Thursday, 26 November 2009

Inspirathon (let's pretend it's a word, just for now)

After having rushed out an email so that everyone knew what was happening, I realised that I had forgotten about the why. Which left the people who had missed out on the original email thread in the dark, so here is what started it all.

"Anyone keen for a food, gallery and creating day over the weekend? It would be great to get a group together and find some inspiration then do something with whatever we find. I have been trying to find time to go to White Rabbit for ages so that's an option, or I'm open to suggestions if anything has just popped up in creative land. Even a design crawl through Surry Hills (similar to Urban Walkabout tours only without the $75 fee) to drop into cafes, shops and galleries.

The more the merrier! Lets hatch a plan."

So the idea is to get creative people together in Sydney to find inspiration and then do something with it.
Below is the email (aka the plan) sent on Thursday 26th of Nov.

Hey all,

With interest coming from all over the place thanks to some power networking at Junior on Wednesday night, our little 'gallery, food, design and art tour' is gaining numbers and a creative collective of designers, artists, illustrators and directors is forming. There may be even more after Pecha Kucha tonight at the Red Rattler.

So that we can all meet up, the start will be at White Rabbit in Chippendale at 11am on Saturday the 28th of November. 

After a look around for how ever long is required we can head off in the direction of Surry Hills to explore cafes, bars, shops and galleries. Be prepared to go with the flow, float aimlessly and backtrack when necessary. I have a habit of being drawn to nice papers, fat books, letterpress prints, patterned wallpapers, op shops and shiny bicycles so don't forget to steer me towards, clothing, furniture, lighting, magazines stores and second hand stores and anything else that is 'your thing'. Remember this is your tour to guide (majority rules of course), I'm just holding the umbrella, whether metaphoric or literal. Check out TwoThousand for some inspiration and keep an eye/ear out for anything that's opening/closing or showing that we can drop by.

We also have the option of Young Blood designers markets running at the Powerhouse Museum which if anything like last time is well worth exploring. The $5 entry includes access to the museum.

Then once the legs are tired we can retire to somewhere comfortable to do something with the inspiration we have gleaned from the adventure. If you want to share something you have been working on bring that along too.

Don't forget:
  • comfortable shoes
  • some cash for entries, food, drinks and stuff
  • something to be creative with
  • to be open to changes of plan
  • to share
Feel free to comment, discuss and expand in the comments section at the bottom of this post.

I look forward to seeing you there.


aka PseudoRhys


Also on at the moment is which is highly recommended, and for a quiet ale 'the Pond' has popped up in Darlinghurst. 


kate said...

ohhhhh this sounds so fun!!! move to melbourne you guys!! go on... you know ya wanna ;)

PseudoRhys said...

big thanks to Chrissy, Darren, Jess and Carly for coming along today and making the first creative group thingy alot of fun.

Verdict is that White Rabbit is awesome, Powerhouse Museum needs to promote Young Blood Designer Markets a lot more, to do the creative kids at the market justice, and paper2 on Crown Street, Surry Hills should move to Newtown so I can visit more often.

I'm sure there will be another day/night out organised soon to keep the momentum up.

PseudoRhys said...

thanks Kate. it was a blast. worth every step. melbourne will happen eventually, just not sure when :)

junyper said...

Maybe a going on or joining a Sketch Crawl?

jess b said...

Hey Rhys,
big thanks for you setting everything up!
White Rabbit was indeed awesome,
looking forward to their exhibition shift,

Hopefully we'll do this again in the future,
Not sure if I'm going but to give you a heads up
Finder's Keepers art marker is happening this saturday
at Carriageworks

jess b