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HEAPS of classes, courses and workshops as promised… It’s on for young and old at the ARTspace!!!

FINALLY a full school holiday program at the ARTspace. You asked, and we heard you… 
This post contains an absolute HEAP of upcoming courses, classes and workshops! It’s text heavy, but read on – there’s something for everyone…I couldn’t fit everything on here, but if you need more information, you are ALWAYS welcome to give me a buzz, or contact the relevant hosts directly. Information will be also on www.redolivestudio.com and www.undergroundartspace.com.
Phew! Hitting send. Just in time to chill for a lovely Mothers Day…. I hope…???? 
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July School Holidays 1st-11th July
Please find attached all you need to know about our many fabulous classes for your little people in the July school holidays. We’ve got everything from acrylic and water colour painting, through to polymer clay necklace making and candle making. Huge range of classes for varying ages. Classes are kept small so get in quick. If we have heaps of interest for particular classes, we can divide groups into morning and afternoon classes. 
Application form is attached with this email so you can print and post, or I’ve left it unlocked so you can fill it and flick it back to me. 50% deposit is required upon booking to secure your space. Judging by the responses we had to my last email, I’m expecting them to fill fast. We can’t wait 🙂
Kere 0424 604 603 or email kere@redolivestudios.com (or hit reply)
July Art class planning
COURSE 5 with Rachel Carroll begins May 26th (4 week course)
Rachels classes have been super popular with many repeat attendees. She is always open to having new members join the class, and teaches in such a way that everyone is comfortable at their own personal level. Suits beginners through to experienced Artists. Book quickly – as the regulars fill up fast!
Rachel 0423 982 349 or email rc_artist@hotmail.com
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EXPRESS YOURSELF – new regular younger folk classes with Dawn Kemp
Term 1 (4 weeks) beginning Tuesday 27th May or Saturday 31st May
Term 2 (8 weeks) beginning Tuesday 15th July or Saturday 19th July
Dawn is a resident of the ARTspace, and shares my own philosophies about creating a zone for children to explore and experiment. Dawn brings much technical knowledge, experience and background theory to the class – but supports the interpretation of said knowledge within each person. Classes run Tuesdays 4-6pm (ages 6-12) and Saturdays 2-4pm (ages 13 +)
Dawn 0413 619 420 or email expressyourself_syd@outlook.com
Dawn EXPRESS YOURSELF classes
MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE WORKSHOP with Vivanne Hazenveld
Sundays 15th and 22nd June
Vivianne brings a wealth of technical knowledge relating to all aspects of Art, and is the consummate explorer. Her strength, and passion is bringing out the creative within each person, and working within their own styles and tastes. Vivianne will provide the information and tools to support you along your continuing or beginning creative journey in a space that let you figure out who YOU are as a creative person. (Adult classes)
Vivianne 0417 450 744 or email viv2go-art@yahoo.com.au
Viv Workshop
GETTING YOURSELF OUT THERE with Gabby Malpas (Q&A session for Artists)
Dates to be advised. 
Course covers all the littles things you don’t even know you need to low from being noticed, dealing with Galleries, how to present yourself and your work. Gabby’s extensive International experience in both the Art and corporate world make for an amazing session, jam packed full of interesting information. Expressions of interest. 
Gabby 0423 470 831 or email gabby@gabbymalpas.com
*Getting yourself out there FLIER
GETTING YOUR WATERCOLOUR MOJO ON with Gabby Malpas
Dates to be advised. 
To learn the basic techniques and principles of watercolour and complimentary art techniques.  The course will cover basic information such as paper, materials, where to buy, how to present your work and how to build a picture. The emphasis is to learn by watching and doing and to complete a small project. This course can be designed for both children and adult workshops. Expressions of interest. 
Gabby 0423 470 831 or email gabby@gabbymalpas.com

*Getting your Watercolour Mojo on

ARTspace Newsletter, from April and beyond…

Hey y’all,
Hope this finds you all well and wonderful – rested and refreshed (hahaha) from the school holidays. Seriously though, it’s been germ central in the Northern Beaches, not sure about the rest of Sydney – but I’m looking forward to some good cleansing rain to chase the bugs and cleanse our spirits!
We have a few things happening that might interest you!
 
  • Rachel Carrol class begins TONIGHT term 3
Rachel’s incredibly inspiring classes begin for a third tern this evening and there are a couple of spots still available. Beginners and beyond, Rachel has a way of melding her classes so that everyone get’s something extraordinary from them. Classes are run in 4 weeks blocks and only $150.00 per term. Contact Rach ASAP if you want to join in.
Rachel: 0423 982 349

  • Integrative Yoga with Zoe
Starting May 5th from 9.30-11am. Classes are filling up for this amazing 8 week course. We’re really exciting to be hosting these. More info on the flyer. Hope to see you there!
Zoe: 0404 060 858
  • Loobylou – Finders Keepers Fri 6th – Saturday 7th June
We are beyond thrilled that Loobylou candles have been invited back to Finders Keepers in June. It’s truly an honour to showcase something we’ve worked so very hard on and believe in so much, in such an exciting and dynamic forum. We’re surrounded by such talent and workmanship with Finders Keepers and can’t wait! I plan to get ahead of Christmas shopping (for a change) this year, and what a one stop shop that will be!
Also, we have a new retailer. Lakota Trading at 12 Lenthall Street, Kensignton. Lakota carries our entire 250ml range of candles amongst vintage wares, industrial antiques and the kicker – GREAT coffee.
  • Kid’s Art Classes / Lessons
I’m putting together a few classes for the next school holidays between myself and hopefully a couple of other locals creatives. If you’re interested let me know ASAP for first dibs on spaces. We run small classes so that your little folks can get as much out of them, and have heaps of time for exploration and experimentation as they can get.
Further to this, one of our wonderful ARTspace crew, Dawn is putting together a course for regular Art classes starting soon for after school. As above, let us know if you’re interested so you can get the information first.
We try to cater to the needs of the community as best we can and the whole aim of the ARTspace is to be an accessible, affordable safe creative space. If YOU have any ideas of courses/classes/Exhibitions you think we should be running, please let us know! Feedback is how we’ll grow.
Colourful days to you.
x Kere x

Our final MVPS Christmas Gift, and it didn’t hurt the Earth…

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We moved to Manly 7 years ago, half way through Lou’s kindergarten year. It’s been filled with so very many highs and obviously lows, but it’s the best move we ever made. I remember, for the first time feeling like I fit. Friends and acquaintances have come and gone, as have diseases, business and many things; but our one true constant has been Manly Village Public School, where Lanya attended. We couldn’t have wished for a better school for her, or better friends along the way.

Now in her final year, wanting to gift something to the school that was personal, relevant and captured the school spirit – and who she was, we came up with the idea of a Christmas wreath. Now, if you’ve ever met my kid you’ll know that we are never in a position to recycle uniforms. They get lost in our family, they get ripped, paint covered – you name it. But they’re never in a position to be passed on to anyone else, for the shame of the state of them. We had one particular dress that was all kinds of bad, so we set about. As a family we’re pretty passionate about re-use, and always have been. We’re don’t harp on about it, but have always had a philosophy of ’cause less harm.’ The catch phrase for Red Olive since 2003 has been ‘re-invent, re-create, re-generate’ and this has been important in our home, and business life, and I’m proud to say has totally rubbed off on our kid. Manly Village has been brilliant at implementing ways for the children to learn about the environment, waste reduction and educated the kids by way of ‘waste free Wednesday.’ ‘Earth Alive,’ and even the song ‘reduce, reuse, recycle.’ I remember when she was year 1 or 2, and they were learning about water conservation, she would follow us into the bathroom, and see if we wasted any water while brushing our teeth (which apparently we did), and would hover while we were doing the dishes in an attempt to find a better way. These are pretty cool principles to install in our kids, and along with many other things and reasons, I think Manly Village Public School is all round pretty ace.

So, enough nostalgia, here we go folks. Step by step. Super super easy and I think it looks pretty tops. I’m looking forward to making one for us. Fortunately I have just over 52 weeks!

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  • Get a wire coat hanger and bend until you get a circle (you can bend once it’s finished so don’t fret too much about the perfect circle at this point). Twist the hanger part down into itself.
  • Heres the fun part. Rip or cut roughly the same size strips from your uniform/fabric/items.
  • Tie them onto the circle. I recommend this part is done while watching a really fantastic movie, so you forget you’re doing it. It’s a process.
  • When you think you’re done, squish it together and keep going. No unsightly gaps – see close up.
  • For the hanger part, we used a scrunchy. If I was doing it again, I think I’d glue and weave fabric around it.
  • We looked around for ages to find some bauble that were colour suitable. We wanted whites and silvers, and ultimately found them in Coles. Great colours, but because said baubles were from Coles I had to spend a bit of time super glueing the bauble back onto its attachment…
  • BE CAREFUL of glueing your fingers together. I’ve been glueing for years, and I don’t think my skill has ever improved.
  • I then got short little twists of a silver craft wire to twist them on to the wreath. We left these a little posse so you can play around with the positioning of them.
  • Done. Then it was off to console several devastated Year 6 girls, tears of the like I’ve never seen!

Give it a go. I’d love to see your images, and add them into this thread.

Merry Christmas, over and out from me and my crew.

xxx

STUDIO SPACES NOW AVAILABLE

Go on, give yourself the gift of creative space this Christmas!

We have TWO studios avaialbe within the dynamic underground ARTspace. Spots come up very rarely – particularly on this side! Can be double or two singles.

There’s something really special about being a part of a group of creative people, a wealth of information – and a glorious space to boot.

Call us ASAP to arrange a viewing.  0424 604 603

studio avail.

SO WHAT IS THE ARTSPACE?

Simply, a space for the ARTS. A destination/location/platform set up by Kere M Baker of Red Olive Studios (retail and design). In an effort to provide affordable Studio and Exhibition space, somewhere for local creatives to, well, create…the underground ARTspace was founded.

Initially ARTspace flew under the Red Olive Studios banner, however the ARTspace itself has been the core of it all,the constant, a continuing.

Our goals and plans for the New Year are to continue to educate, create and become more of a collective. We are looking at hosting kids and Adults Creative classes, both with our own Artists network, and with others coming in to host their own – so there’ll be lots of opportunities and perspectives.

WHAT OF THE ARTSPACE…

t’s a great little ‘underground’ spot at 294 Sydney Road, Balgowlah which we’ve turned into Studio and Gallery space for local Artists. It’s been a LONG process – lots of learning along the way, but I’m really stoked about all of it – including the Artists and creative folk you’re surrounded by on your own creative journey.

It’s an Underground space, which is quite special – there’s a kind of exclusive, boutique feel about it. It’s raw and industrial, and pretty unique really. There’s also an incredible backyard which has seen many days with easels and paint on sunny days, bubbles and tealight candles on opening nights…Something for everyone! We’ve had the studios running since Easter 2010, and the Gallery part of the space officially opened with astounding success on August 5th 2010 with the group show ‘Editors Pic(k)s’.

It’s a really wonderful space, with kitchen and full bathroom facilities, an incredible leafy and inspiring backyard and in the company of some beautiful and talented like minded people.

Even if you’re not looking for a Studio or Exhibition space, you might be wanting to run workshops or seminars or host lectures or functions or hold Art classes, – all of which we’re really open to having a chat about. I’m personally wanting someone to do some hebel sculpting lessons – that’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time…Watch this space!

Welcoming ‘louie&i’ online

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CLICK HERE OR ON EITHER IMAGE TO GO SHOPPING

 

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louie & I, is the result of a Mum (ex. Colour specialist, interior stylist, retailer) wanting to move behind the scenes and spend colourful quality time with her uber creative and talented daughter, nicknamed ‘Louie.’

The result is this, Louie & I. It’s something we’ve both created entirely together which we hope you will enjoy as we do. You are not just supporting Handmade, or Homemade, you are supporting family – and that’s kind of cool on any level. There are no corporations or entities here – simply a Mum and her girl trying to live a hardworking, creative life. Thanks for continuing to make that possible.

Our necklaces are never more than one or two in a range, opting to create something unique and new each time. We will happily reproduce past work, (as we make all the beads ourselves) and are open and excited about the possibility of creating a custom piece just for you!

SO …

THANK YOU!

You are not just supporting Handmade, or even Homemade; you are supporting family – and that’s kind of cool on any level.

There are no corporations or entities here – simply a Mum and her girl trying to live a hardworking, creative life. Thanks for continuing to make that possible.

Live your dreams 🙂

CLICK HERE TO BE DIRECT TO LOUIE&I WEBSITE

LIVE – Images from Chromesthesia… Be part of the Exhibition ONLINE as it happens!!

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As the Worm Turns – Faith No More

“Through their hollow tombs I can see them, through their mouths

I can hear them praying for pain. It’s only a game.”

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Caffeine – Faith No More
“The world expects the pose, perfectly natural (loosen up).  Smearing wet concrete, and swearing you’ll never be…(caught).  At your weakest, etched in stone.  And we’re frozen here peaking.”

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Daniel – Lior
“Outside it’s overcast, and visions hard to find, but the memories will be my guide.  ‘Cause even though I know our skins have changed, colours that we share, they still remain.”

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Dear Mr President – P!NK  
“How can you say, no child is left behind.  We’re not dumb and we’re not blind.    They’re all sitting in your cells.  While you pave the road to hell.”

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Fade to Black – Metallica
“Growing darkness taking dawn. I was me, but now he’s gone.  No one but me, can save myself, but it’s too late.  Now I can’t think, think why I should even try.”

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Fast Car – Tracey Chapman

“I remember when we were driving, driving in your car – speed so fast I felt like I was drunk. City lights lay out before us, and your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder. And I, had a feeling that I belonged.

And I, had a feeling I could be someone.”

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Forgive Me – Missy Higgins
 
“All, all, all of my light is for you. An home, home’s anywhere you are too. So take this one fallen man on his knees. Saying please, forgive me. “

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 Hard to Concentrate – Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Do you want me to show up for duty, and serve this woman and honour her beauty? And finally you have found someone perfect, and finally youhave found yourself, with me.”

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Heading West – Cyndi Lauper 
“And I’m heading west, without a sad goodbye. And I’m heading west, I’m  like a letter with no address; just like a book I read I’m heading west.”

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I Could Have Lied – Red Hot Chili Peppers
“A mountain never seems to have the need to speak, a look that shares so many seek. The sweetest feeling I got from you, the things I said to you were true.”

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Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri
“And it took so long just to feel alright.  Remember how to put back the light in my eyes. I wish I had missed the first time that we kissed,  ’cause you broke all your promises. And now you’re back, you don’t get to get me back.”

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Letter to Hermione – David Bowie
“But something tells me that you hide, when all the world is warm and tired. You cry a little in the dark – well so do I.   I’m not quite sure what I’m supposed to say, but I can see it’s not ok.”

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Nitemare Hippy Girl – Beck
“She’s a nightmare hippy girl, with her skinny fingers fondling my world. She’s a whimsical tragical beauty. Uptight and a little bit snooty.”

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One Crowded Hour – Augie March
“Now should you expect to see something that you hadn’t seen, in somebody you’ve know since you were sixteen;  and if love is a bolt from the blue – then what is that love, but a glorified screw? And that doesn’t hold nothing together.”

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Phoenix Rising – Annihilator
“Wings on fire, tearing into the night. Screaming into the light of another day. Carry me, out of the hurricane.  Into the smoke and flames, and we’ll fly away.

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Redemption Song – Bob Marley
“But my hand was made strong, by the hand of the Almighty.  We forward in this generation, triumphantly.”

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Return to Serenity – Testament
“This innocent beauty my words can’t describe. This rebirth to purity brings a sullen tear right to your eyes. No time for anger, no time for despair. Please let me take you, cause I’m already there.”

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Same Love – Macklemore + Ryan Lewis
“Live on, and be yourself! When I was at church they taught me something else. If you preach hate at the service, those words aren’t anointed. The holy water that you soak in has been poisoned.”

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 Settle for Nothing – Rage against the Machine
“A world of violent rage, but it’s one that I can recognise. Having never seen the colour of my Fathers eyes.  Yes, I dwell in hell, but it’s a hell that I can grip. I tried to grip my family, but I slipped.”

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Shattered – Casey Donovan
“And I’m Shattered – I’m not broken enough to bleed.  And I’m Shattered – I was blind but now I see. And it hurts like hell, but you are not the end of me.”

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Soul to Squeeze – Red Hot Chili Peppers
“It’s bitter baby and it’s very sweet. I’m on a rollercoaster but I’m on my feet. Take me to the river let me on your shore. I’ll be coming back baby, I’ll be coming back for more.”

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Space Oddity – David Bowie
“Though I’m past one hundred thosand miles, I’m feeling very still.  And I think my spaceship knows which way to go. Tell my wife I love her very much, she knows.”

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Suddenly – Cam Tapp
“It’s every wrong that you wanted to right. It’s every star holding up the night.  It’s every song that you wanted to sing. It’s every gift that you wanted to bring.  Suddenly”

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The Past Recedes – John Frusciante
“I lied to the greatest thieves about anything and everything.  I’m a figure of forgotten speech, I’m out of reach.  I can’t play it safe, but I might just incase.”

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Sound of White – Missy Higgins
“If things get real for me down here, promise to take me to before you went away – if only for a day. If things get real for me down here, promise to take me back to the tune we played, before you went away.”

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They Weren’t There – Missy Higgins
“You sighed and I was lost in you, weeks could’ve passed for all I knew.     You were the blanket of the over world, and so I couldn’t say, I wouldn’t say No. They all said, you’re too young to even know.”

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This Love – Pantera
“I’d been the tempting one, stole her from herself. This gift in pain, her pain was life. And sometimes, I feel so sorry – I regret this, the hurting of you.”

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This Love – Pantera
“I’d been the tempting one, stole her from herself. This gift in pain, her pain was life. And sometimes, I feel so sorry – I regret this, the hurting of you.”

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Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
“Together we can take it to the end of the line. Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time. I don’t know what to do and I’m always in the dark. We’re living in a powder keg and giving off sparks.”

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Uncomfortably Slow – Newton Faulkner
“So don’t take my photograph, ’cause I don’t wanna know how it looks to feel like this.  As cars and people pass, It feels like standing still but I know. I’m just moving uncomfortably slow.”

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Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers
“I drive on her streets ’cause she’s my companion. I walk through her hills ’cause she knows who I am. She sees my good deeds and she kisses me windy, and I never worry. Now that is a lie.”

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White Lies  – Paolo Nutini
“Take a chance, watch it fall. Grab too much, and lose it all.  Now I’ve lost my disguise, it was all white lies.”

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Wish you were here – Pink Floyd

“Can you tell a green field, from a cold steel rail. A smile from a veil.

Do you think you can tell?”

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With or without you – U2
“See the stone set in your eyes, see the thorn twist in your side. I wait for you. Sleight of hand and twist of fate. On a bed of nails she makes me wait. And I wait, without you. With or without you.”

Chromesthesia – The Colour of my Song

Limited edition of 10 prints only

 

* First editions purchased on opening night $220.00 
Please contact us to see samples, and select preferred framing option
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Aotearoa Maori Film Festival – Whaia Iti Kahurangi

 

Presented by the Sydney Maori Business Network & Wairoa Maori Film Festival Inc.

A special programme of Maori short films to be presented at the launch event of the Aotearoa Maori Film Festival in Sydney, Australia. The theme of this programme is Whaia Iti Kahurangi representing the pinnacle of Maori storytelling by Maori film makers in Aotearoa today.

The Wairoa Maori Film Festival is based in New Zealand, and for the first time is branching out overseas, partnering with the Sydney Maori Business Network to create the annual Aotearoa Maori Film Festival (AMFF).

This special launch event is to announce the creation of the AMFF. The AMFF will occur every year during the Matariki celebrations (June/July), which are a reawakened Maori seasonal festival that is increasing in popularity in both NZ and Australia. In 2014, AMFF will be presented in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. It is hoped to expand AMFF to incorporate workshops and guest speakers.

Special guests:
Leo Koziol (Ngati Rakaipaaka, Ngati Kahungunu), Founder & Festival Director of the Wairoa Maori Film Festival since 2005.
Hiona Henare (Ngati Mauaupoko), Film Maker (Uru) and Assistant Programmer of the Wairoa Maori Film Festival.
Ratu Tibble (Ngati Porou), Chairman of the Wairoa Maori Film Festival and board member of Nga Aho Whakaari Maori in Film & Television.

Film makers planning to be in attendance on the evening are:
Bernadette Murphy (Te Ati Awa), screenwriter of Whakatiki (confirmed)
Libby Hakaraia & Tainui Stephens (TBC) Lawnmower Men of Kapu.
Briar Grace-Smith Nine of Hearts / Development Executive NZ Film Commission (TBC).

It is also hoped for representatives of the NSW Police to be in attendance, as they have curated Baby Steps by Mark Ruka for indigenous father parenting courses in the State.

Join us at a very special event launching a very special project!

Nau Mai! Nau Mai! Haere Mai!

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SAVE THE DATE – Saturday 21st September “Chromesthesia – The Colour of my Song”

You saw it here first folks! My first solo in years, and my first entire Exhibition playing with photography…Nervous, excited…Aggghhhhhh xxx

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