PechaKucha Presentation

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Mia Hacker

Artist, Self Employed in Cooran

From a different angle


Photography has been apart of Mia Hacker's life since her Grand-dad gave her her first camera as a young child. Mia's lifelong learning has enabled her to see things from different perspectives including through a camera lens. 

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Places on the Coast You May Not Know, Places on the Coast Where You'll Want to Go

@ VOL 1 ON JAN 20, 2012

Photographer and kayaker, Barry Haynes, tests the residents of Gibsons on their knowledge of the Sunshine Coast in a fun, interactive presentation. Many of the areas in these images are accessible only by water.

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Real Life as Art

@ VOL 16 ON JUL 22, 2015

"I want to show you what you look like and I want real life to look like art."

In Real Life as Art from PechaKucha Night Nashville Vol. 16 Melissa Fuller explores the fine line between reality and imagination through her impactful photography. Her aim is to capture the person and create a scene which embodies their being.  

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 21st, 2017. 

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Different Rhythm of Life

@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

"With a global trend towards simple life style, there is an undeniable need to just slow down and rethink our priorities and regain our connection with nature."

In Different Rhythm of Life from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, entrepreneur Asako Hibi shares about Tabica, a collaborative consumption service that enables farmers and artisans in rural areas of Japan to connect with those looking for off-the-guidebook experiences. Tabica advocates simple, sustainable lifestyle and wants to support the repopulation and development of local communities throughout Japan.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, May 27th, 2016. 

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Life, Death, and Beauty in Photography

@ VOL 34 ON APR 20, 2017

Claudia Ammirata opens up about how she found a new life through photography after the loss of her husband.  Photography became a form of art therapy that lead to publishing her own book, "Ephemeral Beauty," that uses flowers as the vehicle to interpret the metaphor of life.

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Sunshine Surf Girls - Changing perceptions!

@ VOL 21 ON MAY 18, 2017

Growing up in country Australia may not be the best start for a surfer but since learning to surf at university, Liz Davison has never looked back. She’s produced a yoga for surfers, taught surfing in the Maldives, surfed with crocodiles in the Solomons, was the national president of Surfing Mums Australia and now heads Sunshine Surf Girls, an online and print surfing magazine for women. With a background in gender studies and community development, Liz hopes to build an international community of women surfers to change the roles and perceptions of women in the surf industry.

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Becoming Cynthia -- Shaking Herself Loose from Another Life

@ VOL 3 ON AUG 17, 2017

Cindy Wagner allows us a glimpse into her art, her life, and how the two have made her the person she is.  

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Wasteland or wonderland – art, activism and wildflower women!

@ VOL 23 ON SEP 20, 2017

Queensland’s native wildflowers have often been overlooked and undervalued and if it hadn’t been for the efforts of artists and activists they would have been lost forever. In this presentation, Sue Davis will share examples of artistry and activism that drove efforts to reduce the loss of the unique wallum heathlands of the Sunshine Coast. The work of ‘wild/flower women’ such as writer/artist Kathleen McArthur and famous Australian poet Judith Wright helped profile these special environments.  Sue believes that finding out about what they did can still inspire us today.

Art works, books, ephemera & some photographs courtesy of:

•Hugh McArthur
•Alexandra Moreno
•Meredith McKinney
•The Fryer Library, University of Queensland Library 
(and the presenter)!
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Arts/life, Dance/life

@ VOL 24 ON NOV 14, 2017

Melissa Lanham is an independent dance artist with over 25 years in the arts industry both here and overseas. Based on the Sunshine Coast, she has been in constant work as a teacher and Choreographer.  Her latest work 'Vincent' which Premiered at the Adelaide Fringe Fest 2016 and to Newcastle and Melbourne to rave reviews originated here on the Sunshine Coast. In this presentation she shares some of her tips and inspiration! 

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A poetic vision - the Sunshine Coast poetry trail

@ VOL 25 ON FEB 28, 2018

The Sunshine Coast Pente Poets (including Judith Bandidt, Deanne Lister and Lyn Browne) set off on a mission to bring poetry to the people by making it accessible within the local environment. The first year of their grassroots community project saw the poets investigate a variety of Sunshine Coast locations from 'hinterland to headland', exploring innovative ways of embedding poetry in natural, and built environments and writing about what they discovered. A cross-arts sculptural approach has since been used linking the visual arts with the literary arts through the creation of public art pieces with poetry as an intrinsic element.  

The Hinterland Poetry Trail took shape during 2016 and 2017 at three sites. Inspiration for both poetry and sculptures was drawn from the history, heritage and unique environments of the three locations.