Category Archives: Arts

NAIDOC

I had a fantastic afternoon on Friday, I spent a few hours at Dorrigo High School for their NAIDOC Week celebrations. I was up there with the Port Macquarie ABC Open Producer, Wiriya Sati. We met some incredible people. I … Continue reading

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The One That Got Away

This is a film I made last year. It’s the story of a friend of ours, Max Mander. He’s eight and he loves to fish. I filmed this on a Sony HD and edited it on Final Cut.

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12seconds

I started the 12words project in 2009. It’s been fun and thousands of people have connected to write and rate stories. Now I’ve decided to grow the project to 12second films.  Everyone loves the idea, but they get a bit … Continue reading

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XMediaLab

I had an incredibly stimulating day last week at the XMediaLab Pro Day conference in Sydney.  Ok, it’s true, I feel like I’ve joined Avon because I keep telling people about it, and tweeting about it, and adding notes from … Continue reading

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The Big Smoke

After nine years of loving country living, my family and I are moving back to the Big Smoke. I’m looking for an exciting, interesting, stimulating social media or community arts job that will keep me passionate, connected and in a … Continue reading

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The One That Got Away

I spent the weekend filming and kyacking on my river, Deep Creek.  I filmed a local family who live and breathe the river. Luke Mander canoes to work; Belinda Kyacks for exercise every morning; and their boys, Max (7) and … Continue reading

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micro things

Little things can be powerful. Like a nip of good scotch or a new-born baby’s cry.  Or twelve words. I run 12words which is a micro fiction project – stories of twelve words or less.  It’s fun, funny, educational and … Continue reading

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An Imaginary Friend

There was only a dull drizzle when I started to walk.  It had been a floppy, hot day and the rain drops tickled my dull skin tips. My feet thumped the bitumen, my ears thumped to my daggy ipod mix … Continue reading

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Sharing Stories

My sons went to a lovely pre school.  The teachers were generous and the grounds were beautiful but it was very mono cultural. We don’t live in the most multi cultural community in the world, but this pre school was … Continue reading

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Books

Perhaps books, and a nice place to read them, is the answer to everything. I was listening to Radio National’s Late Night Live yesterday afternoon.  A wealthy philanthropist and ex Microsoft employee, John Wood, was talking about Room to Read, … Continue reading

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