Django Reinhardt – illustrating history

Django Reinhardt – illustrating history

A good biography can evoke images which inspire me to want to draw. This happened when I read Django The Life and Music of a Gypsy Legend by Michael Dregni. It is a wonderful read. Django Reinhardt is one of my favourite musicians and he also had an amazing life. At the age 12 he earned money playing banjo busking […]

Ulladulla Primary School Mural

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Ulladulla Primary School Mural

An old friend and wonderful artist Liz Craig asked if I’d like to be involved in helping to paint a mural for Ulladulla Primary School with herself and Christine Cook (Year 1 teacher). It was lots of fun especially when we thought about how the children would enjoy playing and interacting with the artwork. We were guided […]

78rpm record sleeve design: Mic Conway’s National Junk Band

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78rpm record sleeve design: Mic Conway’s National Junk Band

A pozible project for Mic Conway’s National Junk Band’s single to produce a 78 RRM record with 45 RPM on the flip side. I was fortunate to be asked to create the artwork for this wonderful project from sleeve to the record label logo. It was a pleasure working with Mic and the music sounds wonderful. For […]

Phantom Show Australian Galleries

Posted in Exhibition, Painting
Phantom Show Australian Galleries

When Peter Kingston asked me to be in the Phantom show I was extremely honoured. Kingston is one of my favourite artist’s. I love his style and how he beautifully depicts a gentle joy of life. It was also a great honour to be exhibitioning along with 40 other amazing artists such as Reg Mombassa, Garry Shead, Elisabeth Cummings, Dick Frizzell and to top it off […]

Graphic Design: WW1 History Week Exhibition

Graphic Design: WW1 History Week Exhibition

Design Brief: A tribute to Leichhardt’s local war heroes. Design and layout exhibition 10 X A1 panels  for 2014 History Week exhibition. for display in Leichhardt Library. Text and images supplied. Working with:  Commissioned by Leichhardt Council. Amie Zar, Local History. Skills & responsibilities: Design & art direction. www.localnotes.net.au

DIY Cardboard Fruitbox Dolls House

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DIY Cardboard Fruitbox Dolls House

DIY Dolls house made from found objects = Rainy day fun with my daughter Cardboard fruit boxes  x 2qty Sticky tape Scissors

Book illustration – EPA composting manual

Book illustration – EPA composting manual

In 1999, Social Change Media asked me to illustrate the Down to Earth manual, Earth Works the learners guide for the EPA.  The course manual highlights the benefits of reducing waste by composting and gardening. For the manual I illustrated over 120 drawings. The brief was to create a visual how-to guide so people with as english a second language could benefit from the course. It was […]

Book Illustration – Taylor’s Troubles

Posted in Design, Kids, published
Book Illustration – Taylor’s Troubles

In 2004, Pennon Publishing asked me to illustrate the third edition of Taylor’s Troubles, written by my Dad (Lowell Tarling).  A novel about the trials and tribulations of a first year high school student. It was lots of fun having the opportunity to add my own interpretation to a story which I was very familier with. I’m excited that […]

DIY Kids Bamboo TePee

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DIY Kids Bamboo TePee

DIY Tepee made from found objects Bamboo Old Inner bike tube Double bed Sheet Bull dog clip   Bamboo cut from the back of my garden and an old bike tube cut into strips. Tie the bamboo up with bike tube.   Double bed Sheet held on with a Bull dog clip.  

Pig Lane Opening

Posted in Council, Design, Garden
Pig Lane Opening

Originally Hay street car park was a place were people walked through as quickly as possible just to get to Norton street. However over the last few months it has been transformed by the Leichhardt Council into a food garden and sitting area called ‘Pig Lane’. The name is a tribute to the sites historical past, when […]