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Pecha Kucha returns to animate the coast
Animate is the theme for creatives to promote as they share their work at a special Pecha Kucha Night on Wednesday evening at 6pm, February at the Old Ambulance Arts Centre in Nambour. Nine presenters from Nambour and across the Sunshine Coast will tell their stories using the highly visual globally renowned Pecha Kucha Night format. Bookings: https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/animate-PKN16 Michael Doneman www.michaeldoneman.com Michael is founding director of Edgeware Creative Entrepreneurship. His presentation will focus on the meaning of 'animation' as the practice of an animateur, expressed in his case through the animation of small businesses, and such activities as the animation of social-cultural plant like the Old Ambulance Station, of which he has chaired the Board since 2014. Michael has considered the heart of his practice as 'social-cultural animation' for some years (after the French concept animation socio-culturelle), Denise Daffara http://www.denisedaffara.com.au/ Artist Denise Daffara’s paintings began in 1999 as a celebration of fun and freedom to create her contemporary figurative feminine style. From 2009 Denise’s work has focused on her own journey of finding inner peace, self-healing with a sense and intention for meditative contemplation. Reoccurring themes include flourishing strength, courage and boldness. Hamish Sewell http://soundtrails.com.au www.thestoryproject.org.au Hamish Sewell is the creator of Soundtrails, (to date eight within NSW), this process and the geo-located recordings connects people to places through stories. It is a mobile app platform allowing users to engage in a richly layered world of audio sound, on location via a map on their mobile device, (or via online). GPS triggered, the stories can be highly produced, and are drawn from the social, historical, creative and environmental narrative subsoil of a locale. Hamish will show how Soundtrails, might be considered for the Sunshine Coast region, the opportunities afforded, and suggested steps forward. John Waldron http://blueskyview.com.au Director of Sunshine Coast based Blue Sky View:John Waldron is driven by the role’s Latin origins ‘to take care. He is interested in curation for social change, designing and orchestrating opportunities to help people thrive, feel good, and in-control. “This presentation will include curating for social change and empowerment, in particular the Makeway Lab project initiative that uses creativity, technology and expertise to improve the mental and physical health of hospital patients with interactive and digital design and fabrication technology. James Rose www.thekickproject.blogspot.com.au James Rose is the founder of the Kick Project (TKP - one of Australia’s first dedicated ethical investment research providers) and a freelance journalist, media advisor, author and copywriter. TKP's aim is to animate communities and particularly young people in disadvantaged situations around the world who may be the victims of poverty, conflict and/or forms of prejudice. “The “kick” part comes in as we use sport, and particularly soccer.” Robyn Brown www.robynbrown.com.au Nambour resident: Robyn Brown is a Jazz singer and full-time Carer for her son. A regular performer at festivals and jazz clubs, Robyn has a self-titled CD which has received national airplay and performs with national and international jazz stars. As well as her songwriting, performing and recording, Robyn is a sought after speaker for Carers and people with disabilities.Along with caring for her son with multiple disabilities, Robyn has been a Foster Carer for 14 years and has faced many challenges in these roles. All of these experiences have taught her much about adversity and joy and have contributed to her passion for life. Matt Godden http://www.mattgodden.com Matt Godden is a multi-disciplinary artist. His practice covers sculpture, photography and graphic novels. His most recent major project is The Metaning - a gallery-wall-scale full-length comic book, considered by scholars of Australian comics to be the first of its kind created & exhibited locally. This work evolved from a raised middle finger towards authority figures, into an articulated argument about the place of comics within the canon of mainstream drawing education. Robbie Murray Nambour’s Robbie Murray presentation focuses on her life pathway from a stuttering child to clear communicator “The Art of Conversation”. Her community development roles show that strong vibrant communities create more opportunities for participation for Nambour and surround residents. Working and volunteering in local organisations including On Track Co-operative, CREEKSIDE - a collection of 5 disability services, the Old Ambulance Station, Nambour Community Centre and the QCWA, Nambour Event Calendar, The Drawn Together wall art project Nambour Together. Chris Collin www.funkybooks.com.au Chris Collin is an author, presenter and managing director of Funkybooks Pty Ltd, a company he created for the purpose of publishing and promoting his whacky, rhyming Australian Children's books. His books include: Funky Chicken: A Bushy Tale of Crocs and Chooks, A Bug Called Doug, and his latest Funky Chicken: Chooks in Space He’s been shortlisted for the 2014 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards and is in the 2014 Premiers Challenge Reading List in Queensland and included in primary schools and early learning centres. Chris ‘animates funkiness to read for the joy of reading’.