Making groovy things!

The collaborative Blog Making Groovy Things is where I share ideas for creative, crafty, full colour living. It includes posts on knitting, cooking, craft with kids, card making, felt making, candle making, jewellery making and many more! There are some step by step tutorials and before and after photos a plenty. Enjoy!

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Celebrating friendship through creativity

In August 2015 Jade ran a workshop for a social group of women who wanted to show their care and support for each other in a creative and fun way. The workshop design featured a range of materials and simple relaxation and centring strategies, to help: encourage participation regardless of what past experience of art they might have…

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BIODiverseCITY

In 2010 I contributed work to the exhibition BIODiverseCITY at the community-run gallery space At the Vanishing Point. My work explored themes of nature and landscape, and included photo-collage, using images from popular culture to reconstruct the landscapes and animals that are the sources and sinks for products of the manufactured world. This exhibition was…

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Zine ‘a week in review’

This zine follows our heroine through the daily adventures of plant nursing and report writing, hair wrangling and life administration. First published in 2007, there have been 4 editions since, the last published in January 2011. ‘a week in review’ is available from the Sticky Institute, an artist run initiative housed in Degraves Street Subway,…

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Waterbooks

In 2012 Jade ran book making workshops in the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains, in collaboration with Annie Bolitho. The workshops focused on connecting people to the water body closest to them and funded through the the WSROC Water in the Landscape project. A selection of the final books have been accepted into a 2013 exhibition…

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Feltmaking

In 2006, Jade led an evening feltmaking workshop for staff at the Institute for Sustainable Futures. A team building exercise for the small office staff, participants were invited to bring a friend for a Friday night class. Participants learned to make three-dimensional moulded bags and booties and to apply coloured fibres to make patterns and…

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The Giant Dragonfly Project

Printmaking as community cultural development In 2005-2006, I was engaged by the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute as a community artist to teach a group of bush regenerators intaglio print making methods, with a focus on the endangered Giant Dragonfly Petalura gigantea. The workshops included information about the historical and cultural associations with dragonflies around the…

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