Tag Archives: CACD

Voices from 2028: Jess Martin

Four creative young people shared a letter from the future with the Country Arts SA whole of staff gathering in February, 2018.   This letter is from Jessica Martin.   Jess Martin is a writer and textile artist who grew up in Port Pirie and spent a lot of time at the Port Pirie Regional […]

1000 years of experience versus the Windmill gang

They stand alone in the Windswept Paddock, Mostly silent apart from a wind driven whirring or a squeaky protest due to lack of lubrication, some have bits missing, some are held together with fencing wire. Iconic, Silvery, Rusty Sentinels, Givers of life, Bringers of Water Windmills They stand together in the shed, never silent, Chatter, […]

A Manifold Poem

  In our last ‘The Dirt’ blog for Manifold Portrait I introduced Caroline Reid – go read that blog here- and Caroline has now put up some of her thoughts over on her blog, including a lovely poetry response ‘Into Spring’.   Here’s an excerpt:   The falling dirt is gentle,  a soft sound None […]

Welcoming The Words In

Another of the artists I’ve invited into conversation with Manifold Portrait recently joined Jess and I in our ongoing discovery here.   Writer and excellent human, Caroline Reid joined us in the park last week and yesterday. Caroline currently calls Adelaide home and so she and I have shared the car journeys from Adelaide to […]

How to Begin: Just Begin.

  There’s something quietly powerful about just starting. Activity breeds more activity. It gives others permission to follow suit.   This ‘trueness’ has followed me around in many pairs of gloves over the last few years. I’ve encountered it over and over again in the Renew Movement (and it’s Creating Spaces conference in 2013), in […]

Probably This. Mabe That. Definitely.

One of the things about projects – and life – is that things change. People get sick. Timelines get pushed back. Ideas evolve and grow into something entirely new. In life and in projects. I both love and hate all the unknowns…   After weeks of sickness and not being able to get much work […]

An Open Moon

Due to car troubles (mine) we had to cancel last week’s Manifold Portrait visit so it was great to be back on the road this Sunday for a visit.   This Sunday Susie Skinner also had a sharing of her This is a River residency Whole of the Moon. The sharing was happening out at […]