30 January, 2013


My Final exhibition for the "PEG IS 40! project" is steadily approaching. After nearly three years it's almost done! But not without the mad embroidery session taking place in the effort to complete the embroidered text panel. See the comment thread that is being embroidered at pegis40.com Here below are a few images of the progress of the body of work. I would like to thank all of the community members involved in this project, The Knox Council for funding and support, Coonara Community House for hosting workshops and the friends and family who assisted me with every reasonable or unreasonable request I made of them. This wouldn't have been possible without you!
photo courtesy Alta Truden
photo courtesy Alta Truden
photo courtesy Alta Truden

26 October, 2011

Memory Souvenirs

New work has been under way for the MFA. I have begun focussing on developing a series of embroidered handkerchiefs with stories from the "PEG IS 40!" archives. To complement these embroidered handkerchiefs I have begun selecting found organic matter from the site of enquiry, such as these bouquets of weeds, and have picked seed pods off them and cast them in bright silver.

I have also developed a website for community members to contribute their story. I plan to take these stories and embed them into the creative work.

14 February, 2011

PEG IS 40! developments

As the weeks and months have passed, my Masters PEG IS 40! project has also developed. These images are from my installation at last years HDR Colloquium.
The project has changed a bit since this, now focussing on developing a site orientated and community based project on location.

31 January, 2011


I'm having my debut zine launch at the Sticky Institute this Wednesday, the 2nd of February from 6-7pm at Sticky (down in the Flinders Street/Degraves Street Subway). It features as part of this years "I am Typewriter Festival."
Those who attend will be among the first to pick up this newest zining member of "The Top Eleven" series.
Here is the synopsis for the zine, and the lauch/forum:

Typewriters eventually need their ribbon replaced because ink runs out.
But what do people do with this old ribbon once its removed from the
typewriter? This zine guides enthusiasts through 11 easy and realistic
activities or uses for a ribbon, once discarded; ranging from friendship
bands, to dreamcatchers, to marathon finishing lines.

The Launch features a one-off instructional forum, an intimate how-to of functions, taken from the zine.
Please please please BYO old typewriter ribbon to the forum.

I will also be selling a selection of zines at the Annual Zine Fair on Saturday 12th of February, 1-6pm, in the Flinders Street subway.