Thursday, January 5, 2012

Join us at Iscariot Media

There has been little action here at Blacklines Publications for the past few months. For a range of reasons, Blacklines is no longer. It was a great run - since 2000.

But we are still in business.

We are now called Iscariot Media. Under Iscariot Media we have created a range of different websites including:

The Critical Classroom - to help teachers to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in their classroom.

Australian Black History Month for teachers - resources and ideas to celebrate Australia's Blak History each July.

Blak History - a very new website which aims to post about events in Australia's Blak History on the days they happened. Very much a work-in-progress over the next few years.

Dark and Disturbing - a new website with our products still in development, that works with Indigenous and First Nations visual and fine artists to create t-shirt designs.

Deadly Bloggers - the first directory of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander bloggers.

If you've been directed here because of your purchased one of our educational resources, please contact Leesa to get the new links to our Customer Only Resource Pages. 

As you can Blacklines is no longer operational, but we are still creating and work harder than ever.

Cheers, Leesa

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Leesa joins the Critical Mass bloggers for Brisbane Festival

Leesa was invited to become a Critical Mass blogger for this year's Brisbane Festival in September 2011.

I'm excited though it will certainly be a challenge finding my voice for this type of event. I've only once blogged about a theatrical event. That was Cookie's Table at the Cremorne Theatre last year.
You can follow the Critical Mass Blog and check out the Brisbane Festival site.

If you're a tweep, follow #BF11 on Twitter.

Here are our images from the evening:

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Blak History Month

If you follow us on Twitter you will have noticed that our profile picture is the Blak History Month poster created by Sam Cook.

Blacklines Education is please to be part of this wonderful grass-roots celebration. For the past few years Leesa has been working with a number of others to create Great Moments in Blakistory fact sheets.

They have been compiled here at a single website for teachers to download for classroom activities. There are also classroom ideas and other resources for teachers to hold their own Blak History Month celebration.

Go to the Australian Blak History Month for Teachers and Students website here:

Monday, July 11, 2011

We have a BMX team

Kym & a busted up knee...
Kym, our deadly Townsville-based BL-Sales sista, has just resumed BMX racing after a break of a couple of decades.

Formerly a Northern Territory age champion (way back when), Kym's has lost none of her youthful racing spirit.

Along with her three kids, Kym can be regularly found at the Townsville BMX track or at various championships throughout Queensland.

Blacklines are very happy to be sponsors of the teamSMITH.

We'll upload photos soon and will definitely be keeping a close eye on our team and will let you know how they go.

WooHoo. Go Kym!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Blacklines to work with BIMA

The Design & Communication team are very excited to be working with BIMA:the Brisbane Indigenous Media Association for the next few months.

BIMA have recently moved to newly renovated Amersham Street studio at West End. Many Brisbane-based people will know that this old Armourguard Building was also the first proppaNOW Aboriginal Artists Collective studio for the last few years.

The renovation and fit out of the building is amazing. Laurie Nilson's emu sculptures out the front provide a beautiful transition from proppaNOW to BIMA.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cyclone Update - February 2011

Due to the wonders of Queensland's weather systems this summer, our fax line is currently not available. If you would like to place an order, send Kym an email with the details of your order and she will get back to you as soon as possible. Kym's email is

Thanks, Leesa

Update: 1 February 2011 The Blacklines Distribution team is currently preparing for Tropical Cyclone Yasi. All our stock is being secured. We will endevour to be back on board as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lisa goes to Rome!

We're very excited about Lisa's trip to Rome next month for the canonisation of Mary MacKillop, Australia's first Catholic saint.

We've started working on some fun celebration craft activities to celebrate in the classroom.

Watch this space for more information.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Laguna Publishing

Blacklines has been busy these past months working with Laguna Bay Publishing. Based in Sydney, Laguna have contracted us to produce teacher's notes for a deadly new set of school resources that will be available late 2010 and early 2011.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Launch of Lagaw Gub in Canberra

It was exciting last week as Blacklines headed to Canberra where we participated in the launch of Lagaw Gub, a unique education kit.

Created by BlakDanceAustralia, this Learning Through Culture kit is the first Torres Strait Island specific education resource on the market.

Blacklines' work though isn't finished as we continue to work with BlakDance Australia to develop the resources and assist in delivering teacher workshops around the country.

Check out the Lagaw Gub website for more information.

Blak History Month 2010 resources in development now

Wow! Can you believe that its half way through May already??

The team at Blacklines are in crazy mode right now getting ready for NAIDOC and Blak History Month.

Join our contact list to be the first to hear the news!