Category Archives: lantern making

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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Day of the Dead 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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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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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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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.  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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lanterns at city farm

On Saturday I ran a lantern making worksop for the winter solstice festival at Northey St City Farm, among the fruit trees, vegetable patches and the pleasing sound of chickens.  

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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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