june 2011

Train travelling to Brisbane for some winter warmth.

Inversions workshop with Jessica Stickler
Handstand, forearm balance, headstand & shoulderstand.
Jivamukti Yoga, Newtown

Winter Mushroom Workshop
with Will Borowski
Alexandria Park Community Centre
Milkwood Permaculture


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may 2011

Walking in the back streets of Enmore and noticing a mature macadamia tree in a front yard. A nice man coming out of his house says “Want some nuts?” Sharing them with Michelle Margolis when I get to her house for a garden tour as part of National Permaculture Day, May 1st 2011.

Taking a self-sown mulberry tree for a walk along Parramatta Rd and planting it alongside the Hawthorne Canal bike path for future fruit foraging. May 1st 2011.

Admiring the many mushrooms up after all the autumn rain.


Mycelium Running:
How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World

Paul Stamets
Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, California 2005

‘Year-round, fungi decompose and recycle plant debris, filter microbes and sediments from runoff, and restore soil. In the end, life-sustaining soil is created from debris, particularly dead wood. We are now entering a time when mycofilters of select mushroom species can be constructed to destroy toxic waste and prevent disease…’ p.10


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january – december 2010

gone fishing_merimbula_summer 2010

One year off.

Field left Fallow

Some notes on a year off art practice.
January – December 2010


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september 2009

corsage workshop_2 
corsage workshop_3 
corsage workshop_1

Fresh flower & garden corsage making
workshop with Tonia Gatt

cut & paste_poster

Cut + Paste
Sustainable Craft Festival and Makers Market
11-13 September at The Red Rattler

some photos thanks to Hello Sandwich!


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july-august 2009

ODS_wellington sky_march 09


One Day Sculpture: An International Symposium on Art, Time and Place
26th-28th March 2009
Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

In the late summer I was fortunate to be able to combine a visit to a friend on New Zealand’s Kapiti Coast with attendance of the One Day Sculpture symposium in Wellington. Conceived by the Litmus Research Initiative within the Massey University School of Fine Arts and creatively directed by UK-based curator Claire Doherty, the One Day Sculpture project was a one-year program of twenty temporal public works by local and international contemporary artists staged across the North and South islands. Lasting more or less twenty four hours each, the projects were realised Cuckoo-style (1), commissioned in partnership with a suite of institutions including museums, public and artist-run galleries and thereby nesting into a wide range of organisational resources. Instrumental to the accompanying discursive program – together with public discussions, responsive critical texts and a rich website of documentation and recommended reading – the symposium was held over two days at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. It featured a dynamic range of local, regional and international critics, academics, curators and practitioners and was timed to coincide with the presentation of two of the One Day Sculpture projects in Wellington.

I’d been drawn to attend by the dynamic structure of parallel session streams – academic papers, close text readings and project case studies, bracketed by keynote and positioning papers and panel discussions – from which delegates could fashion their own symposium experience according to their leanings. Mine were toward the strong foregrounding of practitioner voices via the project case study sessions with One Day Sculpture participating artists. This composite structure suggested a malleability running counter to my prior experience of contemporary arts forums – though this was the first time I’d been at a symposium as a delegate, not before having been able to afford the cost of registration fees or loss of paid work time. Conferences and symposia tend to privilege arts industry professionals over producers, being typically staged on weekdays, when institutions can despatch their employees to attend in work time in continuance with paid work duties. Showing up on my own money and my own terms, my experience of the symposium was of an abundant, stimulating but ultimately overwhelming program that left me musing on some reverberating motifs of expectation, interjection and locality. And the distinct gaps between situated and secondary viewing and the specialised research community of contemporary art and the real live world. Continue Reading »


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november – december 2008

gocco print_xmas 08

DIY Publishing Course
Pine Street Creative Arts Centre
Darlington Studio
4 weeks of tuesday nights
11 November – 2 December
learning Riso and print Gocco with The Rizzeria

terracing in Glovers garden rozelle_nov 08 
dave in the chook shed at Glovers garden_nov 08

Intro to Permaculture : Sydney
Milkwood Permaculture
Orange Grove Public School
15-16 November 2008
with visit to Glovers Community Garden, Rozelle.


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