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Buy Art From the Heart

Buy Art From the Heart
An article about how to find art and artists we love. It stresses the importance of buying from local artists and encourages you to go on a journey that could lead to the expression of your true potential.   It also explores why it is so important to listen to the heart when buying art and how a purchase impacts the artist and their practice.

Feature Article in Down Under Textiles

Feature Article in Down Under Textiles
Announcing a four page feature article in Down Under Textiles, Edition 34, Nov/Dec 2018, p.73-76. It is titled 'A Long Search For My True Voice' and it outlines the journey I took to find my signature style as an artist. In leading Australian newsagencies and on-line now.

Recommended Reading List

Recommended Reading List
A growing list of books, on-line resources and films about Australia's slave history and frontier conflict.  These have been helpful on my art research journey to challenge the myth that Australia was settled peacefully.  "Why didn't I learn this in school?" I have asked myself. This question has led to an ongoing search for the truth about my nation's violent past and its impact today.

Townsville Art Research Trip

Townsville Art Research Trip
My second Art Research Trip will be to Townsville, Queensland on 20-23 July 2018.  I will explore the landscape and make some art in response to it.  I also hope to meet some descendants of Blackbirding and visit some important sites to broaden my knowledge and understanding of this important history.

The Big Roast for Cystic Fybrosis - July 2018

The Big Roast for Cystic Fybrosis - July 2018
Host a Roast in your home or attend a Fundraising event to raise money for Cystic Fybrosis Research.  Four of my A3 drawings have been donated to this year's Silent Auction, valued at $180 each.

Why Tassels and Fragments?

Why Tassels and Fragments?
Contemporary Artist Helen Fraser shares the background to her fourth solo exhibition Fragments and Tassels opening today at Falkner Gallery in Castlemaine, Central Victoria.

Artist Talk at Tal Fitzpatrick's Exhibition 'Craftivism HQ'

Artist Talk at Tal Fitzpatrick's Exhibition 'Craftivism HQ'
Artist's Talk on Sat 10th Mar at Craftivism HQ Exhibition by Tal Fitzpatrick where 130 Quilt Blocks will be shown for the first time from the United Declaration of Human Rights Quilt Project.  My quilt block focused on Article 4; Ban on Slavery and highlights Australia's Blackbirding Slave History.

Drawing Giveaway Winner; Marguerite Griffith

Drawing Giveaway Winner; Marguerite Griffith
A very excited winner of my Drawing Giveaway in Nov 2017, Marguerite Griffith of Melbourne, receives her prize.

Kaffe Fassett Workshop, Sunday 25th February 2018

Kaffe Fassett Workshop, Sunday 25th February 2018
A brief overview of an amazing day of designing with international textile designers Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably in Daylesford, Central Victoria.

Tassels and Fragments Solo Exhibition 19 Mar - 29 May, 2018

Tassels and Fragments Solo Exhibition 19 Mar - 29 May, 2018
Details of my fourth solo exhibition coming up at Falkner Gallery in Castlemaine, Central Victoria from 29 Mar - 19 May 2018.