Ross Park Primary School , NT
Poetry Object, 2017
Ross Park Primary School is a public school established in 1996 committed to providing education to students from Transition to Year 6. The oldest operating government school in Alice springs, they emphasise the importance of Creative Arts to students from Old East Side and Golf Course Area in Northern Territory.
Eunice worked with 50 students from Ross Park Primary School, inducting them into the world of Poetry Object and encouraging them to compose poems that tell stories about their curious objects.
Eunice Andrada is a Filipina poet and teaching artist. Her debut poetry collection Flood Damages (Giramondo Books) won the Anne Elder Award (2018) and was shortlisted in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards (2019). Her work has been translated and performed in Tagalog, Hiligaynon, French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish and Czech, while her poems have appeared in local and international journals and anthologies. Her previous works have also won the John Marsden and Hachette Australia Prize (2014) and been shortlisted for the Fair Australia Prize (2018).
Featured in The Guardian, ABC News and other media, she has performed her poetry in diverse international stages, from the Sydney Opera House to the UN Climate Negotiations in Paris. Her ecopoetry has been recognised through the NAHR Australian Poetry Fellowship on the theme of water and the feature of her poetry in a climate change-themed exhibition at the Amundsen-Scott Station in the South Pole of Antarctica.