MTNS MADE have teamed up with Creative Plus Business Group to bring you a fun and practical workshop that answers the age-old question – ‘how am I supposed to find the time to run a career or business, pursue our creative practice, and have a life as well?’ This workshop discusses practical strategies to help you keep…

MTNS MADE have teamed up with Creative Plus Business Group to bring you a fun and practical workshop that goes through the basic elements of communicating with others, including the management of difficult negotiations and how to work towards a “win-win” scenario with tricky clients and challenging situations. How do you say no? Negotiation and communication…

Born and raised in Katoomba, Justin Hunter, aka Em Flach, tells Lisa Finn Powell about how he went from being a piano-playing tradie to an international recording artist. Artists have been known to find their creative influences in many different ways. For Justin Hunter, a musician, producer, photographer and adventurer, it comes down to one…

Join us at the MTNS MADE Salon for some good old show and tell. At this month’s MTNS MADE Salon, Harold David, one of Australia’s premier fashion and portraiture photographers will be opening up to the creative community in a frank and engaging conversation led by Ann Niddrie. While much of Harold’s commercial work involves…

Join us at the MTNS MADE Salon for some good old show and tell. As a Fine Art Photographer, Nina Lipscombe understands the need for printing artworks onto quality archival paper, and in capturing your artworks for archival purposes. Nina works with her partner Mark as Cottontail Press in providing exceptional fine art printing and…

The MTNS MADE Salon returns to the Avalon for 2019. To open the Salon Series for 2019, Blue Mountains based writer, director and regular radio presenter Margaret Davis and key actors will be presenting excerpts from her new work, Eating Pomegranates, followed by a Q&A with the writers of a number of the pieces. Having…

When director and cinematographer Michael Joy isn’t traveling the world making advertisements for the likes of Nivea, Dove, and Jacob’s Creek, he works from his home base in Leura on personal and experimental projects. One such venture is his television series, cul_de_sac. A truly local project, cul_de_sac is entirely produced and shot in the Blue Mountains,…

Rachel Peachey and Paul Mosig, artists and designers, found themselves in Melbourne ten years ago questioning where their lives were headed. They met while studying art in Canberra, and moved south in hopes of finding a home filled with culture and adventure that would nourish their creative development. While they found many of those things,…

PROFILE — ILLUSTRATION Edith recalls her first glimpse of the Blue Mountains, spied when flying out of Sydney airport for an overseas adventure. “I remember flying over the Blue Mountains and thinking what is all this delicious greenery? From that point it was in my mind.” Growing up in rural Victoria, Edith’s love of drawing developed…

A common refrain among those who live in the Blue Mountains is that their arrival here felt as though they had finally come home. For artist, author, and director, Emma Magenta, this is not too far from the truth. Emma spent much of her childhood visiting her grandfather, a ceramic artist in Blackheath. So when…