Planning a Takeover…

My Creative Workers in School project will culminate (eventually!) in an exhibition at Buda Historic Home in Castlemaine, with artworks and exhibition text by Chewton and Elphingstone Primary…

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…

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 Requiem now showing at Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre as part of their exhibition Coming Home, about the history of the site as…

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 …

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….

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…