Friday, 29 August 2014

Pinch River at pod!

As promised I'm back with more updates as they come to hand...

I've wanted to do a pop-up shop for the longest time and now I get to realise my dream!
Pinch River is popping-up at pod from Wednesday 24th September to Sunday 28th September. Trading hours will be Wednesday 24th, Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th from 10am-4pm.

pod is an exciting initiative by Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre in cooperation with Lonsdale Street Traders, a mixed-use pop-up space housed in a former tyre shop and fitter workshop in Braddon.

Located amongst creative stores, studios, and emerging talent, pod is a versatile and unique space, aimed at supporting members, emerging makers, artists, cooperatives, curators, writers and educators. pod provides a space to showcase and promote local artists and their work.
Whether it is a one-off event, an exhibition, a retail space, a workshop or a short-term studio space, pod allows artists to present their practice to an enthusiastic public within the vibrancy of Lonsdale Street Traders.

Come experience my pop-up shop at pod at Lonsdale Street Traders - 27 Lonsdale St Braddon.  

(Apologies for the poor image, it was taken on my phone. I have better images from my camera but someone is setting up the space and I wanted to show it empty).

pod is located within Londsdale Street Traders... a converted warehouse space housing an eclectic selection of independant small businesses including fashion, homewares, art, a florist, a bakery / cafe and hairdresser. I took some photos to share with you (the lack of people is only due to me being there rather early):

Outside on Lonsdale Street you will find Lonsdale Street Roasters (seen here after the shops) and further down is the Elk & Pea and on the other side of the road from here is debacle. I've experienced both the Elk & Pea (for dinner) and debacle (for breakfast) and happy with both. So if you're in Canberra be sure to come and see my beautiful pop-up shop and then explore Lonsdale Street for yourselves...

Pinch River happenings...

I've been posting over on my Facebook page and not so much over here since arriving in Canberra... but I'm slowly getting back in to the swing of my social media and will be more present again.

I already posted some updates back on the the 6th of August in regards to being a casual stallholder at the Old Bus Depot Markets and this will continue through September and October and hopefully November and December too.

I also mentioned in that post that I am going to have a stall at this year's Living Green Festival which will be held on Sunday the 12th of October... head on over to their website to find out more.

In addition to this I am super excited to announce that Pinch River will also be a stallholder at this year's MODERN Market which is part of DESIGN Canberra - a Craft ACT project (where stallholders were selected by an independent panel).

In 2014 Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre is launching DESIGN Canberra, a four day festival celebrating and promoting Canberra’s vibrant and diverse design community. Inspired by Canberra’s innovative design sector, DESIGN Canberra will host a series of events engaging the Canberra community with craft and design, architecture and the designed city.

MODERN Market takes place on Saturday November the 22nd from 2pm - 8pm at New Acton. There is a website on its way and I can't put too much emphasis on how exciting it will be to be in Canberra during this period... kicking off with Floriade in September of course! Once all the information is up about DESIGN Canberra I will post it all here so you can see all the wonderful goings on for yourselves... and hopefully plan your trip!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Happy to be indoors

This is the first of many photos that I will be bringing to you over the coming months from my new home in Canberra.

This has been Max's morning routine in winter... sitting in the kitchen soaking up the winter sun behind glass. He's never experienced frost before so he no longer rushes to be out early, he's happy to wait indoors until the sun is up and drenching the back yard. It reminds me of this photo I posted in 2011 of him happy to be indoors as well. The kitchen is a lovely spot to be, especially in the morning when then sun pours through the window that overlooks the backyard.

Sunday, 10 August 2014


Thanks to the lovely Shell from etsy shop Entwined Silk for featuring my 'kangaroos' eco fabric storage basket in her lovely 'for the modern home' etsy Treasury!

NB: The code generator tool I used to use for treasuries no longer works so you will have to click the link in the texts to view all the fab items in this treasury on etsy.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Hello from the bush Capital!

So... it's been exactly two months since my last post, hmmm. Sincere apologies for my absence but I was busy moving to Canberra! I arrived at the end of May / beginning of June and hit the ground running with Arts Internship at Craft ACT. This is part of an Arts Administration course I am doing via distance learning through TAFE... and I'm loving it!

I've been settling in to my new home... a little rental property in a lovely part of Canberra. I'll be sharing images of my home as I methodically go room by room setting them up and putting my stamp on them... and will also be slowly getting in to the garden too and sharing those adventures over on my gardening blog.

For now though I really am still getting settled and setting up the studio and home office have been my priority so I can get in to the swing of things with Pinch River once again, as I don't like being away from it too long.

In mid-July I started at the Old Bus Depot Markets and will continue to be a casual stall holder there. I'll let everyone know when I'm going to be there via my Facebook page, so be sure to 'like' it so you can keep in touch with what I'm up to.

I'm also excited to announce that Pinch River has been selected to be a stall holder at this years Living Green Festival in Canberra!

'The purpose of the Living Green Festival is to bring innovative green and carbon-reducing practices to the Canberra community, with an emphasis on low carbon food and products. The Festival aims to raise awareness of the environmental consequences of human choices and to show everyone how easy and enjoyable it is to live a sustainable and compassionate lifestyle. The Festival also aims to promote respect for, and improvement of, Canberra’s natural environment and its inhabitants by providing a forum in which leading environmental, conservation, and sustainability organisations and businesses can come together and raise awareness of their aims and products amongst a diverse audience. 

The Festival also showcases ethical, fair trade, and cruelty-free products and practices – hence its motto: ‘a kinder shade of green’. This year the Festival aims to enhance Canberra’s reputation as a vibrant, culturally diverse city, and to build on the support we received in previous years from our wonderful sponsors and stall holders, by attracting even more attendees from both the ACT and interstate.'

The festival will be held on Sunday October 12 from 10am - 4pm at The Albert Hall in Canberra. It coincides with the last day of Floriade... a wonderful time to be in Canberra, to celebrate Spring and all the wonderful things going on around Canberra at any one time. I will be creating an Event on my Facebook page to remind everyone... and will be back here shortly to post more of what I am up to.