Hello Makers!

I’m very excited to announce our first live event!


Held at The Tribe in Darlinghurst, this event is for makers and artist who want to know more about getting their work into stores.

With our panel of fabulous creators, retailers and industry experts we’ll give you the inside information you’ve always wanted to know about the world of wholesale.
I’ll be hosting the event and asking all the questions you want answered.

There’ll be a light afternoon tea provided and you can enjoy some retail therapy of your own and explore the amazing pieces The Tribe has to offer.

So the big question is… who’s on the panel?
Here’s some of the wonderful speakers you’ll be hearing from…

KobeJohnsimagesquareKobe Johns – Director of Life Instyle

Kobe is an active member and champion of the Australian design manufacturing industry. Having spent most of the last decade managing large-scale design and art events in London, Sydney and Melbourne. In partnership with husband Adam Price, Kobe established JP Finsbury Bespoke Joiners in 2012, a workshop of master craftsmen producing high-end interiors, furniture and prototyping for the local industry. Clients include Adam Goodrum, Trent Jansen, Megan Morton, DesignbyThem, Tom Fereday and Design Office.

Kobe launched Factory Design District at VIVID Ideas, a curated three-day exhibition of Australian design, making and manufacturing, featuring both new and established Australian brands.  She is currently the Event Director of Life Instyle and excited to again be working on a long running event that nurtures Australian design brands.

EggpicnicChris and Camila – Eggpicnic

Eggpicnic is a design studio set up by birdwatchers and designers, Camila De Gregorio and Christopher Macaluso, which fuses design and conservation to end wildlife extinction through education. They create vibrant illustrations and fine art prints, bringing you the stories of our critically endangered fauna, the environment and our relationship to it.

Find out more about Eggpicnic

9Jeff McCann

Jeff describes himself as a textiles artist who works with cardboard. Inspired by fashion, surface design, street art and textiles/tapestries. Jeff takes unwanted cardboard from local shops and transforms it into new work that ranges from fashion, accessories and costumes, functional products, art and sculpture.

Jeff never wants to disguise his material choice, but rather celebrate the process of making. “I want my work to be approachable. I hate it when I’m looking at something and I can’t work out how it’s made. There’s an instantly disconnect. I always want my audience to be able to look at my work and see how it’s made. I try to embody an element of play and maybe even inspire more people to experiment with cardboard.” 

Find out more about Jeff

We’ll also be joined by Emma McPherson from The Plant Room and Avalon Dennis from Tara Dennis Store.

So are you in?? Tickets are limited to be sure to get in fast! Will I see you there?


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