Janine and Peter

Janine Quine is an educator who has worked with mainstream and marginalised communities in schools, universities, and in remote and urban communities.  She is interested in transformative education, studies of religions, and was part of the Philosophy in Schools movement.

Peter Wertheim was formerly a lecturer in political and social philosophy at the University of Queensland in the 1960s and 1970s. He later went on to study cross-cultural and spiritual traditions. Now he is content to sit and reflect on the state of the world. He says that he is approaching ninety and has become a devoted house person. 

Both are very involved in Aboriginal and Islander visions of life, and are committed to peace, which includes environmental and socially sustainable practices. 

Both think t-shirts are an interesting and creative medium in which to introduce new ideas that challenge long held assumptions. 

Many thanks go to our collective of family and friends who have supported us in this venture. Particular thanks go to Uli who gave us the first calendar, and to Cathy who helped make the prints for the exhibition — they both started us on this journey.


Stacey McMaster

Stacey has been instramental in getting our t-shirts photographed and displayed on our site.   In 2017, Stacey McMaster , an avid photographer, was selected as a finalist in the Brisbane Art Prize in their Photography segment. Need graphics? She recently completed her degree in Visual Design and Media at QUT, after interning at Digital Orange and now freelances. Need a logo for your new business?  A website? Promo material? Advice on social medial advertising?

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Ros McMaster

Ros's brilliant skills as a web page designer (ameteur she insists on saying) have enabled us to get our business profile up and running.  She's created all our websites so far in fact.  But there's more to her than meets the eye......  After a diagnosis of stage 4 cancer, the death of her partner, and the the end of her marriage, Ros McMaster created Idle Conversations to share her stories of hope and resilience.  Ros combines her psychology degree with real life experience to offer Blogs, Podcasts, Counselling and Workshops -  helping others find the blessings in the adversity they face.  

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A most talented potterer.......