Showing posts from October, 2016

Korea is calling once again .......

Korea is calling once again. 
In just under a week I'll be heading off to Korea at the invitation of a TV production team to film a one hour documentary on Hanji.  It'll be part of a series of documentaries they'll be producing featuring artists who've been influenced artistically in some way  by Korea and it's culture.
I'm truly honoured by this invitation and only hope that I can do it, and Hanji,  justice.
As my mind drifts back to the wonderful things I've already been privileged to see and experience in Korea  I thought that I'd share with you just 10, of the many thousands of photos  I've taken over the years, that give a tiny glimpse of the people, place and spirit of  the country.

Opening of King Sejong Language Institute in Adelaide ....

Food, wine, discussions on Korean culture and ceremony was the order of the night last evening when the University of South Australia held the official opening ceremony of the 'King Sejong Korean Language Institute' in Adelaide.

There were a wide range of dignitaries  in attendance, many of whom had  flown in from around the country. They included Politicians and Korean Diplomats from Canberra,  Korean Consulate staff from Melbourne and members of the Korean Cultural Centre from Sydney.  There were also University of South Australia  Professors and  Board members of the Australia - Korea Foundation from various States in Australia.
I had been invited to  display my Hanji  and it quickly received  keen interest from those in attendance including the Koreans who had little idea there was someone in Australia who was doing one of their traditional Korean crafts.  I was able to talk with some acquaintances I had made from the Korean Cultural Centre in Sydney and the Korean …