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Manda Kaye

Writer, Self-employed in Blackheath NSW

Starting a DIY Festival Movement

PRESENTED ON MAY 20, 2017
IN BLUE MOUNTAINS @ VOL 20

Manda Kaye shares how she started her own DIY Death Festival in Blackheath, Blue Mountains.

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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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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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Collective Movement of Indonesian Netlabels

BY ANITHA SILVIA
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 23, 2014

Anitha Silvia explains in depth that, Indonesian Netlabel Union is a collective movement of the Indonesian netlabels for introducing the existence of free legal music from Indonesia into a wider range; offline and online. The first step begins with a series of compilation albums released simultaneously on January 1st, 2011 with five active netlabels. They held workshops for raising awareness on this movement and also Indonesia Netaudio Festival event. 

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The Grottoes of the Blue Mountains

BY HAYLEY WEST
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

Hayley West's interest is in fabulously grotesque concrete structures built in the 1930s-50s. Here she shares her passion for the Grottos of the Blue Mountains. Check out her other blog for some great photos - it's a work in progress: Blue Mountains Grotto Love.

http://bluemountainsgrottolove.blogspot.com.au

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The Cat's Pyjamas

BY NYLA THOMAS
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

A conversation with Nyla Thomas who was driven away from serious forensic police work into an experience of natural beauty on offer in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. Nyla explains how having a dream and making it come true can give you many rewards - whether you're enjoy stunning views or vistas, or it's horse riding or cycling across valleys and bushlands, or sampling good food and wine, there's bound to be a dream that's right for you.
Even if you are a cat.

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Watershed Moments

BY ROGER CORBETT
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 20, 2015

Roger Corbett's band and his culture. No more confirming to mum and dad's ideals. His music career that spands over 40 years - the Bushwackers and the goodlife since joining the band in 1979. 

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Field Trip to Bilpin, Blue Mountains

BY SABRINA ROESNER
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 20, 2017

Field Trip brought together contemporary Blue Mountains artists Sarah Breen Lovett,
Ona Janzen, Linda Seiffert and Jacqueline Spedding, in an exhibition of site-specific works that explore the physical, cultural and historical landscapes of BigCi.

BigCi (Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives) is an artist run residency, located on eight acres of bushland, bordering the Wollemi National Park in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains. The property and its artist residency program provide a unique platform for creative development, linking community, artists and scientists.

Curator Sabrina Roesner invited the artists on several‭ field trips to BigCi‭ over a twelve-month period, ‬where each artist directly responded to the environment and unearthed a myriad of narratives connected to the property‭. ‬Their diverse enquiries including video and multi‭-media installation‭, ‬photography‭, ‬ceramics and sculpture resulted in four site-specific installations displayed across the BigCi property.

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Fairyland - where in the Blue Mountains?

BY JENBELLE KRYPTONITE
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 20, 2017

How humans interact with Fairies in the forest, right here in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. Jenbelle Kryptonite knows just where to look.

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Death Cafe Mortal Monday

BY SEAN O'CONNOR
@ VOL 46 ON NOV 07, 2017

Sean O'Connor will talk about his experience hosting a non-profit event called Death Cafe. At a Death Cafe, people come together to discuss mortality as a means to making the most of the unknown time they have left, & eat delicious cake. Talking about death, I've found, is good for life.