Gareth’s first poetry book, Recipes for the Disaster, won the 2019 Anne
Elder award and was highly commended in the Mary Gilmore award. His
poetry short-films have screened at festivals around the world and he
exhibits text-based art and multimedia installations.
Since 2005 Gareth has been building The Atomic Book—an online digital
archive of the work of Australia’s greatest Outlier artist, Anthony Mannix.
In 2019 Gareth edited and introduced the selected writings of Anthony
Mannix, The Toy of the Spirit.
In 2020 Gareth founded the archive and small press Apothecary Archive
where he publishes all manner of things experimental and creative. In
2021 he took over the running of one of Australia’s most enduring poetry
publishers, Five Islands Press.