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I have made an effort to record the events of 2019 as it was a very different year, with international travel and not working as a teacher. I haven’t really done justice to the travels we did in Europe, but I do have several hand written Travel Journals […]

As an artist with deep roots in Butchulla Country, I am honoured to be part of dedicated group of female artists working to celebrate the wonderful wildflowers of the Sunshine Coast- Rainbow Beach region. Our walks and gatherings will culminate in September 2020 when we will be showcasing […]

Lots of exciting things have happened since my last post! One very important fact is that I have retired from the Queensland Education Department as of January 24. This is an exciting development as it leaves me more time for my artwork, academic interests and activism. I have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]