Category Archives: Festivals

the dead are getting bigger

https://www.facebook.com/Fiesta-Latina-166861910064140/ 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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Day of the Dead

http://www.upatreearts.org/ Preparing for Day of the Dead with Upatree Arts at Mt Nebo, preparing and creating images on the screens ready for a day of printing.

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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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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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lanterns

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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solstice lantern parade

Every year people gather for celebration, music, organic food, art and ceremony at Northey St city farm for the winter solstice gathering. This year I was invited to do lantern making for the lantern parade. Before the festival we made … Continue reading

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Indigi day out

The folk at Indigiscapes invited me to have a market stall at Indigi day out.  http://indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/  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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more good reads

Street reads is live on the the streets of Brisbane City and Southbank, and it is fun hunting for the stickers and scanning the QR code to find out what pops up. There is a superhero story, a death story … Continue reading

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