Danielle Burns is an author of several award-winning short fiction pieces, various non-fiction articles, co-writer of a number of historical and wellness anthologies and proud publisher of some incredible personal storytelling projects.
Danielle initially intended to use this virtual residency to work on a forthcoming novel, before instead choosing to pursue the opportunity for the benefit of the hard-working Rye Historical Society. Development of the below promotional flyer led down a rabbit hole of research and interviews, unearthing some incredible material including photos, postcards and stories that will form the basis of a book!
Mornington Peninsula Shire’s internationally significant Police Point Artist in Residence program supports between 25 – 30 local, national and international artists each year. The program supports a wide range of emerging, mid-career and established artists, with more than half of the annual allocation of residencies granted to Peninsula-based artists to develop and foster their artistic practice.
In response to COVID-19 and in the corresponding interests of public safety, the Police Point Artist in Residence program was temporarily suspended in 2020. Mornington Peninsula Shire developed a virtual residency program to support the Peninsula-based artists who had previously successfully applied to continue to develop and deliver creative works.