Wildlife Pouches – Animal Rescue – Knit a Joey Pouch and Photograph it with your Mobile Phone

As we all know Australia is burning and animals are perishing at an alarming rate. There’s something we can do to help. My dear friend, Jenny Hodge has just sent me a knitting pattern to create wildlife pouches. I am not very good at knitting but I do try and some of my friends have even received my offerings, and not only that, have even worn them, in public – how kind they are. I never knit for myself, I love to give. So, although this post is wavering way off the topic of mobile photography and art, I thought that we could bring it back on task by asking our readers to photograph, with their mobile phone, their knitted wildlife pouches upon completion. We’ll then create a showcase of those and sending it the ARF. Please tag your images on Instagram with #wildlifepouchtheappwhisperer and we’ll find them there.

There are several addresses to post the finished pouches to these include:

Port Stephens Koalas, PO Box 60, Anna Bay NSW 2316, Australia

PO Box 7276, Warringah Mall NSW 2100

Paws Across the Oceans, c/o 2 Garden Cottage, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY

WIRES Head Office Suite 39, Lifestyle Working, 117 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale NSW 2100


With huge thanks to Jenny, here’s the pattern below:

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]