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Playful Public Art program for Fresh Air 14

February 24, 2014
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Curated by public artist Sayraphim Lothian, Fresh Air’s playful public art program celebrates the playful appropriation of public space by artists working in various ways in the streets of Melbourne. – Kim Tairi Urban fox tales Little foxes wander Melbourne’s laneways. A series of tiny poems that chronical their adventures. They will be left in …

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The story of the Kakapo

January 21, 2014

Douglas Adams famously described the New Zealand native kakapo as the ‘world’s largest, fattest and least-able-to-fly parrot’. The males can grow up to a whopping 60cm and both males and females are a beautiful mottled green and yellow with black flecks. It may also be the world’s longest living bird with a suspected life expectancy …

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New project! Journey – The Kakapo of Christchurch

January 17, 2014
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I’m SO damn excited about my new project… I’ve been working for months on it and it’s finally ready to be revealed! Journey – The Kakapo of Christchurch is a two week participatory public art project for Christchurch, utilising the Kakapo’s journey to recovery as a metaphor for Christchurch’s journey to rebuild. The Kakapo is the …

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Some workshop participant drops

November 1, 2013
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I wanted to share these with you… These are two drops from participants in my previous two Guerrilla Kindness workshops at Laneway Learning. We chat about Guerrilla Kindness and each participant makes a felt cupcake to leave out in the world somewhere. These are photos of two of the recent drops sent to me by …

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Guerrilla Kindness workshop

October 25, 2013

On Wednesday I ran a Guerrilla Kindness workshop for the good folks at Laneway Learning. The participants get in on sewing a felt cupcake while I chat to them about my work and the ideas and inspiration behind Guerrilla Kindness. The participants are always lovely and they always ask some really interesting questions. I can’t …

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Introducing the new NEWSLETTER!

October 24, 2013
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To celebrate my brand spankin’ new newsletter, I’m running a little competition! For the next month EVERYONE who signs up goes in the running to win a For you, stranger prize pack, which consists of a For you, stranger cupcake and a For you, stranger kit, which have everything you need to make your own …

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The Jeans That Never End and the Mending Queen

August 20, 2013
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Following along from the Mini Fashion Protest post and the Mini Fashion Protest Banner install, I’ve been thinking about clothes and sustainability and the old Make Do and Mend mentality, where people during the war would fix their clothes instead of buying  new ones. The Make Do and Mend movement is having resurgence at the moment, it’s heartwarming that …

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#Minifashionprotest banner install

August 19, 2013
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Last week, I installed my Mini Fashion Protest Banner in the middle of Melbourne. If you missed the post about it, you can find that here. Because it’s part of a worldwide protest, I wanted a really super ‘Melbourne’ shot, so a tram and Fed Square was my solution. The Mini Protest Banner Kit had …

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Gift shop

August 15, 2013

Since most of my projects are unfunded, I’ve added a little gift shop to my website for people who’d like to own artwork and help out at the same time! Check it out here: http://sayraphimlothian.com/gift-shop/

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#Minifashionprotest – add your voice

August 7, 2013
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So I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned the inspiring Sarah Corbett before, but for those of you new to the game, Sarah runs the tireless Craftivist Collective in the UK, working hard to change the world for the better through slow activism. There’s a number of statements in that sentence that need a little unpacking. Craftivism …

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