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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | October 21, 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

Crazy Lady

September 15, 2017 |

Rosie was in true from as she graced the stage of the Sit Down Comedy Club on a comfortable couch with a bottle of classy wine.

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Limbo Unhinged

September 14, 2017 |

From the moment the spotlight panned down to the man crouched on the stage in a loincloth, I was in.

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Rosie Waterland: Crazy Lady

September 6, 2017 |

Rosie Waterland sat down with The Creative Issue ahead of her Crazy Lady show in Brisbane.

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Neel Kolhatkar Live

August 23, 2017 |

Privilege, diversity, stereotypes. Neel Kolhatkar takes the audience through a hilarious tour of societal issues. He sits down with The Creative Issue ahead of his headline comedy tour. Read More

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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