Dr June Paisa Perkins is a multi-arts creative born to a Papua New Guinean Indigenous mother and Australian father. She was raised in Tasmania as a Bahá’i and combines poetry, blogging, photography, story and more to explore themes interesting her. Peace, ecology, spirituality, cultural diversity, resilience and empowerment.
Empower, Engage, Enlighten
Poetry Performances for all ages, including interactive ones for young children.
Professional collaborations with designers, illustrators and writers.
Poetry and Diversity advocate with commissions done for QAGOMA, QPF and QWC.
Devoted to Writing for and with community
Publications – Poems, Non-fiction articles, Photographs, Flash Fiction, Short Stories
Collaborations – Artists Collectives, Galleries, Libraries, First Nations Radio
Books Produced Themes – Creativity and Resilience, Cyclone Recovery, Poetry
Dedication to Creativity, Community, Connection, Intercultural learning
Why Work with Me?
- Culturally sensitive & Ethical
- Proven Track Record
Renee – Workshop Participant
“Working in community”
Sally – Artistic Collaborator
- Beyond IndividualismThere is so much power in the connection of artists within community. It keeps me optimistic no matter what else happens. The conversations, the friendships, and the thoughtfulness. Behind the scenes, for a few months now, I have been connectingContinue reading “Beyond Individualism”
- Book Week With the Students from Higaturu Oil Palm International SchoolOriginally posted on Magic Fish Dreaming:
Work from the students of the Higaturu Oil Palm International School which became a class anthology, Escape to Wonder A recent week of Book Week workshops via zoom, at Higaturu Oil Palm International School,…
- Returning to the Motherland 2#Originally posted on Magic Fish Dreaming:
So, continuing on from my last post on zooming to PNG for a most memorable book week, here is more about the classroom itself. This image is what it looked like from the point…
Commissions QWC, QAGOMA, Mana Pasifika, QPF, QMF, Creative Arts Recovery, La Luna Youth Theatre
Collaborations Illumine team, Children’s Poetry Panel collective, Illuminations Collective, Ink of Light Writing Festival, Helene Magisson, Magic Fish Dreaming Team, Malanbarra Women’s Health and Housing, ABC Open, Licuala Writers, Nell Arnold, Daphne Cazalet, BushTV
Mentorships QPF, Michelle Worthington, ASA, ABC Open, Nell Arnold, Interplay 94
Mentoring others Book Week CYA Team zoom to PNG School, Youth Endeavour 2 years, ALEA Literature Festival, Library and school based workshops for poetry, (Brisbane, and Cassowary Coast),World Literacy Day Philippines, Licuala Writers, Tutoring First Nations University Students (Deakin QUT, University of Southern QLD, James Cook University), First Year Uni (New England University, and James Cook University), ITAS tutoring (Wollongong)
24+ contributions to anthologies.
The latest one being South of the Sun.
For Children, For Queensland, For Writer’s Groups, For Pasifika, For Indigenous, For Bravery, For Hope, For Forests, For Faith, For Australian Fairy Tales.
This Anthology coming soon featuring two of my new poems, ‘Selkie Girl’ and ‘Grand Guinea Pig of Herston.’