Tag Archives: artist in residence

Cloncurry

Back from a Flying Arts tour to Cloncurry. I visited the schools and kindergartens, creating artworks with groups there. I enjoyed seeing the range of images in their artworks. Freshwater crocodiles, light aircraft, road trains, cattle, amazing rocks, crystals, camp … Continue reading

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Toowoomba Artist books and etching

Another visit to The Glennie school, for some workshops on etching and Artist books. Through the rose gardens to the new art rooms. which overlook the sporting green with a view back to the historic town. Being at Glennie is … Continue reading

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companions

I visited Loreto College to facilitate a project about the journeys of the companions of Mary Ward. Mary Ward wanted to practice her religion in the community as her Jesuit brothers did, in the days when women who took the … Continue reading

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ideas

This year I am the visiting artist at Iona College. This time we used the press to transfer photocopies onto paper. Some of the pictures we used came from my zombie illustration research for a writers festival project “Street Reads” … Continue reading

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The fire eating dragon

On the theme of camouflage, I thought after watching the children’ s imaginative play with the long garden hose that we’d screenprint long some spotted and striped pieces of cloth. The children tore pieces of paper for the stripes, and … Continue reading

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camouflage

The tawny frogmouths who freeze silently on the branches of the wonder garden were visible yesterday. Some days we can’t find them. As the preschoolers arrived, I noticed a theme- many of them wear camoflage. When I mentioned it, the … Continue reading

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The third teacher

The environment is the third teacher, all the¬†keys to learning are contained within it. I am resident artist at a preschool where the learning is modelled on the Reggio philosophy. . We are exploring cloth, ” wrap” “rapt” in the … Continue reading

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Artist village

Treasure Hill Artist Village in Taipei, is a little village that is built into the side of a hill, next to a temple and is a magical mix of old and new. There are residential artist studios, pop up exhibitions, … 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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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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