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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We were invited for the last couple of years by the City of Banyule to create a sculptural entrance for their massive Kids Arty Farty Fest. I designed them and worked with my buddy the talented Lachlan Plain to build and install them. The festival [...]
I worked with students with an intellectual disability to create costumes for a performance for the Festival of Healthy Living. The student performers were integrated with students from two mainstream state schools in Hoppers Crossing. I tried a few art activities with them before discovering how well the students responded to textiles. We worked with [...]
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!!!!