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

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AboutSophie Blackshaw, Author at The Creative Issue

Sophie Blackshaw

Sophie Blackshaw

People talk about going on holiday to Europe to see the art, the design, the beautiful architecture. Wonderful, I say, have a swell time. Surely, however, they're lying - a person doesn't travel 3000 miles just to see art when they haven't even bothered exploring their own backyard for it first. And when I say backyard, I mean Brisbane. Brisbane's a city with history, too, guys. It's not quite 2000 years old yet, but it doesn't matter: there are tiny, at-home design exhibitions nearly every weekend; consistently interesting architectural additions; and new, local artists emerging at every opportunity. Having accumulated my fair share of hours with the imaginative and adventurous types, I know there's never a shortage of stories to be told or events to attend. My role with Creative Drinks is to unite the public with these clever people and these exciting happenings, so that you too can see that this city's spirit, in many ways, is as old as Rome.

Posts By Sophie Blackshaw

Metro Arts: Not Much To Tell You

August 18, 2014 |

Look around you: everyone is using their phone. Whether or not they’re using it with genuine purpose or as a distraction is unknown, but the point is that the art of talking is now an art forgotten and underrated.

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Drawn In at Woolloongabba Art Gallery

August 5, 2014 |

If you’re thinking about venturing south of the Brisbane River (further than South Bank, that is), stop by the Woolloongabba Art Gallery, where you’ll be transfixed by their exhibit Drawn In.

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Triffid: New Music Venue at Newstead

July 25, 2014 |

Brilliant news for all live music lovers – there’s a new 800-person capacity music venue coming to Brisbane.

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Hot Modernism at the State Library

July 8, 2014 |

Have you ever been intrigued by the way Old Queensland style homes are hot in summer and freezing in winter? Well, you’re not alone.

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NAIDOC Week at St Andrew’s Hospital

July 1, 2014 |

National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, or NAIDOC as it better known, takes one week out of each year in Australia to celebrate Indigenous culture and heritage.

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Review: Galore

June 23, 2014 |

Whether you grew up by the coast with its beaches and breezes, or in the country with its long roads and uncharted hills, new film Galore gives the lost teenager inside every Australian a nostalgic prod.

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Artspace Espresso West End

June 15, 2014 |

Attention! An affordable Brisbane breakfast joint has been located!

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Lose Yourself at Lifeline Bookfest

June 5, 2014 |

Literature enthusiasts unite, the Lifeline Bookfest is nigh!

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Ross Jones at REDSEA Gallery

June 3, 2014 |

It’s been said before and it should be reiterated once more: storytelling is the original art.

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FotoVisura at the Powerhouse

May 22, 2014 |

Launched in 2010, the FotoVisura SPOTLIGHT Exhibition is an annual event celebrating a selection of individual images taken by photography students chosen by a panel of leading editors and curators.

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Yarn: Stories Spun in Brisbane at Iceworks

May 16, 2014 |

Storytelling is often recognised as the oldest art form, and from a biased view, it is without doubt the best. Think of your favourite book or film, and know that that is the final product of an idea that came … Read More

‘Captured’ at Museum of Brisbane

May 12, 2014 |

Do you think “exotic beauty and foreign savagery” when you see an indigenous Australian? No, but you might think of home, or Brisbane, or of the city’s historical and cultural origins.

People who did think in the former way were … Read More

The National Photographic Portrait Prize

May 5, 2014 |

Photography buffs, be enthralled: the National Photographic Portrait Prize is on tour and is in our part of the country for the next few months.

An annual event, the NPPP intends to promote the crème de la crème of contemporary photographic portraiture … Read More

Paniyiri Greek Food Festival

April 28, 2014 |

Mmm, food. Greek food. And grape stomping (we’ll get to that).

The annual Paniyiri Greek Food Festival will be back at Musgrave Park in South Brisbane (near West End) again for the 36th time this year, and believe me you, … Read More