Threads That Connect

INTO THE LIGHT 2016 Threads that Connect INTO THE LIGHT is a community process and event developed using art to explore ongoing recovery issues in the region, break down isolation and build connections. It began in 2011 in response to community needs following the 2009 Black Saturday Bush fires. Locals asked that the project be repeated, to continue a collective reflection, realising that community recovery is an ongoing and evolving process that takes time to unfold. So for the past 4 years we have been engaging in a collective collaborative art project in the Whittlesea Township and surrounding areas, as…

Warringa Park School Residency

Warringa Park is a dual mode school which caters for all children with an intellectual disability and has a current enrolment of 431 students. (Taken from their website) I am there every Wednesday this term working with 4 classes from the middle years to create 3d sculptures/lanterns of endangered species for their end of year performance “Walk on the Wild Side” The event is during the day so they won’t be internally lit…. It has been a crazy journey….maybe a little ambitious but now they are made and papered and ready to be decorated ….

time to reflect

It’s ‘Community Arts Day’ and I’m sitting in my studio reflecting on the last 3 months, As I dither about, flicking through other web sites I find that on this day Neil Cameron has published a book “The Cultural Development Handbook. An A to Z guide to designing successful arts events in the community “ Neil was the man who introduced me to the world of fire, lanterns and large outdoor community events. I worked with him for 7 years at the Woodford Folk Festival and in a few other places. That time was wild, adventurous massive, exhausting, exhilarating  and…

The Lismore Lantern Parade

was last weekend It was fantastic we were blessed with a week of beautiful sunny weather. The parade continues to grow each year, although I’m hoping at 2000 people it has reached capacity!! This year i was only in Lismore for a week, thankfully i had some awesome people helping me to pull the parade together …….. heres a link to some of the media echo net daily northernstar and nastsky’s very beautiful photos Im in there carrying a fiery dragonfly…. my treat for managing the parade…. it can’t be all work…..