‘smile’…vistors to St Andrews Market

Some of the many happy visitors to St Andrews Market…

decisions, decisions…

Jo and I are slowly feeling our way around how to publish our book. So many things to think about! Do we find a publisher or self publish? Apply for grants or crowd fund?…….and on and on and on!! It isn’t an area we are familiar with but we are determined to see our project to completion. Almost there now. Here is a bit of a mock up of one of the pages that I just did.

St Andrews Market Project, an update…

Jo and I are getting to the end of our market project and I now need to start sorting through the hundreds of photos that I have taken over the last year. It will be sad to bring it to an end, but, in a sense, it is just the beginning. Next…….the book!

Pat, the Queen of St Andrews…

Pat has worked tirelessly behind the scenes of St Andrews Market for over 10 years, planting and revegetating the local environment for the joy and pleasure of others. She lives just down the lane, past the pony rides, where she nurtures hundreds of indigenous seedlings ready for planting. All of her time is given freely so that the local environment can regenerate. We interviewed Pat many months ago for our St Andrews Project and have since discovered that not many people know about what she contributes to the space that so many get to enjoy. So this is a little ‘thank you’ to a wonderfully warm and generous human being.

A Potters Dream……of Dr Who

What have I been up to since finishing my studies 2 weeks ago?
Well, I had a pyjama day that lasted a week, not to mention copious amounts of home brewed chai, many classic movies and a cinema outing to watch the 50th anniversary ep of Dr Who in 3D (the only day I actually got dressed!)

Alas, that wasn’t to last. My good friend Jo (who I am doing the St Andrews Project with) got me off my behind toot sweet! Earlier this week we were up in the Strathbogie Ranges doing an interview with Jeannie and Bill, potters that have been at the market for 16 years. We had the most awesome day! Coffee and cake in Yea in the morning and then lunch….and then more coffee and cake in the afternoon. Well, it wasn’t all about food! We spent four hours with two of the loveliest people I have ever met. Jeannie’s potting shed is like something from another century with the only concession to modernity being an electric wheel and a light globe. It was a photographer’s dream! And it really does warm the cockles to see creative people that have and still do make a full time living from their craft. The images here are just a little viewing from the upcoming book but I really wanted to share their little idyll up in the hills of country Victoria.


On another note, our (NMIT) graduation exhibition is currently showing at Chapel off Chapel Gallery in Prahran. Here is a video by Thomas Lim of the opening night.

Theresa…a real hot bitch!

Teleesheah Sunrize (aka Theresa), Head Bitch Mistress of The Real Hot Bitches 80s dance troupe. Recruited into the troupe 5 years ago when spotted wearing full body lycra on the tram. Its been lycra love ever since. Her dance motto: if you don’t wake up bruised you didn’t dance hard enough!