What a terrific night - great presentations, inspiring material and a good turn out! Around 100 people attended the 'Create/Sustain' Pecha Kucha Night at The J on Tuesday March 23. Phil Moran who is Deputy Chair of Noosa Biosphere opened the night, making it clear that human activity, the arts and culture are part of what makes our biosphere special. If we want to protect and promote our precious environment we need to use culture and the arts to do so. We also need to connect people to their community and this is what Pecha Kucha Night is all about.
A sincere thank you to the presenters: Ellen Appleby, Stephanie Haslam, Nicole Voevodin-Cash, Linsey Pollak, Christina Kargillis, Richard Newport, Leah Barclay, Kay Pallot for Jan Brown (in her absence) and Judy Barrass aka Juanita Deharo. Thanks also to Gail Hewton (our event organiser) the fabulous Creative Alliance team and our event sponsors, the Cultural Board, Noosa Biosphere, Sunshine Coast Regional Council and Diverse Design. Here's just a few photos to start. Pancho took some photos for us too, and some of these will be added to the blog in the future.
If anyone would like to present at a future Pecka Kucha Night we are hoping to have one in Caloundra in June, Nambour in August and back to the north of the region in October. You can contact us through our website contact or our page on the PKN site to let us know!
First presenters Ellen Appleby
Phil Moran from NICA (& Deputy Chair, Noosa Biosphere with photographer Pancho)
Your PKN host
Richard Newport's River Seat in Rockhampton
Judy Barrass' avatar in Second Life - Juanita Deharo
Virtual TreeLine exhibition opening in Second Life