is availble via the Bass Coast Post: Adrift in shallow waters: 92 days of winter swimming, walking & watching.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.