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Art Bound by Response

BY FIONA DAVIES
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

Visual artist Fiona Davis (http://fionadavies.com.au) presents the creation of Visual Bind, a website promoting the work of artists and giving a tribune to their critical writing in response to their own projects/practice and their peers's art: a barter system where each artist writes an essay and gets written about once a year, in perpetual motion starting from around 60 artists. Visual Bind will publish online quarterly journal to which interested may subscribe.

 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 9, 2015.

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A Condensed History of Publishing

BY JENNIFER MOSHER
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

Jennifer Mosher offers a condensed history of publishing.

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The Cat's Pyjamas

BY NYLA THOMAS
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

A conversation with Nyla Thomas who was driven away from serious forensic police work into an experience of natural beauty on offer in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. Nyla explains how having a dream and making it come true can give you many rewards - whether you're enjoy stunning views or vistas, or it's horse riding or cycling across valleys and bushlands, or sampling good food and wine, there's bound to be a dream that's right for you.
Even if you are a cat.

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Immersive Experiential Environments

BY CHRISTOPHE DOMERGUE
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

After completing his Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts in 1994, Christophe Domergue was drawn to the world of immersive experiential environments where he spent the next decade creating installations, environments and experiences incorporating 2D, 3D, performance, audio, visual and lighting.

After selection in Bondi’s ‘Sculptures by the Sea’ in 2012, Domergue decided to return to and focus more on fine art and is currently studying Master of Art (Coursework), COFA, UNSW.

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Crash Course in Photography

BY SCOTT RICHARDSON
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

Photography lessons PechaKucha style! Scott Richardson is an award winning photographer with 35 years professional experience and this presentation is a 6 month photography course condensed into 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Watch it for yourself and learn. We did.

http://www.visiontv.com.au

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The Grottoes of the Blue Mountains

BY HAYLEY WEST
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

Hayley West's interest is in fabulously grotesque concrete structures built in the 1930s-50s. Here she shares her passion for the Grottos of the Blue Mountains. Check out her other blog for some great photos - it's a work in progress: Blue Mountains Grotto Love.

http://bluemountainsgrottolove.blogspot.com.au

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Is the Book a Threatened Species

BY MICHEL STREICH
IN BLUE MOUNTAINS

Michel Streich explores the notion that have many wondering, "Will digital media replace the printed book?" Let's see what we can read into this...

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I'm Not a Nerd but I'm Looking for People Who are Just Like Me

BY TONY ZAHRA-NEWMAN
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

Ideas in finding people in the Blue Mountains with similar interests. Topics included: Philosophy, Poetry, Religion, Cultural sharing, and Music. Tony's conversation was inspiring and funny - a very nerdy thing.

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The Tool Librarian

BY JUSTIN MORRISSEY
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

The Blue Mountains Tool Library or "Toolo" is a lending library for tools and equipment that services the needs of various community interests.
Initially we are seeking interested organisations to auspice the project - translation - why would we need to set up another not for profit organisation in the mountains when there are probably 100s up here already whose operations could extend to embrace a tool library. The library hopes to have a small functional space/ shipping container and fixed operating hours - several days a week. The library's main purpose is to hire tools to assist people who would ordinarily use these tools once or twice per year and not regularly enough to warrant buying them.
Members would be people trying to maintain properties prior to peak fir season, artists who need tools for one off projects and generally anyone who don't want to buy a tool and use it once. 

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Journey to Education

BY ZAKI HAIDARI
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

21 year old Zaki Haidari has been through so much in his young life that escapes belief - his journey here to Australia from war-torn Afghanistan for a chance to fulfill his father's dream of an education for his children is one incredible story.

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Going Home

BY YVONNE LARKINS
@ VOL 10 ON NOV 21, 2014

Yvone Larkins. Going home to a place I've never been before is a talk about self discovry and a journey taken, insearch of family heritage, family values and personal growth.

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Journey of Risks

BY LOUISE LAMMERS
@ VOL 10 ON NOV 21, 2014

Louise Lammers - Head of Studies, Enmore Design Centre, TAFE. Louise tells us of her personal and career journey, mapped out through the risks she took along the way.

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