How did you get involved in Tulpa?
I created it with Lisandra Linde. I’ve always wanted to be a part of a truly exciting arts environment and I feel that working on this project in Adelaide’s art scene is a truly worthwhile thing. Adelaide is full of exciting and passion-driven projects and they don’t necessarily get enough attention.
I’ve long had a desire to work in a magazine like this. I’m able to help form something that holds to ethics I consider very valuable and that is exactly what I wanted to achieve.
What’s your life like outside of Tulpa?
I’m currently studying Creative Writing at university and getting involved with Radio Adelaide. These allow me to involve myself in what I consider most important – the arts community. Other than that, my life is largely just looking for a chance to get paid work in a very competitive and challenging environment.
I spend most of my free time working on a manuscript that I’ve rewritten several thousand times more than any reasonable person ever would.
What has been the most rewarding part of working for Tulpa Magazine?
The Fringe. By a mile, the Fringe. Writing pieces about performers’ heartfelt work and getting feedback from them directly is like nothing else. You have to be careful, considerate, and compassionate. You have to be prepared to follow a narrative or character wherever it goes and the reward of seeing that unfold and bringing it to the attention of other people is a remarkably rewarding experience.
What do you see yourself doing in the future? Where are you headed after Tulpa?
I have no idea. That worries me but I’ve found so far that exploring and investigating the options available usually offers something. Adelaide is a much more exciting place than people give it credit for and the opportunities available are plenty, if a little hidden. Hopefully at some point, I’ll one day leave Adelaide (much as I love it) to explore opportunities and environments farther afield. Though I don’t expect that to happen for a very long time.