January 31, 2012
I noted an article listed in the Planetizen Newswire with interest. The heading read ‘How to revitalize a neighbourhood in six months’. It sounded like an opportunity. It struck me as worthwhile and interesting with the possibility of concerted community action, and even a competitive challenge, that could work in a variety of locations – […]
January 29, 2012
A curatorial essay written for a project curated in 1998 for Hands On Art (instigated by then Director, Michael Vann). The project, Skimming the Surface, featured a series of ephemeral artworks by Queensland artists engaging the themes of surface and history of South Bank Parklands.
January 19, 2012
Suburban streets can offer gifts and surprises, the generosity of neighbours and makeshift encounters. A small child offers her old toys and a free drink. A household offers a place to rest and explore on the footpath. A handmade seat in the shade.
September 29, 2011
I do enjoy these unsitely moments (a term I have drawn out of Maria Miranda’s work on unsitely aesethics). Just spotted walking along Gympie Road – a group of late teens all dressed in similar attire, with stunning hair. From my vantage point across the expanse of road, I couldn’t really get a good look […]
September 15, 2011
The suburbs can sometimes seem like a sleeping giant, curled up around the city. It’s hard to say which is giving and receiving the comfort of this embrace. A body of such proportion and strength that it might strangle that frail centre, so hell bent on walling its boundary by any means possible. The sleep […]
December 5, 2009
ONE Earlier this week, I attended a two day conference at Deakin University themed Material Inventions: Applying Creative Research. Creative arts scholars are experimenting with the possibilities of creative research – embedding research programs into creative projects and exploring the collaborative potential of creative research, in both university-based and extra-university projects. The conference addressed three […]