The Cooroora Institute has a great roll-up of events in wood, metal, words, and music over the next few months. Read More
Check out our calendar, https://www.cooroorainstitute.org/calendar/for details. Don’t forget we close for all of 2019 for a sabbatical, so this is your chance to share the song of this country through creative practice. If you’ve been thinking, I’ll do that one of these years, this is the time to pounce.
My plan for a little while is to spend time breathing in the scent of the earth. To spend time sitting under a tree. To awe, to wonder, to replenish. And then I’ll see if I want to come back to the online fast lane. Read More
Tamsin gave a vote of thanks to all involved in the 2017 year at the Cooroora Institute, finishing with the words:
The world is built upon the fullness of half-remembered stories. Stories that speak to our intertwining: the metalsmith talks to the moon, the maiden to the wallaby, the wood artist to the mountain, the oceans to the turkeys, the trees to the spirits. These stories are always part of place. And only some of them are human. Read More
“Ah, bi-pedals…. Always wanting everything to be either one thing or the other and not everything all at once. ‘On the one hand….’ such polarizing debates and understandings. And then there’s those bi-pedals who seek the one truth; maybe it’s because they only have the one head?” ...
Loosely transcribed forest conversation (key words only, omitting the transient ongoing shaking in laughter and power and constant checking in with connecting roots, fungi, dirt, water, leaves, wind, sun, mountain, smoke, fire, microbes, possums, and everything inbetween that would make for so much “babble” that we’d be unable to hear). Read More
And perhaps this is the connective tissue that runs through the colourful body of this exhibition: a portrait of place through a numinous craft – a presence of divinity indeed. With such a thought, I’d like to pause and admire the ability of such art to create moments of stillness in the midst of our busy lives. Active8 … Create is a showcase worthy of a contemplative awe and admiration for these local artists and their wondrous art. Read More