Micro-history delivered, see the video!

Signed, folded, delivered – over 300 copies of my tiny booklet have been hand delivered and a video is online. Locals living around Coburg Lake, in the area…

Photo essay under construction

I am working on a photo essay – There is Something Under the Asphalt – based on images from the City of Sydney Archives,  Most of the images…

The ladies appear

Installed more than 150 paste ups of my little ladies  in current and former maternal health centres in the City of Yarra – historic photos of early maternal…

Evolution of the sports moustache

Text reads Cricket Moustache, 1980s walrus revival style David Boon’s moustache (1984-1995) is considered one of the best moustaches in Australian sporting history. Text reads Rowing Moustache, 1912 Originally…

Moments in the Sun

This is from a series of artworks based on shadows in historic photographs. I started out drawing shadows, but  later I printed out downloaded historic photos and painted…

Magic Carpet, Ghost Chinese Market Garden I and II

A collaboration between Kitty Owens and textile artist Mary Zbierski West. These painted footpaths are a homage to the Chinese Gardens that were once sited in Bridges Reserve,…

Coburg Childrens’ Centre ceramic project

In 2005 I undertook an Artist in Residence at Coburg Childrens’ Centre, working with pre-schoolers on ceramic and mosaic panels around the idea of the seasons, which were…

Miniature zine non-fiction poetry

I have been commissioned by the UNESCO Melbourne City of Literature Office to create a micro-history  of Coburg Lake Reserve. This image is a sample of what the…

Looking at photos with the RHSV Writing Group

I recently joined a new writing group at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. Each meeting has a theme, and at the first meeting we were also given…

Forgetting the horse and cart

I am working on an essay about the fate of horse drawn carriages in Victoria, and contemporary ideas about them. So far, I have visited the Beechworth Carriage…

Excellent horse-shoe collection, Cooper’s Settlement, Bundoora Farm Park

I love hunting down traces of horse era in Melbourne. If time travellers from the nineteenth century were to arrive, one of their first questions would be “where…

Map to nowhere, showing a village that never was

This is a photo I took recently at Coopers Settlement, Bundoora Farm Park, in suburban Melbourne. I was the only visitor there, and the site hasn’t changed much…

Non-fiction writing workshop with Sarah Krasnostein

I recently attended a workshop on Voice in Creative Non-Fiction presented by Kill Your Darlings literary magazine, . The workshop was led by Sarah Krasnostein, author of the…

Victorian Community History Award

I am delighted that the Wangaratta Stories exhibition that I curated as the Roving Curator for Museums Australia (Victoria), in collaboration with Wangaratta Art Gallery and Wangaratta Historical…

Summon the Living, digital story about bells

My second story as a Guest Curator for the Victorian Collections website, Summon the Living, bells from Victorian community collections has been published, continuing a series I am…

ICON exhibition at Richmond Town Hall

Little Ladies, 100 Years of Love 2017, Paper and paste My little ladies paste ups are depicted here, supervising afternoon tea. This is an installation shot of a collage…

Another Night, digital story about the history of lighting

Another Night, digital story about the history of lighting Another Night, A short history of lighting, illustrated through Victoria’s cultural collections was my first story as a Guest…

Printed blankie goes up

Printers installing the artwork We Love You Back, on the Abbotsford Collingwood Maternal Health Centre. Thanks Dimity Mapstone design for help with digital crochet and Staci Perry for…