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The School

Killara High School is a co-ed school on the upper North Shore of Sydney. All of the Year 10 students will be taking part in the Papercuts 'Cabinet of Lost & Found' unit led by poet Gareth Jenkins.

The Project

Gareth worked with all of the Year 10 English classes, running about three workshops a term with about twenty students in each. The students are using one cabinet to showcase the writings of all of them, and that cabinet is being based on the Red Room Company's arts project, The Cabinet of Lost and Found. The Cabinet may be made by some of the Killara High woodork students, or they might hijack the school's sports trophy cabinet! In term four, all the school's participating students performed their work and the Cabinet remained on display in the school.

Read about Gareth's poetic encounters at Killara High School.

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The Poet

Gareth Jenkins

Dr Gareth S. Jenkins is an independent researcher, poet, artist and community development facilitator. His theoretical work focuses on avant-garde artists and writers that have experienced schizophrenia – he has presented his research in Australia, Europe and the U.S.A.  He has lectured widely at Australian Universities on the history and practice of experimental art and literature.

Gareth is a hybrid-media artist and his creative work includes poetry, visual art, digital media and installation. His work has appeared in numerous domestic and international publications including Cordite Poetry Review, Rattapallax, The Drunken Boat, Rabbit Poetry Journal, Mascara Literary Review, The Last Vispo anthology and VLAK: Contemporary Poetics and the Arts.

Much of his work can be found at: