Arts + Environment/Culture + Country

Lines in the Sand Ecological Arts Festivals, it’s artists, environmental art installations, residencies, festivals (2011-14)  and research from the island of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), Quandamooka (Moreton Bay) are acknowledged here. Lines in the Sand itself was a multi-year artful response to native title determinations on Minjerribah, North Stradbroke Island in 2011 and subsequent plans to […]

Arts + Marine Sciences

  The 2009 Moreton Bay Research Station artists residency with Jo Fay Duncan resulted in projection of environmental issues, concerns expressed to her by island residents and resident staff and researchers at the Station. It informed the Moreton Bay Research Station Public Art Project. The Moreton Bay Research Station, University of Queensland Public Art Project […]

Arts + Health/Culture + Wellbeing

Residencies were a cornerstone for my creative practice in the 90s, involving mostly figurative works, both two-dimensional and sculptural. Arts residencies with health services in Toowoomba, Cairns and Brisbane, Queensland, were concerned with taking art outside of traditional gallery context and embracing a new kind of audience and engagement. In collaboration with Sally Clifford in […]

Sensory Upgrade

Sketch book drawings made on retreat in Tajakula Provence of northern Bali 2018.

JOURNEYING: Morovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Marovo Lagoon is a large saltwater lagoon located in the Solomon Islands, north of Vanuatu and encompasses 700 square kilometers. Protected by a double barrier reef system, Marovo Lagoon is World Heritage listed. The Solomon Islands are a group of over 600 islands with only six being main islands. The lagoon is a complex mix of […]

JOURNEYING: Lord Howe Island

Shaped like a crescent moon, Lord Howe island is a volcanic remnant in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand. 600 km east of mainland Port Macquarie, and about 900 km (560 mi) southwest of Norfolk Island. We journeyed by air. There are 28 islands, islets and rocks that are the Lord Howe Island […]

Ngudooroo (Lamb Island)

Fragile intersections and penetrations of leaf and rock, line and shadow, clay and twig. Photos by Jo Kaspari

Island Gatherings

Pre-christmas festivities with like minded artful souls resulted in a frenzy of art making and frivolity.

Rocky Point, Canaipa (Russell Island) June 16

Canaipa is the Aboriginal name for Russell Island. In story retold by Joshua Walker, grandson of Oodgeroo of the Tribe Noonuccul custodian of  the Land Minjerribah the island was known as a man’s island and the trees used to make spears.

Beneath the red rocks and mangrove stems, white clay can be found at the Rocky Point of the island which opens up to the west and mainland.