Author Archives: Vicki Mason

Best Intentions

The Wattle brooch has re–surfaced after a period with a couple from Melbourne. They didn’t post about their experiences with it and apologised for not engaging on the blog, realising that this is an important part of the project. They … Continue reading

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Drawing the names

These are a bit late, but here is Elisha from FORM choosing names of the first recipients of the brooches. It’s great we’ve heard from one of the custodians and now we’re really looking forward to hearing from the other … Continue reading

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Exhibition extended

Form have decided to extend the show until July 1st. I guess we’ll have to wait a bit longer until the pieces go into the wild …

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Connections

Have a look at a post on Kevin Murray’s blog Craft Unbound — he discovered an interesting connection to a custom practised in Papua New Guinea that is not dissimilar to the idea of passing on objects to strangers.

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About the project

This project, through the circulation of these brooches, raises the possibility of a republic in Australia as an opportunity for community renewal. Small local gestures, such as sharing gardens, bring home the potential of change through national independence.

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Signs of Change opening

Here are some pictures from the Signs of Change opening, Perth, April 2010.

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Broaching change project

If Australia is one day to become a republic then a new style of gardening to accompany a new style of governing seems possible. The three Broaching Change brooches have the symbolic potential to promote the social value of gardens as reflecting … Continue reading

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