Thursday, May 10, 2012

Meet the stunning line up for the BrisStyle Craft Caravan :: Creative Networking Nights!

Here is the stunning line up of local crafters and craft organisations who will give insight into their creative journeys next Wednesday and Thursday nights. Be inspired by how they have transformed their creative ideas into reality and have the opportunity to ask them questions along the way. 

So whether you live in the suburbs where the networking nights are hosted or not, these are two nights not to be missed! ( booking details below)

Creative Networking Night :: Hamilton Ward

As part of the 2012 Racecourse Road Carnival 

Rebecca Cason – edward and lilly

Rebecca is a Brisbane girl with a passion for hand made things.  She taught herself to sew by watching on line video tutorials and now she produces a range of eco friendly, organic jewellery and home wares. Her particular passion is embroidery, that art of detailed stitching on fabric. Rebecca co-ordinates the Brisbane Brown Owls who meet monthly and learn different crafts, sip tea and share know how. Embroidery is Rebecca’s way of relaxing, it is her kind of yoga.

Steph Morris - Wimcee

Steph is an accomplished painter who also sews, knits, pastes, hoards, beads, constructs fabric art. She combines vibrant colour and whimsy, creating soft furnishings, little people’s clothes and fashion accessories. Steph is a regular on the Brisbane Market scene and regularly exhibits her work locally and nationally.

Freda Bosgra - Raw Ceramics

Freda’s ceramic jewellery collection is inspired by the beauty in simple shapes, found objects and natural forms. Her work is influenced by the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and humble. Each pendant is designed and hand-crafted - first by rolling out the clay, hand pressing designs, glazing and then creating the final pendant. The process of transforming a humble block of clay into wearable art that lasts a lifetime is very rewarding. Handmade means quality and a whole lot of love.

Dawn Conn - Ruby and Iris
Dawn creates Art and Sculpture from found, recycled or vintage materials.  Each sculpture has a uniqueness, giving its own character, that is celebrated. “I believe in creating sculpture that has authenticity, inventiveness, humour, beauty, playfulness and meaning.” Dawn

DATE: Wednesday May 16
TIME:  6pm – 9pm
VENUE:  St Augustine’s Church Hall, Racecourse Road, Hamilton
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: To book your seat please click HERE to register your details

Creative Networking Night :: Deagon, Bracken Ridge & Marchant Ward 

 As part of the 2012 Zillmere Multicultural Festival

Vicki Sinclair from in.cube8r

Local Sandgate creative Vicki Sinclair,  wanted to be an actress when growing up, now she plays the part of owner/manager of the in.cube8r in the Valley. The gallery is a special place where artisans and craftspeople rent a space to show their work so customers can experience  the very best local handmade offerings. Vicki is a well rounded crafter putting her hand to the potter’s wheel, sketching, sewing and mosaics to name a few.

Fifi Wake  – Kazuri Tribe

Kazuri Tribe are a Tribal Fusion dance group based in Qld Australia. Some of the dances are described as tribal style belly dancing and have origins in Gypsy Caravans. Fifi is the artist who designs and creates the costumes, clothing and accessories. Fifi creates Paraphernalia in Motion - creations to move in!

Judie Bellingham - Sisters of Stitch
Judie saw a need to bring people together to share their craft skills and talk over a cup of coffee and something home baked as well. Sisters of Stitch started three years ago and they meet twice a month at the Chermside Library. “We don’t hold classes as such, but if any member wants to learn a particular skill, we never have a shortage of experienced crafters who are willing to help.” Judie has been quilting for decades and describes her craft this way: “I buy perfectly good fabric, cut it into little pieces and then painstakingly sew it back together again, to make a quilt.

Shane Rodwell from Artrageous Community Arts & Crafts Centre
Shane Rodwell is passionate about supporting local art through his work with Artrageous. Since 1999, this non-funded, not-for-profit organisation has been run solely by volunteers, who share Shane’s passion. Providing a positive creative environment for Sandgate and surrounding suburbs, Artrageous facilitates Art Classes, Special Needs Programmes, Craft Workshops, Venue/Gallery Hire, Exhibitions, Festivals and Community Projects     

DATE:   Thursday May 17

TIME:   6pm – 9pm
VENUE:   Sandgate Town Hall Corner of Cliff and Seymour Streets, Sandgate

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: To book your seat please click HERE to register your details
SUPPORTED BY: BrisStyle Inc. and the Brisbane City Council

Looking forward to sharing two nights full of creativity and inspiration!

Check out the BrisStyle website for more information on where to find the 
BriStyle Craft Caravan in a suburb near you!

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