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Jason Makeig

The Tree House Centre in Pomona, the location of NISER, has provided an exciting opportunity recently for Jason to participate in the creation of a glass/mosaic sculptural wall that embraces imagery of the Fifth Light Horse from WW1.

Born in Melbourne in 1955, Jason came across ‘Glass’ in 1978 while living on the northern beaches of Sydney. At a leadlight workshop run by Warren Langley, all was revealed. A dazzling piece of mouth-blown, French-antique, transparent, purple glass changed him forever … 40 years later he’s still discovering ‘glass art’. From those humble beginnings Jason has used a variety of glass working techniques in his studio practice. From basic leadlight through to slumping, casting, etching, laminating, architectural contexts and community place-making, Jason has studied with many a master in the field as well as his on own research. A Course in PUBLIC ART brought skills of working in the public arena to a sharper focus.

Currently Jason is working on several creative community projects that utilize public art glass, Wheelie bin combined sculptural ideas and mosaic installations that integrate thought provoking ideas about the environment and how the human population has impacted it.

Lynda Black

Lynda began volunteering with NISER initially to assist with and gain skills in both copy and grant writing. Lynda was born in Zambia and has lived and worked in UK, Tasmania and currently Queensland.

She studied fine art in the UK and further training lead to a career in paper conservation. This saw her working in museums, galleries and archives in UK, Africa and Australia.

Since 2005, she has worked predominantly on her art practice, most recently with hand-drawn, charcoal animations using a traditional stop-motion process. During 2016 and 2017, Lynda held solo exhibitions at The Old Ambulance Station, Nambour, and Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough. In May 2017 her stop-motion animations were screened at an Anywhere Theatre  event to accompany a live band.

Lynda’s wide range of skills enables her to facilitate drawing, painting and printmaking projects or can assist with exhibition development and installation requirements.

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