Helene Safajou

Originally posted on Be Illumined:
Helene Safajou was born in Ethiopia and raised both in East Africa and France, Helene followed her husband to Australia in 1995 after many years living as a nomad. After a life in the corporate and teaching world, and seeking relief from postnatal depression, her life as an artist started…

Illumine – Art and Performance Ruha Fifita

Originally posted on Be Illumined:
Art Work by Ruha Fifita Ruha Fifita Ruha Fifita was born in Vava’u, Tonga, in 1990 and has spent most of her life with her family in Vava’u, Ha’apai, and Tongatapu. In 2006 she co-founded ON THE SPOT (OTS), an arts organisation aimed at exploring and utilising the arts as…

Mystery of Visual Literacy – Leigh Hobbs Laureate at Large

Leigh Hobbs, this year’s Australian Children’s Laureate, is about to give a lecture, The Mystery of Visual Literacy, to the three quarters full auditorium in the state library, Queensland. The talk has been sponsored by Book Links and the Queensland Writer’s Centre. Scanning the audience I see many of my Writelinks buddies,  visitors from theContinue reading “Mystery of Visual Literacy – Leigh Hobbs Laureate at Large”

Geranium Lake

Originally posted on World Citizen Dreaming:
Medellin – Flickr Creative Commons For Vincent Van Gough I am a lover Without love. My church takes away My Priesthood. I am a Vicar Whose church is Esoine red, Geranium lake. I am a painter Who half sees Empty chairs Geranium lakes, Black crows. I am Beethoven’s Right…

Discovering Youth Art

Last night a Youth Arts Exhibition opened at Mission Beach community Arts Centre. These are just a few photographic highlights. A wonderful night was had by the over 50 people who attended.   As well as supporting young local artists, the evening gave families of the artists a chance to mingle and meet others fromContinue reading “Discovering Youth Art”