Other Artists

other artists - rafael gomezbarros

: Rafael Gomezbarros :

Our teacher of our Puppetry workshop this term Trina Gaskell has worked on many productions one of which I saw a few years ago. Humans in ant costumes interacted silently with children in a large public space collaborating , collecting and building with out instruction or words.

This work "Casa Tomada " by Rafael Gomezbarros reminds me of that wonderful and slightly terrifying for a two year old, experience.

The interplay between scale, repetition and representation is wonderful.

 My son still has a fear of insects two years later.... I say it was worth it, he may say otherwise.

doing it for the kids - walter martin

: walter martin :

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Walter Martin has managed to do the impossible and make a terrific album not just for children but for everyone.

 We're all young together is whimsical sweet and a whole lot of fun and an album I often listen too even with no children around. 

Walter has captured the feeling of being a child with all its wonder, adventure, simplicity and complexity in these beautifully crafted songs. 

snap up a copy...

other artists - ricky swallows

: ricky swallows :

KILLING TIME  JELUTONG, MAPLE BRACING, 2003-4   42.5 X 72.5 X 46.5 INCHES

COME TOGETHER JELUTONG, 2002 26 X 25.25 X 32 INCHES

Look ing at these intricate carved wooden sculptures by Ricky Swallows hand carved from Jelutong wood makes me feel very excited that I for one am signed up and ready to start our Wood Carving Introduction course. It is something I have wanted to learn for so long.  I have no delusions of creating anything along the lines of this but will be proud of my spoons and bowls.

 

pinchgut opera

: pinchgut opera :

Our very talented sister has taken over the role of General Manager at Pinch Gut Opera in Sydney, and I am thrilled to be flying up tomorrow for a whirlwind 24 hours to see their production of Bajazet.

Judging by the amazing four and a half star review in todays Sydney Morning Herald, that hails it "A gripping tale a glorious triumph of intensity" or  this one in The Australian today, I am in for quite a night out. I can not wait.