Community artist Florence Teillet is ready for the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance’s Pecha Kucha event.
Community artist Florence Teillet is ready for the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance’s Pecha Kucha event.

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COOROIBAH-based Florence Teillet is a French migrant, regional community artist, actor, director, workshop facilitator and teacher, specialising in clowning, puppetry and street theatre.

A Sunshine Coast resident since 1995, she has been teaching drama to people with disabilities, mainly with the Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE.

Since 2004, she has researched and collated stories from elderly migrants.

It inspired her to talk to her dad about his story of the Second World War, when at the age of 17 he was sent to concentration camps for being a resistance fighter.

In 2005, she retraced his journey of escape from Germany back home to France.

Since 2009, she has been involved in the writing and creative development of a theatre play, with dramaturge Therese Collie, based on her dad’s story, She Walks Beside His Shoes.

She is one of eight presenters at Love, Luck and Loss – creative journeys to the here and now.

“Everyone experiences ups and downs, but it often takes creative people to be brave enough to tell others about their personal experiences,” organiser Sue Davis said.

The other presenters are artist and graphic designer Evangeline Cachinero, music composer and producer Ralph Tyrrell, web designer Wayne McFetridge, cultural facilitator Zoe Scrogings, chef and photographer Alain Bouvier, creativity and innovation coach Michael Doneman and flamenco guitarist Andrew Veivers.

Pecha Kucha is a global phenomenon that now runs in more than 380 places across several continents.

Pecha Kucha Night was devised in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for designers to meet, network and show their work in public.

It has turned into a massive movement with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world.

Part of its success is the tight format for the evening, with each presenter showing 20 images and talking for only 20 seconds about each image.

Tickets are $10 each or $5 for members of the Creative Alliance.

You can book your seat online at

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