Spoke to 100+ people this morning at #creativemornings Auckland in my Kermit PJ’s. The theme was ‘childhood’ so I figured it was relevant :) thanks to all those that came! Video soon! #cmakl #kermitpjs
Check out these brilliant sketches of last Friday’s CreativeMornings/Auckland with Deanna Yang done by one our talented early risers, Natasha Vermeulen. You can see more of Natasha’s work at From The Mill. Thanks Natasha!
And keep an eye out tomorrow for our photo’s of last Friday!
Photographer, activist, and urbanist Patrick Reynolds treated our earlybirds to a passionate talk about “Unf**king Auckland”, and the transport revolution the city is currently experiencing. It was a fascinating talk filled with stirring facts and figures, as well a whistlestop tour through Reynolds diverse career.
Dressed in some spiffy Kermit the frog trousers Illustrator and Graphic Designer Richard Kuoch a.k.a. Podgy Panda with us his learnings from his career, his travels and his love of cartoons, speaking on the theme of Childhood.
The morning was hosted by the team at Movers & Shakers, in their colour-changing inflatable braincell, and proudly brought to you by Curative and Little Lot, with coffee and water generously provided by Coffee Supreme and Antipodes. Thanks peeps!! Our love for you is bigger then a really big tree that would be perfect for climbing.
Last Friday we gathered at Studio One Toi Tū to dip our quills into the topic of Ink. Or the lack of Ink… author and illustrator Dylan Horrocks talked about the terror of the blank page, and how we all fear being criticised.
Creative Mornings/Auckland with Deanna Yang Friday 29th November, 8:00am-9:30am Q Theatre
Deanna Yang is this month’s exciting and inspiring #CMAkl speaker.
Deanna opened the kitchen of Moustache Milk & Cookie Bar at the age of just 21. She did so with little knowledge of how to run a business; all she had to go on was her drive, determination, and a healthy dose of bravery.
Deanna’s personal dedication to following through with her dream is nothing short of impressive. She knew what she wanted to achieve, and had the wherewithal to follow-through with everything she had, despite various set-backs along the way.
Perhaps overall the thing that allowed Deanna to open Moustache, and cross that item off her bucket list, was her courage. For this reason she is the perfect choice to talk on this month’s CreativeMornings theme of Bravery.
Read more about Deanna and register for the event here.
CreativeMornings /Auckland with The Lucky Taco Friday 28 June, 8:00am - 9:30am Q Lounge
If there’s one thing we love more than creativity at CreativeMornings… It’s food. And it just so happens that food is this month’s global theme! We are super lucky to have Sarah & Otis Frizzell fromThe Lucky Taco sharing their creative journey, unique experience and inspirational insights with our CreativeMornings community.
From the days of ad land (Sarah) and graffiti art (Otis), both incredible creative professionals in their own right, they have decided to combine forces and evolve it into a new creative venture, The Lucky Taco - So, what is it… And why?
“Well, when we were in the States in August 2011, we were struck by the amount of tasty and diverse food available from food trucks. Not just any old trucks – super cool, funky eateries on wheels.
As passionate home cooks, we thought it’d be cool to do something similar in New Zealand. The food truck concept is HUGE in the States, and gaining momentum in Australia, but hasn’t really hit Aotearoa yet. There are a few popping up, but none of them have the same aesthetic as the classic Californian Taco Trucks.”
Independent curator Rob Garrett came along to share his recent curatorial initiative “Lost in a Dream”, an an international contemporary art exhibition that brings together fourteen renowned and emerging artists from Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden and the United States.