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Nan and Pop's Retro Perspective

BY MARK COCHRANE
@ VOL 19 ON OCT 12, 2016

Mark Cochrane is a film maker and photographer.  Here Mark tells the story of how he began working as a photographer, through a whimsical project called "Nan and Pop's" travel adventures (www.nanavantrek.com).  Mark photographed model dolls, a vintage model car and model retro caravan to depict Nan and Pop’s adventures driving across Australia.  Nan and Pop’s adventures soon went viral and a star was born. 

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Say Yes to Adventure

BY JULIE SAGER
@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

Julie Sager hails from Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia.  In this presentation Julie shares her passion for endurance sport.  Julie's addiction to all things endurance has seen her compete in Iron Man, Triathlons, Ultra trail running competions, and world championships.  Julie gives us a humourous insight into the realities of endurance sport - the solitude, the scenery, the crunch of the gravel under your feet, the lack of sleep, the sore toes, and her undeniable urge to keep going.

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Puppetry in Paradise

BY DANIELLE HENDERSON
@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

Danielle Henderson is trained in theatre, performance and media arts. She is a passionate entertainer, writer/ storyteller and occasional singer living in Cairns, Far North Queensland.  Since becoming a mother her attention has turned to visual art forms, specifically Scherenschnitte, or silhouette paper cutting. Her work is exceptionally detailed and has a pure uncomplicated visual appeal which lends itself poetically to shadow play. In 2013 Danielle wrote and performed I Live Here - a shadow puppet theatre experience for children.
Seeking more colourful and less solitary creative engagements she has more recently facilitated a community arts project for children and families. Her latest work is pushing her interest in puppet making into 3 dimensions.

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Threading the Queens Necklace

BY CHRIS WIGHTON
@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

Chris Wighton is a musician and adventurer from North Queensland Australia.  Here Chris shares his experience travelling by Kayak from Cairns in North Queensland to remote Restoration Island in Cape York, Australia.

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Wardrobe Overhaul : A feminist statement

BY RUBY BOUSSARD
@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

Ruby Boussard is a visual artist and a recycle nut.  Ruby promotes awareness of waste in our environment through her art and by running recycled craft workshops for adults and children.  Ruby is fascinated by three dimensional construction techniques and how diverse materials can be made wearable.  Here Ruby sets herself the challenge of redesigning/recycling her entire wardrobe.  The resulting portfolio of photographs is a feminist statement about reclaiming the female image from a women’s point of view.  Spoiler alert – this has nothing to do with make-up, styling or air-brushing, and everything to do with feeling happy in your own skin. 

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Discovering Lost Treasures

BY CARL WILLIAMS
@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

Carl Williams lives in tropical Far North Queensland, Australia.  Here he tells the incredible tale of his experience as a salvage diver in 1984.  Carl and his crew uncover the wreck of a Dutch East Indian vessel, sunk in 1752.  The treasure they uncover creates an international frenzy amongst collectors and historians.

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How to get inevitable wholistic fitness easily just by being you

BY RACE REDOMRA
@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

Race Redomra is a Personal Trainer and founder of Star Creatures Wholistic Retreats.  Race believes that many suffer from ill health because they don't relate to mainstream fitness practices and beauty marketing images.  In this presentation she shares her simple methodology for wholistic fitness, a method that fits in with "our own unique, authentic, and quirky selves"