Creative Jam: A Panel Discussion with Melbourne Creative Business Owners

Julie and Kelly Tran of Aacute photo by Amie Batalibasi

Making a living from doing what you love and running a creative business can be a rewarding experience, lots of hard work but full of adventures! The Colour Box Studio Summer Pop Up Program is hosting an intimate evening of discussion around this theme on Thursday 19 December from 6:30pm in an event called: Creative Jam: A Panel Discussion with Melbourne Creative Business Owners. Sharing their knowledge, expertise and experiences will be Julie and Kelly Tran – the sister duo behind Aacute, illustrator Hanna Mancini of Hannakin and Anna Blandford – one half of the dynamic team behind Able and Game. The night will be lead by documentary filmmaker and Colour Box Studio Director Amie Batalibasi. Numbers are limited so get in quick to book tickets here.

You would have seen their creative wares showcased at Colour Box Studio, Etsy, The Big Design Market, Finders Keepers, in stores around Victoria and Australia. And if you’ve been to MOMA in NYC or Japan – Aacute necklaces are stocked there!!! We’ll be chatting about how they started, how they operate, their challenges and successes… An intimate evening (limited places) with nibblies and a free drink on arrival.

Aacute, Hannakin and Able and Game are currently showcased in our Summer Pop Up Shop and below is more information about our panel of artists:

HANNAKIN

Hanna Mancini of Hannakin. Photo provided by the artist.

Hanna Mancini of Hannakin. Photo provided by the artist.

Hanna Mancini is a Melbourne based illustrator, crafter, procrastinator whose art practices span the exploration of multiple mediums.
Her own creative label ‘Hannakin’ encompasses a wide range of things she makes and does, including archival quality prints of her whimsical watercolour and collage illustrations, and textile/soft sculpture works.

Interview with Hanna: click here.

Website: www.etsy.com/shop/hannakin

Hannakin Dolls

Hannakin Dolls

AACUTE

Aacute Colour Box Studio Profile Photo Julie and Kelly Tran

Julie and Kelly Tran of Aacute. Photo by DA Photogaphy.

AACUTE is a collective of thinkers and makers, all from different background, stemming from two Melbournian sisters, Julie and Kelly. We all share a singular human concept of design and beauty with sustainability in mind.

AACUTE finds its home at the Sweat Shop Studio located in the heart of Footscray.

A couple years ago, AACUTE was founded on various influences, one of which was Melbourne’s vibrant local community and the second was the indigenous tribal communities of East Asia, namely tribal feels, modern and dark urban fashions. Combining the two in conjunction with the fast paced, contemporary life of the City of Melbourne, we decided to MAKE STUFF. www.aacute.com.au

Assorted items by aacute available at Colour Box Studio Summer Pop Up Shop

Assorted items by aacute

ABLE AND GAME

Anna and Gareth of Able and Game.

Anna and Gareth of Able and Game.

Able and Game make greeting cards from their studio in Brunswick. They love making quirky and offbeat cards that reference train stations, cats and fun times.

 www.ableandgame.com

2012 Interview with Able and Game: click here.

Able and Game Cards.

Able and Game Cards.

If you’re an emerging artist or designer or simple interested in your creative community, then this is the night for you. The panel will also include a Q & A so come along and have a question or two ready to go.

CREATIVE JAM: A Panel Discussion with Melbourne Creative Business Owners

Featuring: Aacute, Hannakin and Able and Game and hosted by Colour Box Studio Director Amie Batalibasi.

WHEN: Thurs 19 December, 6:30-8:30pm

COST: $20 + Booking Fee (includes nibblies and a free drink on arrival). To book: click here.

WHERE: Colour Box Studio 236 Nicholson St, Footscray

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