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Each illustrating job often involves getting a glimpse into a valuable, innovative and creative project.  Helen Palmer, creator of Self unLimited, outlined her Folkscape image and after a couple of drafts this is how it turned out.

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To help understand the picture I asked Helen some questions:

What is Folkscape?

It’s a place – a social place and a digital place where people on Self unLimited adventures can meet, share, learn and support each other.

What’s Self unLimited?

It’s an idea and an approach for taking charge about your own experience of work. You don’t have to be self-employed to be in charge and making decisions that affect you now and in the future. It’s for people who are frustrated about work, it’s for people wondering if they need to think differently about work with a future of big changes like AI and robotics.

https://www.be-selfunlimited.com/about-self-unlimited/

The people all have letters on their tops, what does that mean?

The letters on people’s tops come from Self unLimited logo. Each of these people is making their own version of being Self unLimited. The guy wearing the ‘M’ is Mike – he’s in charge of Mike unLimited – which is his own workscape – the place where he makes choices about how he wants to navigate his experience of work.

The scene is a little mysterious, as if the people have just stumbled on a special place, and off in the distance there appears to be more… what is going on?!

Off in the distance are some special places for group learning experiences. People pay to access these – so that’s why they aren’t in the free open space you see most prominent in this picture. https://www.be-selfunlimited.com/learning-options/

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The Same but Different exhibition continues at Gallery M. See the May 30th post for more details. Paintings by Peter Wallfried, prints by John Martin, and here are some of my illustrations.

 

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An exhibition opening on the 15 June, of  prints by John Martin, paintings by Peter Wallfried and my sketches. Here is one of a duck on the Murrumbidgee River at Hay, New South Wales.

 

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The Essentials Education series of text and workbooks are published by the Adelaide Tuition Centre.  Many have cartoon illustrations, to help underline study points and  remind students that learning is fun. These are from the first full colour edition of the Modern History Workbook.

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Cartoon illustrations from The People’s Policy for Children’s Well-being. The result of a process created and run by democracy co, in South Australia.

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“The People’s Policy for Children’s Well-being is a world first for democracy, with everyday community members coming together in a ‘People’s Panel’ to hear evidence, deliberate and develop robust public policy on ‘what needs to happen to avoid the need for children to be removed from their families'”.

 

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Independence Educational Publishers UK  produce Issues, a series of cross-curricular resource books for 14 -18 year olds. Each book (there are currently 70 in print) has a number of cartoon illustrations by three (Australian!) cartoonists – Don Hatcher, Angelo Madrid and me. These are a few of my cartoons from the latest books covering health, eating disorders, housing, child abuse and money issues.

 

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Can you get all of world history in one statue?! Does leave out the good bits though…

Speak Out coverSpeak Out (No 6 – April 2017)is a collection of poems, stories and more from the Sand Writers group, Goolwa, South Australia. Guest author is Katherine Brabon, 2016 Vogel Prize winner for her novel The Memory Artist. Her short story in this issue is Seoul Calling.

The cover image is Couta Boats, acrylic painting by Cathy Portas.

Here are some of my illustrations for the issue.

 

 

 

 

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Keith Eisner – St Petersburg

 

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Jo Andrews – Children and Yarns

 

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Katherine Brabon – Seoul Calling

 

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Peter Strawhan – Odd Sunday

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Illustrations from the Quality of Life Report, the work of community leaders of the Aboriginal human services sector in South Australia, presented to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Citizens’ Jury 2, late last month.

To quote from the report:  ‘The government wants us to have a conversation about nuclear. As Aboriginal community leaders and NGO service providers we say “No” to this proposal… We want the government to understand that we want a different conversation; one that focuses on unfinished business, including our experience of Maralinga; on the sickness that it created in our people and in the land; and the pain and loss that it caused. Our people need to have a future’.

The citizens’ jury was run by DemocracyCo, and more information about citizens’ juries and other research alternatives can be found at new Democracy.

 

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