20th May 2017 Meeting
Fradgley Hall, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads
The meeting room is above the Burleigh Heads Library.
Free parking in the carpark beside the building.
$5.00 Members $8.00 Visitors
Includes Entry, Light refreshments and Workshop
Queries can be made to the Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
12.15pm – Doors Open: Members and Guests arrive
12.30pm – Workshop: Gary Ivory ~ Imagination
2.00pm – President Gavin Fisher will open the event
2.20pm – Guest Speaker: Karen Knight-Mudie – Author
3.00pm – Light Refreshments
4.15pm – Event Closed
At 12.30 p.m. Gary Ivory will take you “Over The Mountain” where you’ll find answers to some questions you’ve always wanted to ask.
- Hmm, I wonder what’s on the other side of the mountain?
- Did our pioneers and those in other countries, try to imagine what lay ahead?
- Have I ever taken the time to explore inside my own imagination to find creative insight?
- Can I use the tools in my head to fossick around, to “tolerate” and “play”?
Gary’s workshop will test “mountaineer” skills, and raise the curtain to “Thinking Tools for Making the Familiar Strange” at 2.15 p.m. Guest Speaker, Dr. Karen Knight-Mudie will discuss ways to:
- Discover how to use head tools for making the familiar, strange.
- Learn to create extraordinary things from the mundane and ordinary.
- Focus on “ways of doing” because the “doing” identifies and stipulates particular natural competencies (thinking tools) to be used as a means for discovery.
- Notice how, why and what you are doing—avoid rushing for a result—
- Slow Down!!
- It can be emotionally traumatic to abandon the security of conventions in favour of the disorderly commonplace.
- You’ve gotta burn to shine!
- Thinking is hard work.
- Toss your ego out with the bath water.
- Embrace mistakes as treasure hunts.
Motto to Remember:
Discovery leads simultaneously to meaningful intellectual illumination and emotional excitement.
THE PRESENTERS: GARY IVORY, Workshop: “Over The Mountain”
Gary Ivory has been a teacher, educator, and administrator working with children and adults over many years. Gary loves to use imagination to help guide his work in Education. Having worked with David Green, an international expert in “Story”, Gary will give you a chance to whet your creative appetite by using imagination in unconventional ways that work. Gary has a passion for the piano and thinks that rhythm and beat enhance the telling and writing of stories.
KAREN KNIGHT-MUDIE, Power Point Presentation: “Thinking Tools for Making the Familiar Strange”
Dr. Karen Knight-Mudie has a background in English Literature, the Arts, History, and Semiotics. She has written extensively in the discipline areas of Visual Arts Education, curriculum development, motivation, and personal experience.
Early years of living and working in Vanuatu and London, sparked Karen’s interest in language and the arts as fundamental means of expression. Her research continues into current writing that investigates how technological advancement affects human behavior and the environment.
Karen has published six books and exhibited widely in Australia and overseas.