Friday, October 24, 2008

Vale Jon Noble

Caroline Hale and Jon Noble

It is with great sadness that we heard the news that Jon Noble, a member of the Breath of Life Project team, passed away suddenly yesterday Thursday 23 October 2008. His fellow team members were very appreciative of the great support and hard work that John gave to us all during the 'Breath Of Life' project, he was such a great help. Our sincere condolences go to his partner Caroline Hale and family. He was 55 years of age.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Gusts Stole Thunder From Art

Philosopher Discovers Coaliath Egg

Dr Glenn Albrecht of the University of Newcastle has astounded scientists around the world with the discovery of the first Coaliath egg. "These creatures have been responsible for unleashing untold harm upon the planet" - Dr Albrecht said today before a packed media conference. "We face catastrophic consequences if we do not deal with this threat head on".

Dr Albrecht has been involved with the police investigations relating to the alleged attack of these flying sharks upon the Breath of Life art installation on Obelisk Hill last month. He led a perilous expedition into their heartland in the Hunter valley. He and his team faced great terror in the recovery of the egg, with the party coursing its way into their perilous lair.

"Our hope is that with this egg we can learn more about what makes these monsters tick, and how we can bring down the beast for the good of life on Earth" - Dr Albrecht said.

Read Dr Albrecht's latest research on Coaliath eggs on his blog.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Children's Workshops Cancelled

Poor weather has forced the cancellation of the children's windmill making workshops, scheduled for this morning 9-11am. The activities including windmill production, mural painting and childrens' interpretation of the windmills story were all set to go. We're very sorry. Keep watching the skies.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

UK Indie Group Convinces Windmills to Fly Home

Indie UK pop group "The School" with their fantastic new song "All I Wanna Do" have convinced some of the wayward windmills to return home in time for the Children's workshop on the 9th February. "We were in a state of despair" said Varelle Hardy, spokesperson for the Breath of Life team. "How could we hold a children's workshop with no windmills?" The group's Spanish Record Label elefant records answered an international plea from the Breath of Life team for help. "These windmills only understand music, so it's natural that once they found a song they liked, they would return." Here's hoping.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Breath of Life Wins Back to the City Competition

The Breath of Life Art Installation were one of two joint winners of the Back to the City Project awards. Professor Ann Graham of the University of Newcastle Australia announced the winners at the Newcastle Art Gallery 31 January 2008.

This comes as news of another sighting of the Breath of Life windmills has emerged at a Barak Obama rally in the US. Sightings have now grown to 385 reports from over 137 cities worldwide.

A Message from the Breath of Life Co-Ordinator

Last Monday (Australia Day holiday) the Breath of Life team made an executive decision to take down the remaining windmills.

Many had been destroyed by strong wind the day before and others had been vandalised, one pole was pulled from the ground and a windmill found lying in Wolfe Street.

We decided that the overall design needed to remain uniform and therefore the remaining windmills taken down. Although this does not make as much of an impact as the initial installation design, public safety was our main priority as we did not want to take the risk of any remaining windmills coming loose and harming anyone.

The installation of windmills has been well documented and a slideshow will be available at the Symposium today to highlight the project in its original state. Unfortunately we do not have the funds or the physical man power to restore the full installation, except to install a couple for February 9 children's workshops. There are plenty of images available on our flickr site and blog pages that record the installation in its former glory.

The change in the design is also documented and interpreted (in a very creative way) as seen on the blog.

Ann Hardy

Breath of Life Team