I met Aaron Craig at a festival some seven years ago and had no idea the kid was an artist. He told cracking tales and had wanderlust in his eye, a likable guy who was always planning an adventure. Since then, he’s lived in various cities around Australia and undertook a sabbatical across the globe, calling Canada home for several years. His travel updates were the sort you longed for.
Lost At E Minor is run out of offices in Newcastle, Australia, and New York, USA. Our offices in Newcastle were pretty tired and in need of a make-over. Step in interior designer and stylist Tim Neve. Working on a budget of just $500, he achieved something pretty amazing. The guy is a genius at this stuff.
Look Hear is a free event taking place at the Newcastle Art Gallery in Australia from March 10, and running until the end of the month, at which a selection of designers and artists will present a series of talks about their creative process, methods and techniques, as well as discuss the inspirations behind their creative careers.
Ok, so the leadsinger of this Australian band, Powerage, is barely into his teens, and already he sings like Axl Rose and Brian Johnson’s love child. Perhaps he is? They are unbelievably good, and will rip it up on stage for many years to come. For those about to rock, Powerage salutes you.
Between October 21-24, the Australian International Animation Festival is heading to Newcastle, just out of Sydney, where 110 films from 26 countries will amaze, delight, amuse and confuse — perhaps all at the same time. There will be ‘two international programs, a showcase of Australian animation, highlights of SIGGRAPH Asia, a digital program for for the brave, a late-night hour of oddness in Late Night Bizarro, and for those under 18, there’s a special kids program of international animated treats’. Tickets are $5 per session or $30 for festival pass to see all eight programs. No pre-sale — at the door and cash only. If you’re in the area, be sure to check it out.
Disney meets couture in The Spring Issue of The Junction + Darby The Magazine, a free zine published in Newcastle, Australia that aims to capture the best in fashion, art and life from the region in general by Lost At E Minor fashion contributor Tim Neve. Out of the dress up box from Abicus comes new season shorty-shorts, nautical stripes and preppy cuts (a’ la Mini Mouse). The fashion and styling whimsically mixing childhood nostalgia with rock attitude, embracing the playfulness of the Australian Spring.
I moved to Newcastle late last year, though I still do a lot of work in Sydney. What a great city Newcastle is. It’s been breath of fresh air for me. For the first few months, I worked on Lost At E Minor and our online pubishing company, Conversant Media, from home. But then I heard about the Renew Newcastle project, launched by one of Australia’s creative stars (in terms of making things happen, not talking the talk), Marcus Westbury.
Newcastle is now my home town and I’m enjoying meeting some of the interesting people living here. Working under the name of Illumination Ink, Heath Killen has a strong and refined style. His diverse portfolio includes everything from album art to corporate IDs and typography. In addition to his commercial work at Illumination Ink, he’s recently been producing a series of surreal Australian landscapes, some of which are on display at Flickr.
Firekites, from small town Australia (Newcastle to be exact), are my new musical obsession, and have been since early yesterday when their song Autumn Story randomly burst into my headphones and latched itself deep into my inner ear iPod. I wish they’d been around when I last lived in Sydney; it would have been well […]