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…

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….

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

Created as part of my Artists Residence for my local council during the Melbourne Covid-19 lockdown, these bookmarks are momentoes for mothers of new babies born during the…

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…

Edgars Creek project

I am enjoying learning about the history of Edgars Creek in Thomastown and Lalor,  for a ‘postal exhibition’ I am curating for the Friends of Westgarthtown.

Moreland Artist in Residence projects kick off

I am doing a six month artists residency at Moreland City Council, through the Working for Victoria program. I have been working on a few projects for The…

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…

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,…

Children’s history drawing booklet

I put together this booklet of drawing and colouring activities, based on historic photos of Coburg Primary School and the local area, in 2010. The historic photographs are …

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,…

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…