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READ | How temporary is temporary?

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 – […]

ART | Skimming the Surface

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.

OBSERVE | Suburban informality & the everyday

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.

UNSITELY | Cosplay in Aspley

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 […]

SUBURBS | Sleeping giant

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 […]

CONFERENCE | Material Inventions; Lucas Ihlein

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 […]