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Troy Hovenden

Snake Catcher , The Reptile Bloke in Springwood NSW

Becoming a professional Snake Catcher

PRESENTED ON MAY 20, 2017
IN BLUE MOUNTAINS @ VOL 20

Troy, the local snake catcher in the Blue Mountains talks about how he works by day at a facility in east of the Blue Mountains - and in his spare time - he catches snakes. 

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Time Out Photography

BY CINDY WALDRON
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 03, 2012

Cindy Waldron is a professional photographer based in Blue Mountains, but her passion extends beyond her professional work. In this presentation, she walks us through a collection of personal works entitled "Time Out Photography." (in English)

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Scrapture

BY KATHY OHARA
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 03, 2012

What is scrapture? It's the word that local Blue Mountains artist Kathy O'Hara uses to describe her work, which is all about the recycling of disused materials, revitalised as unique sculptures and functional items. In this presentation, Kathy discusses the nature of her work. (in English)

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Wild About Art

BY SELENA SEIFERT
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 12, 2012

Selena Seifert is a practicing artist as well as being a trained arts educationalist. She is currently the director of Wild Valley Art Park, based in Blue Mountains. (in English)

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Ideas for Graphic Design Education in the Blue Mountains

BY XANDRO LOMBARDI
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Xandro Lombardi discusses his role as a graphic design artist and educator. Australia is home to some of the world's top universities, but as Xandro points out, there is nothing between Sydney and Bathurst. Xandro proposes initiating a destination for graphic design education in the Blue Mountains, which would spark growth and cultural diversity. 

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The Grottoes of the Blue Mountains

BY HAYLEY WEST
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

Hayley West's interest is in fabulously grotesque concrete structures built in the 1930s-50s. Here she shares her passion for the Grottos of the Blue Mountains. Check out her other blog for some great photos - it's a work in progress: Blue Mountains Grotto Love.

http://bluemountainsgrottolove.blogspot.com.au

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Mountains of the Mind

BY GAVIN LANG
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 14, 2017

Gavin Lang shares his experience in the outdoors and the mental health benefits of connecting with the mountains.

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Field Trip to Bilpin, Blue Mountains

BY SABRINA ROESNER
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 20, 2017

Field Trip brought together contemporary Blue Mountains artists Sarah Breen Lovett,
Ona Janzen, Linda Seiffert and Jacqueline Spedding, in an exhibition of site-specific works that explore the physical, cultural and historical landscapes of BigCi.

BigCi (Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives) is an artist run residency, located on eight acres of bushland, bordering the Wollemi National Park in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains. The property and its artist residency program provide a unique platform for creative development, linking community, artists and scientists.

Curator Sabrina Roesner invited the artists on several‭ field trips to BigCi‭ over a twelve-month period, ‬where each artist directly responded to the environment and unearthed a myriad of narratives connected to the property‭. ‬Their diverse enquiries including video and multi‭-media installation‭, ‬photography‭, ‬ceramics and sculpture resulted in four site-specific installations displayed across the BigCi property.

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Fairyland - where in the Blue Mountains?

BY JENBELLE KRYPTONITE
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 20, 2017

How humans interact with Fairies in the forest, right here in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. Jenbelle Kryptonite knows just where to look.

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Real & Peceptional Change

BY CLIFF CRAWFORD
@ VOL 31 ON AUG 15, 2018

Artist and nature enthusiast Cliff Crawford shares his photographic documentation of the ever-changing natural world around us.