Category Archives: Artist in Residence

inky

I visited Toowoomba, stepping out of my car into another world: Autumn leaves, historic buildings, grand gardens and mist. So close to Brisbane and yet it has a different climate. It was a small class at The Glennie School, and … Continue reading

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ideas

This year I am the visiting artist at Iona College. This time we used the press to transfer photocopies onto paper. Some of the pictures we used came from my zombie illustration research for a writers festival project “Street Reads” … Continue reading

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Rusty Roo Artist retreat

A weekend at Rusty Roo artist retreat collecting leaves for printing onto scarves. I was very happy to see how well the leaves from the property printed onto the material. Brewing the pots on a fire that Cameron built for … Continue reading

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gumleaf sauerkraut silk

I unrolled this small silk bundle this morning, It looked dark grey and smelt of gumleaves and sauerkraut, and I was surprised at the vibrant colours that were revealed, even some turquoise from the copper that I had wound the … Continue reading

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finishing touches

The pre school group are putting the finishing touches on their individual textile pieces, ready for the Early Childhood Educators conference at the Brisbane Exhibition centre. They discussed all the steps, and ¬†remembered all the stages in making their prints. … Continue reading

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quilt project

This year I am visiting Iona College for their Artist in Residence Program. There is a quilt making project planned, and I worked with the year 7 groups on some designs for the pieces. We were making designs for a … Continue reading

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The fire eating dragon

On the theme of camouflage, I thought after watching the children’ s imaginative play with the long garden hose that we’d screenprint long some spotted and striped pieces of cloth. The children tore pieces of paper for the stripes, and … Continue reading

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camouflage

The tawny frogmouths who freeze silently on the branches of the wonder garden were visible yesterday. Some days we can’t find them. As the preschoolers arrived, I noticed a theme- many of them wear camoflage. When I mentioned it, the … Continue reading

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The third teacher

The environment is the third teacher, all the¬†keys to learning are contained within it. I am resident artist at a preschool where the learning is modelled on the Reggio philosophy. . We are exploring cloth, ” wrap” “rapt” in the … Continue reading

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Pressing question

Can you print etchings on a clay press? I was invited to run a drypoint etching workshop at a school that didn’t have an etching press, and so the journey of discovery began. It was a two day Flying Arts … Continue reading

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