Showcase at Australian Book Designers Association

September 10, 2021Book Design, Creativity, News

I am proud to have two of the books I designed works featured in the Australia Book Designers Association showcase. The cover of Richard Holt’s “What you might find” made it into the Original Typography section (the words of the title are formed by shredded paper, featured in one of his microfiction pieces in the … Read More

#storybombing Ashfield

May 25, 2020#storybombing, Art Projects, Community, Creativity

In September 2019 the Sydney suburb of Ashfield was #storybombed. Inner West Council invited me, along with Spineless Wonders publisher Bronwyn Mehan and writer Richard Holt, to bring #storybombing to the centre of Ashfield as part of the 2019 Ashfield Edge festival. A roaming writer under the alias Walther Write (Richard Holt) interacted with locals … Read More


February 20, 2017Art Projects, Community, Creativity

A study residency at frontyard Marrickville, March 9th-22nd The goal of this residency at frontyard is to not have a goal. During my residency, I will seek to get INPUT through reading, pausing, thinking, talking, visiting, exploring, engaging, walking, meditating. My intention is to use my frontyard “getaroom” wall to map process, beliefs, insights, emotions and connections. I endeavour to unlearn … Read More


March 1, 2016Art Projects, Community

  The #storybombingSydney project brings to the city immersive and playful encounters with bite-sized Australian literature through text, voice, audio and visual elements. Whether via low or high tech (from pavement chalk and fortune cookies to time-lapse recording, decal transparencies, digital riso printed billboard posters, large-scale projections or sounds generated from text), throughout the story … Read More

Messages from Austinmer

November 13, 2015Uncategorized

“Messages from Austinmer” is an art and community project based around the creative community of the Illawarra. It is a collaboration with artist, curator and educator Deirdre Arthur-Armstrong. The concept of “Messages from Austinmer” is ever evolving, and revolves around connecting community through creativity. It is about sharing, creating, collaborating, exploring and untangling the creative fabric of … Read More

Mama’s Creative Endeavours

September 2, 2015Community, Creative Mamas, Creativity, Drawing

  Mama’s Creative Endeavours is an open studio space and time for creative mums to work on their projects and connect with fellow mothers. For over two years I have been hosting this event every 3-4 weeks in my studio, countless songs have been composed, drawings and paintings have been made, novels have been fine tuned, concepts … Read More

Notes from the Ice

January 9, 2009Art Projects, Creativity

In 2007 and 2008 Bettina travelled as artist in residence aboard the M/V Lyubov Orlova and Icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov to the Antarctic peninsula. Influenced by this experience she worked on a series of paintings in oil on glass and on found wood. She also brought back photographs to share snapshots of her time in this astounding … Read More