I created a stage adaptation of the novel ‘Death at Intervals’ by Portuguese author José Saramago. For the first production at La Mama Carlton Courthouse Theatre, I took on the roles of writer, director, puppet maker, puppeteer and actor. The work explores a mythical country where death ceases to exist. Puppetry elevated the magic [...]
We created the Giant Rainbow Lantern for the Big West Festival 2011 Open Studios Program. It was displayed at the Wyndham Cultural Centre during the Weerama Festival 2011. This particular Arts Access group services artists with an intellectual disability. The rainbow design was by one [...]
Arts Access Arts Program participants created inflatable artwork for an Open Day at the community centre we attend in Tarneit. The group facilitates artists with an intellectual disability to create art. I run this group with community artist Jo Davidson.
We were supported by the City of Wyndham to work with inflatable [...]
I worked with a group of international students to create unique paper dresses for a catwalk at the City of Melbourne Lord Mayor’s Welcome. The dresses were inspired by the students experience of moving to a new city. Their fears, excitement and triumphs provided rich source material to express in a 3-d form.
Soula Mantalvanos commissioned me to make portrait of her as a marionette. Making a puppet is a very satisfying experience; there is a moment when the puppet comes to life and I just have to greet it. I carved a beautiful piece of old wood found in my shed that matched Soula’s [...]
I was invited by Pam Thorne from the Burnie Arts Council to run a paper dress making workshop in the lead up to the inaugural ‘Paper on Skin’ competition held at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery in Tasmania. I was invited back to judge the entrant’s work on the night of the parade. Burnie is [...]
I worked with an enthusiastic group of year 10 and 11 Art Students from Brunswick Secondary College and year 11 Design Students from Antonine College to create designs for a mural Barkly ² now [...]
I explored further my forays into blind embossing and drawing with thread. The works complemented each other well almost as if made by the same artist [...]
My new obsession is etching. I have been printing at the Australian Print Workshop and soaking up knowledge from the other printers. I am loving the process. The skeleton images are intended to evoke affection. They remind me of a transition from one state of being to another. I was thinking [...]
News: Exciting stuff on the horizon
My 'skeleton babies' have been invited to perform at the Castlemaine State Festival in 2013. Lachlan Plain and myself will be performing in 'Let Me Hear Your Body Talk' on Sunday 17th March 2013 @ 8pm