Author, photographer and music creator,
Craig Dent, has a Bachelor of Teaching from Charles Sturt University and a
Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing from the University of Canberra. He is currently studying visual arts at
Charles Sturt University.
Craig Dent: A Creative Timeline
1989: Publishes two books, Broken Drought (with David Adams) and Silent Rebellion, both with accompanying
1990: Receives a $10,000 Writers Project Grant from the Literature Board of the Australia Council.
1992-1993: Writer in Residence at Macquarie Primary, Canberra.
1995: Writer in Community at Western Plains Zoo, again funded by the Literature Board of the Australia Council.
1999: Winner of a Drum Media short writing competition
for a 21-day trip to Africa, and produces Atom to the Planet
at Albury Regional Art Gallery.
2002: Exhibits Girl Called Novella at the National Multicultural Festival Canberra, The Art is a Circus Festival Horsham,
and The Convent Gallery, Daylesford.
2006: Launches website with a photographic display at
Regent Cinemas, and is the guest speaker at the
National Photographic Society Conference in Albury.
2011: Begins operating Dreamfields Creative Youth Program for young people in rural areas, featuring an awards showcase at Henty Machinery Field Days, and including an exchange program with Young Somerset UK for award winners.
2014: Releases first music album Future Ghosts
with [Insert Memory], for which he co-wrote the songs
and created the visual imagery.
2016: Releases a 1990-2009 collection of work titled Ghostology, and is later commissioned by North East Catchment Management Authority to write a book on Benambra,
Released From The Wild.
2017: Publishes first children's book, The Laugh
That Shook The World, created with students throughout North East Victoria.
2018: Creates a book for Macquarie Primary's 50th Anniversary, Moondust from the Blackboard. Work is showcased by Regional Arts Australia at the Melbourne Art Book Fair, National Gallery of Victoria. Appears as a guest author at Clunes Book Town Festival. Second children's book, The Owl Who Travels Through Time, is released in November.
2019: Craig is engaged by Creative Victoria as a Writer in Residence at Harrietville Primary School, by Greater Hume Shire as a writing consultant at Lockhart Central School, and has commenced touring workshops for his third children's book with Lauren Habarow, The Day Twoey Took A Screamer.