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Creative Women’s Circle – Saturday 12 September

Our next Creative Women’s Circle event will featuretalks from not one, but two highly talented and creative women!

Saturday 12 September
10am – 12 midday
Guildford Lane Gallery
20 Guildford Lane
, Melbourne CBD
(off Queen St, between LaTrobe and Little Lonsdale streets. A short walk from Melbourne Central Station or Elizabeth St/Latrobe St trams. Parking lot nearby.)
Please RSVP to tess /at/

The presentations will be separated by a short coffee/tea/Tim Tam break. Our speakers will be:

Monique McNamara is founding director and creative strategist UP&UP Creative – a values-based brand communications consultancy in Fitzroy, specialising in eco-graphic design solutions. Monique founded UP&UP Creative with a core mission to provide high-end creative solutions while minimising environmental impact. She is active in debates and lectures in Australia and overseas on sustainability, eco-graphic design and values-based Marketing and communication. Monique was also behind the recent Gertrude St Projection Festival, presented by the non-for-profit Gertrude St Association, which she co-founded.

Jessie Fairweather began Foundry upon her return to Australia (from working as a designer for Fabrica in Italy and Studio Dumbar in Holland) wanting to create clever, useful, and positive design products. Foundry, based in Daylesford, is a graphic design studio working across commercial, cultural, and independent practice. You may recognise items from Foundry’s innovative range of paper products – such as Measure and Tangent – that have been popping up at design markets around Melbourne over the last 12 months, or from their exhibition as part of the 2009 State of Design festival, Today Tomorrow.

Both Monique and Jessie will talk about starting and evolving their businesses, and the pros, cons, highlights and challenges of championing a positive design cause on the world stage.

Please RSVP to tess /at/ as early as possible.

Posted by: Tess McCabe
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2 Responses to Creative Women’s Circle – Saturday 12 September

  1. Miss Kish says:

    Hi Tess,

    Thank you so much for organising today.
    Was a great set of presentation and I feel like I've come out of it knowing tenfold more.
    Its been helpful + inspiring.


  2. L says:

    jessie + monique were so inspiring. thanks so much tess! xxLaura