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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E. W. Cole and his humanitarian guerilla marketing campaign

November 22, 2012

When I was young I had one of the many “Funny Picture Books’ put out by E. W. Cole, a book merchant from Melbourne. Each page had 2 or 3 columns of text and pictures like an old newspaper and had stories, jokes and cartoons of various sorts. As I recall I never found them […]

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The New Games Movement and Life. Be In It.

March 15, 2012

This is one of those detective stories, uncovering facts and hints bit by bit. It’s the thrill of the chase and the satisfaction of the find that I love about this sort of stuff. Last year I discovered the New Games Movement, an American movement in the early 70s to get adults out and playing […]

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