AboutLena Owen, Author at The Creative Issue
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.