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Here’s Where You Can Buy A Map Of Aboriginal Australia

February 4, 2016
australia map

  On Australia Day I posted a map of Australia. You might have seen it on my Facebook or Instagram or Twitter account? I honestly am not a fan of Australia Day in any way, shape or form, so am (like many others) always trying to find ways to deal with that day in some kind of constructive way. This year, I posted a map of Australia (the kind that recognises aboriginal territories) and some links to the Indigenous Literacy…

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This Is Why I Don’t Like Emus

February 3, 2016
pip nan melbourne

I’m a bit sad today, for various reasons. Someone we love so much passed away late last week and despite best attempts to soldier on, it’s all a bit too sad a lot of the time, really. LUCKILY I work with some wonderful people who (at times) keep me on the straight and narrow. One of them (her name is Bek Day) reminded me of this funny story this morning. It cheered me up for a good five minutes, so…

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Softies For Mirabel: Some Ace Contributions (+ An Extended Deadline!)

January 27, 2016
teddybearswednesday

Excitingly, adorable handmade contributions are winging their way to The Mirabel Foundation as we speak! (The bears in the above image are by Teddy Bears Wednesday, FYI!) It’s always super heartening to see how much people love being part of this project – and really, how much they want to get behind the work The Mirabel Foundation does by making toys for the kids they support. (Find out more about Softies For Mirabel here.) This week, I’m thrilled to tell…

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Look At Our Wishing Garden!

January 18, 2016
wishing flowers

  I’ve been very busy running The Wishing Flowers workshop at Melbourne’s NGV (National Gallery of Victoria), but I thought I would pop in and show you what we’ve been doing. (Just in case you haven’t seen it on social media yet!) We’re making paper flowers, and planting them in a vertical Wishing Garden, as a kind of homage to Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei. When you plant a flower, you make a wish. Every day the wishes and the…

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