Category: Museology

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Participatory art with children at Heritage Hill

Here are some more pics relating to some participatory art programs I did at Heritage Hill Museum and Heritage Garden, during my residency in late 2013, and as…