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Cookbook launch!

A HUGE (& belated) thank you to everyone that came out to support the Condiments & Marinades of Asia cookbook launch at The Local Garage.  It was an awesome afternoon and I was blown away by the support. Some cookbooks are available from web shop. Alternatively for those of you in Perth, a local-pick up from fSpace Co-working Hub in Market street Fremantle or from Mark Brophy Estate Agent at 257 South terrace, South Fremantle.

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Cookbook: Condiments and Marinades of Asia

Originally inspired by traditional home-style Vietnamese cooking and after a successful pop-up backyard initiative to offer exciting food experiences around Fremantle, this is the first volume in a world tour of condiment cookbooks, with releases in years to come covering all continents and cultures around the globe.

Photography by Sabine Albers. Printed on 100% recycled stock and designed in Perth, Western Australia. Cookbooks are available for purchase here.

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Condiments & Marinades of Asia Cookbook launch

Originally inspired by traditional home-style Vietnamese cooking and after a successful pop-up backyard initiative to offer exciting food experiences around Fremantle, Condiments & Marinades of Asia is the first volume in a world tour of condiment cookbooks, with releases in years to come covering all continents and cultures around the globe.

For those of you in Perth, join us for the book launch; celebrating typography, graphic design and good food!

Sunday 14 August 2016, from 2.30pm – The Local Garage, 282 South Terrace South Fremantle WA 6162

Proud sponsor Mark Brophy Estate Agent, supporting the creative industry in Fremantle. Photography Sabine Albers.

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Art catalogue: The Silver Lining

MIFQ provides specialist programs and services for people living with mental illness and their families or carers. Each year MIFQ launches Schizophrenia Awareness week in May with a prestigious Art Exhibition. The 25th Art exhibition theme was “The Silver Lining”.

Thank you MIFQ for allowing me to take part in celebrating yet another wonderful year!

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Promotional flyers

Promotional flyers

Thank you postcards and guest lanyards

Thank you postcards and guest lanyards

Cocktail Party!

Cocktail Party!

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The book has been published!

The Art Book The Rose, the Butterfly, the Bee and the Moth  was published to coincide with the Japanese tour of mimi duo, Duncan Gardiner and Setsu Masada. Their musical score “Falling Like Tears” was inspired by this book, originally created in 2009 by award winning artist Jo Darvall.

Original story was written by Jane Harrison, translations by Setsu Masada, book design and production by myself. These limited edition artist book are printed with vegetable inks on 100% recycled paper.  Available at the Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC) and New Edition Bookshop (order online).

Original book created in 2009 by Jo Darvall.

Original book created in 2009 by Jo Darvall.

The Book and Album Launch was part of a live concert featuring the art work and music at the Church of Resurrection in Swanbourne, Western Australia.

The Book and Album Launch was part of a live concert featuring the art work and music at the Church of Resurrection in Swanbourne, Western Australia.

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Art Book: The Rose the Butterfly the Bee and the Moth

“The Rose, the Butterfly, the Bee and the Moth” is a photographic art book that was published to coincide with the Japanese tour of mimi Duo (musicians Duncan Gardinar and Setsu Masada) in March 2016. Their musical score “Falling Like Tears” was inspired by this book, originally created in 2009 by artist Jo Darvall.

This self published book was printed locally on 100% recycled stock using vegetable based inks.  It was really important that we could ride our bikes to where we needed to source materials in order to have the book made here in Fremantle, WA. We wanted to leave the smallest footprints in the making and production of this book. Most importantly, we loved working together as a team,  having a laugh along the way and enjoying the whole process.

Thanks to Jo Darvall for inviting me to design the layout and produce the book.  Original story was written by Jane Harrison, translations by Setsu Masada, book design and production by myself. These limited edition artist books are available at the Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC) and New Edition Bookshop (order online).

Also thanks to the Victorian State Library Rare Books for choosing to add this self published book to its collection!

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Original book on display

Original book on display

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Introducing Clean Slate.

Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design class of 2016 have finally voted on a logo design – Hooray!

Introducing Clean Slate.

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Afternoon craft session in the Industrial design workshop.

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Playing with type. A Type poster for the Clean Slate Fundraising campaign.

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‘Clean Slate Sprinkles Gluten Free

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Clean Slate mash-up 😉

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Healthy School Lunches eBook

Healthy School Lunches (HSL) is an eBook project launched in January 2016 and aims to inspire and educate children about healthy food options, including gaining support from the Queensland government to update its tuckshop menus. Collaborating with Brisbane based nutritionist Shelley Judge who has written recipes with a healthy twist on classics. Follow Shelley on Instagram @healthyschoollunches  and facebook/healthyschoollunches. Handlettering courtesy of Central Tafe colleague, Betty Richards.

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Roaming Shhh-it’s-a-test Kitchen

A couple of months ago, my housemate Marie invited me to attend a workshop called ‘Restaurant Day Lab’ organised by FORM. She said it was held on a Sunday afternoon for 5 hours (!!) and that there be food involved.

She got me with the food bit:)

Along with 23 other attendees that Sunday, we met with Timo Santala, from Helsinki.  Timo was in Perth to speak at the Public Symposium and stayed on to facilitate the Lab workshops.  He started by telling us the story of how he founded Restaurant Day in Helsinki – he was in the park, on his push bike, and sold gin and tonics to passer-bys .

Everyone in the lab was smiling at that point.

He told us he “ran out of drinks” that day and that it was the beginning of the idea for a food carnival: Restaurant Day, a day where “ANYONE could open up a pop-up restaurant, cafe or a bar for a day, it can happen ANYWHERE in the world, at the office, on a street corner … only your imagination is the limit”.

I thought it was a brilliant concept (who doesn’t love a pop-up-something?).

Timo got us to split into smaller groups of 5 and each group were given the task of creating a ‘pretend’ pop up restaurant concept, a name, menu and ingredients shopping list. It was intensive, but at the same time, it was really exciting to chat with like minded people who like me, were not chefs but loved good food and an excuse to bring good people together.

– a pop-up event seemed pop-perfect!

We named our group “Roaming Kitchen” and we decided our food carnival was going to happen at a home kitchen in Scott Street, South Fremantle. Naturally, I volunteered to make us Tees …and this is what they looked like:

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Roaming Kitchen gets Tees

I explained to the group that the previous owners of Scott Street built the house in the 90’s and they were pastry chefs (!) so they had installed a commercial sized kitchen which had a commercial sized OVEN!

Guests would ‘roam’ with ‘tapas’ style food from room to room and explore and celebrate the unique Fremantle home – starting with the Ping Pong Sun room, adjacent to the kitchen.

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Roaming in the Ping Pong room

On Saturday 16th of May 2015 (the official Restaurant day) Roaming Kitchen (Shh-its’a-Test) opened its oven (and glassy ping pong room) doors to 25 guests. Regardless of the rain and wind, we dished up a 5 course mini tapas menu which included; Gazpacho shots, hand pulled Vietnamese pork rolls with slaw, hand rolled pizzas with chilli sausage, brocollini and trece, followed by a dessert of watermelon rose pistachio parfait with scott-oven-deyhydrated coconut (plus surprise pinapple and smoked sorbet palate cleansers in between!).

Scott smoked capsicum sorbet ready to go

Scott smoked capsicum sorbet ready to go

Timo, thank you for being our catalyst in making Roaming Kitchen Fremantle pop-alive onto the international Restaurant Day world map. Also thanks to my Roaming Kitchen co-host Marie who dragged me out to the workshop on that sunday afternoon!

I’ve had such a BLAST – cooking, decorating, printing, mingling … and eating!!

The next Roaming Kitchen #scottflavour event will be held worldwide on Restaurant Day Sunday 16th August 2015. If you’re interested in finding out more or to see if there is a pop-up event near you, visit www.restaurantday.com.

Scott-to go now and until the next post,

Kim xx

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Perth’s trans-FORM-ation …

Having recently relocated to Perth, I couldn’t help but notice a very special urbanscape as I walked the streets of Northbridge and the city centre. I kept stumbling on amazing murals in laneways and in car parks. This was when I discovered FORM an independent non profit organization, advocating for creativity and arts in Western Australia.

I wanted to know MORE.

FORM are responsible for bringing to Perth for the 2nd and even bigger year, PUBLIC 2015 event a 10 day art festival that celebrates community art in public spaces.

Awesome.

Bringing together local, interstate and international artists, this year the festival transforms
42 walls in urban neighbourhoods of Perth and extends to the silos in the Wheatbelt region
and into the Pilbara region of WA. Great excuse for a road trip out to Northam…

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Volunteering with FORM meant I could see part of Perth city in transformation. My first day was posted in Claremont, a western suburb of Perth. Here I met with Hanna a local artist who lives southside in Victoria Park. She told me her piece was an abstract surreal piece inspired by the mountains of Fukuoka Japan, this was where she was living during her recent two month residency. You can find Hannah’s mural on Bovell Lane.

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Still posted westside, I spent some time with Kab a first generation street writer based in Adelaide. His silver swirly calligraphic wall art can be found at the back of Bunning. Kab uses spraypaints, markers and brushes to create his signature pieces. You can follow his awesome work on instagram (Kab101).

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Northbridge was my last destination. I was posted in the Central TAFE car park, working  beside Luke Cornish (E.L.K)  (2012 finalist for the Archibald prize)

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On a wall, spanning almost the entire carpark of the Central Tafe, Luke transformed a blank red brick wall to a larger than life portrait of Hunter, he told me it was‘a gift to the community’ , a tribute to the recent hip hop artist and rapper Robert Hunter who died of cancer in 2011.

Over the span of 5 days I opened paint lids, handed out flyers, did baguette lunch and coffee runs … through the Perth sunshine, drizzle and rain – this was definately a creative way to connect with Perth city.

Congratulations FORM on an amazing festival and thanks for bringing the colour to WA –
I can’t wait for 2016 !!

k-vu xx

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