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Jorng Jam – ‘to remember’


Jorng Jam brings together 4 young Cambodian artists to reclaim, remember and reinterpret the past through family photographs. By taking a closer look at a ‘personal archive’, each artist has investigated another person’s story built from memory, images and objects. After interviewing friends and relatives, new interpretations around the idea of ‘remembering’ have emerged. With […]



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Lost Creatures Exhibition videos – Queensland Museum


It’s not often that you get to take an emu leg out of the freezer! For this project at Queensland Museum, we worked closely with Dr Scott Hocknull to go through some of the ‘behind the scenes’ steps involved with bringing ancient fossils from back of house to front of house. As well as collecting, […]



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Inspiring Collaborations


Noel Pearson and Wesley Enoch were the main speakers and provocateurs for a 1 day conference in Logan, for Youth and Family Services. The day was convened and developed by Pauline Peel Consulting, for whom I was the documentarian. This day brought many new insights for the audience including myself. With slightly different points of […]



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Slim Dusty


This August I had the opportunity to work with John Moore (Sensible Films – and previously 360 Degrees Films) on a documentary about Slim Dusty. We traveled up to the Gympie Muster to capture some of Slim’s old fans. Slim Dusty’s grandson, James Arneman is the director/writer. It was a pleasure to work him and […]



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More Cambodian Artists & Orgs


During April I met as many Cambodian Artists as possible. Here are a few… Sokuntevy Oeur I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon and a few evenings hanging out with the super talented Sokuntevy Oeur  (aka Tevy). Tevy grew up in Battambang and went to a well known arts school there called Phare Ponleu […]



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Contemporary Arts Orgs in Phnom Penh


I’ve been in Phnom Penh for one week now and have started my residency with JavaArts, a place I’m getting to know well and very excited to be part of. Dana Langlois, the director of JavaArts, set up a cafe and bakery in the centre of Phnom Penh in 2000 as a cultural enterprise and […]



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Cambo Pop


A good friend put me in touch with Julien Poulson. Together with Srey Channthy they have a band called the ‘Cambodian Space Project’, based in Phnom Penh. The band pays homage to pre 1960s Cambodian psych rock and is creating it’s own at the same time. Turns out he was an Asialink resident too, many […]



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Hello Cambodia


So excited to be going to Cambodia this year as part of an Asialink Arts Residency project supported by Arts Queensland. This blog will track some of my research and times exploring and working on a project about Cambodian people and culture. The residency is with JavaArts. After Mick heard a Radio National program on […]



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