Bowling back from the brink

Doctors thought Mark Simcocks, owner of Melbourne’s first bowling alley, would be wheelchair-bound after a stroke. Partly blind, he taught himself to bowl backwards and still get a strike. Travis Medhurst reports.

A puppeteer’s threads

“In puppetry you are a performer. You are on stage. You are nude in front of the people and their emotions are massive.” Argentinian born Gonzalo Valera talks to Travis Medhurst about art and life.