Its been such a hugely busy month... plans are now well underway for the trip to the UK in October - November. Still much to do though. Its been mind-boggling looking at where to stay in London - remembering my favourite places from when I lived there in the mid to late 80's - and investigating places that I definitely want to discover this time round... like the Chelsea Physic Gardens which I write about at the Homage blog last week. Let me know your tips if you have some up your sleeves wont you!
Today I found the images of the recent Pecha Kucha evening on their Brisbane website today. These images are from the 7th of July when I was one of 9 presenters at the Brisbane Powerhouse for the July Pecha Kucha event.
above: the big screen version of this below.
The screen was excellent - the slides well visible. The bright light shining in one's eyes I had not rcckoned on... but with 6 minutes and 40 seconds to deliver 20 slides and tell one's story there was little time to focus on that!
Today I used the same slideshow to present for a very low-key, lovely audience... with the luxury of 25 minutes to speak and no bright lights to contend with. This was great practice for
an event I'm doing on Thursday evening at Southbank
- connected to the (almost) month long Homegrown Exhibition:
Homegrown is an initiative of the Design Institute of Australia—Queensland Branch to promote the collaboration and cultivation of local design talent in Queensland and strengthen the connection between design, plate, planet, people and culture.
This program fosters engagement with our local community, industry, business, and education sectors through the integration of design, art and architecture in the public realm, to showcase the role design plays in shaping our sustainable future.
|Pecha Kucha venue - Brisbane Powerhouse|
|The final slide for the evening. This image was put together in the first place for the Southbank|
'Life in the Slow Lane' show I did with a team of 4 others which opened July 8th.
The Kew Millennium Seed Bank will be providing in-kind sponsorship in the form of 3 weeks on-site accommodation at their Sussex Facility during October.
A big thank you to Natalie Wright and The Qld branch of the Design Institute of Australia and the Southbank Corporation for graciously making possible this Thursday evening event.
*Australia Cultural Fund -
|Macquarie Group Foundation is the national principal partner of AbaF's Australia Cultural Fund.|
The donations I've checked have always been allocated to the designated person... some legal technicality requires the rather off-putting wording re "preference". The fact 100% of the donation is delivered is also reassuring!
I'll soon have more to report on all this... you're in the loop now and I can see things will come together... a few months back it was a wished for dream and I had no idea how things would eventuate... or if they would. Fingers crossed ... all will come to fruition.
A good week ahead all!