Asialink Arts supported a self-initiated residency to Bhutan in 2005. Please click on the year below to view the profile.

  • 2005
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      Nicole Plüss (NSW)

      Australian-Bhutan Friendship Association

      Supported by Arts SA & the Australia Council for the Arts

    Nicole Plüss writes for children and young adults and her writing often explores international and historical influences on Australian life. Plüss travelled to Bhutan, fascinated with the country and the Himalayas. During her residency Plüss visited many schools, speaking with students and teachers about reading and storytelling and giving workshops on creative writing and development of ideas. During her travels around the country she also explored and researched the careful approach of the Bhutanese to economic development and the maintenance of religious, cultural and environmental integrity, as well as the emphasis on individual as opposed to community endeavour, themes she now hopes to work into her writing.