Category Archives: Festivals

Artbeat

Artbeat festival at Ipswich. The crowd flocked to the festival to try the huge range of creative offerings. There was woodturning, hula hoop making, mosaic, flying fish, magic wands, felting sculpted monsters, body painting, musical instrument making, sculpted paper brooches and … Continue reading

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The Planting

The Planting festival at Woodfordia has grown from a small spades and gumboots gathering to a festival with shady trees, arts, talks, ideas and music. The trees have grown, and now the plantings are of tree orchards, a ceremonial planting … Continue reading

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Set up for Woodford Folk Festival

Set up at Woodford Folk Festival is a magic time, a sneak preview of the atmosphere of the festival. This year I dyed 150 metres of material  to match the yam shaped chandelier ‘yamdelier’ at the centre of the Songlines … Continue reading

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out of the box

“One sun, one world- many dreams” is the name of a project organised by Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM, and Out of the Box Festival. The exhibition will tour to China, and is part of the Out of the Box Festival at … Continue reading

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Woodford 15-16, the tree of life

It was perfect weather at this year’s Woodford Folk Festival, and the theme of the  festival was the Tree of Life. The festival has its own Children’s festival within it. For this year’s screen I made a tree of life … Continue reading

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power of the potter

My mother was a potter. I remember feeling excited to see the glazed pieces being unwrapped, opening and closing a set of rectangular boxes with lids that fitted perfectly, drinking from her stoneware cups and being in her wheel room … Continue reading

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the dead are getting bigger

https://www.facebook.com/Fiesta-Latina-166861910064140/ Big  things: skulls and bones: Day of the dead Fiesta Latina is coming up in West End and Upatree have been printing for the occasion. Two days in Mount Nebo printing, and the skeletons are getting bigger!    

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Day of the Dead

http://www.upatreearts.org/ Preparing for Day of the Dead with Upatree Arts at Mt Nebo, preparing and creating images on the screens ready for a day of printing.

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Woodford unmasked

Another Woodford Folk Festival, and 2015 began with fire ceremony, music and the arts. Woodford’ visiting artist this year was Wang Wen Chih from Taiwan who with a team of 30 people created the nest like bamboo entranceways to the … Continue reading

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Woodford Decor

This week I’ve been working with Penny Smith and the Decor team at the art studio at Woodford Folk festival making big screenprints for the dance venue. The decor shed has a seemingly endless flow of curiosities arriving and departing … Continue reading

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