: 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.
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.
: walter martin :
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.
; naomi zouwer :
Not to be confined by a piece of paper, Canberra based teacher, illustrator and painter Naomi Zouwer explores soft sculpture, ceramic illustration, embroidery and watercolours in creating her intricate work.
You can find more here!
:emma van leest:
Touching upon ideas of repetition and the transformative powers of creating a treasure from an everyday item such as a sheet of paper, Emma Van Leest takes the art of paper cuts to a new level.
Her beautiful work can be found on her website.
: 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 :
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.
Tiny cup: Britt Hutchinson makes miniature embroidery at a truly tiny scale. Often not much bigger than a thumb nail. She includes lovely detail and explores themes of death,life and nature in her work.