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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
Front foyer decoration

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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Guest post on Whip Up

May 17, 2012

Super quick post just to let you know that I was asked to write another guest post on the awesome crafting website Whip Up, about creativity and health. I’ve focused on my current body of work and what I’m trying to bring about in the viewer – happiness. I also looked a little at two …

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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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Midnight in the City

November 10, 2011

During the last 6 weeks, I’ve been involved in a residency at the NGV studio called Game/Play, in conjunction with Freeplay and Pop Up Playground. As part of this we ran 2 Playdays for the general public. Loads of games were played and fun was had. On the last of these Playdays, I ran a …

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New commission work

June 27, 2011

I was commissioned a few months ago by Southern Health/ Monash Medical Centre to make a work for their new mental health units. I had just seen an exhibition of Mirka Mora’s work, including her dolls, and I was really inspired by her work. So for the commission, I created this work, Elevenses, which recalls …

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Awesomely exciting exhibition opportunity !

April 19, 2011

OOO people! There’s a seriously exciting thing happening on the other side of the world! The awesome guys at Stitch London have organised STITCHED SCIENCE, where people can send in their knitted/crocheted/sewn science items. Dinosaurs, Bunsen burners, rocketships, skeletons, whatever you can think of that has a science theme. How awesome is that?  I’m sending in …

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