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Past Townsville Event: VOL 14

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Rooster Rules: What’s Chinese New Year about?

BY LEIGH TURNER
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 09, 2017

"Releasing of the lantern symbolizes the letting go of the past self.....It's not that different from the concept of the new years resolution..."

In Rooster Rules: What’s Chinese New Year about? at PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 14, Leigh Turner clears up common misconceptions about Chinese culture and unravels the mysteries of Chinese New Year.

Leigh has travelled across China and currently teaches Chinese language at William Ross State High School. 

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Restoring a coastal wetland or “how to turn a swamp into a wetland”

BY MIKE NICHOLAS
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 09, 2017

Ex CSIRO, Mike Nicholas continues work with Mungalla Aboriginal Corporation outside Ingham to make their country healthy.  This work is ground breaking, award winning and, improviing Great Barrier Reef water quality.  

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Knitting in art and in films

BY KATYA VENTER
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 09, 2017

Katya Venter shows us Knitting like you’ve never seen it before!

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Small Town Dreams

BY MARTIN POTTER
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 09, 2017

Is anyone a dreamer?

Since 2008 Martin Potter has been making the acclaimed Big Stories, Small Towns documentary project. 

He’ll talk about this work and a list from his friend Jonathon. 

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My Kiln Temple, Intergalactic Explorer or Dave’s Folly

BY DAVID SEWELL
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 09, 2017

David Sewell creates a Gaudi inspired garden sculpture, aka My Folly, Kiln Temple or the Intergalactic Explorer, in which he built following a visit to Barcelona in 2015.

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Cassowary Keystone Conservation - Three words we never want to hear "I Remember When"

BY INGRID MARKER
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 09, 2017

For 25 years Ingrid Marker was privileged enough to live with wild cassowaries (as visitors to her home) - Ingrid, Mission Beach Queensland

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The Naked Nurse

BY PIP EARL
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 09, 2017

Please enjoy the ride through 2016, a hell of a year for Pip Earl,as she transitioned from nurse and artist / designer and back, revealing herself in her full glory! Metaphorically speaking.

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Food for Thought

BY BRENT ARENA
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 09, 2017

As Chef and managing director of PePPi PePPi restaurant Brent Arena will be talking about the slow food movement, PePPi PePPi and their newest venture, healthy pre-made meals. 

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Landscape Design in the Dry Tropics

BY HYWEL JONES
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 09, 2017

Hywel Jones is a local Landscape Architect based in Townsville.  He is a passionate advocate for locally responsive landscape design with a focus on maximising the use of shade trees.

David Sewell
in Townsville
Leigh Turner
Teacher & photographer in Townsville
Katya Venter
multimedia artist in Townsville
Pip Earl
silk painter in Townsville
Ingrid Marker
Cassowary Keystone Conservationist, Cassowary Keystone Conservation in Townsville
Hywel Jones
Registered Landscape Architect, HYWEL JONES LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS in Townsville
Brent Arena
Chef, Peppi Peppi in Townsville
Mike Nicholas
Researcher, Nicholas Resource Consulting in Townsville
Martin Potter
creative director and producer, James Cook University, College of Arts, Society & Education in Townsville