Cracking creativity open. Brisbane’s coworking spaces

It’s not every day you hear an office described as ‘creativity on crack’. That’s just how Jethro Batts describes his Sydney coworking space, The Works Glebe. “It’s eclectic and definitely allows us to work within our own parameters, equipped with hammocks, dogs, standing desks, antique furniture and yes, even our own campervan,” Jethro says. The Works Glebe is a creative, cultural and retail hub for … Continue reading Cracking creativity open. Brisbane’s coworking spaces

How the audience becomes the artist during festival celebration

“Much before Science extended our vision onto the material world, it’s been the Arts that helped man reach out beyond the mundane and the ordinary. The mission of the artist has always been to delve into the immaterial ineffable mysteries and bring back tangible forms that could stretch people’s vision beyond its default limited mode.” Ferdinando Buscema     After a recent four-day festival adventure … Continue reading How the audience becomes the artist during festival celebration

Feel the earth frequency. Queensland’s best outdoor festival

I’ve long been a festival goer. Places where people go to celebrate under the stars, to stomp and dance on the earth, to connect with friends, to be debaucherous and generally let go of regular life. The biggest party in the electronic music scene in Queensland is coming up this weekend. Earth Frequency Festival (affectionately known as Earth Freq) is about to celebrate its 10 … Continue reading Feel the earth frequency. Queensland’s best outdoor festival

Stories, like people and butterflies and songbirds’ eggs

Stories, like people and butterflies and songbirds’ eggs and human hearts and dreams, are also fragile things, made up of nothing stronger or more lasting than twenty six letters and a handful of punctuation marks. Or they are words on the air, composed of sounds and ideas – abstract, invisible, gone once they’ve been spoken – and what could be more frail than that? But, … Continue reading Stories, like people and butterflies and songbirds’ eggs

Yarn: reigniting our storytelling traditions

My hands are shaking. My heart is racing. My lips are trembling. My head is spinning. The storyteller pauses to catch her breath. Silence floods the room. The larger than life clock ticks, echoing the heartbeats of all in the space. I am an alcoholic.  I’ve been sober for nine years and this is exactly how I remember waking up on the bathroom floor after … Continue reading Yarn: reigniting our storytelling traditions

Imagination and the festival experience

I’ve long been a festival goer. Doofs we call them in Australia. Places where people go to celebrate under the stars, to stomp and dance on the earth, to connect with friends, to be debaucherous and generally let go of their regular state of mind. I’ve been thinking lately about festival experiences, in particular their role in sanctioning unbounded adult play and how this seeks … Continue reading Imagination and the festival experience