The newest and in our opinion, the best letterpress has launched on the Coast! Impressworks boasts a boutique studio space in Burleigh and offers both large and small scale letterpress printing. We attended their launch event last night and were nothing short of impressed, with beautiful machinery; master craftsmen (and women); as well as a shining passion for the art, we were blown away by the studio, its work and its staff... oh, and the food!
Art Director Andrew Suggit had a piece on display as a part of their launch exhibition, with its many intricacies putting their workmanship to the test. His piece, 'Summer Lovin', is a celebration of Summer - Taking cues from the warmth of the sun and the rolling curves of the ocean, it depicts his love of the looming Summer season.
Take a peak at the event below or check them out for yourself here,
DEXHIBITION // GCIT Coomera Campus
Raising money for the Mater Foundation Art for Cancer.
TUSK's Art Director Andrew has contributed to tonight's DEXHIBITION charity event being held at the GCIT Coomera Campus. The event aims to raise funds for the Mater Foundation and its Art for Cancer initiative.
Some more words on the initiative...
It is common for cancer patients to experience fatigue, depression, anxiety and relational concerns during their fight against the disease. Art therapy is an intervention method being developed and researched to address these difficulties for cancer sufferers. Mater Cancer Services Day Oncology unit in Brisbane has adopted art therapy to assist patient's mind and body during the fight.
Art therapy uses expressive qualities allowing people to experience a creative process; it's not about being an artist or artistic. The process encourages patients to explore feeling and emotions during the cancer journey that can be difficult to express verbally, this process has been called by some; "meaning making".
Seven x Seven presents their third and final event 'Celebration of Design'. To celebrate the sold-out success of the two prior Seven x Seven talks, the third event will take the form of a gala evening, overlooking Surfers Paradise beach. Making the most of the warmer weather guests will enjoy DJ soul music atop an upper pool deck as well as a resort wear fashion parade by Love St and Emma Milikins.
The event will showcase seven inspirational speeches by some of the area's most influential design experts.
If you didn't make it along to One Way Street Party over the weekend you missed a great event. The sun was out and a big crowd gathered in the park and lanes to sample all the creative goodness over a few drinks and a bite to eat. It's been great to see the Surfers Paradise Festival creative we've worked hard on over recent weeks come to life. With only a week left to run, make sure you get amongst it.
KINGSWOOD are a four-piece slab of classic indie rock from Melbourne who have just won the Triple J Unearthed and are about to hit the stage at this years Splendour in the Grass. They sound pretty great and we will be heading out to the Hard Rock in Surfers to catch these guys next Saturday.
Check out the Facebook app "Rock with Kingswood" we just launched for Hard Rock and you may even win yourself some tickets and dinner before the show.
One Way Street Party is back again for 2012 as part of the Surfers Paradise Festival. Live bands across 3 stages, fashion, food, art... it's all happening from 1pm this Saturday, 7 July and it's completely free. Last year's event was a tonne of fun (see clip below) and we'll be backing it up again this year - see you there.
You can check out what else is on as part of the festival here and download the iPhone app we developed here
Analogue/Digital is back on the Gold Coast for 2012. Following the success of last year's event they've backed it up again with another stellar llineup. This year will see eight guest speakers and will also introduce a new Q&A panel format. Six speakers have been announced so far with another 2 special guests to come. The lineup includes:
Brisbane Festival launched for 2012 last night with an event at the Brisbane Convention Centre. The launch saw the revealing a new hot pink colour theme for this year's branding, new website and an amazing program lineup. The event runs from 8 -29th September and with so many great events located throughout various venues throughout the city, the new multi-ticket discount option will sure be a hit.
CARBON is back for it's second year, kicking off at BMW Edge at Federation Square, Melbourne on 28 - 29 April.
Australia’s premier contemporary, creative-culture event, CARBON is back! Now in its second year, CARBON celebrates and explores style, design and street culture via a series of forums and side-shows.
The main forum event, which takes place at the BMW Edge Theatre at Federation Square, has seen us scour the globe for some of the most unique and authentic voices and minds in contemporary creative-culture. The forums are the defining element of CARBON. More than just the transfer of knowledge, this series of talks also offers a platform for discussion and audience participation. Add to this a range of exciting side-events and exhibitions and you have a festival of creativity and thought that is not to be missed.
This year's lineup looks great with:
- Chaz Bojorquez (artist / calligrapher, LA)
- DAL (street artist, CHN)
- Dust La Rock (Fools Gold co-founder / art director, NYC)
- Eugene Kan (Hypebeast, HK); Faith 47 (Street Artist, STH AFRICA)
- Huw Bennett (Vanishing Elephant, SYD)
- Joy Yoon (SlamXhype / New Order, LA)
- Nick Fensom (Sneeze Magazine, VAN / NYC)
- Mega (Black Scale, LA)
- Ricky Powell (photographer, NYC)
- Yimmy Yayo (visual bloggers/photographer, SYD)
- 13th Witness (photographer/videographer, NYC).
If you're lucky enough to be in Melbourne this weekend don't miss out - if not, it looks worth a trip - tickets on sale now
Tonight at 19 Karen is the ONE x ONE x ONE skate deck exhibition.
The project aims to raise funds for Skate Programs working with under-privileged youth all over the world.
TUSK's Art Director, Andrew Suggit, has a piece ( below ) on show, so come on down tonight to show some support and see some of the amazing talent the Gold Coast has on offer.
Daffodil Day is one of Australia’s best known fundraising events, and is vital in raising funds to help support Cancer Council's research, prevention and support services for patients and their families. It’s a day for all of us to give hope for a brighter, cancer-free future for ourselves, and for those we love. Daffodil Day merchandise is on sale throughout August, and you can donate to Daffodil Day at anytime.
Initiated by Karan Singh and Ashleigh Leech, ‘Half of Us’ is a joint project to raise money for the Cancer Council. It is said that in 2010, more than 43,000 people were estimated to have died due to cancer, equating to approximately 118 family, friends and loved ones each day.
The objective is to create 12 illustrations in 12 hours, prints of which will be sold in order to raise funds. The marathon is to be held on Saturday, 27th August 2011 from 9AM until 9PM in Melbourne Australia.
Visit the websites below for more information and to support a great cause.
Hopefully most of you living on the coast got a chance to get along and check out a few events runnning as part of the Surfers Paradise Festival held a few weeks back. If not, then you kinda missed out ....but don't fret, it'll be back again next year with planning already underway. If the growth of this year's event was anything to go by, then next year is lining up to be huge!
Our pick was the One-Way Project - a street party spilling through two laneways bringing together all things music, art, fashion and food.
Above is a timelapse clip of the StreetCube wall mural coming to life - coming together to form one huge street art piece was Shida, Jae Copp, Gimiks Born and Beastman
If you want to treat your eyes and and check it out in person, then get yourself along to the intersection of Appel and Alison Sts - you want need to look hard to find it - here
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Running from the 16th June to 9th July, the Surfers Paradise Festival will be an unparalleled feast of music, art, food and lifestyle and the journey will begin with a lantern parade and an opening ceremony dedicated to the community it honours. Whether its top music acts, award-winning food and wine events, world-class street entertainment or adventures on the entertainment fringe, the Surfers Paradise precinct will have ‘culture’ written all over it.
On Thursday evening some of the Tusk Team headed on over to a sneak preview of Rabbit + Cocoons new cultural spaces. The event played host to a packed out crowd of arts, fashion, film and music insiders; with R+C set to become an exciting new cultural hub for the Coast. A unique night out, the enthusiastic crowd highlighted the growing cultural diversity on the Gold Coast. Tusk is set to keenly follow the progression of R+C and the evolution of the Coasts cultural landscape.
Showcasing some emerging Gold Coast talent, is upcoming event 'Look & Listen'. The event urges people to take note of the growing cultural scene on the Gold Coast. Featuring an array of industries, expect music from Fairchild Republic and Jaydon Courts, art from Siobhan Rowe, fashions from Four Years of Friday and the comedic stylings of Remy Jasons.