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Vibrational Essences

BY AMANDA HORNER
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Amanda Horner shares some of her extensive knowledge on the magic of essences, which can be made out of anything and act on the body as a whole- mind, body and spirit. Along with water, she speaks about crystal and quart essences and the essences of animals. 

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Where is the Romance?

BY KAYO YOKOYAMA
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Artist Kayo Yokoyama discuess her investigation of Jane Austen's romance novel Pride & Prejudice. She considers what has happened to the traditional sense of romance and where all of the Mr. Darcy's have gone. However, she proposes that maybe the romance is still present today, just in different forms. 

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Tiny Tim - Tiptoeing Through a Lifetime

BY LOWELL TARLING
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Lowell Tarling shares a shortened biography of Tiny Tim, the American ukulele-playing singer. Lowell shares screen prints, drawings and old photographs capturing the many faces and voices of the musician. You can further learn about the adventures of Tiny Tim through Lowell's biography. 

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Installing Artwork Everywhere

BY MARCUS DABB
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Marcus Dabb speaks about his love for decorating every blank space with artwork- even when his wife highly disapproved. However, his love for art prevailed, and he shares one of his recent ideas for a mural in his home. 

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Death Cafe

BY HAYLEY WEST
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Hayley West introduces the discussion group Death Cafe: where people can talk about death in a relaxed and confidential environment and eat cake too! There is rarely discussion about post-death plans, and Hayley encourages people to think about all post-life possibilities, which she has learned from Death Cafe talks.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 23, 2014.

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MAP: Art, Architecture and Being Social

BY BILLY GRUNER
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Last year, Billy Gruner began an exhibition project with some friends called Modern Art Projects (MAP). The exhibitions were placed in simple domestic environments, exploring the radical architectural design of the 1950s and 60s. This idea evolved into exhibtions held in sometimes little-known architectural treasures around the area, with performance art pieces and more.

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My Life as an Artist

BY ZEB OLSEN
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Zeb Olsen shares her life as an artist, in between teaching, working in a shop, and mothering a daughter. From being a guitarist in a band to a sculptor to a painter, Zeb's path has taken her all around Australia and she finds inspiration everywhere she goes. 

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Ideas for Graphic Design Education in the Blue Mountains

BY XANDRO LOMBARDI
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Xandro Lombardi discusses his role as a graphic design artist and educator. Australia is home to some of the world's top universities, but as Xandro points out, there is nothing between Sydney and Bathurst. Xandro proposes initiating a destination for graphic design education in the Blue Mountains, which would spark growth and cultural diversity. 

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Cascade Artist Studio

BY JACQUELINE SPEDDING
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Artist Jacqueline Spedding introduces the warehouse she and a friend recently transformed into a working studio space in 2012. Cascade Studio in Blue Mountains hosts a range of talented artists- the most recent visiting artist came from South Korea. 

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City by Night, Art by Light

BY CINDI DRENNAN
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH ON APR 01, 2014

Cindi Drennan's projects covered in the following presentation look to do two things: bring life to the city -- to retailers, etc. -- at night, and broaden the audience of art installations (in this case, projected lighting installations). She accomplishes both, as you'll see through the "New Light Industrial" and "Night Mural" installations, not only bringing an audience to parts of the city they wouldn't normally visit -- especially to take in art -- but also giving artists a new audience, with their works out of the gallery and onto the street.

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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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