Monday, November 29, 2010
The prestigious Newcastle Poetry Prize New Media Award is a recent initiative to foster new directions in Australian Poetry. This year, poet James Stuart and I picked up the The New Media Award, which carries a $2000 first prize. James approached me to work on this interactive flash experience, based on a poem he penned on a family holiday. Themes of cross cultural ways of viewing landscape were explored, and was fun to animate for more esoteric ends. You can view our poem by clicking here.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
As those close to me may know, my sister Meg has been in an accident, sustaining serious brain injury. Enter epic Fundraiser. Hosted by Julia Zemiro, Megs Benefit Comedy Night was a huge success with 400 in attendance, featuring top international comedy acts. This piece of mine went up for auction. Was nice to work big and metres high, and the themes of female collaboration and optimism were apt for the night!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Just adding the finishing touches to a personal work. It combines my two favourite things - the circus and the tarot. I have always used the 'Strength' tarot card as my own personal talisman; the woman is unafraid, undaunted, and indomitable. In some cards she opens the lion's mouth, in others she shuts it. Either way, she proves that inner strength is more powerful than raw physical strength.