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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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Lucky Street install

June 16, 2013
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Yesterday I was in Sydney and took the opportunity to install a new work, Lucky Street, down one of my favourite streets – King St. in Newtown. Lucky Street was inspired by a gift from a friend, a handmade bracelet with 3 Evil Eye beads on it. My friend had been in Turkey for a …

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Interviewed about my work and Pop Up Playground

May 28, 2013
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At This Is A Door in 2012, film maker James Tresise interviewed me about my work, my role with Pop Up Playground and why games are important. This is that film. Interview with Sayraphim Lothian from James Tresise on Vimeo.

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Collins St Regulars at White Night Melbourne

February 25, 2013
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I was part of White Night Melbourne in two ways. One was a game runner for Pop Up Playground’s The Whispering Society, which meant that I was running between the Melbourne Town Hall, Chapter House Lane and St Paul’s Cathedral all night. The other was as a commissioned artist, and my artwork, Collins St Regulars, …

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Dialogue at the BAC

January 12, 2013
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Guardian critic Maddie Costa was in residence at the Battersea Arts Centre while I was over there doing A Moment in Yarn for the Scratch nights, and she asked each artist to participate in a project called Dialogue. As part of that I created a Moment in Yarn for her based on one of her …

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Sneak Attack

January 4, 2013
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Sneak Attack was a month long stealthy yarn bomb of the NGV Studio in Melbourne in 2011. I’ve just uploaded all the images to the site, you can find them here.

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Cold Comfort

December 8, 2012

Cold Comfort was a participatory work installed in the Old Melbourne Gaol in Sept-Oct, 2012. The piece was 6 feet of knitted work, sewn to a metal bar at one end and attached to the knitting loom at the other. Placed beside it was instructions inviting people to knit a few rows themselves. The placement …

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HERE – a site specific work at Trades Hall

August 11, 2012

I’ve jsut uploaded HERE, a work I created as part of my Masters in Art in a Public Space from RMIT. Using the ‘888’ motif from the 8 hour day campaign as a lens, I focused on eight of the histories connected with specific spaces in and around the building itself. The works were installed …

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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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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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