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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | January 16, 2021

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AboutVanessa Murillo Vargas, Author at The Creative Issue

Vanessa Murillo Vargas

Vanessa Murillo Vargas

Brisbane is a melting pot of unearthed culture just waiting for its time to shine. Media professionals and industry personnel are faced today with the convergence and emergence of sub-cultures in the creative industry. With exciting times ahead and in a city that is growing exponentially, Brisbane will hold on tight as it foresees some of these changes. Here at Creative Drinks my mission is to keep you informed about the issues facing our current media landscape. I will keep readers up to date and up to speed as we embrace the changing face of media innovation. Being a recent graduate of journalism, I am passionate about the future direction the creative industry will take. If you have a pressing creative industry story to tell then give me a shout and I’ll be sure to investigate it further.

Posts By Vanessa Murillo Vargas

Two Young Creatives, One Emperor And A Mission To Solve Industry Problems

November 4, 2014 |

We all know the debacles that our industry is currently facing with a shortage of jobs. Now  maintaining creative integrity and originality presents itself as a regular obstacle that many graduates and industry professionals face.

Creative Drinks were lucky enough to attend the launch of a pair of experienced and opportunistic creative minds who begun Emperor,  a film, media, design and photography company which focuses on creating marketing solutions through design. Read More

All The G20 Cultural Activites Brisbane Has To Offer

October 31, 2014 |

With the G20 not far away, our city will be under the spotlight for the world to see. But in the meantime, Brisbane has set up a series of interactive, fun, outdoor activities and events that will make you so happy we live in this river city. Read More

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

Brisbane’s Newest Creative Hub ‘Little Tokyo Two’ Takes On Big Dreams

October 13, 2014 |

Jock Fairweather, the founder and big papa of Little Tokyo Two has a big dream to turn what was once a revered Japanese restaurant into a shared co-working space with a difference. Creative Drinks sat down with Jock to talk about the project that we think will revolutionise the way co-working spaces are thought of in Brisbane. Read More

A Quiet Night In With Big Brother’s Ben Zabel

October 13, 2014 |

Do you remember that much loved Big Brother contestant that showed Australia that awkwardness was something to be embraced? The same contestant who preferred to live in his pyjamas and had an obsession with Burt Newton?

Well Ben Zabel is back, this time he will bare it all in an intimate show adequately titled A Quiet Night In, and is to debut as part of the Wonderland Festival.

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Review: Bombay Bicycle Club At The Tivoli

October 9, 2014 |

I’ve always been a big fan of our ever growing cultural scene, and this years Riverfire showed me just how amazing our city is. Last Saturday, while most of Brisbane where out-and-about, one of the most exciting bands out there filled the small, but intimate, space of the Valley’s iconic Tivoli Theatre with their sensual electro-rock beats. Yes, of course I’m talking about Bombay Bicycle Club. Read More

Fortitude Valley Has Just Opened Its First Art Hotel

September 23, 2014 |

TRYP Hotel in Fortitude Valley is a boutique building established by the Wyndham Hotel Group and is the first art hotel to open in Brisbane. Sitting atop of one of the city’s most interesting historical sites TRYP has state of the art rooms heavily featuring the work of Australian street artists Fintan Magee, Beastman, Rone and Numskull.
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Community Television In Australia Hanging By A Thread

September 23, 2014 |

Over the next 15 months community television as we know it will be pushed off broadcasting and into online platforms, as licenses are revoked and staff look for jobs elsewhere.

Although many are understandably upset with the decision to axe community television, some are spelling out the obvious, that Australians aren’t watching community TV and this was an inevitable step towards keeping community content alive.

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Catch Free Music At Brisfest Santos Twilight Series

September 22, 2014 |

If you haven’t already checked out what’s going down at South Bank for the Brisbane Festival this year, then don’t fret, because there is still time to see the remaining free acts at this years Santos GLNG Twilight Music Series.

A new and exciting series of free live music performances has turned the grassy green of the River Quay into a music festival that will showcase some of Brisbane’s most up-and-coming musicians. Read More

Spend Riverfire At The Fox Hotel

September 20, 2014 |

You know that thing that comes around every year when all of the sudden Brisbane comes to light and it vaguely resembles a city that doesn’t sleep?

Yes, that’s right, Riverfire is back this year and of course it is set to be bigger than ever, so ditch the crowds, book a table, and experience something new at this years Fox Hotel Riverfire Party. Read More

Brisbane City Council Buys Rights To Creative Spaces Website

September 15, 2014 |

Brisbane City Council has purchased a license to Creative Spaces a website for the creative community in Australia, which now features Brisbane. The website is a free online source for those in search of spaces and events to work or perform in. Read More

Register For TEDx At The Brisbane Powerhouse

September 12, 2014 |

Brisbane is once again delighted to welcome the intellectual wisdom that a TEDx talk offers, and this year is the year of The Lovers, The Dreamers and Me. On October the 5th, the Brisbane Powerhouse will light up with ideas from creative and inspirational entrepreneurs who have a passion to create, build and flourish their ideas into a reality.

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5 Ways To Update Your Portfolio And Get Creatives To Notice You

September 9, 2014 |

Portfolios are a tricky thing these days, with our online profiles floating around on Linkedin, Flikr, Tumblr and other social media platforms, we often leave a trace of our skills and knowledge online.

But how do we channel these pieces of work into a portfolio that is both innovative and will get your creative employer to notice you?

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