Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Tracy Sorensen

Artist’s statement

Tracey Sorensen

Research Overview

My arts practice includes writing and crochet and is mainly concerned with post-human storytelling and making embodied sense of the Anthropocene. My novel, The Lucky Galah (Picador 2018), was long-listed for the Miles Franklin award in 2019. This novel is narrated by a pink and grey galah, thus giving voice to a creature of the more-than-human world. I have crocheted a full “set” of my own abdominal organs twice, the first time during treatment for cancer in 2014, and the second time for the Creative Practice Circle’s Listening in the Anthropocene exhibition in 2020. I’m now giving voice to these organs in my current novel-in-progress, Organs: A cancer memoir (working title). I was the 2020 Writer in Residence at the Charles Perkins Centre at Sydney University. I am currently a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Charles Sturt University.

www.squawkingalah.com.au