Historical illustration: Nuremberg Rally

Posted in History, Illustration

A teacher mentioned to me it was hard to find actual historical events as colouring in activity sheets. The teacher was looking for something relevant to give senior students as an activity once they have completed their work. I felt very uncomfortable drawing this image. My fear was I didn’t want people to think I was […]

Graphic Design: NAIDOC Connection to Country and Culture

Graphic Design: NAIDOC Connection to Country and Culture

Norton Street flags: NAIDOC Connection to Country and Culture. I was lucky to work with some beautiful hand drawn artwork by Leslie James Reynolds. Design by Joel Tarling commissioned by Deborah Lennis Leichhardt Council .

Cartoon for the Greens

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Cartoon for the Greens

I drew this cartoon June 2016 after 15 years of renting and 5 years of attending auctions where investors over bid for houses which families could only ever dream of. The Greens used it to promote their affordable housing policies on social media for the 2016 federal election. “There are 90,000 vacant homes in greater Sydney – enough […]

Art: Always carry a sketchbook

Art: Always carry a sketchbook

Today I’m travelling to Taree by train to see Robin Norling give a talk tomorrow at Manning Regional Art Gallery where they currently have a retrospective of his work. In 1993-96 I studied a Fine Arts Diploma at Meadowbank TAFE where Robin Norling was a teacher. He along with Jocelyn Maughan really helped turn me into […]

Graphic design: Leichhardt Community Safety campaign

Posted in Council, Design, Kids
Graphic design: Leichhardt Community Safety campaign

Commissioned by Leichhardt Council. Working collaboratively with: – Kate Walsh, Media and Communications Coordinator, – Tara Day-Williams, Team Leader Community Planning and Development, – Nikki Robinson, Community Development Project Officer. Design Brief: Develop creative solution for the Council’s ‘Speak Out’ campaign design to suit schools, cafe and pubs.The design will be reproduced in a poster […]

Graphic Design: Leichhardt Seniors Festival

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Graphic Design: Leichhardt Seniors Festival

The Age of Reinvention – Leichhardt Seniors Festival Design Brief: Vibrant, fun look and feel . Design and layout A5 12 page brochure. Text and images supplied. Working with:  Commissioned by Leichhardt Council. Gabrielle Higgins| Community Development Officer – Ageing, Disability and Social Inclusion Fiona Macdonald | Information Services Librarian Skills & responsibilities: Design & […]

Graphic Design: Site and Sound

Posted in Council, Design, History
Graphic Design: Site and Sound

Site and Sound is an initiative from Leichhardt Council that aims to animate and enliven the Leichhardt Town Hall, a building that has been in community use for 128 consecutive years. I felt the design needed to be fun and represent this reinvention of public buildings. The supplied sepia photo was so easy to work […]

Graphic Design: Heritage Week Brochure

Posted in Council, Design, History
Graphic Design: Heritage Week Brochure

Design Brief: Heritage Week brochure of events using supplied historical photos and text. Working with:  Commissioned by Leichhardt Council. Amie Zar, Local History. Skills & responsibilities: Design & art direction. www.localnotes.net.au www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/ Library/Local-History

Graphic Design: LOST

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Graphic Design: LOST

Design Brief: LOST or the Leichhardt Open Studio Trail is an annual event held in conjunction with Art Month each year in March. During this time artists studios throughout the local area open their doors to the public. This is a rare opportunity to enter the personal creative realms of participating artists and take an […]

Graphic Design: LGBTQI Leichhardt community

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Graphic Design: LGBTQI Leichhardt community

Design Brief: Rainbow flags on Norton Street to Celebrate the LGBTQI Leichhardt community Working with:  Commissioned by Leichhardt Council.Tara Day-Williams| Team Leader Community Planning and Development Skills & responsibilities: Design & develop campaign.