Showcase

‘Showcase’ will profile the creativity, skill and talent of artists and arts organisations in Western Australia through media, social media platforms and outdoor screens across the city.

Craig Silvey, holding a copy of ‘Honeybee’. Photo by Craig Silvey.
Photo: Craig Silvey, holding a copy of ‘Honeybee’. Photo by Craig Silvey.
Set in the south-metro suburbs of Perth, ‘Honeybee’ is about a young trans teenager, Sam Watson, who climbs over the rail of a traffic bridge late one night with the intention of ending her life. At the other end of the bridge stands an old man, Vic, who is smoking his last cigarette before ending his own struggle. 

Sam and Vic see each other across the void, and their fates are forever changed. ‘Honeybee’ is about the relationship that blooms between them, and their efforts to repair each other. ‘Honeybee’ is a life-affirming novel about the importance of support, community, love and understanding. 

Grant: Arts 15k-plus

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