Set aside Thursday 20th December from 4pm for our end of year celebration. It's late in the season because we are taking off next year and our students want to keep going as long as possible so they can finish their projects. It'll be low key, but all 2018 students, teachers, artists, and volunteers are welcome. Bring work you'd like to show off and some food to share. We'll provide the drinks and the sense of place with a farewell until 2020.
Vic Tesolin, "the minimalist woodworker", along with Wally Wilson, Lee Valley's senior manager will be demonstrating Veritas tools at the Cooroora Institute. The demonstration will followed by a Q&A and informal drinks and nibbles.
Vic will conduct a hand tool demonstration featuring a range of Veritas products including marking out tools, hand saws, bench planes, chisels, the MKII honing guide, and the new range of Custom Hand planes. He will cover tool design and manufacture, application of different tools, tool selection and correct tool use. Some tools will be available for purchase.
Attendance is free but an rsvp is requested.
Delicious Ironies from Clocked Out (Vanessa Tomlinson and Erik Griswold) with Lindsay Vickery and the celebration of the planting of our woodlot piano.
Clocked Out welcomes Perth composer and reed instrument specialist Lindsay Vickery to Cooroora Institute. Reuniting for this unique collaboration, Clocked Out and Vickery use clarinet, piano, toys, percussion and electronics to explore realtime graphic-based musical scores and site-specific improvisation.
Lindsay Vickery is a prolific composer/performer who has worked across Europe, the USA and Asia since 1986. His output includes works for acoustic and electronic instruments in interactive-electronic, improvised or fully notated settings. His music has been described as 'always intriguing' The Wire, 'truly an original voice and his work is one of sustained intensity that resonates in the mind long after the performance is over' and a 'master of technological wizardry' The Australian.
All 2018 Cooroora Institute students, teachers, and volunteers are free and don't need to book - just come along and celebrate.
Note: This is an outdoor site with walking involved along unpaved areas. Parking is across the road from the main studios and walk is about 1km return including small steep areas through our woodlot to the planted piano and then back to the covered performance space. Performance space includes heavy machinery, high areas, and open waters, so careful supervision of children is required. We become part of the flow of the places we inhabit through such access to the natural world and its climate.
A lively one day interactive seminar exploring developments in wild laws and earth jurisprudence with Dr Michelle Maloney.
Dr Michelle Maloney (BA/LLB(Hons) ANU, PhD in law, Griffith University) is the Co-Founder and National Convenor of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance. AELA advocates for Earth centred law, governance, economics and ethics. Michelle has 30 years’ experience designing climate change, social justice, and ecological justice projects in Australia, the US, UK and Indonesia. She leads multi-disciplinary teams within AELA and is on the Executive Committee of several international networks, including the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature, the International Ecological Law and Governance Association and the “Yes to Life, No to Mining” International Network.
Michelle is a lively and entertaining speaker and makes learning about wild law accessible and fun. If you want to learn the many positive ways the world is changing, then be inspired through this workshop.
$55 - includes morning and afternoon tea. Bring your own lunch. Buy a place now.
Performance resulting from Judith's investigations while an Artist in Residence at the Cooroora Institute.
Entry by donation. Bring a rug to sit on and warm clothes.
Tea and Coffee available for purchase.
Note: This is an outdoor site with walking involved along unpaved areas. Parking is across the road from the main studios and walk is a few hundred meters return including small steep areas. Our studios and performance space includes heavy machinery, high areas, and open waters, so careful supervision of children is required. We become part of the flow of the places we inhabit through such access to the natural world and its climate.
Australian wood fire ceramics conference. The mudlark pottery is a host studio.
During the lead up to Smoke on the Water, contemporary aboriginal artist Delvene Cockatoo Collins will be in residence and will work with students from Griffith University's Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art program in Cooroora's Mudlark Studio.
Grace Cochrane, art critic and craft writer, will be our visiting scholar in residence over this period.
Anika Annels will be firing the Kiln on Wednesday 28th, from 8am into the evening. The kiln will be opened over our regular Open Studios on Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 5pm, with a number of visual artists in attendance.
At 4pm Wednesday 28th there will be a tour of our newly established coppicing woodlot, and a talk from Steve Husband and Phil Moran from Noosa District Landcare on growing your own fuel, followed by coffee and drinks in the courtyard and studios.
The Cooroora Institute cafe and mini gallery will be open throughout the conference and visitors are welcome.
Listening to place: sonic adventures
Join Vanessa Tomlinson, Leah Barclay and Tamsin Kerr for a day exploring the sonic environments and acoustic ecologies of place. The morning will start with a sound walk and listening activities followed by presentation and discussion about the practice and philosophy of listening, recording, improvising, composing, and celebrating the many layered sounds of place. The afternoon will be a listening museum of transient installations and performances celebrating the acoustic ecologies of the Cooroora Institute. Participants will have the opportunity to join improvisations, collaborate on site-responsive installations or explore and discover sonic environments throughout the landscape.
9:30am to 5pm Sunday 20th November
Full day catered: $75/$45