Category: writing

  • Visual Arts Voice

    Hiya to all my Aussie artists. I’m a little late to this party, but since there’s still a few days for us all to act I thought I’d add my voice. The federal govt. is preparing a national cultural policy, and a few local orgs are pestering artists to make a submission. To that end, […]

  • Garland Magazine

    Garland Magazine

    I had a piece published last month in Garland Magazine’s 25th issue Craft Currencies – Value is in our own hands. Editor Dr Kevin Murray saw the work and asked me to write about the series Juukan Tears Offcuts that I made last year, through the lens of high/low, rich/poor, gallery/gift shop craft. It is […]

  • Juukan Tears is up!

    Juukan Tears has been launched for nearly a week now, so here’s a few images of the work for those far away and curious. Juukan Tears In May of 2020 mining company Rio Tinto destroyed a site which contained the Juukan Shelters, a place that had been in use by the First Nations traditional custodians […]

  • Submission deadline extended!

    Friends and Supporters of the Uluru Dialogue  The government last week announced they have extended public submissions on a voice to parliament to Friday, 30 April. This gives you four more weeks to voice your support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and a First Nations Voice to Parliament protected by the Constitution.  Nothing has changed. We […]

  • Juukan Tears

    In May of 2020 mining company Rio Tinto destroyed the Juukan Shelters, containing sacred caves that had been in use by the traditional custodians of that part of (what we now call) Western Australia, the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura (PKKP) peoples, for over 46,000 years. The Shelters were in the remote Pilbara region of […]

  • Garland Magazine

    I wrote a piece Katie Miller – Seattle Lightscapes for Garland’s current issue Turtle Island – North America. Writing about there – Katie is in Seattle, my former home, from here, Perth, my past and now current home – meant I had to rely on memory more than current lived/living experience. I’ve spent the last […]

  • Climate fires

    As the only Australian in the room at a few international gatherings, especially while I lived in the USA, I’ve become the personal link for the catastrophic climate events happening in my country. North Perth is fine. We have stayed clear of fire, and of smoke, aside from a brief patch last week when the […]

  • Attention Enamellists!

    you know what time it is…

  • to put into your eyes

    Shows and books with jewels, oh my!

  • The Enamelist Society Newsletter

    I warned you, (did I not warn you?) that I was going to take over the world?