Past Sunshine Coast Event: VOL 25

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VOL 25

February 28, 2018
@ The Imperial Hotel, Eumundi

For our next fabulous PKN where we return to the Green Room Eumundi with another specially themed ‘green’ night!

Unseen Green - Sharing the creative stories of eco people, projects and technology you haven’t seen coming

Place: The Green Room, Imperial Hotel, 1 Etheridge St, Eumundi
Date:  Wednesday 28 February
Time:  6.00 for 6.30 pm
Tickets: $15/$10.00 members/concession

Presenters include:

Judy Bandidt - Sunshine Coast Hinterland Poetry Trail

Charlie Hawkins -  Natural Carbon Australia 

Meghan Halverson -  President Queensland Koala Crusaders 

Jenai Hooke - Sunshine Coast Natural Dyers

Jimmy Hirst – Social Engineer

Sande Bamford – Colour Society of Australia

Sacha Hamilton-McLaren – Eumundi Green

Joolie Gibbs – Artist and gallery director

Derek Foster – Ecofolk muso & the ‘No Groyners’

Darren  Walters - Ecotekk

Sunshine Coast Pecha Kucha Nights are hosted by the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance. This Pecha Kucha Night is being supported by our season sponsor CQUniversity and through the Sunshine Coast Council and Noosa Council’s RADF program in association with Arts Queensland. This event is also being sponsored by the Imperial Hotel, Eumundi and ae creative.  Pecha Kucha Night was designed and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture.


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Tiny houses and sustainable communities

@ VOL 25 ON FEB 28, 2018

Jimmy Hirst has been traveling the world researching Tiny Housing, sustainable communities (Eco Villages) for the past five years and looking at progressive living ideals. He believes we now have the need, the technology (like with Blockchain), and the consciousness to facilitate a shift in the western living paradigm, to help bring the mainstream population into embracing more sustainable and connective communities. He believes it’s time to reinhabit the village, holistically regenerating human and natural values, to last for generations to come.

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Dare to care - becoming a koala crusader

@ VOL 25 ON FEB 28, 2018

Meghan Halverson is an artist and passionate community activist who is currently leading the not-for-profit group Queensland Koala Crusaders. Her background spans science and the arts in nursing, midwifery, theatre, photography and film-making. This has provided her with a broad platform from which to help others and to inspire through creativity. Tragedy struck her family just over 3 years ago and this has re-directed her vision and focus.  She dares to dream whilst “planting” the seed that we all can make a difference for a more connected and collective world.

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The magic of Indigo!

@ VOL 25 ON FEB 28, 2018

In this presentation Jenai Hooke reveals the magic of indigo and her fascination with the ancient art of botanical dyeing.

Jenai is a maker and an alchemist, working from her bushland studio in Eudlo where she can be found doing all kinds of amazing things from boiling up pots of Bunya husks to turn into golden silk, to collecting mud from a nearby creek to paint symbols on fabric. Jenai has travelled far and to study with the natural dye masters of Japan, France, Mexico and the USA, bringing home new knowledge to pass on to the participants of her many workshop in Australia and New Zealand. She founded the Sunshine Coast Natural Dyers Interest Group (SCNDIG) in 2015 and members share, learn, and develop their skills as dyers and artists.  

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A poetic vision - the Sunshine Coast poetry trail

@ VOL 25 ON FEB 28, 2018

The Sunshine Coast Pente Poets (including Judith Bandidt, Deanne Lister and Lyn Browne) set off on a mission to bring poetry to the people by making it accessible within the local environment. The first year of their grassroots community project saw the poets investigate a variety of Sunshine Coast locations from 'hinterland to headland', exploring innovative ways of embedding poetry in natural, and built environments and writing about what they discovered. A cross-arts sculptural approach has since been used linking the visual arts with the literary arts through the creation of public art pieces with poetry as an intrinsic element.  

The Hinterland Poetry Trail took shape during 2016 and 2017 at three sites. Inspiration for both poetry and sculptures was drawn from the history, heritage and unique environments of the three locations.

Jenai Hooke
Artist / Alchemist in Eudlo
Judith Bandidt
Writer in Palmwoods
Jimmyz Hirst
Social Engineer, Self in Sunshine Coast
Meghan Halverson
Self Employed, Self in Sunrise Beach