community projects

building relationships by curating stories in the community

gelorup is my home by Georgia Hudson
current project: growing up king city collaborative project

Growing up King City is a massive collaborative project with the "kids" of the 50's and 60's who grew up in a tiny village in Ontario.

Book due for publication in 2021

A wonderful way  to record lived experience in an unsettled world.


With the COVID-19 virus impacting the world it is important that we all find ways of recording our experiences.


Suitable 8+years.





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A child stands up to try to protect 300-year-old Tuart trees and the animals who call Gelorup home from being destroyed in projected road works.

Author: Georgia Hudson

Illustrator: Finn and Georgia Hudson


maya's magical paintbrush by Ayla DeCastro charlie's alphabet book by Charlie Paganin westy the western swamp tortoise By Cathy Levett

Maya and her family are homeless but with the hope of a child  and a magical paintbrush she and others find homes.

Author and Illustrator: Ayla DeCastro



Charlie has created the most glorious ABC book.

His illustrations are endearing and gorgeous.

Author and Illustrator: Charlie Paganin




Westy is a Western Swamp Tortoise who lives in a swamp near Ellenbrook, Western Australia. The swamp is the perfect environment for Westy but sometimes Westy disappears. Where does he go? Suitable for young and old.

Friends of the Western Swamp Tortoise

Author: Cathy Levett

the zero to one hundred project 100 males, and 100 hundred females each representing a year from 0-100 bella's challenge A kid's take on the 17 UN Goals for Sustainable Development no fixed address™ : the stories An insight into the homeless people living in the greater Bunbury area

One hundred females and one hundred males, each representing a year from 0-100 are being interviewed and photographed for this Book Incubator community project.


 All participants live or work in the Greater Bunbury Area and all  are making a positive contribution to their community.

In the book, Bella's Challenge,  children and adults alike are encouraged to step-up and take responsibility for making this planet sustainable.

Co-Authors: Bela Burgemeister and Kate Heaslip

Illustrator: Kate Heaslip

The participants in the No Fixed Address exhibition all have stories that are currently being compiled into a book due for publication in July 2017.

the herstory project 1 books created at Warratah Support Centre

The women who created books in this project were all victims of domestic violence. Some wrote the stories of their past some wrote stories of their hopes for the future. Being heard, being valued, being supported regardless of the story was the key.

the herstory project 2 mini mees

Storytelling takes on a whole new dimension when creating mini mees. This group of  non sculptors created amazing mini mees.




the dadda project Memories of a domestic violence victim through the eyes of a child.

Ten children with a wide range of disabilities showed their abilities as they created books in a school holiday workshop. The process was challenging and engaging and the results speak for themselves.

the artzability project 17 young adults with disabilities each created their own books.

Fabulous books were created by the participants and their carers. A book launch was held where participants were celebrated and many tears of pride and joy shed.


about face® A photographic celebration of people living in the Southern Highlands (2011)

Capturing the essence of the individual is Kate's signature as a photographer. This 350 page book provides the viewer with many opportunities to get an insight into the community of the Southern Highlands in NSW.

the wais fliers a photographic documentary (2009)

Kate spent 6 months shooting the training sessions at the female gymnasts at West Australian Institute of Sport. The results were a beautiful book of images that captured a moment in time and a piece of gymnastics history.

the way of the carrot a layman's guide to finding peace (2005)

Kate's beautiful photography enhances  the  Roger Ballard's charismatic words  on every page of this insprational book.




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This lively , down to earth, off the cuff conversation between Kylie Patchett and Kate Heaslip talks about about how empowering and freeing storytelling is. They talk about sharing stories, embracing vulnerability , finding joy and moving forward using the Book Incubator process.

abc south west Reporter: Jacqueline Lynch

A piece from that ABC interview with Kate and Jacqui Lynch about the process of creating the No Fixed Address Project.

opening night footage Chloerissa Eddie, South West Times

A quick video showing the opening night of the No Fixed Address Exhibition.

the no fixed address™ exhibition An insight into the homeless people living in the greater Bunbury area

Artist: Kate Heaslip

Solo  exhibition Jan 28 - March 5, 2017.

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

64 Wittenoom Street Bunbury


Northcliffe Gallery, Northcliffe, July-August 2017


Garage Gallery,  Nannup, August 2017



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