Category Archives: Flying Arts

Julia Creek

As a child I listened to Dad’s tales of cattle trucks, dust, and the mines at Mt Isa. He flew there with my sister once and then they both talked about this marvellous place in outback Queensland. Well my turn to visit … Continue reading

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lanterns in the outback

Travelling west to Charleville, then further west to Quilpie, along a road lined with gibber stones. Road trains speed past and wedgetail eagles hover overhead. Away from light pollution the night stars form a canopy that is a topic of … 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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Clermont Flying Arts

A Flying Arts visit to Clermont to create banners at the Gold Cup Camp Draft weekend http://www.flyingarts.org.au/

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knitting Nannas, olives, recycled music and fashion

Arts in the Olives festival in Lost Valley near Beaudesert. Photos from my Flying arts adventure to this delightful Arts festival. There were blacksmiths, protesting Nannas, delicious food, weird and wonderful musical instruments played with a catchy drum beat on … Continue reading

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Collinsville Flying Arts

I stayed at the Collinsville Town and Country Hotel and that old Slim Dusty song rattled around my head.  People were friendly and called out g’day to friends and the flow of workers in neon shirts passing in and out … Continue reading

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flying arts

Packing bags, posting away art materials, checking airline tickets, maps and hire car schedules, emails and phone calls back and forth planning the programs, then bags crammed with art materials, off on another adventure to central Queensland with Flying Arts … Continue reading

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Dysart tour Flying Arts

Flying arts tour to Dysart, a workshop in printmaking using less toxic techniques. We etched aluminium using bluestone copper sulphate, and tried inky ground and crayon as our blockout mediums. The chine colle corked very well with the imagery. Had … Continue reading

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December!

Back from a recent trip to Wandoan with Flying Arts, enjoyed the workshops, the op shop and the pub. The town is about to be consumed by a gigantic open cut coal mine. With rents there at $800pw mining people … Continue reading

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