Bilpin Burnt Apple Project

Community driven project after the forest fires in the Blue Mountains November 2013, thanks to receiving a funded residency at the BiCi Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives in the Blue Mountains, Sydney.

http://bigci.org/

Postcards made from scrap wood in the shapes of the two symbols associated with Bilpin, an apple, and a flame after the forest fires. These postcards were then used by community members to send to local and national politicians.

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Anzac Cloak of Rememberance

Community project weaving 1000+ poppies from flax for the Anzac Day ceremony at the Kaiparoro Anzac Memorial Bridge. The poppies were woven by school children in the region through workshops in schools and also by descendants of local World War soldiers. The flax was locally sourced and a native vine found in reserve nearby was used for weaving the 10 metre cloak together. The cloak was laid over the bridge during a Maori ceremony, welcoming all those fallen and lost back to the area, and later people wove flowers and other anecdotes into the cloak. The cloak was then left in the reserve to biodegrade naturally.

The project was through a residency program award from the New Zealand Pacific Studio in the Wairapapa region, New Zealand

http://www.artistresidency.org.nz/

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Coal Awareness Project

In a city with one of the biggest coal ports in the world, Newcastle, Australia I decided to spread some coal awareness around the city. Black boxes with woodcarvings depicting the history and possible future of coal in the area were placed along the old coal railway walkway, at the entrance to the coal port, at the museum and in front of the coal port. Inside each box was papers, crayons and coal for people to take rubbings of these woodcuts. The boxes were made from recycled salvaged wood taken from the streets of Newcastle.

The work was created during a social justice focused residency at the Backyard Bus, which is run by Emerald Violin, Newcastle, Australia

http://emeraldviolin.com/work/the-backyard-bus/

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A sense of identity through printmaking

Exploring identity and community through printmaking throughout New Zealand and New Mexico, USA between 2005-2008

 

Beautiful Waste

Taking everyday waste and by changing their form, function and purpose to encourage others to rethink their relationship with waste.

The Plastic Bag Tent

Installation at the Biz Dojo Co Space, K Rd Auckland for WE ARE ALLRIGHT exhibition
Installation at the Biz Dojo Co Space, K Rd Auckland for WE ARE ALLRIGHT exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

On location at Cleddau River, Fiordland National Park
On location at Cleddau River, Fiordland National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Poo Bra

Finalist in the 2012 Brancott Esate World of Wearable Arts Awards
Finalist in the 2012 Brancott Esate World of Wearable Arts Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Somers
Mount Somers

 

 

 

 

 

The quest for a zero waste art practice