Flowers made from recycled plastic drink bottles by grade 3s. Every flower is unique: the kids came up with fabulous ideas and were really excited about making design choices and inventing new ways of cutting exotic petals. The flowers were coloured with translucent permanent markers by the kids at Caulfield South Primary. I almost [...]
I am a big fan of the Art created by children around the age of 8 or 9 years old. They are at an age where their drawings are expressive and they have enough skill to realise their ideas without worrying too much about how realistic their drawings are. The kids in each Grade 3 [...]
Prep to Grade 6 children at Caulfield Grammar explored shadow and the principles of making stencils. Working with Anna Malin, the wonderful Art Teacher at the Wheelers Hill campus we made a shadow puppet theatre from a fridge box and the children performed with their finished puppets.
I did a complete makeover on a very dilapidated artwork at Merri Creek Primary School. Grade 3 kids cut the recycled plastic feathers and the preps painted new scales on the magical tail. The plastic was collected by the parents. The bird’s eye was made from a broken set of digital scales I had [...]
“I was inside a dragon!!!” said a grade 6 boy in rapturous tone after securing the belly of the beast with gaffer tape. I was invited by Anna Malin an inspiring Art Teacher at Caulfield Grammar to design something spectacular for the Atrium entrance of the Wheelers Hill Campus. After consultation with Grade [...]
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 [...]
Just finished!!!! A massive transformation of the school hall at Caulfield South Primary School. I worked with grades 2 to grade 6 with a whole lot of fabric. The students originally described the hall as ‘creepy’ and weird because from the outside it looks big but inside it feels small. Basically a large network of [...]
Artist in Residence East Bentleigh Primary: I received an Arts Victoria Grant to design and build a wooden ship in grounds of school. The ship will be used as play equipment and as an outdoor classroom. I extended the design and welded a large fish ‘crow’s nest’ based on a prep’s drawing that sits next [...]
I worked on a number of public art projects with students from prep to 12 who were newly arrived migrants and refugees taking an intensive English Language course. It was a rewarding experience as many students had been deprived of any creative experiences having concentrated on survival, so this was the first time they had [...]
News: Day of the Dead Mariarchi Band
Skeleton Crew has been launched, I am working with a group of Melbourne's most talented musicians. Dave Evans on accordion, Dan Witton on Tuba, Nara Demasson on banjo and Adam Pierzchalski on trumpet. Derek Ives is our new maestro. of Long Pigs and Candy Butchers fame. I will be playing puppets. We are playing festivals, cabaret and making a Music/Theatre/Puppet show together. We will be filming a video clip in May!!!!