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 […]

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 […]

About Mayu’s Hair Paper My friend Mayu Kanamori was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, and she took the brave step of documenting her journey with the help of several friends. Accepting that she would lose her long black hair in the course of treatment, she asked what […]

I recently got permission from my opening speaker, Fellow Toastmaster Sandra Ross, to publish the beautiful words of the opening speech which she wrote and delivered to open my exhibition. You can read it below: Through Emerald Eyes Emerald is a crystal, green in colour because of the […]

My concept behind the Solo show are partly explained here. About the exhibition at Gympie regional Gallery in August 2014 You may have read that these works reflect the development of my ideas during the journey through a Master of Environmental Education Degree.  There’s something about study that […]

After representing my Toastmasters club, Gympie Goal Diggers, at a number of regional contests, I’m proud to announce that I won the Tall Tales section of the contest at Cooloola Berries, Wolvi, on Saturday! I even get a cute little trophy with my name engraved on it!

Two works accepted by CQU’s magazine, Idiom, one poem and one prose piece! Feeling thrilled! Look out for Issue 23.