An Exhibition

The exciting climax of our ambitious project finally took place last week. We had an exhibition of our printmaking at the Colac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre (COPACC). The exhibition was the opening event for COPACC’s Book Week Activities. Colac’s Mayor, the honourable...

I’m not a very...

It’s really sad when kids say, I’m not a good drawer. I always think, You’re just a kid, how come you’ve given up so early?But the other day, one of my little printmakers said. “I’m not a good drawer, but I’m really good at this!” and my heart...

Where we Work &...

Here’s some images of the work the children have been doing for the project. And a picture of our studio space where the intense cutting and printing takes place. You’ll see a muscle car, Uluru, a French slice and some Brazillian...

Start Writing…

Everyone’s had a go at linocut and loved it. The kids have a taste for the project. Before we can get back to that exciting activity however, we have a more pressing and equally exciting one to attend to; we must write our books. Each child must complete their template, which will...

The First Day

Nervous. Never had to ‘teach’ kids before; talked to them about my work, just haven’t spent that much time in a classroom out the front before ‘in charge.’ I am embarking on my first ever Artist in Schools Residency. Thanks to Arts Victoria, I’ve been give...