A couple of bits of really good news have come in over the Christmas season and I have finally got a moment to share them. Firstly, I have finally graduated from the Cert 4 in Mental Health Peer Work! I have a certificate and everything. That was a very long 6 months, and an even … Continue reading Graduated, and won an award!
I finally got back the marks for my Digital Media class last year – I think is the best result I’ve had for anything in my Visual Arts degree so far – This is for the stop motion animation project I did in a small group. See more details about the project here. Apparently the animation … Continue reading Great arty news, awards and so on
Wow, what an exciting evening! I was presented with an award this evening at the Emerging Artists Big Circle Arts Exhibition! It was for “a work that effectively captures an idea or feeling”, and came with a bag of goodies including a deeply appreciated gift voucher to Premier Art Supplies. That’s going to fill in … Continue reading Homelessness Art Award
Mary O’Hagan is a brilliant woman I’ve been fortunate to hear speak on several occasions now. She has had an incredible personal journey from her experiences of ‘madness’ as a young woman in a psych ward, through her to role as the New Zealand Mental Health Commissioner. Her insight into the Recovery Model and commitment … Continue reading Introducing Mary O’Hagan
Wow, three years of blogging. I love it. Writing used to be private and solitary. I adore the interaction of a blog (admittedly, most of my interactions still happen over at facebook or via email, but it’s still awesome to get feedback, critiques, or opinions straight away for something I’ve written or shared). I follow … Continue reading Holding my childhood to ransom turns 3!
We’re having a celebration tonight and it would be wonderful if you could join us! Regeneration is a short film about community and recovery I was involved in making, and we were really excited to hear that it won an award in a Canadian Film Festival and went on tour over there! Obviously we couldn’t … Continue reading Free Event Tonight – Join us to Celebrate Regeneration
The evening gathering for She Dreams went really well. Some of my favourite people in the world came along, and some lovely new friends too. I’m now tucked up in bed with a sore throat and achy joints, filing it all away in my memory. It was wonderful and challenging and distressing and liberating to … Continue reading A Good Night
Today I was in at Radio Adelaide with Suzanne, being interviewed for a half hour conversation that’s going to be aired tonight alongside her beautiful documentary I the Many, We the One. You can listen online at 6pm Adelaide time to hear Sue and I discuss multiplicity, and the delicate and skilled process of sharing people’s … Continue reading Multiplicity Interview at Radio Adelaide
Gender is such a loaded concept, so embedded in our lives and self concept that it’s invisible to some of us, and profoundly, painfully important to others. As a multiple with male and female parts I identify as genderqueer. This has been a very hidden and at times painful aspect of my life, which I’ve … Continue reading Sharing Beyond Gender Exhibition
I’ve taken a key step in my life as an artist – I’ve found a local printer, Black and White Photographics who were happy to walk an anxious and print illiterate artist through the process of converting original works to quality prints. This is a project I have been wanting to get off the ground for … Continue reading Professionally wild
Next year is creeping up on me (don’t even think about mentioning Christmas) and I’m turning over in my mind what I want to do in it. I need a break, that much is clear. I’m thinking of taking January off, fixing up my car, and doing some travelling… It’s been forever since I’ve been … Continue reading Plans!
On Friday a huge package arrived for me. It contained a whole set of books and DVD’s about Hearing Voices! Some time ago I joined the facebook page Intervoice, and through there found out about a fund set up to provide resources free to individuals or groups about Voice Hearing. I sent in an application … Continue reading Hearing Voices Resources!
Sea dogs romping Ink on paper She Loves Ink on Paper The Gap Ink on Paper Creativity – Expressing Pain Chinese Inks on Paper Tangled Ink on paper Feeding the Monster Ink on paper Reza Barati Ink on paper Bare feet on grass Ink on paper I returned to find me Ink on paper … Continue reading Ink Paintings