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Acts of Guerrilla Kindness, by Stefan Joksic

April 8, 2013
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With slight of hand, A subtle ferocity, It comes upon us. Something that braces the heart With a gentleness, That allows your smile To emerge With the glowing roar Of love, Towards each other.   Poem by Stefan Joksic Photo by Sarah Walker  

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Shared experiences create community – Welcome to my humble home

March 31, 2013
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Yesterday morning we went down an alley, through a fallen tin fence, walked carefully across more piled and rusty corrugated iron and into a burnt out house to see an exhibition of work by Be Free entitled Welcome to my humble home. The house was still full of melted and charred debris, the roof open …

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The Kindness of Strangers

September 7, 2012

We’ve been overwhelmed with kindness and generosity on this trip to the UK. We’ve been given accommodation, free drinks,  tickets to shows, people and strangers have offered to help every step of the way. It’s a whole community, it’s OUR community, comprising of friends, acquaintances and strangers. It’s been an amazing trip so far. At the same time, …

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Halls of Westminster crown

July 15, 2012
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Some of the games we play for Pop Up Playground requires nothing more than players. Sometimes the games needs a prop or two, and occasionally they need a piece of costuming. For Halls of Westminster, the old king is dying and leaves the kingdom no heir but two pretenders to the throne.  The players discuss, …

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Made by Us Twilight Market

July 3, 2012
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About 6 weeks ago I was asked by the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation to help them out. They have a number of hugely dedicated auxiliary groups who work tirelessly making and selling items to raise funds for the hospital. The RCHF wanted to celebrated them by holding a Twilight Market showcasing their beautiful wares. As …

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Nocturnal night walk – A tour of public art

June 16, 2012
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Last night I went on the night walk tour of Dandenong’s Nocturnal festival, a public art festival in collaboration with Chisholm TAFE and RMIT University’s Masters in Art in a Public Space. It was an amazing two hours, walking around the CBD of Dandenong taken down alleys and through carparks to various works of art …

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Gilding the City yarnbomb mashup!

February 4, 2012

I’m so excited about this… A little while ago yarn bomber Shado Stitch did a call out for suggestions for their current yarnbombing project. I got in contact with them and told them about Gilding The City and explained the idea behind it. Last night they posted their work!!! Check out how beautiful this is: …

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Gilding a City near you…

January 17, 2012

I’m really thrilled about the interest that Gilding the City is getting. To date since it’s launch (on the 2nd of Jan 2012) I’ve sent off around 20 pieces to cities around the world. So far they’ve gone to:   UK: Brighton Birmingham London West Sussex USA: Cohutta, Georgia Portland, Oregon Seattle, Washington EUROPE: Paris, …

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Gilding the City origins and influences

January 2, 2012

I’ve just embarked upon a new temporary street art project called Gilding the City and I wanted to let you know about it. When I was very young, one of my favourite books was Pippi Longstocking, the strongest girl in the world. One of the many things she did to occupy her time was to …

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A Moment In Yarn

May 1, 2011

I’ve created a new project, A Moment In Yarn…  It focuses on translating warm memories into crocheted granny squares. Talking to people and asking them for a happy memory to translate into tangible crochet for them to hold and keep. Today I did one for someone, and they got teary over it. I think that’s …

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