Join us for the final MTNS MADE Salon of 2019. Celebrate this growing creative community, and help launch the ‘Avalon Social’; a space to meet and mingle, listen to music or performance, or share some food and drinks. Get in front of potential clients and collaborators by sharing your creative works – a song, poetry, an excerpt from 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…