The summer of 2019-20 has been challenging for so many people, those directly affected by the fire and weather events, and the wider community. The task of putting life back together again can be overwhelming, for our creativity and our business. RE-SET is a chance for the creative community to come together and work as a…

Kayo Yokoyama’s approach to her work isn’t overly precious which, considering she’s one of Australia’s most highly regarded artists and she’s working with glass, might come as a surprise. It certainly did for the organisers of the Blake Prize for Religious Art (for which Kayo was a finalist in 2018) when she knocked back a…

In the little valley between Leura and Katoomba behind the facade of an old weatherboard cottage is a home made by an artist and an architect. The artist, Heidi Axelsen,and the architect, Hugo Moline, live there with their daughter Tove. They call it the Lightscoop House because its new lightscoop draws in sunlight to illuminate…

Almost the first time I met photographer Harold David, it was to buy his house in Blackheath. We met up on a chilly winter’s evening at Sydney pub, the Norfolk Hotel on Cleveland Street. Harold strode in wearing a trucker’s cap and a handsome vintage plaid hunter’s jacket. He wore them well, with a quiet…

Tucked away on a quiet street in Blackheath is one of Australia’s leading artist duos, Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro. A large studio in their back garden is the fertile nerve centre where tiny sparks enter the world and grow up to become incredible, often immense, artworks. The work is conceived by the collaborating twosome…

Join us for the final MTNS MADE Salon of 2019. Get in front of potential clients and collaborators by sharing your creative works – a song, poetry, an excerpt from a script, written word, or stand-up comedy. Put your name on the Blackboard upon arrival, or simply come and enjoy the diversity of what makes us…

At this month’s MTNS MADE Salon, we have a variety of guests sharing about their creative projects in the Blue Mountains. Fiona Davies, President of Modern Arts Projects (MAP) Blue Mountains will discuss the upcoming project Sewnup that received some City of the Arts Trust funding. Fiona will share details about the project itself in addition…

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…

Join us at this month’s MTNS MADE Salon where we will be joined by members of Illuminart’s award winning creative production team. Craig Laurendet and Verity Brookes will be sharing insights into the Port to Port project: month long a travelling light tour that is the culmination of 5 years’ creative production and planning. In a…