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Frank’s Fantastic Fairy Tale Theatre

And so my obsession with fairy tales and the eighteenth century continues… Recently I started a new project, Frank’s Fantastic Fairy Tale Theatre, with Frank Oakes and members of Maitland Repertory Theatre. Frank’s started as a drawing in a...

Never waste good make up….

Last week a group of student filmmakers from the University of Newcastle, Australia, were over at my house. They were shooting some footage of the My Year as a Fairy Tale performance for a uni assignment, and a possible documentary, and brought along a professional...
Storytelling as an exercise of democracy

Storytelling as an exercise of democracy

I was recently handed the Story Box, an antique book with a 80s style mobile phone inside. The Story Box belongs to the ABC Newcastle 1223 radio station. Every weekday morning at 6am, the phone inside the box rings and a little later in the morning a radio announcer-...
Night of The Iguana

Night of The Iguana

This photo is part of The Night of The Iguana exhibition which opens at The Newsagency Gallery, Sydney, on Friday night. The exhibition is a homage to Iggy Pop, so called Godfather of punk, and was organised by Julien Poulson of The Cambodian Space Project....
Let Them Eat Cake Party

Let Them Eat Cake Party

  A lovely day at Maitland Regional Museum, at Brough House, for their Let Them Eat Cake Party. Thanks to Professor Philip Dwyer, Director of the University of Newcastle’s Centre for the History of Violence, for his speech about Maitland’s Napoleonic...
Let Them Eat Cake Stall

Let Them Eat Cake Stall

On the eve of Bastille Day celebrations, it seems appropriate to announce that Marie Antoinette will be hosting a ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ stall to fundraise for Maitland Regional Museum this Sunday 16th July. The event kicks off at 2pm at Brough House, next...