I acknowledge my privilege in living on land stolen from the Gunaikurnai people in Metung East Gippsland; custodians for 120,000 years of respect and responsibility, care and connection to this place.

My gratitude for being welcomed by the oldest living culture in the world, holds me in obligation to learn, with permission, the humility in being one with country; to learn how to see country with my ears and hear country with my eyes, I acknowledge the Un-learning I need to do in deconstructing the colonising British and European migrant mindset I absorbed in my youth, echoing and ricocheting at every turn, every look.

Allowing silence when walking, so silence speaks, land wind water and everything speaks and is alive.

Arriving in Australia after many cultural experiences throughout Papua New Guinea in 1971, the culture shock I underwent enabled me to reassemble myself through making art at the South Australian School of Art, Adelaide. I acknowledge the power of this land is regenerating my spirit with an obligation to open to, respect and be in conversation with the land in my own backyard, down the Wallaby track or under the city!
Looking for an architect, architectural services, home design, residential alterations, residential additions or residential developments in Gippsland? Living Colour Studio is the solution.

EcoArt Systems Australia Services


Community led design process for EcoArt works, sustainable buildings, gardens, eco centres, child care centres in partnership with Living Colour Studio Art & Architecture.

This process facilitates individual creative contributions to become the driver in the collaborative design of commissioned artworks, gardens, buildings, ecological artworks in revegetation and regeneration projects.

Collaborative Converstaions

Design your own jigsaw, model making, sculpting and action methods to grow teams and communities.

Collaborative Conversations - Blank Jigsaws

Jigsaw Drawing of your Group Structure and Function

Collaborative Conversations - Blank Jigsaws

Blank Jigsaw for Groupwork

Collaborative Conversations - Blank Jigsaws

Blank Jigsaw for Role Descriptions

Commissions & Projects

Commissions & Projects

Tarneit Skies Retirement Village Collaborative Artwork. Photo mural designed in conjunction with Graphic Designer Elzette Bester.

Commissions & Projects

Residents of Tarneit Skies Retirement Village shared photos of their life connections to Tarneit from childhood migration to present family life.

Marsupial Masterpieces

Collaboration with Friends of Iramoo Wildflower Grassland Reserve Cairnlea Victoria

Marspupial Masterpieces - Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Eastern Barred Bandicoot at Iramoo Wildflower Grassland Reserve, Cairnlea Victoria.

Marspupial Masterpieces - Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Removal of Corrugated Iron solarising Kikuyu & Chilean Needle Grasses

Marspupial Masterpieces - Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Community Planting Common Everlasting chrysocephalum apiculatum, Showy Podolepis podolepis jacoides

A Spectrum of Textures

Sandy Beach Centre Sandringham

A Spectrum of Textures

A building refurbishment generated a collaborative creation of a mural in the main hall, made for and by this community. Participants from 120 programs contributed their skills in felt making, steel burnishing, ceramics, fabric construction, embroidery to create this feature of Sandringham, Victoria.

Join the Dots Toolkit

For EcoArt working groups in local and state government departments, Chain of Ponds Collaboration transforming Moonee Ponds Creek Melbourne into a natural waterway.

Join the Dots Toolkit

EcoArts Toolkit

Join the Dots Toolkit

Plastic Bottle Kayak Whanganui N.Z.

Join the Dots Toolkit

Memory Line Fairfield Council N.S.W, Turpin + Crawford Studio


Architectural and design services in collaboration with Living Colour Studio.

Planning - Living Colour Studio Yarraville
Planning - Glover Residence Williamstown
Planning - Edgar Street Yarraville

For multiple stakeholders seeking permits and submissions to local and state governments; permits for installation of collaborative community designed EcoArt ground works; sub contractor landscapers, installers, electricians and engineers are all part of our team of sub contractors.

Making Workshops

Hands on Collaborative workshops: sowing, planting, face painting, making in conjunction with local Indigenous and non Indigenous artists and artisans and tradespeople.

Making Workshoops - Lindenow

Weaving with grasses Lindenow Primary School

Making Workshops - Al Taqwa

Australian Fauna Masks / Miniature Gardens Al Taqwa College Truganina

Making Workshops - St Brendan's

Grasses Session, Oneonta Outdoor Education Centre, Lake Tyers Beach

Making Workshops - Nungurner Primary

Wattle Installations, Nungurner Primary School