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Katya Venter

multimedia artist in Townsville

Mediating the anxiety of death through art and travelling

PRESENTED ON OCT 20, 2016
IN TOWNSVILLE @ VOL 13

Katya Venter discusses the research done for her Master’s degree about mediating the awareness of her own finitude and death through art and travelling.

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Slipping Through My Fingers

BY DENISE KARABINUS
@ VOL 17 ON APR 12, 2013

Denise Karabinus is a visual artist specializing in drawing and sculptural prints. She recently completed an artist residency at the Quimby Colony in Portland Maine and has lived in many art communities over the past few years. She talks about her painful experiences of developing rheumatoid arthritis and the death of her newborn son through her artwork to express a feeling of helplessness and vulnerability and trying to repair something that can not be repaired.

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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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De huid van de schilder

BY JAAP DE VRIES
@ VOL 6 ON MAY 23, 2013

Fear, death, violence, decay and desolation are the themes that Jaap de Vries (1959-2014) raises in his paintings. Although he sometimes paints a really beautiful forrest landscape. But even then people quickly think about something scary.

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A Celebration of Life and Death

BY DENISE DAFFARA
@ VOL 16 ON FEB 10, 2016

Denise Daffara began painting and drawing in 1999 as a celebration of fun and freedom.  However in the lead up to preparing her Pecha Kucha presentation she was called home to New Zealand and had to prepare for her mother’s death. In her presentation she shares some of that journey and some of the beautiful drawings that eventuated. 

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Life, Death, and Beauty in Photography

BY CLAUDIA AMMIRATA
@ VOL 34 ON APR 20, 2017

Claudia Ammirata opens up about how she found a new life through photography after the loss of her husband.  Photography became a form of art therapy that lead to publishing her own book, "Ephemeral Beauty," that uses flowers as the vehicle to interpret the metaphor of life.

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Art, loss and a gallery in a skip...

BY CATHERINE BOROWSKI
@ VOL 27 ON JUN 28, 2017

Catherine Borowski shares a personal and incredible moving tale of the cathartic power of art and explains why she turned a skip into a new London gallery.

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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.

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Death Riders in India

BY CARL HJELTE
@ VOL 51 ON JUN 02, 2015

Swedish photographer Carl Hjelte takes us on a journey in India. Motorcycles, death riders & snakes!

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Lessons in Living Through Death

BY COLIN EASTON
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Our presenter, Colin Easton, walks us through his journey to appreciation for life through death.