Wednesday, October 22, 2008

banana sausage

dance-a-thon 6000

There were 52 of us from Anna's Go Go Academy dancing The Madison at Dance-a-thon 6000. An incredible mix of dance troupes - a veritable adult rock eisteddfod! Hosted by the ever wonderful Town Bikes. My favorite was the record breaking effort by the audience - 300 people rocking the ribbons, interpretive dancing to Fleetwood Mac. Enough said.

playing on the arts

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Monkey Magic

Initially I made some costumes for this wonderfully tacky production of Monkey Magic, part of the 2008 Fringe Festival. Then got pulled in to play Yellow Demon's wife. It's been heaps of fun actually - definitely a while since I've had to learn lines though! The live band do a great score to the staged episode and Yellow Demon is especially hilarious. Read the review from The Age here.

Davina Adamson

I recently bought this fantastic piece by Melbourne artist Davina Adamson. It was part of the System Crystal exhibition at LUPA ART, a wonderful space that provides artists with residencies to develop work across many artforms. Can't wait to get this roaring flower head onto my wall!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


The Platform subway for my Play Pins exhibition on a Wednesday evening in September. A really interesting and public space to work with. And kind of large! So many boxes to fill - must say I freaked out a little...

Play Pins: Title box

The next installment from one half of The Playground Project, this exhibition takes a look at moments of adult play through design.

Over the past few years I’ve been keeping a record of moments of play in my life, in everyday situations I see and from stories I hear from others. The more I’ve thought about the ways that adults play, the more infinite these ways seem. Childhood, games, sport, sex, laughter, fantasy, ingenuity, creativity, risk, syncopation, repetition, rehearsal…the list goes on. My aim then, has become more about igniting the imagination of individual play.

For this exhibition I chose a number of images that signify the different ways I have observed adults play. An experiment in how clothing, textiles, image and object can sit playfully. It is not just a public display of playfulness, it is a reminder to notice and enjoy those bliss bits in your day.

How do you play? Is it sensation or scenario? Solitary or surrounded? The silver lining or the lining of a jacket? Play up. Play on. Play ball.

Play Pins: Photo wall

Tell you a secret...


The air just starting to get warm.


Queuing out front
you can hear the music,
feel your stomach,
hips start moving.
Can feel the pull
to get lost in rhythm.

Play Pins: PLAY OUT

The washing line hangs over the balcony. When the wind blows things off we fish them back with a fishing rod. It works surprisingly well.

Play Pins: PLAY OFF

Once there was a man at a conference. A very important man. Very important conference. But there was this hill. So green was the grass that he was compelled to roll down to the bottom. Brushing his knees off, he greeted his colleague.

Play Pins: PLAY FAST

Nothing beats good old fashioned adrenaline.