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Laura Thomey of  Mina + Oli is holding a Facebook competition! Sign up to Mina + Oli’s Facebook page before July 20th and you will be entered into a draw to win a pretty blue preloved leather coin purse (pictured). If you refer three friends to sign up, you will have the chance to win and even bigger prize!

Tracy Quertier is hosting a special dinner and exhibition as part of the State of Design Festival, where 18 creatives will be showcased over one evening as part of a special dining experience. The feast will be presented as a live moving stage, with episodes of activity and pause. Food will be created by Comida Bebe at new bar Rue de Fleurus in Fitzroy. All donations and proceeds from the dinner will be given towards the ‘Hunger’ cause. You can find out more information and buy tickets at

Naturopath Sue Halliday is hosting another Craft Stress Management course in August. Suitable for beginners and experienced crafters alike, participants will embark on two craft projects over six weeks, whilst exploring some of the issues that lead to stress. Learn ways to better manage stressors, using a variety of methods, including mindfulness practices, affirmations and the importance of positive self-talk and of course, craft. For more information go to or contact Sue on 0422 500 957 or via  sue/at/

The Women’s Salon is a thematic exhibition showcasing the contemporary practice of women artists who live or work in the City of Moreland. This year’s exhibition marks the anniversary of a landmark event in Australian history – the centenary of women voting in the Victorian Legislative Assembly elections, which enabled women to run for public office.Whatever your media and whatever your style, if you submit a proposal for new work that responds in an innovative way to this theme, then you have an opportunity to be included in the exhibition. For an information pack, contact counihangallery/at/

Camille Condon (aka Ms Curly Pops) is organising The Hottie Challenge Exhibition which runs until July 24th at Open Drawer Art Textiles & Learning Centre in Camberwell. The hotties on display are available to purchase or you can make a coin or note donation for your favourite hottie. All of the funds raised will be donated to the Margaret Pratt Foundation Heart and Lung Transplant Trust. More details can be found on Camille’s blog.

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