When not at work, Nellie spends a lot of time at home with her beloved dog. Apartment living suits her because she feels safer in a building than a house - but her message about what makes a house into a ‘home’ is very clear. It’s the kitchen.
Nellie cooks. She cooks for a living, for others and for the pure pleasure of it. A home needs to have a decent kitchen.
“You need a bench to chop things and a pantry to store things. Stews, rice dishes, stir fries, Masala Tikka... I made a big pot today that sold out.”
“You can’t have takeaways and things like all the time. Too expensive”
Nellie likes to practice and experiment at home and cook for her neighbours.
“Food’s a ‘get-together thing’. It’s a talking point. It’s about closeness. It’s all about the food.”
Today we celebrated our artists in residence as we awarded the winners of our Victorian Resident Art Competition - 'Home is where the art is'.
Four winners were awarded with $500 art supply vouchers and the opportunity to have their works professionally framed.
Our winners are: 'Snags of the Barbie' - Josh (Category: Best representation of 'Home to Me')
'The Humble Homestead' - Dinh "Chun" Van (Category: Best example of fine arts)
'Gold Moon Rising' - Tika-Moon (Category: Best example of mixed-media)
'Breakfast' - Angela (Category: Exploring wellness through art)
We congratulate our artists on their awards and their incredible skills, and hope to run this competition again next year. You can view the works for a limited time in the foyers of our National Office in Melbourne - and all winners will have their pieces featured in our upcoming Annual Report and spring newsletters. ... See MoreSee Less
A big thank you to all involved with our How Bazaar Expo as part of the Devonport Festival of Learning last week in Tasmania. A great effort in the coming together of the local community, making it an incredibly successful week. Over 400 community members and students attended the expo and with so much positive feedback from Devonport Council, teachers and stall holders, it's been requested that we run it again next year! ... See MoreSee Less