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Mind The Gap

BY SASKIA EVERINGHAM AND MANDY SCHONE-SALTER
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 20, 2013

Saskia Everingham and Mandy Schone-Salter explain the concept of pop-up shops. Pop-up shops are activating empty stores in order to generate interest in the place, and ultimately leasing out those stores again. Aside from stores, there are many other exciting ways to make interesting things happen in empty spaces. 

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Exploration Of The Micro-ecology

BY MARTIN VAN DER MEYDER
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 20, 2013

Martin van der Meyder takes us on a journey into a micro-ecology. Using various macro photographic techniques, he explores his local ecology from a perspective from which we often do not take the time to view.

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A Kiln-Fired Friendship

BY JULIANNE SMALLWOOD
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 20, 2013

Julianne Smallwood details her creative partnership and friendship with her friend Judy. She ventures into a deep explanation of the challenges of ceramic-firing, and the process needed to craft beautiful, delicate works of ceramic art.

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Cool Stuff I Like

BY JONATHON LLEWELLYN
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 20, 2013

Jonathon Llewellyn is a man of many tastes, and many of them are cool. He walks us through some of his favourite photos, apps, concepts, and ideas. 

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Silent Dinner Parties

BY HONI RYAN
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 20, 2013

A Silent Dinner Party is no ordinary dinner party. Hosted by Honi Ryan around the world, there are certain stipulations to uphold: guests cannot use any form of vocal or written communication. With 35 performances in 11 cities (8 countries thus far!) Silent Dinner Parties are a means to bridge cultural divides, and function as a sort of "social sculpture."

"Presentation of the Day" on September 5, 2013.

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Just In Case

BY EVELYN CALAUNAN
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 20, 2013

Evelyn Calaunan stresses the importance of planing ahead, specifically in terms of wills and last testaments. Why do people feel the need to avoid talking about and planning ahead for death? In this presentation she stresses the importance of making sure that all loose ends are tied up. 

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The Upper Reaches

BY DAVID BRAZIL
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 20, 2013

David Brazil exclusively documented his journey in the Upper Blue Mountains on iPhone. David recounts the significance of his locations, his surroundings, and how he came upon the subjects of his photography.

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What are Artist’s Books

BY KAREN VERNON
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 15, 2012

Karen Vernon is a book artist living in the Blue Mountains and here she shares her passion for artist's books. The books that she displays here are individual works of art, combining aspects of traditional bookbinding with numerous other artistic disciplines. The examples chosen by Karen push the limits of what defines a book. 

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Taoist Chairs

BY ALAN SCHACHER
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 15, 2012

This is a story about chairs, but not just any kind of chair. Alan Schacher reveals the types of chairs he has observed in Chinese Taoism temples and culture.

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Thank God for Beer

BY MICHAEL BRISCHETTO
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2012

Michael  Brischetto takes us through a humourous history of beer, making sure to also share the benefits of beer. He finishes off by talking about his passion for micro-breweries.

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What Happened to Hip Hop That Got Tupac and Big Shot

BY DAVID HAMMON
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2012

In his presentation, David Hammon (Joint Managing Director of Scenic World) walks you through the conspiracy that revolves around who killed Biggie and Tupac, a tale of East Coast vs. West Coast gangster rap. (in English)

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Wild About Art

BY SELENA SEIFERT
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 12, 2012

Selena Seifert is a practicing artist as well as being a trained arts educationalist. She is currently the director of Wild Valley Art Park, based in Blue Mountains. (in English)

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