Happy Friday! Last month we had the opportunity to be a part of an awesome event which saw a bunch of passionate people work together for an important cause. We had the chance to play a part in the Light FM sponsored Free to Be concert, an event where local artists came together to sing, dance and perform to fight for the freedom for those trapped in human trafficking. We were overjoyed that we could contribute to something that we felt so passionate about, freedom and the arts. We know what you’re thinking, Val and Vess can sing and dance?! No we haven’t been hiding a singing talent, we left that to the professionals! We were lucky to lend our talents to assist the absolutely wonderful Red Hong Yi!
“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but is one who inspires others.”
One of the most beautiful things in life is when humanity gathers together to do something amazing. Such in the case of Golden the Exhibition. A night of collaboration, creativity, vision and gathering for a cause, it was a night that saw makers and creators band together to support Headspace, an organisation that cares for youth mental health. Having personally had friends who have been effected with mental health issues, we know how important it is to support those who are going through such a journey.
And that’s what Golden did. With art on the walls available for purchase and artists creating live pieces on the night, all proceeds from any of the sales went to Headspace. Not only backing their work, but also giving the public the chance to discuss mental illness and to show their support for those effected by it.
We got the chance to speak to the organiser of the event, the wonderful typographer, illustrator and all round lovely person; Kate Pullen.
1) Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
How can someone with a camera, or a brush make a difference to hundreds of people’s lives? Spur Afrika showed us how.
Meet Candy Ng, an illustrator, a ceramic artist, a mural maker, graphic designer and lover of food. We first connected with her through instagram after she drew an incredible sketch of us from the ADGA First Five Out. Candy brings an element of fun, creativity and joy into all her work, and shows us what it is to live a truly creative life. Having worked with some of our favourites, Creative Mornings and Kinfolk cafe, we speak to her about her various passions, taking a year off to pursue creative projects and her unique creative journey.
What do you get when you take a handful of talented and generous people, a portion of wonderful products, a coffee machine, all round good vibes and place them in the middle of Melbourne CBD? You get The K I N G D O M Ethical Fashion Market of course.