17 December 2010

Last minute Cherish Christmas shopping evening at (m)art! 20% off at Fortitude Valley (m)art during this last special shopping event for 2010!!

Artisan is delighted to invite you to join us for nibbles and champagne on the eve of Dec 23rd from 5pm until 7:30pm, whilst selecting your last minute Christmas gifts!

As the very last and final special offer of the year, receive 20% off all (m)art design store products, plus exclusive access to the (m)art storeroom where many a treasure can be found!

WHEN : Thursday 23 December 2010, 5pm - 7:30pm
WHERE : (m)art Design Store, 381 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
RSVP : Essential by Tuesday 21 December 2010

16 December 2010

artisan Staff Christmas Party at Mondo Organics!

The artisan 2010 staff Christmas party was held at Mondo Organics where we took a Moroccan Cooking Class!
We had a fantastic evening thanks to our wonderful teachers Paul and Sonja! They taught us not only how to cook up some tasty Moroccan dishes but also correct techniques for cutting onions and many other useful kitchen tips! After collaboratively cooking up a storm, we relaxed with a glass of wine and tucked into our 3 course Moroccan feast! 

We highly recommend Mondo's cooking classes - great fun and also educational! We even got to take home a goodie bag with recipes from the class, an apron and some samples! Yay!
Our fantastic teacher for the evening, Paul!
Renata (Retail Assistant) and Sofia (Office Assistant)
Wine being poured before we eat our Moroccan feast!
Caitlin (Retail Assistant), Shannon (Admin Assistant)
and Sarah-Jean (Administrator)
Sonja, Mondo Organics Owner with Melanie (Graphic Designer)
and Andrea (Sector Development Manager)
Sonja, Melanie, Andrea, Denise (Retail Manager)
and Annie (Retail Assistant)

Melanie about to eat our first course - Harissa soup! Yum!

15 December 2010

(m)art design store shopping morning overview!

Marc Harrison Bauple Set
Yesterday's shopping event at the Fortitude Valley (m)art design store was a great success, with lots of wonderful and innovative Christmas gifts being purchased at 20% off the standard price. 

The morning was a wonderful gathering of keen shoppers with an eye on the unique Christmas gift raffle off of Marc Harrison’s Bauple bowl set (pictured above). The set was won by Karen Hurford from Mackay who is a (m)art design store customer who pops in to do some select shopping when she travels to Brisbane. Karen was over the moon to win the new bauple set and was literally jumping for joy at her luck!

Everyone in attendance enjoyed a light breakfast with the added excitement of access to the (m)art store room where lots of treasures were selected from also. Over all it was a fabulous morning shared by our loyal customers who I would like to thank for getting out of bed early to support our designers and share some wonderful conversation over breakfast and browsing. Keep an eye out in 2011 for more special retail events in the (m)art design stores.

x Denise
(m)art Retail Manager

02 December 2010

artisan bellies!

There must be something in the water here at artisan... Two of our 16 staff, Sarah-Jean (left) and Romy (right) are pregnant and we are very excited to introduce our newest addition to the team - Romy's daughter Millicent Mae Meehan born very overdue and 9 pounds 14 ounces. Mum and bub are doing well!

artisan 2010 Corporate Patrons and Sponsors Christmas Party

The evening's musical entertainment
Anna Rooke and Jocelyn Wolfe
Chetana Andary, artisan CEO, Gavan Ranger, artisan Chair and
Her Excellency the Governor of Queensland Ms Penelope Wensley, AO
artisan Chair, Gavan Ranger and Stuart McCosker
artisan Chair, Gavan Ranger
Her Excellency the Governor of Queensland Ms Penelope Wensley, AO
artisan staff Shannon McCaskill and Sarah-Jean Young
Bruce Medek, Hung Tran, Mark Fuller and Malcom Middleton
The party in the gallery space
Damian Meehan, Anna Leyshon, Chris Chetham and Matt Leyshon
Darren Guyett from Euroluce with the Yuta Badayala show
in the crucible space
David Fishel, Don Collins, Kirsty Veron and Grace Grace MP
Hugh Fraser, Mary Stuart and Ian Were
Mary Stuart with the Yuta Badayala show in the crucible space
Peter Sheehan, David Mason and John Corbett
Philip Follent, QLD Government Architect
Richard Sachs, Barry Derbyshire, artisan Vice-Chair Suzi Vaughan
and Michael Wilkes
South Bank Corporation CEO Malcolm Snow, Lyndall Hall
and Michael Kerry
Tracey Murray, Craig Casagrande and Marita Corbett
artisan staff member Romy Willing and Craig Casagrande
Peter and Marilyn McMeniman

The annual artisan corporate patrons and sponsors Christmas party was held on Friday the 26th November in the artisan gallery amongst the beautiful Jaishree Srinivasan exhibition, Yuta Badayala in the crucible and the festive (m)art design store all stocked up for Cherish. 
We were honored to have artisan's patron Her Excellency the Governor of Queensland Ms Penelope Wensley, AO, attend and give the welcome address. Thank you to all of our very special guests who supported and celebrated our achievements in 2010. We are looking forward to a big 2011!