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As this year’s Sorry Day again gives us cause to stop and think, May finds us in a united state of mind here at the Sub. Whether
it’s within the JM family, across our Brisbane brethren or throughout this beautiful land, there’s never been a better time to get happy about what brings us together. Here’s what else has us working in sweet harmony this month…
Teaming us up with our brothers and sisters across Gilimbaa and Breeder, our work for Indigenous consultant and cultural awareness trainer Tom Kirk has togetherness at its very core. Intent on building understanding between people and communities, Tom runs powerful workshops that serve to educate non-Indigenous people on Indigenous culture. By creating an online training facility with impact, Tom will reach as wide an audience as possible. We’ll be unveiling our work in the coming months, so keep watching this space.
Billed as a boutique bar for everyone, new venue The End promises an inclusive door policy when it opens in the old ‘Trash Video’ space in West End. Doing away with door-nazi bouncers and wage-busting cocktails, The End’s interior is a cosy yet eclectic mix of materials, light, plants and taxidermy. In keeping with the contrasts within the bar itself, we’ve designed a brand that neatly combines elegance with cool quirk and a hint of a homage to its heritage. Opening very soon, it’s set to be our new favourite hangout.
Due to be unveiled shortly, we’re still a little coy about JM:Lab’s Made in the Now venture. What we can do is show you the brand (which gives a clue or two of what’s to come) and allow you to have the very first taste of the Made in the Now experience. We can’t wait to show and tell.
“What are the first three things you’d buy if you won the lottery?”
Reality: two houses – beach and city version – and a new car.
Fantasy: I would like to become a “ye old world” pirate, buy a big sailing ship, a new more extravagant bird (my budgie is quite nice, but he doesn’t talk, poos all over my shoulder and bites me) and an incredibly expensive fiddle and I would spend my days adventuring the seven seas with my friends!
Not in any particular order…
A farm to set up an animal rescue sanctuary.
A villa in France for my family.
A return journey to space for my better half 😉
Josephmark for the next year.
A block of land, high, but near the coast, to live on and have a studio/design school.
A ticket to Russia for my Mum & Dad.
A new burning question 🙂
Good question! Pity my answer is normal, but I’m assuming it’s an average win…
1. Pay off my folks’ mortgage.
2. A DSLR camera.
3. Round the world ticket x2.
1. First I’d buy the lottery itself, then continuously rig it.
2. Then I’d buy Spain just because I can.
3. Then I’d invest in some internet startups.
After cloning my cat and buying some friends?
Probably travel indefinitely.
The pie chart is an extreme makeover for anything a little dull; illustrating whatever needs to be said, in a pleasant form, whilst reminding us how delicious pies are. We’re all guilty of unhealthy choices and overeating (too much pie perhaps) – well now there is no excuse. Enlightening us is the Wheel of Nutrition – a ceramic mother to make sure we’re eating right…
Bob Dylan composed songs here, Jimi Hendrix and Patti Smith stayed here and our very own Joyce Ho and Alex Naghavi are there right now. The Chelsea, New York City – “the centre of artistic and bohemian activity”. Photo by Joyce Ho.
Sorry day: is today. Get involved, make a donation, or just take the time to reflect. //
Seven again: The mighty Seven With Another: SECOND EDITION kicks off for a week at the
Sub with the launch tomorrow night (Friday 27 May at 7pm). Grab your chance to see
inspirational work from the unlikeliest of creative partnerships. // For the record: Stop
Flooding My Record Collection sees designers re-appropriating sleeves for jazz records saved from the Brisbane floods. Taking place tonight only (26 May) and with proceeds going to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Fund, head to Newstead’s Limestore for 6pm sharp. // Get your
green on: Show the world you care on World Environment Day, next Sunday June 5. // Dive
in: Floating Land is a ten-day programme of all things green art. This year’s theme is Water
Culture and it all kicks off on Friday 27 May. // The talent: of Mr Riki Salam, Creative Director at Gilimbaa can been seen in this month’s header and tail artwork.