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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | August 20, 2017

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AboutLena Owen, Author at The Creative Issue

Lena Owen

Lena Owen

Lena Owen is a freelance writer who indulges in the creative scene in Brisbane. When avoiding the spotlight, she hits up cafes and pretends to be a coffee connoisseur while ordering the caramel mocha. As a writer, Lena seeks to further understand her audience by attending live events and experiencing the new cultural phenomenon of the Netflix binge-fest. In her undergraduate days she studied Art History and Ancient History. Lena fills her days admiring well-crafted scene transitions and saving images for her dream home decor.

Posts By Lena Owen

Dava Sobel

August 19, 2017 |

Dava Sobel spoke at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the Writers + Ideas Program, curated by producer Jane O’Hara. Dava was in conversation with Paul Barclay of ABC Radio National to promote her book The Glass Universe.

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Queensland Poetry Festival 2017

August 12, 2017 |

The Queensland Poetry Festival hits our city in August with a plethora of poems, spoken word and comedy. Breaking us out of our everyday monotony with the impact of Anisa Nandaula’s words, the festival this year has the theme of Distant Voices. Voices from across the globe cut through the strata of society to highlight social issues from racism to inequality.

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Rick Hayward, typography and festivals

August 9, 2017 |

Rick Hayward and Emily Devers are the Brisbane based artists behind Frank and Mimi. Known for their hand letting and graphic design balance, Frank and Mimi are behind large scale painting in most Australian cities. The Creative Issue caught up with Rick Hayward regarding their practice and Rick’s upcoming involvement in the Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival.

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Bonnie Jenkins

August 2, 2017 |

Bonnie Jenkins is a Sunshine Coast based photographer and visual artist. Bonnie shares her journey with The Creative Issue prior to her involvement with the Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival 2017 in August.

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Beastman

July 25, 2017 |

Beastman is the pseudonym of Bradley Eastman, the multidisciplinary artist from Sydney. When you walked through the city and were gobsmacked by the bold mural taking over the wall in front of you, yeah that was him. Beastman chats with The Creative Issue about his style and latest works.

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Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival 2017: Artist lineup

July 17, 2017 |

The Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival returns this year with a jam-packed day to liven up your August. Featuring a range of bands and visual artists, the festival showcases local talent and the thriving creative scene in Queensland.

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Great Art for a Good Cause

July 14, 2017 |

The renown Archibald Prize is an annual prize in portraiture painting. While focused on portraiture, the style of painting is left to the artist’s discretion.

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Brisbane City Youth Ballet’s: Alice in Wonderland

July 13, 2017 |

Brisbane City Youth Ballet brought delight to the school holidays with their performance of Alice in Wonderland at the Brisbane Powerhouse. The auditorium was brimming with proud family members, aspiring dancers and families seeking out entertainment during the school holidays.

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The Story of Brisbane

July 11, 2017 |

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and The Creative Issue is ready for a trip down memory lane. We join Therese Collie and Tim Mullooly from Playabout Productions for The Story of Brisbane. Set at the iconic Brisbane Powerhouse, we traverse the location and revel in excerpts from Brisbane writers in a show that will delight both visitors and locals. Read More

A Night at “The Dream Walker” Launch

July 2, 2017 |

Victoria Carless is an established Brisbane playwright and is now entering the Young Adult genre. Her debut novel The Dream Walker is available now. The Creative Issue went along to her launch party at Avid Reader Bookshop in West End for her conversation with publisher Kate Stephens from Hachette.

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Fitting in with Misfits

June 16, 2017 |

Steve Lopes is a prolific Australian landscape and figurative painter and I was lucky enough to make his Artist Talk at Mitchell Fine Art Gallery in relation to his Island of Misfits exhibition. He spoke of his interest in the landscape … Read More

A Songstress and a Chanteuse

June 14, 2017 |

I know of Joni Mitchell, but I do not know her. I would recognise some of her songs but not know their names. But I do know Queenie Van De Zandt. So, when my sister invited me to see Blue: … Read More

Strangler

June 12, 2017 |

Strangler. The title alone hits you. To see it on the gallery walls is visceral. The churning movement and twisting material evokes the very experience of strangulation. The tie knots creep ever tighter and you can feel the stress levels … Read More

An Afternoon with Audrey Hepburn

May 26, 2017 |

Oh, Audrey. The epitome of class and style. Known for her iconic role in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Audrey Hepburn is loved and admired around the world. But like Holly Golightly, too often her adoring fans see the surface and miss the depth of character. Read More