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.
My secret secret
BY JENNY-LEE HEYLEN
@ VOL 12
ON MAY 20, 2015
A collection of Unicorns like no other, Jenny-Lee shares with us her secret collection of unicorns - and we were the first to see it.
How wonderful - a unique collection of small, fragile, and completely collectible ornaments that are made for dreamers and believers.
Our food source - local or industrial
BY AARON BROCKEN
@ VOL 12
ON MAY 20, 2015
We are what we eat...
In our business we work with local farmers from the Hawkesbury area and if possible, with local organic fruit and vegetables. The products are sourced locally and are fair trade.
We use as less package as we can, so we reuse everything, we don’t buy anything that is made outside of Australia and we recycle as much as we can, so that the product we deliver to you has low environmental impact, low food miles and a lot of character!
Aaron was born on an organic blueberry farm that we still get produce from on occasion. He spent a big part of his youth being dragged to the Richmond community garden (Earthcare) and around NSW with his dad certifying Organic farms. As soon as he was 18 he hit the road for 7 years and visited over 60 countries on 4 different continents. He is now back and dedicated to providing a framework for a local food system to work.
' Into/Out of ' or 'balance . . . '
AV piece created at WEST project space, Blue Mountains, Australia.
'Into/Out of' or 'b a l a n c e . . .' takes from physical endurance practices a life lesson of leaning into the pain, into the posture; easing into what is difficult as well as out of what is rigid and no longer efficient or worth nurturing.
Theoretically this implies not giving-in to the 'always-already tragedy', and instead attempting to steadily remain in the in-between space, where we are constantly moving 'into' and 'out of' moments (in our minds and in real-physical-space).
Though this may be an impossibility, it yields momentary escape and thus possibility, until we fall again. But we seekers, always keep trying against all odds hoping to break through as underdogs – don't we?
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I am the host of PechaKucha Blue Mountains. I am a Knowledge Worker at PwC as well as being creative as a freelance graphic designer. I am available for branding, advertising and print design.
I visualise my creative ideas using pen and paper - as sketching the creative saves time and money when it comes to answering a brief - as computers tends to hinder the thought process. In saying that, I am highly experienced using CS6 at a high level and my understanding of typography is strong. My knowledge of paper and the print process makes my all round skills solid and invaluable to any employer. I work out of the HUB Sydney in Darlinghurst.