Spring – only 6 months away

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Four spring flowers blooming October 2016 in the Macgillivray area of Kangaroo Island

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Dear Mr Turnbull

Until now, I have held out a tiny, tiny hope that one day you would wake up, take a good look at yourself in the mirror, feel shame and decide to be a leader of people.

I clung on to that tiny, ever diminishing hope through climate inaction, through refugee abuse and incarceration on Manus and Nauru, through mouthing platitudes and doing nothing on same sex marriage, through parliamentary stuff-ups, through tax benefits for the rich, through slapping the banks with damp rag despite their rampaging greed demanding an inquiry, through depriving the least able in our community of even more of their pitiful ration of change, through allowing destruction of our precious biodiversity to continue, through support of ridiculous earth-destroying coal mines, through an endless list of fearful inaction.

Today that last tiny hope has gone.

That you cannot even find a handful of stern words, let alone an actual rebuke, for a narcissistic, bullying, racist child of an excuse for a president of the US, just puts you in the same category as him.

If you can’t find the humanity to be ashamed, then have mine. I am ashamed of you.

Yours sincerely

Kathie Stove

 

Penguins of the World

I’ve been working with wildlife artist Nicholas Burness Pike to produce his Penguins of the World poster as a high-quality print – and we’ve done it!

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The 130 x 32 cm poster is now available through the Penneshaw Penguin Centre website, and we hope soon at centres across southern Australia. Prices start at $6 each for 100 posters wholesale; and retail price is $15 for one poster – all plus postage and handling (free on Kangaroo Island).

Fine print

‘I am working with this idea of journeying, moving into the unknown, letting go and then the reinventing in that process.’

Audrey Harnett has come to value isolation. She knows that she can take it – she has put herself through that tough test – but she also knows that it’s her choice to be isolated or not.

Read more of my post on Audrey Harnett and her art for the Island to Inland project.

It’s personal

For Kenita Williamson her art has always been integral to her life. From making animals in her room as a young girl, to being an art teacher, to pouring her heart and soul into her free-ranging pieces for Island to Inland, art is healing and strengthening.

Read more of my piece on Kenita and other Island to Inland artists.