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kombucha bunya cone

AT the end of June my exhibition, Plea for Plankton, will open at The Vault, a unique art space in Bundaberg Regional Gallery. Many of the works in the show will be made from the pellicle, the fleshy growth on the top of the Kombucha culture, that cultured […]

Each year Maryborough celebrates one of its famous daughters, author PL Travers, who became famous as the author of a series of books about Mary Poppins, the magical governess. This year I will be part of the festival and will be happy to teach a techniques for creating […]

onion skins in the blender

You can find me in the grounds of Gatakers Artspace this year on Saturday June 1! This year the focus is on FOOD! Yes, in the course of the day you can see me making a selection of dishes featuring native foods which are available either free,  or […]

Gympie Plant and lifestyle Expo day 1

This year’s Gympie Garden Expo has been brought forward into April! Saturday April 27 is the date to mark. In previous years I have done a range of activities: last year it was papermaking with garden clippings and prunings, the previous year a panel partnership with Uncle Eugene […]

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Bunya coconut cake Ingredients: 2 cups bunya meal (cooked and finely chopped bunya kernels) 1 cup almond meal 1 tin coconut cream (400ml) 1 cup coconut sugar Cinnamon 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 teaspoon baking soda Method: Place all ingredients in food processor and whizz for […]

Some years ago, while working at a large local primary school, I placed a large bunya cone on the staff room table and listened to the ensuing conversations. “What’s that?” asked one person. “it’s a kind of bush tucker,” said her companion. ”But they are really poisonous. You […]

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A solo exhibition of my works using felt and textiles along with cast (sculpted) paper will be opening on Friday June 29 at 5pm. The venue is a small Art Space called Wand’in’in in the charming market town of Eumundi on the Sunshine Coast. The gallery’s address is […]

loofah paper

I am really happy to be going north to my original home town, Maryborough, this coming weekend (June 2 – 3) for the annual Relish Festival. The lovely Trevor, from Gatakers Artspace has invited me back for another day of bringing paper making to the public. Last year […]

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The 33 works in my exhibition Deeply Felt, at Eumundi’s Wand’in’in gallery during winter 2018 feature wearable creations in textiles, especially wool felt. The opening will take place on Friday evening June 29th at 6pm. There will be finger food, a cash bar and a wearable art fashion […]

With the Playing with Pulp workshop fast approaching, I have been concentrating on utilising the Hollander beater that I have on loan for a month from my papermakers group. As it is Easter and a wonderful gardening season with rain and lush growth, I have been busy setting […]