Acting

Bendigo was its name-o

I know nothing about home loans. I went for a casting at the end of last year that called for a "young stylish woman" (ahem, yes, thank you). The character is a young mum (aren't they all) who's heading off to work, leaving hubby to ...
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Design

We’ll be riding on the horses, yeah yeah.

恭喜發財! Happy Chinese New Year! The Year of the Horse has begun and to celebrate, the Weekly Times (the local newspaper for Ryde and surrounding suburbs) offered local businesses quarter-page advertorial space to pass on their good wishes to the community. I designed the advertisement for ...
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Design

Do you believe in crystal skulls?

In time for Christmas (just!), my old friend TrumPeter has released his 2013 Christmas effort. I spent a very late evening getting the artwork done in time to send it off to Troy Horse for printing and, proudly, the CDs are now available online to Express ...
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Acting

Surprise! I’m on telly again!

Remember a few months ago when I said I'd filmed a new TVC? Well, it's finally finished. It's for Kinder Surprise. The campaign's called "Give some back". Essentially it's trying to capture a series of little magic moments when our children (or "kinder") surprise (or ...
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Acting

(UPDATED) Getting my hosting hat on again

*** UPDATE 11/10/2013: Unfortunately I've had to pull out of this gig. Breaks my heart but I was admitted to hospital early this morning and upon discharge advised to expect further pain for a couple of days and take it easy. The show will still ...
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Acting

This morning I had two babies

That's me, serenely post-partum.  I'm tempted to do a comparative study. Side-by-side stills. One of me after actually giving birth and one of me after giving birth for television. See, I've filmed another commercial. Can't say much about it yet, but essentially I played a very, ...
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Design

New Landmark site lands

Under the guise of my business, Graphters, I designed and executed the new website for the Landmark Hotel, a pub in Eastwood, NSW. The website features a full-page javascript slideshow as a background and a few simple pop-up pages outlining the pub's location, photos from ...
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Singing

Kinsky debut featuring Claire reggae-stylie

Three-and-a-half stars in the Sydney Morning Herald? Not bloody bad. A little while ago a couple of very lovely and talented friends of mine, Ernie and Big American Dave, asked me to sing some backing vocals on a couple of tracks for their band's forthcoming ...
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Design

Claire implements corporate face-lift

In my other life I'm a corporate Jack-of-all-trades. I work for a firm of insolvency specialists called Crouch Amirbeaggi. In time for the new financial year (oh, I nearly forgot: Happy NFY everyone!), I designed their new logo, letterhead, business cards and website. I modified ...
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Acting

My red-headed stepchild

Not stepchild, really. Fake child. He's not my child at all. Apart from in this 30-second commercial: I filmed it a few weeks ago. It took two days to shoot. That's me, out-of-focus and in the background, folding clothes. So like me. The kid, my ...
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Singing

Happy Bruleday!

On the 15th of March my band, Creme Brulee, turned ten years old. Ten years since that night at the Forbes Hotel when Jonesy broke his foot pole-dancing with Zoe Carides. (I've never heard him say it wasn't worth it.) A lot has gone on ...
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Singing

The carnival is over. (Or, “Mum’s birthday celebrations, part deux.”)

Mum's officially gone and done it. Entered a new decade. Though, strictly speaking I suppose she did that the day after her 59th. Pfft. Maths. Anyway, happy 60th, mia madre. The gig in the Cross was pretty good. I think. I can't remember. I put ...
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Singing

Mum’s birthday celebrations, part un.

Remember how I did that cabaret competition? Well, I loved the venue so much (as I kept drunkenly telling the owner many, many times during the night) that I booked my mum's 60th birthday festival launch party there. That's right. Festival. I will be gracing ...
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Design

Get your horn on, it’s Christmas!

These limited edition Christmas albums by an old friend of mine, TrumPeter, are selling out quickly. I done the artwork. A fan of his done the funny title. And the man himself done all the sounds. Perfect for a Christmas stocking or a Yuletide ...
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Singing

Great gig in the Cross

So I did it. On Tuesday night I sang in a bloody cabaret competition. There were all these perfectly groomed evening-gowned women and besuited men. They sang show tunes. Mostly. One guy did a set all about Noel Coward, which was actually really interesting. They ...
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Singing

I’ve entered a cabaret competition. Oh dear.

Holy crap. I've done something stupid. I entered this. Fuuuuuck. Now I gotta sing cabaret. And I'm tempted, very tempted, to do Pink Floyd's Great Gig in the Sky as one of my songs. So, question is, do I treat it as a serious ...
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Singing

Super Creme

Last night my band, Creme Brulee, played a very loud and very boozy gig for our mate Tracey's 50th. The theme was Heroes and Villians. I went as the TARDIS. A hero if ever there was. We weren't the only act of the night. There ...
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Acting

New headshots!

A couple of weeks ago I spent a brilliant and hilarious afternoon with Kurt Sneddon at Blueprint Studios. My agent had suggested that, post baby, my "look" might be subtly different from the Girl I Used to Be, and that I might be more castable ...
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I’ve got a new hat. Also, I met Grug!

I've begun my foray into professional MCing. It's surprisingly easy, actually. All I have to do is remember two things: 1) people's names, and 2) not to swear. I'm currently MCing a three-day event at Sydney Exhibition Centre, The Baby and Toddler Show. Seeing as ...
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Acting

Acting headshots

I'm a proper actor now. With real, professional headshots. Nice, huh?  They're by Luke Stambouliah. I came by him through one of my tutors at NIDA, Erin White, who had recommended Sally Flegg. Sally's very, very in demand and when I contacted her, she explained ...
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Acting

Claire Fearon wins Best Performance Award at Sydney Film School Festival

From StarNow: We recently checked out the student films at the 12th Sydney Film School Festival and Cameron presented the Outstanding Performance Award which StarNow sponsors. "The award goes to both an actor and the director who worked together to create an outstanding performance. Sydney ...
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Singing

Fairytale of the Metro

I played a gig with Tripod last week. I was special surprise guest vocalist at their Christmas show at the Metro Theatre. How it came about is a bit of a story. My favourite way to spend Christmas is orphan-style at the St Albans valley home of two of ...
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