Monday, June 3, 2013

Make and Do...

Make and Do – 
a day of talks and discussions 
led by today’s leaders in Australian design 
sharing how they successfully launched their businesses, 
kept them growing and conquered the online marketplace...

I will be hosting this day with Michael Reid 
as part of the galleries strong commitment to
Australian designs and products.

Having an event that will give our audience
a unique opportunity to learn and discuss
the positive influences that the handmade community 
has to offer will be a new and
refreshing topic for our event days.

When: 27 th  October 2013

Where: Michael Reid at Murrurundi 
Boyd Street, Murrurundi.
The Upper Hunter, N.S.W.

Cost: $65 per person (includes light lunch and afternoon tea). 

Booking can be made at the Michael Reid Web Site.

The Speakers:

After studying in Australia and the US and working in the banking sector, Vanessa Anderson started to design and create cakes and cupcakes in Oregon.  Following her move back to Australia she quickly established a reputation for pretty sweets and fabulous tasting cakes and in 2008 she and her husband Jon started up Sugar Rush in the stunning Hunter Valley.  Inspired by artworks, fine china and fabrics, Vanessa’s painted cakes, and fine piping work are known as some of the best in the country and have been featured in wedding magazines and newspapers, and on the internet and television. Vanessa and Jon’s tutorial site Cake Style TV provides resources and step-by-step cake tutorials to followers all round the world.

Angela Lavender from Country Culture, is passionate about supporting Australian designed, made and produced goods – from designer products to handmade finds and unique gifts. Country Culture grew from her desire to bring together the many rich and colourful sources of talent that she has discovered - often in the most unexpected of places - and showcase it to the whole world

In 2000 Megan Trousdale and her husband Duncan re-established Nundle's oldest shop, Odgers and McClelland Exchange Stores, a business started in 1891 that had been closed for over 20 years.  As well as serving customers over the counter, in 2012 they took the store online and now send parcels of tea, soap, enamel cookware, garden tools and kitchen utensils - wrapped in their distinctive brown paper -  all over Australia and overseas. Online sales now represent 30 per cent of  turnover.  Megan is also a freelance writer for Country Style, House and Garden, Good Living, Organic Gardener, and Gardening Australia.

Interwool and its fashion brands Sheer Bliss, Bliss, Baby Bliss and Carrigan are the brainchild of Nick Bradford and his wife Kylie.  Since starting in Sydney in 2002 the company has brought to market the best superfine merino knitwear, scarves and coats, manufactured in Australia and China.  Its sales doubled each year for the first three years and enjoyed double digit growth thereafter. After two office and warehouse relocation's, Nick and Kylie bought Nundel Woollen Mill in 2007 and relocated InterWool there in August 2013, continuing to produce innovative clothing for the Australian and New Zealand markets and to develop knitwear for international markets. 

 For more update on this event and whats new at the gallery
Please checkout the 
Michael Reid at Murrurundi Facebook page
which I update on a regular basis 
highlighting art, culture and events that are happening at the gallery and around 
our picturesque town.


Anna-Marie Field said...

Hi Michelle,I followed all your links and oh my!!!Odgers & McClelland is amazing!!
And the Woollen Mill!!Well I could simply live there!!!Hope it will be have a great success!!!
Have a fab week!!!

Joy said...

So good to read about all those innovative people Michelle - thank you for sharing the information and all the very best to all of them, and to you.

bearte said...

tienes un premio en mi blog