Category Archives: festival lanterns

Highlights: Chandeliers and Sculptural lighting of the Woodford Folk Festival.

Kez Howell designs the amazing chandeliers and sculptural lanterns for the Woodford Folk Festival. These ingenious creations adorn the venues, lakes and walkways.  Kez Howell and Cliff Salaun sculpt, forge, weld, print, paint, dye sew then run the electricity through … Continue reading

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Woodford 15-16, the tree of life

It was perfect weather at this year’s Woodford Folk Festival, and the theme of the  festival was the Tree of Life. The festival has its own Children’s festival within it. For this year’s screen I made a tree of life … Continue reading

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the dead are getting bigger Big  things: skulls and bones: Day of the dead Fiesta Latina is coming up in West End and Upatree have been printing for the occasion. Two days in Mount Nebo printing, and the skeletons are getting bigger!    

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lantern making at Northey St City Farm

Northey St City Farm is one of my favourite places in Brisbane, and I felt happy to be back to run a lantern making workshop this weekend, It is always abuzz with activity, as the people there go about their … Continue reading

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Another lantern making workshop, this time with a talented and energetic high school group at Brisbane Girls Grammar School. It amazes me how quickly a group can assemble these convincing sculptural and teepee like structures from such light weight materials, … Continue reading

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Indigi day out

The folk at Indigiscapes invited me to have a market stall at Indigi day out.  Indigiscapes is a plant nursery with plants native to the Brisbane region. It has an extensive garden with bushwalks, information centre a cafe and gift … Continue reading

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lighter now

I’ve been making shadow box lanterns in teepee shapes from biodegradable materials. When I was a child, my mother showed me how to boil starch glue. It’s transparent, tough, incredibly sticky, non-toxic and feels good to touch. Activists and artists … Continue reading

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