Making “Alex’s House”

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Making “Alex’s House”

The story of Alex’s House is based on my own childhood experiences. I grew up on a bush property on the far south coast 5km from Bermagui. When my parents were building our home, I built a house too. My big sister and I loved each other very much, but we didn’t always want to […]

Making “When You Stay In Hospital”

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Making “When You Stay In Hospital”

I met Miriam Cromie the Music Play Therapist and the writer of this book when my child was in ICU at Westmead Childrens Hospital. Miriam would sing and play guitar while to our daughter on life support. Our little baby would, clapped her hands and for a brief moment we forgot about hospital. Miriam mentioned […]

Water sensitive city – Blacktown City Council and Wave Consulting

Water sensitive city – Blacktown City Council and Wave Consulting

Working directly with Wave Consulting and Blacktown City Council I created environmental illustrations for  Six streams  ‘water sensitive’ city document for Blacktown City. This was a very satisfying freelance illustration job. I enjoyed working closely with Rob Catchlove, Director at Wave Consulting Environment Scientist and Nerida Taylor at Blacktown City Council.  This was a collaboration of their academic knowledge […]

illustrating for an Environment Scientist

illustrating for an Environment Scientist

These were commissioned by Wave Consulting Rob Catchlove Director Environment Scientist. For a water strategy he was working on for Casey Fields, Cranbourne East he contacted me about trying to visually tell the entire water story.

My Lazy Yoga for Back pain

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My Lazy Yoga for Back pain

10 years ago when I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. My Rheumatologist said that having an exercise routine is highly recommended for someone with my condition. This is easier said than done. If I’m time poor and stressed my back will get so painful I find it impossible to want to do anything but lie on the floor, […]

Solo exhibition: ‘Going Coastal’ – Memories of Bermagui

Solo exhibition: ‘Going Coastal’ – Memories of Bermagui

POP UP EXHIBITION –BERMAGUI  Exhibition & opening details Opening: 3 – 4.30pm, Saturday 21st April, 2018 What: 16 artworks by Joel Tarling – A3 digital prints $15 each When: Sat 21st April until 21st May Where: Bermagui Gelati Clinic, Bermagui fisherman’s wharf, Lamont St, Bermagui NSW 2546 More: Facebook event info   About this show:  In […]

Bowel Care Guidelines – e-Book by naturopath Lynda Griparic

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Bowel Care Guidelines – e-Book by naturopath Lynda Griparic

Thanks to an illustration job for Lynda Griparic illustrating music themed poo characters. She asked me if I’d be interested in doing the graphic design layout for her online course materials for UNLOCK THE BLOCK 4 week Online Constipation & Bowel Care Program.  The materials included two online forms, 12 x Dietary and Lifestyle Guide Download pdf’s […]

IWOST – online and offset DL folded brochure

IWOST – online and offset DL folded brochure

IWOST Inner West Open Studio Trail Design Brief: IWOST was a result of the formulation of the Inner West Council. Two of the merged councils ran their own open studio trail LOST Leichhardt Open Studio Trail and MOST Marrickville Open Studio Trail. My brief was design a DL folded booklet which combined these two cultural […]

Glow Worm Cycles – Logo re-design

Glow Worm Cycles – Logo re-design

When Ali at Glow Worm Bicycles, Marrickville asked if I’d re-design their logo, I felt very honoured. They are a great bike shop who have helped my little family many times with our Yuba cargo bike. It’s shops like Glow Worm Bicycles and Omafiets in Redfern, that have helped us be a car free household in Sydney. Glow Worm Bicycles expertise […]

Historical illustration: Nuremberg Rally

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Historical illustration: Nuremberg Rally

  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 […]