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Thursday, September 19, 2013

New Blog Address

 Hi to all my Blog followers ...

I haven't been posting to this blog for some time now - sorry to disappoint you ...

I am travelling and have set up a new Travel Blog ... please join me on my adventures ...

cheers - Ken

Monday, January 21, 2013

Maleny Festival of Australian Film

The Maleny Film Society presents ...


25 and 26 JANUARY 2013

The Pavilion – Maleny Showgrounds


Friday 25 January ...

doors open at 6pm for dinner and bar -
catering by Spaghetti Junction


comedy/musical/drama - 103 mins – PG

Director: Wayne Blair - Starring: Chris O'Dowd and Deborah Mailman

1968 was the year that changed the world. And for four young Aboriginal sisters from a remote mission this is the year that would change their lives forever. Around the globe, there was protest and revolution in the streets. Indigenous Australians finally secured the right to vote. There were drugs and the shock of a brutal assassination. And there was Vietnam. The sisters, Cynthia, Gail, Julie and Kay are discovered by Dave, a talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. Billed as Australia's answer to 'The Supremes', Dave secures the sisters their first true gig, and flies them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. Based on a true story, THE SAPPHIRES is a triumphant celebration of youthful emotion, family and music.


doors open at 2:30pm

3pm – PAUL KELLY – stories of me

120mins - MA15+

Directed by Ian Darling

An intimate portrait of Paul Kelly, Australia's foremost singer-songwriter. In a career spanning more than thirty years he has documented the history of our country, described its landscapes and cities, and captured the lives and loves of its citizens. Kelly has written over 350 songs, penned lyrics for many other singers, co-authored songs and written for film. But like all great artists Paul Kelly is both candid and reserved. He has lived in the public eye but has remained an enigma.

6pm - doors re-open for dinner and bar… catering by Pomodoras on Obi


comedy / drama – 86mins – MA15+

Director: Owen Elliott - Stars: Henri Szeps, Maria Venuti, Shaun Goss

When Steve ( Shaun Goss) is released from prison, he is unable to connect with his girlfriend Susie ( Bree Desborough), as he is still haunted by experiences inside prison. Taking a 'meals-on-wheels' job, he meets Rod ( Henri Szeps ), a wildly impressible older man, who is the full-time carer for his invalid mother Franky ( Marie Venuti ) who, when not confined to a wheelchair, gets about on her modified ride-on lawn mower. Steve is captivated by the older pair's extravagant world of make-believe and a close friendship between the two men develops.

Festival Passes available for purchase at the Maleny Information Centre – Maple Street on Thursday and Friday - and at the door prior to screening - MFS Members $20 - Public $35. …and also at the door at each screening ( $8. and $13.)

enquiries - Ken Munsie 5494 2882

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Maleny Image 14: the best of ...

The Frog Gallery in Maleny is host to an exhibition of small artworks by members of COMA - the Collaboration of Maleny Artists. Artists were invited to submit works - 12" x 12" - that had not  been shown in previous COMA exhibitions. The show runs for a fortnight until 03 December.

COMA Exhibition - Upstairs Gallery

Coma Exhibition

COMA Exhibition - Upstairs Gallery

Noela Mills

Annie Atkinson

Audrey Raymond - images de plumes 


Audrey raymond - images de plumes

Barry Smith  

Carol Jackson

Chris Salomon and Kevin Lang

Christine Elcoate

Mieke van Sambeeck 

Diane Summer 

Fiona Dempster

Christine Elcoate

Gaynor Hardinge

Barry Smith

Noela Mills - triptych

Heather Jones

Fiona Dempster

Janice Scullion

Christine Elcoate

Judy Berlak 

Kaye Stevens

Ken Munsie

Chris Salomon and Kevin Lang

Kim Schoenberger

Mieke van Sambeeck

Mieke van Sambeeck

Ken Munsie

Judy Berlak

Noela Mills - pair

Philippa Stewart-Hall

Mieke van Sambeeck

Rosemary Almberg

Sally Fisher

Stephanie McLennan

Grace Thomsen

I hope you have enjoyed previewing this exhibition ...
the show is on at the Treefrog Gallery - Montville Road - Maleny
22 November until 03 December 2012
 ... please visit the Gallery to view this fine exhibition ...

Summer is definitely close - my first gardenia for the season ...

Friday, September 21, 2012

Flags for Peace 2012

The International Day of Peace is today ( Friday 21 September ) and special activities and celebrations have taken place all across the globe.

A few members of COMA decided to join in the celebrations of peace by running our own Maleny Peace Event.

This idea is the original dream of our blogger friend Mary Jane Dodd in the US ...     ... and her flags for peace project is aimed at uniting people from around the world in a mindful, cooperative and interactive way by sharing images of flags made and flown on this day 21 September.

So the idea for us was that we make a set of peace flags in whatever way spoke to us - metal, paper, fibre, wood - even feathers.anything we wished to use ...we then hang them somewhere on your property and took a picture of them in situ  ...

Here are are our contributions ... 

 Audrey Raymond - A Covenant for Peace - rescued feathers from a Cattle Egret, Macaw and Rainbow Lorikeet

 Barry Smith - Rainbow Peace Flag - made from abandoned umbrellas

Christine Elcoate -created these peace flags with school children whilst doing a weed printing project.
 Christine Elcoate - welcoming flags above her front door 

A welcome to the peaceful Dempter-Smith studio   

 Fiona Dempster - her 'weather-grams' have been growing on the tree for a few weeks now and each day there are more and more.

 Barry Smith - Peace carved into block of sandstone
installed at Booroobin Retreat

 Ken Munsie - quoted Mother Teresa "peace begins with a smile"

 Ken Munsie - Peace Unshackled greets visitors in the garden

 Kim Schoenberger - rusty rural peace flags - 
letters cut by water-jet through the rusted metal.

 Mieke van Sambeeck - peace flags over the dam.  

 More from Mieke - raku clay tiles

 Noela Mills - brilliant flags sending a strong message up the street

 Rosetta Book Shop - Maple Street window display on the theme of peace

Steve Powell - cut from different clay bodies using a water jet cutter .

 Maleny Library - Peace Artists Books in the main entrance - 
Noela Mills, Fiona dempster, Barry Smith and Ken Munsie

 Ken and Michael - Be still and let the peace of this place wash over you - installed at Booroobin Retreat

Stephanie McLennan - Dove of Peace at her front gate - with the peace dog
and what could be more peaceful than a spray of purple wisteria from my garden - as seen from my kitchen window . ..


Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. 
... John Lennon

 I hope your day has been peaceful ...