Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Advanced Paper Art Techniques - 25 June 2012

The Pine Street Creative Arts Centre - City of Sydney will be running a workshop titled: Advanced Paper Art Techniques with Christie Torrington at the Darlington Studio.

"Explore the exciting world of paper art! Create 3 dimensional paper objects incorporating silhouetted portraits, 3D layered elements & paper models. Draw and construct with quality artists papers to create delicate & beautiful works using fine art techniques combining stencil, sculpture, drawing & collage." 
When: 25th June, 6pm - 9pm
Where: 64 Pine St, Chippendale, Sydney
Cost: $30 (including all materials) 

For more information, phone: 02 9245 1520


Finders Keepers Market Brisbane - 7&8 July 2012

The next Finders Keepers Markets are taking place in Brisbane. There will be over 65 stalls. 
"The markets brings together new contemporary independent artists and designers. Every market event is unique and we always rotate our designers and introduce new ones, as well as featuring live music and with a garden bar + cafe!"
When: Saturday 7th July 10am - 4pm and Sunday 8th July 10am - 4pm
Where: The Old Museum, Cnr Bowen Bridge Road & Gregory Terrace, Herston

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Blacktown Arts Market - 29 September 2012

"Western Sydney artists and designers showcase their creative talent in the annual Arts Market.
Featuring original paintings and sculptures as well as handmade jewellery, handbags and textiles, the Arts Market is a unique opportunity to see and buy locally made contemporary art and design products.
The market, in its fifth year, is part of Blacktown City Council's wider plans to provide ongoing economic opportunities to artists.
Blacktown City Council invites potential stallholders to submit applications for a one day outdoors art and craft market.
The market will be held in the courtyard of Blacktown Arts Centre on Saturday 29 September 2012 and will coincide with the 2012 Blacktown City Art Prize."
Applications for stallholders close 4pm Friday 31 August 2012. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Get more business: Go online - 26 June

The City of Sydney have organised four talks as part of their 'Let's Talk Business' 2012 program. The fourth talk in the series is titled: 'Get more business: Go online'. 
"Hear from Australia's leading online retailer Ruslan Kogan, plus BigCommerce, Oobi Baby; Kids and Muscle Beach...

The internet and all the ways to access it - mobile, computer, iPad or smart TV - are ensuring that customer decision-making and transactions are more and more taking place online.

Whether your customers are businesses or consumers, if you are not offering products or services online or planning to you are ignoring a large market segment. It has never been easier for businesses to use the online environment to promote and transact.

Learn how to capitalise on your existing database, understand the ecommerce solutions available, and what processes are needed to create a seamless online experience for customers.

Insights for Action:
- your customers use the internet to research purchases- How to choose the right ecommerce solutions for your business- Going online to group market offerings and customers- Transitioning to on-line sales"

When: 26th June, 6pm to 8.30pm. Cost: $55
Where: Lower Town Hall, 483 George St, Sydney (enter via Druitt St).


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Work/life/work balance by Andrew Maynard

Interesting article by Australian architect Andrew Maynard on the issues and mindset of the architectural profession which makes it very difficult for architects to achieve a work/life balance. Maynard then challenges the profession "to end exploitative and exclusionary work practices." The article was first published in Parlour. 

"Epicurus argued that humans needed only three things in life to be happy – friends, freedom and an analyzed life... Does contemporary architectural employment deny us our happiness; our friends, freedom and the opportunity for an analyzed life? Many would argue that being employed in architecture and the pursuit of happiness are irreconcilable. It can reasonably be argued that most architects, and almost all recent graduates, are working in conditions that are unhealthy, unsustainable and exploitative."

This article seems to apply to many professions in both the creative and business fields.

Rosenfield , Karissa . "Work/life/work balance by Andrew Maynard" 15 May 2012. ArchDaily.
Accessed 16 Jun 2012.

Archdaily article:

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Rage - Celebrating 25 Years

Visited the "Carriageworks and ABC TV present rage – Celebrating 25 years" installation today. It was one of the events as part of Vivid Sydney 2012. Rage was first broadcast on Friday 17 April, 1987. It was cool watching all these retro and contemporary video clips playing on the analogue television sets. There were stands of headphones available so you could also listen to the music video clips as well. Caught the Gotye 'Someone I used to know' clip playing which was pretty cool! We donated our two analogue sets for the exhibition. 

* Vivid Sydney:
* Carriageworks:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Herbert and Friends Sydney - 12 June 2012 onwards

Herbert and Friends will have a small pop-up / gallery space at the Gaffa Gallery, as part of the Gaffa Arcade Projects. Torunn Higgins, the amazingly talented artist who creates these lovely soft sculptures and adorable creatures will be there herself from Tuesday to Friday 10am-6pm each day. She plans to make a felt sculpture whilst there at the gallery.

* Gaffa Gallery:
* Herbert and Friends blog post:
* Herbert and Friends on facebook:

Monday, June 11, 2012

AmaZINE Wollongong - 24 June 2012

The AmaZINE Sunday event will be on in Wollongong on the 24th June, 2012. It's a market featuring zines, self-published magazines, indie craft and art!

It'll be held at the Gallery: 5 Crown Lane, Wollongong. When: 11am - 3pm.

More details at the AmaZINE facebook event page:

Craft & Quilt Fair Sydney - 13-17 June 2012

The Craft & Quilt Fair is on again in Sydney from 13-17 June, 2012
There'll be rows and rows of exhibitors selling everything craft related, from Japanese and other American quilting fabrics to rubber stamps and inks, to scrapbooking papers, sewing machines, kits, beads, embellishments, craft books and lots of other accessories. Exhibitors come from all over Australia.

There will also be craft workshops that you can take part in. The Sydney Quilt Show will also be a feature at the show. It is put on by the Quilters' Guild of NSW

More info at the Craft Fair website:

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sydney Architecture Festival - 6th Oct

"The 2008 Sydney Architecture Festival is focussed on Circular Quay - the Gateway to Sydney. Held on Monday 6 October, World Architecture Day, the Festival will feature architectural tours of the city; activities at the World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House; talks, exhibitions and kids activities at Customs House; tours of Cockatoo Island and much more."

The 'Conversation Corner' informal talks event looks really interesting. There's a new speaker every 15 minutes. This event will be held at Customs House, 1st floor, from 10am - 4pm.

These include:
10:15am Sacha Coles, Aspect Studios & NSW AILA Vice-President - Inspirational Landscape Architectural Projects;
11:15am Ken Maher - Central Station precinct project;
3:30pm Richard Francis-Jones - Circular Quay precinct project;
3.45pm Frank Stanisic - 2008 Aaron Bolot Award for Multiple Housing and more..

'Magazine Monday' is an architecture magazine and book exchange event that will be held in the forecourt of Customs house. This also sounds like a cool event to check out. You can buy titles with a gold coin donation, with the proceeds going to the Architects without Frontiers and Emergency Architects.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Newtown Designers Market - Sunday 21st September

Newtown Designers Market

"Launching on Sunday 21 September, from 9am at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, the NEWTOWN DESIGNERS MARKET is the newest platform for exciting young designers to sell their creative wares. All products sold will be either handmade or produced in small limited runs.

NEWTOWN DESIGNERS MARKET is an extension of Ku-tü, a leading online store specialising in one-off fashion, jewellery and accessories. The creator of Ku-türe is Caroline Turner and here she is extending her love of all things special to the markets. This time she is taking her sister, Liz along for the ride. Fashion Design graduate, Caroline, works as an event manager while Liz, an ICU nurse has long nurtured the desire to give outlet to her own creative talents.

Products sold at the markets range from fashion, jewellery, accessories, and stationary to art/sculpture."

Launch date: 21 September, 2008
Ongoing date: 3rd Sunday of each month
Location: Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford Street, Newtown. Opposite the station.
Opening hours: 9am – 3pm


COFA Spring Fair - Sat 20th September

COFA Spring Fair 2008

The COFA (University of NSW College of Fine Arts) Spring Fair 2008 highlight events include the following:

* Fine Art & Design Markets: Current students and recent graduates show off their talent and sell their wares in a vibrant marketplace atmosphere. Check out an amazing range of affordable, genuine handmade artworks and clever gifts including original paintings, prints, photography, jewellery, handmade greeting cards, screen printed T-shirts and fashion accessories.

* Art Exhibitions including RELUME at COFAspace, Colour in Art - Revisiting 1919 at the Ivan Dougherty Gallery and student works on display throughout the campus.

*Open Studio Tours: Let our friendly staff guide you through a stunning student exhibition and see artworks being created as you watch. COFA staff and students will be on hand to chat about the many dynamic degree courses we offer, @ F Block, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm.

and much more...

When: Saturday 20th September, gates open at 10am
Where: COFA UNSW, entry via the Greens Road entrance


Verge - Night Markets and Zine Fair - Thu 11 Sep

Sydney University are running the Verge Night Markets and Zine Fair as one of the events of the Verge Arts Festival.

"Twilight cocktails, live music, food, busking, records, and zine swap!

The Verge Night Markets and Zine Fair will promenade across campus embodying the quick and grunge of the Inner West and uni community. This year the event features the Great Busk-Off which will see audiences vote for their favourite buskers on the spot and winners collecting a hefty donation for their efforts.

Bring your zines to trade, browse the markets and soak up some Spring evening tunes."

Thursday 11 September 2008, 6PM - 10PM
Manning Rd and Festival Bar. Free entry.


Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sydney Design 08 - 8-24 August

Sydney Design 08

Sydney Design is presented by the Powerhouse Museum.

Events include the popular Young Blood: Designers Market. This year, it will be held alongside the 'designboom mart' international market, which brings designers from around the world to discuss and sell their products.
When: 14 August, 6.00pm–9.00pm, 15 August, 10.00am–6.00pm, 16 August, 10.00am–6.00pm, 17 August 10.00am–6.00pm at the Powerhouse Museum.

The Workshopped exhibition will also be on again, Workshopped has been exhibiting new Australian design — from prototypes to production pieces — in high-profile commercial settings for seven years. This year Workshopped returns to Chifley Plaza in the CBD.
When: 12-23 August. Open: Daily 9.00am – 6.00pm. Ground floor, Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square, Sydney.

The Object Gallery will present the 'How you make it exhibition'. This exhibition explores the work of eight contemporary fashion designers, who not only create new garment forms and new ways of wearing clothes, they also develop entirely new design systems. Featuring work by Simon Cooper, Paula Dunlop, Ess. Laboratory (Hoshika Oshimi and Tatsuyoshi Kawabata), FORMALLYKNOWNAS (Toby Whittington), Anthea van Kopplen, MATERIALBYPRODUCT (Susan Dimasi and Chantal McDonald), Project (Kara Baker and Shelley Lasica) and S!X (Denise Sprynskij and Peter Boyd).When: Until 24 August. Object Gallery Project Space, 417 Bourke St Surry Hills.
Open: Tues-Sun 11.00am – 6.00pm

Birgit Lohmann, CEO and editor-in-chief of the international online design publication designboom will give a talk titled: Does originality still exist?
When: 17 August, 2.00-3.00pm at the Powerhouse Museum.

For the full festival program, go to:

Thursday, July 24, 2008

MOST - Marrickville Open Studio Trail - 26 July

"The Marrickville Open Studio Trail (MOST) returns this Saturday 26 July 2008 as part of the 2008 Sydney Biennale, providing an opportunity to peek into the lives of over 100 artists, where they work and exhibit. Audiences will follow a trail of open studios across the Marrickville area and explore the world of local contemporary art.

MOST will run from 10am to 4pm, providing an important opportunity for local artists to promote their work, engage with new audiences, and discuss and sell their work.

Participating artists will be encouraged to provide artworks for sale and demonstrate how their studios works.

Studio Location Maps can be collected on the day at the Sandringham Hotel Art Market (387 King St, Newtown) from 10am or from any of the participating studios.

Participating studios include -

* Addison Rd Gallery Upstairs Studios - My Le Thi, 1st Floor, Addison Road Gallery Upstairs Studios (end of 1st Floor) 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
* Addison Rd Centre Artist Studios - 142 Addison Rd Centre Marrickville
* Alpha House Artist Co-operative - 226 Union St Erskineville
* Amy Jones - 6/1 Gladstone St Newtown
* Astrid Dahl Studio - 66 Railway Rd, Sydenham
* At The Vanishing Point - Contemporary Art - 565 King St Newtown
* Brett Hayes - 11/12-22 Newington Rd, Marrickville (Entrance located at back of building)
* Christopher Downie & Jeanette Landstedt - 36 Shepherd St Marrickville
* Crash Corporation - 4 Harnett Ave, Marrickville South
* Dimitri Kuznichenko - 28 Floss St Hurlstone Park
* Diamando Koutsellis - 1/5 Fairmount St Dulwich Hill
* Edith Artists - 9 & 10 Edith St St Peters
* Factory 49 Inc (Showroom) - 49 Shepherd St Marrickville
* Gallery 110 on Crystal St - 110 Crystal St Petersham 2049
* Gilbert Grace - 6/69 Constitution Rd Dulwich Hill
* Irminsul - 146 Edinburgh Rd Marrickville
* Jenny Kyng Studio - 39 Cook Rd, Marrickville
* Lennox Street Studios - 111 Lennox Street Newtown
* Maggie Stein - 11 Clara St Newtown
* Mary Street Studios - 75 Mary St St Peters
* Matthew Syres Photography - 8/10 Cambridge St Enmore
* Morna Molesworth - 803/31 Station St Newtown
* Mosaico Art & Design Studio - Ground Floor 111 Lennox St Newtown
* Painting the Roses - (Upstairs) Studio 3, 199a King St Newtown (cnr of King & Egan Sts - enter via Egan St)
* Preservation Australia - Unit 10A Level 3 32-60 Alice St Newtown
* Rosedale Street Gallery - 2A Rosedale St Dulwich Hill
* Shepherd Studio - 12 Shepherd St Marrickville
* Silver Street Studios - 114 Silver St Marrickville
* SNO Contemporary Arts Projects - 1st Floor, 175 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville
* Splinter Workshop - Building 1 Factory 1 Level 2 / 75 Mary St. St Peters
* Stone Villa Studios - 19 Railway Rd Sydenham
* Studio 109 - 109B Marrickville Rd Marrickville (Entrance Meeks Rd)
* Tooth Studios - 67 Sydenham Rd Marrickville
* Tortuga Studio - 31 Princess Highway St Peters
* Ultimo Project - Addison Rd Centre, Hut 24/ 142 Addison Rd Marrickville

Please ring 02 9335 2281 or for more information."


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

LTC: Entrepreneurs who break through barriers - Thu 27 March

This month's Last Thursday Club's topic is: Entrepreneurs who break through the barriers.

"Today’s fast-moving business environment means high performers push to the top while many get left behind.

Get the ammunition you need to punch through to the top at this month’s LTC event. Naomi Simson, founder of RedBalloon will show you how to build a business that breaks barriers to achieve the best possible outcome.

Dr Adam Fraser has studied high-achieving people for over 13 years to discover cutting-edge methods that you can use to sustain peak-performance at work."


Hope Street Markets Autumn 2008 - 17 & 18 May

Hope Street Markets Autumn 2008

The Hope Street Independent Design and Art Markets will be on again Saturday 17th May from 11am - 6pm and Sunday 18th May from 11am - 5pm.

The markets are expanding and this time they will be held at the Paddington Town Hall, Corner of Oxford St and Oatley Rd, Paddington.

They're currently accepting stallholder applications. If you're interested, then you need to get your application in by Friday 11th April.