21 September 2012

Blog design workshops at artisan



We are excited to announce that we will be joining forces with Simone Madigan of States of Nature and My Blog Workshop to host blog design workshops here at artisan.

These classes over two half-days and one full day, and are aimed at both recreational and professional bloggers who want to learn the basics in blog design, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

All classes will take place in the artisan boardroom on Level 2, 381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley.

Blog Design for Crafters
Thursday November 1st
(Half day) 1pm - 4pm $89

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Illustrator Basics
Friday November 2nd
(Half day) 1pm - 4pm $89

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Photoshop for Bloggers
Saturday November 3rd
(Full day) 10am - 4pm $189 

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About Simone

Simone Madigan, blogger, designer and dreamer behind States of Nature will be your teacher.

Simone has worked with Photoshop and Illustrator for a long time, designing everything from logos and websites to fabrics and homewares. She is also an experienced teacher, and has taught at design colleges in the areas of Graphic Design, Textile Design and Digital Illustration. 

You can read profiles about Simone's work on the States of Nature blog by Craft Victoria, The Finders Keepers, Peppermint Magazine, and indie.com. Her work has been featured in magazines and newspapers including Frankie, Real Living, House and Garden, Inside Out, Good Weekend, The Age, and the Sydney Morning Herald.

Simone's philosophy towards these workshops is simple:

"Focus on learning the techniques that are relevant to your work as it stands right now. Leave all the rest until later. It is very easy to be intimidated by this complex software, but if you learn the basics you have so much power to improve your visual style and be a better designer."

Simone has a Degree in Graphic Design (B.A.), a Diploma in Education in Design and Technology (Dip. Ed.) and a Masters in Printmaking (M.Phil).

We hope you can join us for these three fantastic workshops!

14 September 2012

Artisan at the 2012 AbaF Awards

We are excited to announce that on Tuesday night, artisan in partnership with BCM won the Australia Council Young and Emerging Artists category at the Queensland AbaF Awards

L-R: artisan CEO Liana Heath with Victoria Reichelt of the Australia Countil for the Arts and Paul Cornwell of BCM. Photograph by Sarah Keayes.
The Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) annual awards night gives businesses the chance to showcase innovation in their support of the arts. 

The Australia Council Young and Emerging Artists award was given to artisan and BCM in recognition of the Emerging Curator Mentorship Program created by the partnership.

Established in 2011, the Emerging Curator Mentorship Program aims to support the development of future leaders within the arts. With financial support from BCM, artisan's Gallery team is responsible for selecting an emerging curator and providing guidance throughout the mentorship. The Emerging Curator is responsible for curating three exhibitions per year within BCM's Crucible Gallery and presenting curator talks at each exhibition opening.

The program has been a fantastic initiative and we are proud to have received recognition from  AbaF. Thank you to our wonderful partner BCM and the great team here at artisan, particularly our dedicated Gallery team.

We will now go on to be finalists at the national AbaF awards in Melbourne this October.

Read more about all of the AbaF Queensland winners here.

Public Program: 'Connection'

Flying Arts will host a forum as a part of the upcoming Queensland Regional Art Awards exhibition launch.

Connection, the touring exhibition of the 2011 Queensland Regional Art Awards, opens in Brisbane on Saturday 29 September. The exhibition, to be launched by the Hon Ros Bates MP, Minister for Science, IT, Innovation and the Arts, will be preceded by the public forum Creativity and the Power to Connect and a floor talk by exhibition curator Michele Helmrich.

Saturday 29 September

2:00pm  Public Forum: Creativity and the Power to Connect*
State Library QLD - Auditorium 1 - FREE

  • Yen Trinh: designer, writer, public artist
  • Melissa Lucashenko: novelist, essayist
  • Lenine Bourke: arts producer, director, manager
  • Jay Younger: artist, curator, educator
  • Robyn Daw: artist, writer, director, manager
3:30pm  Connection floor talk
State Library QLD - The Studio - FREE
  • Michele Helmrich: curator
4:00pm  Connection: Exhibition lauch
State Library QLD - The Studio - FREE
  • To be opened by the Hon Ros Bates, Minister for Science, IT, Innovation and the Arts

*Each speaker will address the following statement from the point of view of their own work and experience: "Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected."

For more information, contact Gabriella Szablewska on (07) 3216 1322 or projects@flyingarts.org.au

11 September 2012

JUMP Mentoring - Applications now open!

JUMP aims to make an impact on the early stages of a recipient’s career, help them gain networks, be inspired and exchange ideas, whilst working on an applied mentorship and creative project with a mentor who helps them jump to the next level.

JUMP is open to creative practitioners, producers, editors and curators who are in the first five years of their professional practice; in any of the Australia Council supported art forms.

Applications open: 3 September 2012
Applications close: 19 October 2012
Decisions advised: December 2012

Are you ready to JUMP? Do the quiz and find out

Jump to it! Apply online