Emerald Hill

I'm a little slow to let you know about this, but I am giving a free workshop for children this Sunday from 10 til 4 at the Australian Tapestry Workshop as part of their program for the Emerald Hill Festival. 

In this drop-in workshop, Dell Stewart will give you a hands-on introduction to stop-motion animation as well as an opportunity to contribute to a group project. It will be shot using elements from around the workshop, including, bobbins, yarn, cones, tapestry samples and found objects. Dell has delivered various animation projects and workshops, most recently Animate/Inanimate at Tarra Warra Museum of Art (2013), Intersteller Exchange at Craft (2013) and Animal Self Portrait (2011) at Artplay.



This charming band are playing tonight! Supporting Inevitable Orbit and Mad Nanna at Dane Certificate's Magic Theatre in Brunswick.



In the short time I have, I'm learning to weave, and watching the weavers. I could spend days just picking colours, it's all a great pleasure. I have to put the brakes on a bit, my head runs away with many plans of things to make – it's such slow work –and there is so little time. 

There is a sea of yellow and orange yarn on the tables for the John Olsen work on the loom, it's almost finished. I'll miss all that colour.



One feels like a big thing, reflecting on what has happened in a year with a brand new person around. Life is sweeter with company, though I get nothing done.

We've had a month of winter ills, but feeling a little better the last two days. Bring on the spring clean, I need it, and so does the house.



Logfont Collingwood flag made by Penelope Durston and me. Part of a series available in Cottage Industry, featuring lettering by Rebecca Hayes, Dell Stewart and Adam Cruickshank. So many lovely ones, but this one fits in around here.



We had two weeks of thawing out and hanging with my family, followed by a couple of days in Cape Tribulation. It was horrible.


Everything far away can be near again

Adam Cruickshank at Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts. Tonight! Be sure to pick up a newspaper too.


West Space

I'm late posting this, as I have a sick baby. Tonight is the opening of the annual West Space fundraiser exhibition. Here's a sneak peak of my work for the show. West Space are like family, so best look after them.

Fruit Salad 2014.