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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 […]

I have been offered an exhibition at Bundaberg Regional Gallery in The Vault in July-August 2019. The theme is the need for bioplastics to reduce the terrible load of petro-plastics we are unleashing on the planet every day. I make bioplastic film using the pellicle from the cultured […]

Papermaking news The papermaking workshop scheduled for Saturday April 7 will be going ahead, with 4 places still available, however the venue has changed and it will now be held at my studio. The studio is set amongst my permaculture garden and participants will be able to see […]

I have been asked to present a talk on the theme, My Culture. My Story, at the Gympie Regional Art Gallery very soon (Thursday 14 February). Below is a condensed version, as on the night the presentation will be augmented with 36 images on PowerPoint slides. I’ve lived […]

As many of my sustainably-minded friends know, I am a great advocate for our native foods. Currently in South-east Queensland, it is the season for Bunya nuts. These are large cones, weighing up to 10kg which fall from tall, dome-crowned forest giants, Aracauria bidwilii. Each cone contains many […]

Dates Details Saturday April 7 2018 $50 per participant Half day workshop papermaking with botanical fibres (10 am – 1.30pm) Introducing multiple couching techniques Venue: Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre May 6 Garden Expo Gympie Hempsel Building, Gympie Showground   Talk, taste and demonstration: “Paper From Permaculture: Using […]

Hi to all my readers. Some of you may have known that I was overseas for the past 10 weeks. It is SO wonderful to be home and hear the birds singing, drink my own rainwater and pick herbs and veges from the garden. I love Europe but […]

I have had some requests to do workshops in paper-making and wool felting in 2018 so I have come up with a framework of dates. Please get in touch if you would like to book in for any of these dates.         Workshop numbers: We […]

This year I decided to enter the Noosa Regional Gallery’s annual Drawing prize which commemorates local artist and identity Lyn McCrea who passed away several years back. Lyn was a friend of the Sisters of Mary, one of the groups which agitated to protect the Mary River during […]

Using seasonal garden fibres to create botanical paper Saturday June 3 at Relish Festival – 2 sessions Venue: Gatakers Artspace, 311 Kent St Maryborough Create and taste! Papermaking is an art form which is very compatible with local food growing and permaculture gardening. Artist, gardener and slow food […]