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Michael Pope

Artist / Teacher in Townsville

The Overland Track: A Journey into Tasmania's Wilderness

PRESENTED ON DEC 12, 2018
IN TOKYO @ VOL 161

The Overland Track is one of Australia's "must do" hiking experiences. It encompasses a 65km, 6-day trek through the alpine wilderness of Cradle Mountain National Park. Michael Pope takes us with him, and his sketchbook, on their journey together.

Overland Track は オーストラリアで絶対に外してはならないハイキングです。タスマニアにあるクレードルマウンテン国立公園の65kmにわたる雄大なハイキングコースを6日間で制覇しました。

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Looking for a National Park

BY HAWORTH HAYHOE
@ VOL 26 ON JUL 05, 2016

Artists partnership Haworth Hayhoe like to celebrate overlooked patches of land in urban settings by constructing National Parks in them. In Looking for a National Park from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 26, the artists talk about their commission for City Arcadia, which constructs a National Park in Coventry, complete with canyon, coal seam and river teeming with un-noticed flora and fauna. They encourage us to look afresh at the spaces we so often overlook, and explore what status and pride of place a label like 'National Park' confers.

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Park Ranger Neighbor

BY EMILY JACOBS
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 25, 2016

Emily Jacobs honors the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service through her love of adventure and the great outdoors. Emily gets up close and personal with bears and more.

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Urban Sketchers Lebanon

BY JUDY ABI ROUSTOM
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 12, 2016

Founder of Urban Sketchers Lebanon, Judy J. Abi Roustom is an Architect and sketch addict. Through the collective act of sketching, USK members regularly meet to reclaim spaces around the city and the country, and to show them in a different light. Through her activities, Judy aims to make art more accessible, for a community of passionate, like-minded individuals. 

 

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On Preserving Maywood Park

BY KEITH YEARMAN
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

When the legendary harness race track Maywood Park in Melrose Park, Illinois, closed in late 2015, two professors from the College of DuPage in Wheaton, Illinois, acquired the track’s archives. Though only owning a small portion of the Maywood Park archives, Keith Yearman began digitizing and documenting the entire collection—and is curating a forthcoming exhibition.

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Flat Track Derby: From Fishnets to Finals

BY CORRIE WOLOSIN
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 19, 2017

South Bend native, Corrie Wolosin has just returned to the Midwest after more than two decades living in Northern New England on the Vermont/NH border. She is speaking about one of her many passions – roller derby! Her derby name is Apple, derived from her previous career in the Hard Cider industry.

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Wilderness Adventures

BY TAKASHI SUGAWARA
@ VOL 152 ON NOV 22, 2017

Government official Takashi Sugawara talks about the beautiful and mountainous city of Tsuruoka. Though small in population, Tsuruoka is filled with BIG adventure in the boundless wilderness. From snowy mountain tops to gorgeous traditional architecture, there's so much to see in Tsuruoka.

鶴岡市役所 都市計画課の菅原崇さんが、山の大自然の美しさが魅力の山形県鶴岡市をたっぷり紹介してくださいます。人口は少なくても、鶴岡には際限ない大自然アドベンチャーにあふれています。雪景色の山頂から華やかな伝統的日本建築まで、鶴岡は見所満載です!

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Urban Sketchers

BY MICHAEL POPE
@ VOL 16 ON NOV 10, 2017

Urban Sketchers is a relatively new phenomenon that’s getting people drawing together around the world. Townsville has a group too and it’s recently celebrated its first birthday!

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Art of the Reef

BY MICHAEL POPE
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

The marine world has served as a source of inspiration, a destination and even material debris from which to create art. Join Michael as he explores some of the big names as well as local ones whose work reflects the reef and the ocean around us.

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Classic Worst Climbs

BY MIKE BESTWICK
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 01, 2018

We've all heard of "best of" lists: best albums, best cheeseburgers, best PechaKucha speakers, what have you. So what did Mike Bestwick do? He flipped the script. Trying to climb the highest peak in Glacier National Park in a single day would indeed be worthy of inclusion on a best-of list, if not for the cold, hard realities that accompany an adventure of this magnatude. No food? No daylight? No problem for Mike! (just don't ask him about prescription painkillers)