Hi there and welcome to the BrisStyle Inc. community blog. BrisStyle Inc. is a community group of artists and crafters who live in and around Brisbane. We work to provide support and creative opportunities for our members through workshops, business and creative development sessions, markets (come and meet the makers), exhibitions and social get-togethers. Head over to our website www.brisstyle.com.au for more information.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
2013 Saviours of the Lost Arts :: Join in the Celebrations!
Image courtesy of the Brisbane City Council LIVE program
The Crafty Adventures Continue!
It’s time to bust out the Bernina and pull out the 8ply, as Saviours of the Lost Art (SotLA) gets ready to once again reignite crafty passions across Brisbane’s creative communities from April through to June 2013.
Social networks will be nurtured, creative development skills imparted and the sharing of age‐old craft traditions and their newest indie interpretations showcased throughout the four corners of the Brisbane City Council area.
The stars of the show will once again be Brisbane’s seniors, the custodians of the ‘lost arts’ and alongside the generations of new and emerging Brisbane indie creatives, they are set to share their given crafts with each other and the eager creatives from various suburban locations.
These 'make and take' workshops are an opportunity to celebrate, preserve and share traditional arts and crafts practice. Spread throughout Brisbane, these hands-on sessions will provide opportunities for intergenerational connectivity between seniors and younger crafters within their given communities.
Hands on Workshops :: Hosted by Brisbane Brown Owls
The Brisbane Brown Owlswill spread their crafty wings throughout Brisbane, sharing creative knowledge and skills as well as a good cuppa. For the everyday crafter no matter what age or skill level, get set to learn a new craft or bring along your own unfinished projects. Anyway you join in it’s bound to be a hoot!
Suburban Networking Marketplaces at the four points of the compass will highlight the imagination of Brisbane’s creative communities. Meet representatives from local craft groups and guilds and mingle with emerging indie crafters in an old fashion suburban marketplace environment.
DATE Saturday 25 May 35 TIME 10am-2pm VENUE New Inala Hall, Corner of Corsair Avenue and Wirraway Parade, Inala
DATE Saturday 1 June TIME 10am-2pm VENUE Cedar Creek Hall, Cedar Creek Road, Upper Kedron
DATE Saturday 22 June TIME 9am-2pm VENUE St Augustine’s Church, Racecourse Road, Hamilton
DATE Saturday 29 June TIME 10am-2pm VENUE Northgate Hall, Corner of Scott and Ridge Streets, Northgate
Free craft classes and meet ups take place across Brisbane everyday of the week so take time to discover a new craft or reinvigorate an old passion. Those UFO’s (unfinished objects) hiding in your craft cupboards may get finished yet!
BrisStyle Destash and Dash :: Pop-up Crafting Supply Sale
To get you ready for the SotLA creative explosion, BrisStyle is hosting a pop-up Destash as a super thrifty way of stocking up on crafting supplies. For two hours, you’ll be able to power shop through some of Brisbane’s most eclectic and amazing craft supply collections.
DATE Friday 12 April TIME 6pm - 8pm VENUE St Augustine's Church Hall, Racecourse Rd Hamilton COST FREE
BrisStyle markets are renowned for supporting lovingly handmade local craft and connecting likeminded creatives throughout Brisbane. Throughout SoTLA you’ll be able to meet the makers and experience firsthand the wealth of creative talent from the Brisbane area.
Image courtesy of Yan Chen
SoTLA Launch:: BrisStyle indie Twilight Market :: King George Square
Get ready for one of the craftiest BrisStyle indie Twilight Markets of the year. Meet the makers selling and demonstrating their locally handmade craft in a lantern lit King George Square. Then take to the Deck area to meet local Brisbane crafting groups and immerse yourself in several make and take workshops.
With the big bands playing in the square and bar and restaurant onsite, it’s set to be a night for all the family.
DATE Friday 26 April TIME 5pm - 9pm VENUE King George Square and Deck, Brisbane City COST FREE
These new monthly markets will combine high-end handmade with the gorgeous surrounds of one of Brisbane’s best-loved landmarks to create a celebration of locally made independent art, craft and design.
DATE Saturday May 11 and June 8 TIME 9am - 2pm VENUE Brisbane City Hall, Ann St Brisbane COST FREE
Vanishing Arts :: A conversation of knowledge skill and material
Vanishing Arts is a series of free city-wide creative workshops as part of the Saviours of the Lost Arts program. The workshops in April and May will be facilitated by nationally-respected, Brisbane sculptor, Terry Summers, who works with recycled cardboard.
If your group doesn't appear on the register please fill out the Expression of Interest below..
Craft Guild, Group and Organisation involvement
If you belong to a local craft guild, group or organisation in the Brisbane City Council area we would LOVE to hear from you!
How can SoTLA benefit my craft organisation? • Connecting with other local craft organisations and individuals. • Membership growth through promotion of your group/guild. • Educational support through Creative Development Sessions. • Attracting new audiences through the use of social media promotion.