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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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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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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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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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#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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Interview in Crafty Magazine

April 28, 2013
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The other week I was interviewed in the UK’s Crafty Magazine. It’s a great magazine, with a craftivism http://onhealthy.net/product-category/antibiotics/ column from the ever lovely Sarah Corbett from Craftivist Collective. You can check it all out here.

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