Educational

Who Would Have Imagined?

Just in time for Christmas! I have been pleasantly surprised to find this recording by a young friend who I am watching grow. Creativity has been highly valued in her family and is nurtured daily alongside her academic and social…

Education Evolution

Are education systems adapting to meet the needs of students? In the words of arguably, the most famous Aussie political slogan of all time… It’s Time!!! Recently I asked a group of preschoolers to pretend they were taking a photo…

Changing Paradigms

RSA Animate – Sir Ken Robinson Sir Ken Robinson, the world’s leading authority on creativity, is still questioning the methods born out of the industrial revolution that we continue to use to educate our children. Recently a friend sent me the video below! Hallelujah! Sir Ken…

New Life

 “Dubito ergo cogito; cogito ergo sum. (I doubt, therefore I think; I think therefore I am)” Rene Descartes Is it Art? Science? Creationist? Fantasy? How can it help us? What can we learn? Does it have an educational purpose or is it purely…

Sculpture By The Sea

Sculpture monumentalises everyday life. 28 Oct – 14 Nov 2010 ‘Bondi’s spectacular coastline is transformed into an interactive canvas as an estimated 400,000 visitors engage with more than 100 sculptures.’ Dr Andrew Bell SC I love this annual exhibition because…

Creation

Vik Muniz ‘Creativity is how we cope with creation’ – Vik Muniz    Born in Brazil in 1961, Brooklyn-based fine artist Vik Muniz has exhibited his work all over the world. He is a great observer of life and uses unexpected materials…

17th Biennale – a Gift

I like to live in the present… especially on my birthday! So today I took myself to Cockatoo Island to see the more outstanding part of the 17 Biennale of Sydney/2010    So I wrapped myself up and stepped out…

We need to look at the bigger picture

WAKE UP AUSTRALIA!!! Sometimes a journalist write gold! The following article was published in the Sydney Morning Herald – 7 June 2010 and is probably the most enlightened and well researched article I’ve ever seen written about how visual arts education is…