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Interview with Kevina-Jo Smith

Kevina-Jo Smith’s new work Cloak of Hope can now be seen draped over the wall of the Civic Centre in Katoomba. Kevina-Jo Smith (KJS) and Heidi Axelsen (HA) caught up about her new work and what it means to make work in this time and place. HA: You often work in textiles and weaving, what…

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RESET: Re-calibrate Your Creative Business

The summer of 2019-20 has been challenging for so many people, those directly affected by the fire and weather events, and the wider community. The task of putting life back together again can be overwhelming, for our creativity and our business. RE-SET is a chance for the creative community to come together and work as a…

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Together We Create graffiti

Kayo Yokoyama – Fine Art of Glass

Kayo Yokoyama’s approach to her work isn’t overly precious which, considering she’s one of Australia’s most highly regarded artists and she’s working with glass, might come as a surprise. It certainly did for the organisers of the Blake Prize for Religious Art (for which Kayo was a finalist in 2018) when she knocked back a…

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Life in the Lightscoop House

In the little valley between Leura and Katoomba behind the facade of an old weatherboard cottage is a home made by an artist and an architect. The artist, Heidi Axelsen,and the architect, Hugo Moline, live there with their daughter Tove. They call it the Lightscoop House because its new lightscoop draws in sunlight to illuminate…

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Architect Hugo Moline and family in front of house

Harold David Photographer – Past Projects and New Directions

Almost the first time I met photographer Harold David, it was to buy his house in Blackheath. We met up on a chilly winter’s evening at Sydney pub, the Norfolk Hotel on Cleveland Street. Harold strode in wearing a trucker’s cap and a handsome vintage plaid hunter’s jacket. He wore them well, with a quiet…

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