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Guerrilla Kindness in New York

October 18, 2014
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My friend Pene is over in New York at the moment and posts updates about people she meets, like postcards home from abroad. This was an amazing lady she met the other day – “New York Story no. 9 Birds of a feather… Walking through Washington Square Park, a bit delirious from diorama overload at …

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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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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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#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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Acts of Public Craft

July 3, 2013
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The other day, Betsy Greer posted this image on her Facebook page, asking for thoughts: One commenter mentioned that she felt that yarn bombs don’t have the impact they once did, and asked “Maybe the question needs to be: how can public craft be innovative and unexpected now?” This has got me thinking about street …

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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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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 column from the ever lovely Sarah Corbett from Craftivist Collective. You can check it all out here.

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