Category Archives: inspiration

new year energy

It’s been a beautiful summer in Brisbane, long sunny days, poinciana trees festooned with brilliant red flowers, and the temperature has been mild enough to enjoy long cycles around South Bank in the evening enjoying the reflections on the river. … 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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science

The cephalopods are back from firing now I have plans to put these underwater.

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Sense of Coochie exhibition

  The Sense of Coochie Flying Arts Curator project exhibition has now opened at Redland Art Gallery. I was visiting curator for this exhibition, working with the Coochie Art Group to design and develop an exhibition that draws on experience … Continue reading

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power of the potter

My mother was a potter. I remember feeling excited to see the glazed pieces being unwrapped, opening and closing a set of rectangular boxes with lids that fitted perfectly, drinking from her stoneware cups and being in her wheel room … Continue reading

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Brains and beauty

I’m obsessed with squid at the moment. They are the ultimate body decorators and sculptors. They are outstanding navigators and complex communicators. They are dexterous and exceptionally spacial. They are not egotistical. Unfortunately for them, cephalopods are also tasty. They … Continue reading

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Squid

To celebrate the grouting of the squid there was a garden party. Fatima S Hellfisch and I decided to make some attire for the project leaders and team. Heroic undies, a squid apron and chesty bond singlets, as well as some squiddley … Continue reading

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mosaic sculptures

Sometimes life takes a surreal turn. I never know what’s around the corner working on some large mosaic sculptural pieces in a bizarre and wonderful setting surrounded by low maintenance animals. Pinch myself to check if it’s real, and even … Continue reading

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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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