Children Catalogue Costumes

I did some museum skills workshops with children at Chewton Primary School. Grade 5-6 catalogued and re-housed some items from the school archive – some wonderful 1920s crepe…

Children’s Family Story Quilts

A children’s creative project responding to decorative arts such as bedspreads at Buda Historic Home and Garden in Castlemaine, and First Nations possum skin cloaks. Aunty Kerri Douglas,…

Children’s ceramics and plate designs

A ‘creative response to history’ activity, paper plates were designed by Chewton and Elphingstone Primary Schools students, as part of my Creative Workers in School project for Regional…

Hand-tinted historic photographs – made into lanterns

A children’s activity responding to historic photographs, as part of my Creative Workers in Schools project, through Regional Arts Victoria, working with children at Chewton and Elphingstone Primary…

Planning a Takeover…

I have been working with children toward an exhibition at Buda Historic Home in Castlemaine, artworks and exhibition text by Chewton and Elphingstone Primary Schools will infiltrate the…

Walking the Lake artworks

I have been doing lots of walks around Coburg Lake Reserve and Edgars Creek parklands, picking up leaves now and then, and making small artworks that trace the…

Poetry Accordian Books by Elphingstone Primary School students

A ‘creative response to history’ activity, earlier this year. As part of my Creative Workers in Schools project for Regional Arts Victoria, I ran a poetry writing workshop…

Creative Workers in School Program

I have been working with children from two small country primary schools, Elphingstone Primary School and Chewton Primary School, as a Creative Worker in Schools, for Regional Arts…

Turning Back to Edgar’s Creek Postal Exhibition

I was excited to receive my copy of this postal exhibition (aka booklet). I was commissioned as a contract curator last year, to write the text and put…

Coburg Lake archival footage

I collaborated with film-maker Alberto De Troia to produce a short video clip, edited down from a 1930s home movie in the National Film and Sound Archive Collection,…

Pop up exhibition – history of school grounds

This pop up exhibition was my final project for my Artist in Residence role at the Moreland City Council, and told the story of the environmental history of…

We are with you, Spanish Flu Spirits.

More tiny paste-ups, one of my artworks for The Moreland Memoirs suite of projects for my Artists Residence, connecting locals to the comforting presence of people from the…

Bookmarks for mothers who had babies during lockdown

I created  a series of bookmarks that were distributed through the Child and Maternal Health Service, as part of my Artists Residence for my local council,  Moreland City…

Short film, talking about my practice

A  short film about my Artist in Residence for Moreland City Council has been produced , part of the  Creative Neighbours film series featuring artists and creatives in…

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…

Victorian Community History Award

I am delighted that the Wangaratta Stories exhibition that I curated as the Roving Curator for The Australian Museums and Galleries Association  (Victoria), in collaboration with Wangaratta Art…

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…

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…

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…

Requiem, installation at Bundoora Homestead

Here is an installation shot of my artwork Requiem at Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre in 2017, as part of their exhibition Coming Home, about the history of the…

Party in the Lilac Room

Party in the Lilac Room was my final installation at Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens, and took the form of a paste up style installation of tiny…

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,…

Experimenting with projection

I projected some old photographs from the Museums Victoria collection inside my house. Experimenting with my new mini-projector! The kettle pictured as a ghostly visitation on the stove…

Tiny picnic setting Coburg Lake

I amused myself by setting up an ephemeral miniature installation at Coburg Lake picnic area, for Picnic Day, the first day Melburnians were allowed to meet another household…

Children’s ‘stained glass’

As part of my Artist in Residence with Moreland City Council in 2020, I was asked to develop some window displays for Coburg Library for the festive season….