Sunday, March 29, 2020


At the age of 26, Beethoven noticed a buzzing sound in his ears. 
Five years later he had lost 60% of his hearing. 
Experiments in how to create music without sound....

Saturday, February 29, 2020

The Coracle

The Coracle

Why is your Mum making a boat?

Sometimes we don’t realise we are grieving. I wake up, I pack the lunches, I send them off to school, I go to work, I make pie, I sleep….I make pie, we sleep,  we weave. 
I make pie, the way my mum taught me and it is almost as good as talking to her. It is the same with weaving. 

In the late desert afternoon, the minyma pampa call, kungka, can you finish my tjanpi? My mara are sore. We work side-by-side. We tell each other stories without speaking the words. 

This is my story, my grandmothers and my great grandmothers. It is a gift from my uncles and aunties. It is the memories and unspoken folklore of family strength and melancholia.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Start at the Gallery - AGSA

 "Be a part of a visual conversation and workshop with artist Claire Wildish and her kids Jonah and Hugo who spent five years growing up in the Aboriginal Community, Irrunytju in remote Western Australia. Hear tales of hunting for maku, collecting punu for carving, getting stranded and rescued, finding art supplies in the car dump, understanding the importance of connection to land and malpa wiru (good friends) who changed our lives." - Art Gallery of South Australia

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Desert comes to town.....

When the desert comes to town, there's magic in the air.
It has been a marvellous week with our precious desert friends - we learnt weaving, ngarrindjeri way; were all ears for the Iwiri Choir; we danced in the sand to Baker Boy, baked cake, gallery hopped, breathed in Tarnanthi, ate icecream, dumplings, then more icecream... and bought all the op-shops in all of Adelaide, out of everything.