AUTHOR VISIT – Jenny Old “Back of Beyond”
Friday 3 August at 6pm, Parkes Library
When 22-year-old Jenny Old followed her heart to the vastness of the Gulf of Carpentaria, she had no idea of the primitive conditions she’d find herself in. Often her only contact with the outside world was through her two-way radio. Stretched to the limits, she achieved more than she ever thought herself capable of. With every setback and
in the toughest of times, she learnt to dust herself off, find a smile and just keep going.
EXHIBITION – Hello! from Australia
18 August to 22 September, Parkes Library
Hello! from Australia: Indigenous Australian Children’s Books and Illustrations, a travelling exhibition from Books Illustrated, showcases the contemporary publishing of indigenous books in Australia.
WORKSHOP – Transformations From Nature
Saturday, 1 September, 9-4pm, Cooke Park Community Centre
With Jane Milburn you will experiment with colour using natural materials. Find an unloved natural-fibre garment or two – wool and silk (work best) or linen and cotton. Using onion skins, tea, leaves, flowers, bark and rusty tools, to refresh and transform them for a second life. Suitable for beginners. Age 12+. Cost: $10. Bookings required
with payment at Parkes Library.
WORKSHOP – Snip and Stitch Upcycling
Sunday 2 September, 9am – 4pm, Parkes Library
Jane Milburn will help you transform tshirts and other clothes using scissors and stitching. Bring along a few unloved natural-fibre garments. Changes will be made using hand-stitching techniques or machine sewing (for those with a machine to bring along). Some sewing experience preferred. Age 15+. Cost: $10. Bookings required with payment at Parkes Library.