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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | April 26, 2019

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Oz Comic Con – Tristan Jones talks TMNT, Aliens and his own projects

September 19, 2018 |

Part of Oz Comic Con’s guest line-up is a variety of local comic artists and illustrators. It was great to hear from Tristan Jones (moniker T-Rex), who has written for works such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and illustrated for Aliens. Read More

Review: Golden Features at Eatons Hill Hotel

August 17, 2018 |

Let me preface this by saying: when you are used to seeing your live performances in inner-city Brisbane, such as Fortitude Valley, Riverstage or Southbank, having to go all the way out to Eatons Hill is a hell of a trek. Let me also say: Golden Features made it oh so worth it. Read More

Emma Dean: the Broken, Romantic Unicorn

February 26, 2018 |

“A show for the warriors of love, the ragtag-hearted heroes, the beautiful, the brave, the healed and the crushed,” Emma Dean smiled at the audience spread before her in an array of beanbags. Most comfortable show ever? I’ll vouch for that.

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Get Comfortable with LANKS

August 8, 2017 |

If you ever feel like listening to a refreshing blend of organic and electronic sound attached to a compelling narrative sung in delicate falsetto, then LANKS is the musician for you.

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Observations: An Interview with Bernard Ollis

May 17, 2017 |

Bernard Ollis is a prolific Australian artist with a career spanning decades. TCI has a chat with him about his latest exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art Gallery.

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Interview: Beneath the Japanese Wallpaper

August 11, 2016 |

Japanese Wallpaper has taken off and is still riding the high after his Triple J Unearthed High win in 2014, and for Gab, it is only up from here.

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Amanda Parer’s ‘Fantastic Planet’

July 17, 2016 |

Australian visual artist, Amanda Parer, challenges the notion of scale through her enchanting pieces that explore the environment and the role of human beings in it. Amanda’s work often takes form as a painting, a sculpture or a public installation. Read More

Something New with Something Old: an interview with Saint Gertrude / Amy Constable

January 30, 2016 |

Amy Constable is an old soul with fresh eyes. Having an undeniable artistic talent, a passion for creation, and an understanding of traditional letterpress machinery, Ms. Constable set out to renegotiate the boundaries and expectation of letterpress in the 21st century.

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Montaigne’s “Clip My Wings” tour and ticket giveaway!

November 18, 2015 |

Sydney’s own youthful pop goddess, Montaigne, has been turning heads, and pricking ears, across the country with her new single “Clip My Wings”. Read More

Interview With WAAX’s Drummer Tom

December 5, 2014 |

2014 has been a breakout year for local Brisbane band WAAX and their brand of punk-inspired rock ‘n’ roll. They’ve played with some of the big guns of the industry, including Stonefield and Guitarwolf, are about to commence on their first interstate tour, and won Triple J Unearthed’s Bigsound Competition. Creative Drinks caught up with WAAX drummer Tom to talk about the bands year and the upcoming tour they embark on this December

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Creative Minds, Flows And T-shirts: An Interview With ThePrintBar

October 22, 2014 |

Unlike anything in Brisbane, ThePrintBar is a place where creative flow is encouraged and where the team work together to produce top quality art and print amazing shirts.

Creative Drinks sat down with Jared Fullinfaw, the owner and founder of ThePrintBar, to talk aspirations, successful businesses and printing.

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Learn Svetlana Trefilova’s Unique Water Acrylic Technique At Aspire Gallery

October 17, 2014 |

Svetlana Trefilova has a unique painting technique, but it’s not just her stroke that has caught the attention of Brisbanites and aspiring artists, it’s her chemistry background that has her bending the rules of art and creating magical pieces. Read More

Book Review: Funemployed: Life As An Artist In Australia

September 8, 2014 |

Part memoir, part instruction manual, Funemployed explores the concept of having “made it” in the arts. Justin Heazlewood, aka The Bedroom Philosopher, details his own quest to strike a balance between artistic integrity, a functional personal life, and the financial means to keep going.

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Brisbane Experimental Art Festival 2014

August 5, 2014 |

The 2014 Brisbane Experimental Art Festival will open its doors this Saturday the 9th of August at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. This free event will showcase Brisbane’s best and most emergent artists, as they come together in a night of exhibition that explores experimental pieces of art  developed here in our grand city. Read More