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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | July 2, 2020

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AboutAkira Le, Author at The Creative Issue

Akira Le

Akira Le

Akira Le was born amidst war in a refugee camp in Thailand. Her Hmong family migrated to Australia in the early 80’s. Dreaming of becoming a famous author, she completed a Bachelor of Arts, with majors in Communication and Anthropology, at James Cook University, Cairns, but poverty drove her into administration. Early 2015 saw her in a mid-life crisis, which lead her to give up a well-paid job to follow her dreams. Akira completed a Diploma of Digital Photography at TAFE QLD at the end of 2015. She is currently enrolled in an Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts. In her spare time she’s a casual professional photographer, and chips away at her unwritten Pulitzer Prize novel.

Posts By Akira Le

Why one woman’s vision is making the international Asian pop industry notice Brisbane

March 23, 2016 |

Despite securing tours from big name acts like Madonna and Taylor Swift, Brisbane is disappointingly overlooked by the international Asian Pop industry, often missing out on the likes of Big Bang and BTS. TCI talks to Gemma Truong, founder of Utopia Entertainment, who is single handedly working to put Brisbane on the Asian Pop radar. Read More

Putting the Soul back into Men’s Grooming

March 9, 2016 |

There was a time when gentlemen only had their hair groomed by barbers – not only skilled in wielding cutthroat razors, but also in a capella singing.

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End of an era Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane: High fashion comes at a cost, but to whom?

February 25, 2016 |

TCI investigates why the end of this era highlights an important question that all artists have to keep in mind “Is it sustainable?”

With Premier and Arts Minister Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk announcing that the State Budget for 2015-2016 will deliver … Read More

Beau Eastman Shares His Secrets To Film-Making

February 23, 2016 |

Film-maker, Beau Eastman spoke to TCI about how he was able to combine surfing and raptor training into award winning films. Currently working at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Beau also creates documentaries for World Surfaris. In 2015 he took out the Audience Choice Award at the Reelers Surfing World Short Film Competition with the film Natural Flows.

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Hmong artist tapes his culture across Brisbane’s walls

February 17, 2016 |

Currently exhibiting Weaving Our Heritage in Eagle Lane as part of the BrisAsia Festival, VH Anthony Vue talks about how being a Hmong artist plays a major part in the changing landscape of Australian culture. The Hmong are a minority nomadic group from South East Asia.

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Brisbane begins celebration of Asian art in 2016 with Neon Pop

February 8, 2016 |

BrisAsia 2016 exploded with Neon Pop at Raddacliff Place last Friday night. Opened by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, the crowd was treated to a night of Asian pop culture and the art of Cosplay. The DJ’s had bystanders dancing, … Read More

Dare – The secret of Brisbane’s Club Koko

February 3, 2016 |

It starts with a Facebook invite to an African dance party in your city- The location is currently unknown, and it appears at different venues each time. Yet, it’s still the same club. By clicking ‘Going’, a specifically assigned access code is sent to your inbox within 24 hours of the event. No code – no access. This is Club Koko, and this event is Dare. Read More

IP Man 3: Donnie Yen’s Final Kung Fu Feature

January 29, 2016 |

Kung Fu Legend, Donnie Yen, has appeared in his final film from the ‘Ip Man’ trilogy, after fans were left disappointed from the successful release of ‘Ip Man 2’ in 2008, when Yen informed us it would be his last film of the series.  Read More