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Labassa photographs

I visited the National Trust property Labassa on their open day, and toward the end of the afternoon, in a final blaze of autumn light, I took a…

Exhibition Pops Up At Library

My pop up exhibition about the history of Coburg Primary School playgrounds was revived at Coburg Library in April 2022. It was initially developed as a pop-up exhibition…

Shine photo series appear in Garnar Lane, Dandenong

A series of photographs that I took at Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Garden were displayed in the City of Greater Dandenong public art space the Garnar Lane…

Edgars Creek project wins a prize, becomes an onsite exhibition

The Edgars Creek history project I curated for Ziebell’s Farmhouse Museum and Garden has won an award, and has been transformed from a ‘postal exhibition’ into a real…

Writing residency in historic house, Melville House project

In April 2022 I  began a writing project about an old mansion in West Brunswick that I used to live in (during it’s share house era), supported by…

Why? Monoprinting with Bratwurst

Showing at the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick as part of the Moreland Summer Show 2021, History and Heritage is the first print work I have made in a…

Kids Takeover Buda Historic Home!

This exhibition/intervention was the culmination of my Creative Workers in School project, for Regional Arts Victoria, featuring art and commentary by the talented kids from Chewton and Elphinstone…

Cataloguing museum item with kids, Creative Workers in Schools 2021

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 Elphinstone Primary Schools students, as part of my Creative Workers in School project for Regional…

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…

Creative Worker in Schools RAV project

During Term 2 and 3 2021 I was a history creative in residence, working with all the children at Chewton Primary School and Elphinstone Primary School, in Central…

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…

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 Elphinstone Primary School students

A ‘creative response to history’ activity, as part of my 2021 Creative Workers in Schools project for Regional Arts Victoria, I ran a poetry writing workshop with Prep-2…