Category Archives: banners and flags

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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Woodford unmasked

Another Woodford Folk Festival, and 2015 began with fire ceremony, music and the arts. Woodford’ visiting artist this year was Wang Wen Chih from Taiwan who with a team of 30 people created the nest like bamboo entranceways to the … Continue reading

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Woodford Decor

This week I’ve been working with Penny Smith and the Decor team at the art studio at Woodford Folk festival making big screenprints for the dance venue. The decor shed has a seemingly endless flow of curiosities arriving and departing … Continue reading

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indigo

I brewed up an indigo pot for my class at BIA last week, It’s always quite tricky and there is no point in rushing, Indigo transforms at it’s own pace, and if it isn’t ready all that happens is blue … Continue reading

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Australian wild life.

In Brisbane we have a infinite variety of curious and curiouser critters. I’m swooped by a magpie Craigslea school as I collect leaves for the children to observe and draw. As they draw, I hear “oh a spider!” “Miss there’s … Continue reading

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pictures for an exhibition

A project at Mayfield School with the years 1-3 It is part of the G20 cultural celebrations. We discuss the school environment there. The classroom is visited by birds from time to time, they just walk right in! We draw, … Continue reading

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on the line

Prints for Tiny Owl Workshop’s pillow fight hanging on my washing line, they are short stories for a writer’s Literary Vs Genre pillow fight at the Brisbane Writer’s festival, published by Tiny Owl Workshop… on pillows! The prints for the … Continue reading

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vegetable flags

Making these vegetable flags this week has reminded me how as a child I looked forward to seeing the vegetable displays at the show. Here are photos of big vegetables by the flagonladies: radish flag, potato flag, broccoli flag, carrot … Continue reading

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Winged things

Ingrid printing her wings at my studio

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woodford set up 2012-2013

My favourite time is before the festival each year when stallholders, artists, travelers and the familiar faces of the woodford crew are setting the scene for the festival, screenprinting the materials for the festival decor during the day then wandering … Continue reading

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