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Dandenong Patterns

by Sayraphim on August 16, 2016

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Dandenong Patterns is a new guerrilla kindness work inspired by historic architectural details found in and around the Greater Dandenong Area, being presented at the Cultural Threads festival throughout August in Dandenong. The public has sent me photos of wrought iron fences, stained glass windows, wooden gables, plaster corbels, mosaicked paths and other small house …

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The Lurkers in the Alleys

by Sayraphim on August 16, 2016

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Fragments of a modern gothic tale, told in paste ups.

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Tales from the Woods

by Sayraphim on September 11, 2015

Tales from the Woods was an artistic residency for Hobson’s Bay City Council at the Woods Street Arts Space​ over 12 weeks from September to December 2015. Every Friday I worked at a desk in the foyer of Woods St making soft sculptures and other crafted objects based on fairy tales from Laverton’s diverse communities. …

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The Great Stash Swap is here!

by Sayraphim on July 21, 2015

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The Great Stash Swap The Great Stash Swap is a community driven project created to help reduce piles of excess materials and yarn stashes and bring fresh life to those teetering piles of stash we can so easily end up hording. Over the week of 15-21 August people can drop in their unused material and …

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New exhibition! Craffiti at No Vacancy in April 15

November 13, 2014
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So I’m super excited about this – I’ve got an exhibition coming up in April next year at No Vacancy Gallery at Fed Square called Craffiti in which I’ll be making soft sculpture figures inspired by artworks from Melbourne’s diverse street art scene. Above are two of works I’ve already created for it,  left is …

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Guerrilla Kindness in New York

October 18, 2014
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My friend Pene is over in New York at the moment and posts updates about people she meets, like postcards home from abroad. This was an amazing lady she met the other day – “New York Story no. 9 Birds of a feather… Walking through Washington Square Park, a bit delirious from diorama overload at …

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More Guerrilla Kindness in Christchurch

October 8, 2014
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Last night in Christchurch, some young people took to the streets to make their voice heard about an issue they were learning about – human slavery, as part of an event called LOUDER. LOUDER is a week of creative arts events, workshops and discussions to raise awareness about human trafficking and funds for the anti-trafficking …

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New commission from the City of Melbourne

August 22, 2014
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Pop Up Playground and the City of Melbourne are working together to develop and present a new interactive experience designed for the Melbourne Bike Share Program. Use your smart phone to discover a city that you never knew was there.  Launching on the streets of Melbourne this November. Stay tuned for more details!

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A Moment in Yarn at Craft Cubed

June 25, 2014
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A Moment in Yarn Monday, 4 August from 10am Tickets: $25/$15 Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/92597 I’m super excited about this! Craft Victoria’s annual craft extravaganza is on again and this year, I’ve been invited to participate in the Craftivism day at Fed Square on the 4 Aug. The day is titled “Craftivists, Radical Knitters and Yarnbombers” and …

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Ribboned Wish Catchers for Dandenong

June 6, 2014
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On Australia Day this year, the City of Greater Dandenong held a joyous day-long celebration in the Dandenong Park. As part of the festivities was a Wishing Tree (above). People could write their wishes on long colourful ribbons that were then tied to a May Pole type structure. As the day went on, the tree …

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