Yes, ‘bespoke’ might be the most hipster word in the English language but there’s a reason why it is so popular – we long for nice things with meaning.
The resurgence in artisan and maker culture is an antidote to the one-size-fits all approach of mass production.
Come along for this panel where you’ll hear from local artists reinventing manufacturing.
Vanessa Murray is a Melbourne-based culture writer and communications nerd. Her first book, Made to Last: A compendium of heirloom quality trades, projects and care will be released by Hardie Grant Explore in November 2017.
Marcus Westbury is a broadcaster, writer, media maker and festival director who has been responsible for some of Australia’s more innovative, unconventional and successful cultural projects and events. In 2015 he wrote and presented Bespoke, a three-part ABC documentary series.
After four years with Easy in New York and London, Susannah Bradley joined the Australian Etsy team in 2016, heading up their seller growth efforts. An artist and entrepreneur in her own right, she helps grow Etsy’s Australian creative community through education and community projects.
Orion Chibnall began making jewellery at age 16, under the guidance of his father and older brother. Almost twenty years later, his business Orion Joel Custom Jewellery embraces both traditional and modern techniques in all aspects of jewellery design and manufacture.
This event is presented by Melbourne Conversations