Ecologically Sustainable Annandale

Ecologically Sustainable Annandale is a Ramin Communications Project.

Eco-Annandale 2013: The Carbon Cycle

@ Footprints Eco Festival
Sunday 25 August 11am-3pm
Cottage, 31 White Street, Lilyfield


Eco-Annandale is an annual exhibition, which has evolved into an annual conversation in the cottage, at the Footprints Festival.

The theme for Eco-Annandale 2016 is sustainable food. Past Exhibitions: Eco-Annandale 2015, Eco-Annandale 2014, Eco-Annandale 2012 (Energy) | 2011 (Water) | Eco-Annandale 2010@Footprints (Biodiversity) | 2010 (Biodiversity) | 2009 (Annandale's modern Ecosystem).

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Eco-Annandale 2013 Artists and Collaborators

Margot AlexanderMargot Alexander

Slumped and Kiln fired glass

My work is inspired by unusual forms in nature. The biochemistry of life forms is reflected by the randomness of the medium as it develops under extreme conditions. The result is neither positive of negative but takes the viewer into a powerful and strange land. Works in Eco-Annandale 2011. In Eco-Annandale 2009, my work was inspired by the organic patterns of mangrove roots, reflection of shallow water across static land; and the patterns of light and shadow along the shoreline while walking and taking photos in Tambourine Bay Reserve.

Margot was a finalist in the 2010 Ranamok Glass Prize.

Margot also exhibited her work in Eco-Annandale 2010, Sand and Sea, Craft NSW Gallery and Eco-Annandale-2012 and now in Eco-Annandale-2013.

1982, Bachelor of Arts (Visual) Sydney College of the Arts, Jewellery/Glass 1980, Jewellery Design Certificate, Randwick TAFE.

head and shoulders of a womanGlennis Calvert

Photographic training: 1997–1999 Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney Completed Works:
2003 - Le Statue di Roma
2007 - Winner, Visual Arts Competition, Societa Dante Alighieri, Christchurch (per la Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel mondo Ottobre 2007)
2009 - La Serenissima, solo Exhibition of Photography & Poetry, Yuga Gallery, Sydney, Feb 2009
2009 - Returning: An Ode to the Sea, solo Exhibition of Photography & Poetry, Yuga Gallery, Sydney, May 2009
Work in Eco-Annandale 2013

head and shoulders of a womanFlorinda da Cruz

Florinda da Cruz has been knitting since childhood. Watching her mother knit socks with cotton thread, Florinda was keen to learn how to knit. Knitting became an obsession when at the age of seven she was given a ball of wool, from which she knitted a hat for Sunday Mass. Unraveling it she knitted another style for the following Sunday.

As an adult crochet, weaving, felting and dyeing gave Florinda more scope for experimenting and designing. Florinda's focus is now on the reuse of tidbits & left overs of hand spun yarn, old silk scarves and warp from weavers to give texture and variety to her designs. Colour is vital to her work. Textile art provides a rich language for expressing ideas because of the intimate and tactile connection through every day use.

Work in Eco-Annandale 2013

WomanHilma Finch

Jam Maker, Presbyterian Womens' Association, Annandale and elder of the Hunte Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church Annandale.

Contribution to Eco-Annandale 2013

A variety of Jams and Preserves will also available at the Presbyterian Womens' Association Fete 9am Saturday 7th September at the corner of Collins and Johnston Street Annandale.

WomanMargo Vaughan

Cumquat Jam has a special flavour, often favoured over other Citrus Jams. This year's crop has the right balance of Pectin and Sugar for Jam making.

Contribution to Eco-Annandale 2013

Ted FloydTed Floyd

Ted Floyd initiated the Friends of the Earth "Living water Project" in 1994 and the Creekcare website in 2007. In 1994, Ted project managed the production of 5 leaflets providing Energy Advice for Leichhardt Residents. Ted has been a collaborator in all the Eco-Annandale exhibitions.

Contribution to Eco-Annandale 2013, Eco-Annandale 2012, Eco-Annandale 2010, Eco-Annandale 2010 @Footprints, Eco-Annandale 2009

Head and shoulders of Man in blue topMerrick Fry

Merrick Fry: A Life Looked At is a survey exhibition of works by Merrick Fry is sourced from the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery's Permanent Collection. The exhibition includes sculptures, paintings and works on paper made by the artist dating from the early1970s to the present, many of which have been donated to the Gallery under the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program. 12 July - 25 August 2013.

"I find that the material actually leads me to ideas. So I’m walking in the park and I see something lying there and I will see a shape and I think, god that’s a fish. So a lot of things I use in my work, the actual idea comes from the material. For example I go to reverse garbage and see something weird that is an off cut and this gives me an instant idea." Merrick Fry (From Interview about 2007 exhibition: Talewind)

Merrick discovered and built a house using a local Wattle and Daub technique - then documented the technique, with illustrations, in Stick in the Mud. More about Annandale based artist Merrick Fry

Works in Eco-Annandale 2013, Works in Eco-Annandale 2012, Works in Eco-Annandale 2011

Merrick's work is on exhibition at the Black Toast Cafe, 43 Booth Street Annandale.

photograph of Natalie HitounNatalie Hitoun

During 24 years as a biology and science teacher, I studied photography at Sydney Community College and the Australian Centre for Photography (ACP). I was the school photographer for school sporting and social events at Glebe High School for several years. I also worked semi-professionally in the music industry as a photographer.

After leaving teaching I worked as a compliance officer for the National Industrial Chemical Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) and photographed my colleagues at NICNAS conferences and in-house events.

Since leaving NICNAS I have become involved in the Wolli Creek Preservation Society, and have been busy photographing the bush both here in NSW and Victoria.

Works in Eco-Annandale 2013


Sue Kallas

Sue Kallas specialises in Botanical Art, expressed in pencil and watercolor. Sue studied water colour for over 5 years under Helena Karnolz and attended workshops to develop her technique. Sue has exhibitied at Brush Farm, Meadowbank, Lane Cove, North Sydney and in Eco-Annandale 2009 & 2010. Sue's sketches of Annandale were inspired by a walk in August 2010. One of Sue's Sketches of Annandale is on permanent display at the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre. In recent times, Sue has focussed on Miniatures.

Sue is also a Jam Maker

Sue's work in Eco-Annandale 2013

Susanne MartainSusanne Martain

Susanne has been a resident of Annandale for about 35 years and has seen much change in 'Johnstons Bush' over that time. Being an amateur but keen photographer, Susanne hopes that you enjoyed sharing the snippets of Annandale - a discovery in progress in Eco-Annandle 2009

Eco-Annandale 2010 Works. Eco-Annandale 2011 Works

Works in Eco-Annandale 2013

seated man with camera and woman leaning on mantle pieceTony Grech

Tony Grech has captured all six Eco-Annandale Exhibitions. 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 , 2010 @Footprints ,2009

man with laptop on verandahTom Worthington

Net Traveller

Performance Work in Eco-Annandale 2013: Carbonated Water. Work in Eco-Annandale 2012

photograph of Marghanita da CruzMarghanita da Cruz
Curator of Eco-Annandale

Eco-Annandale 2013 is the sixth Ecologically Sustainable Annandale Exhibition Marghanita da Cruz has curated. Past Exhibitions: Eco-Annandale 2012 (Energy) | 2011 (Water) | @Footprints 2010 (Biodiversity) | 2010(Biodiversity) | 2009 (Annandale's modern Ecosystem).

Marghanita established Annandale on the Web in 1998 and is the author of three books in a Short Walk Series: 1890s Annandale, Federation Annandale and Annandale's Great War. last updated 2 September 2013.