Creative writer, visual artist and music creator, Craig Dent, has both a
Bachelor of Education Studies and a Bachelor of Teaching from Charles Sturt University,
as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing from the University of Canberra.
Craig Dent: A Creative Timeline
1989: Publishes two books, Broken Drought (with David Adams) and Silent Rebellion,
both with accompanying photographic exhibitions.
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 through 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.
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: Is engaged by Creative Victoria as a Writer in Residence at Harrietville Primary School
to create a book called From The Glittering Snow, and by Greater Hume Shire
as a writing consultant at Lockhart and The Rock Central Schools.
2020: Craig releases his third children's book, The Night Twoey Took A Screamer,
with illustrator Lauren Habarow. He is also funded Creative Recovery and Sustaining Creative Workers
grants from Regional Arts Victoria and Creative Victoria.
2021: Craig is a Writer in Residence at Bogong Outdoor School as a Creative Learning Partnership
funded by Creative Victoria and the Victorian Department of Education.
He and Lauren also
commence creative education workshops for Madcap Birds (Primary) and Virtual Records (Secondary).