Zela Bissett looks back on the origins of a groundbreaking exhibition at Gympie Regional Gallery and a robust tradition of interdisciplinary arts/since/activism which underpins it. In August 2019, a group of regional artists from the wildflower regions of South east Queensland met for a weekend of walking, talking […]

As I mentioned in my previous post, my daughter-in-law Clare and I have been working on a series of video tutorials to teach some of the earth-friendly fibre arts I practise at Papernicus Fine Art Studio. The intention is to help people, especially when confined at home, to […]

Recently I posted an offer to supply plants and seeds to people wanting to grow food and unable to buy seeds or seedlings. I add here the details about many of the plants I can supply, as they are sometimes unusual or not well known. Sadly the pics […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Some dates for the calendar: Workshops & public appearances: Saturday June 3 Workshop at Maryborough Relish Festival Theme: Making paper from edibles The paper-making vats will be filled with by-products from creating delicious treats for the Relish Festival: See what you can make with offcuts, peelings and a […]

I am busy preparing the items for the Lifestyle Expo talk at Gympie Showgrounds tomorrow. For tasting there will be: organic rosella syrup, lemon myrtle biscuits, warrigal greens parcels and nasturtium capers. Hope to see you there around 10am for Uncle Eugene and following on the panel discussion […]