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Vivid Ideas: Creative Frontiers in The Asia Pacific

Held on 9 June 2016

Watch the panel discussion below.

Australia lives on the doorstep of a creative goldmine. With rising opportunity and wealth in the Asia Pacific, a population of over 4 billion people are curiously seeking new ideas, culture and forms of expression. Drawing on our own diverse cultural heritage and identity, Australia has an opportunity to become a creative leader in our region, exploring creative culture to form new and exciting possibilities.

The Distillery is an award winning creative studio in Darlinghurst, specialising in crafting brands, boutique stationery and cultural events, and in 2014 expanded into Jakarta Indonesia.

The evening will present a panel of four internationally recognised creative practitioners who have grown into emerging Asia Pacific markets and includes:

  • Mikala Tai, Director, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
  • Haryono Setiadi, Fashion Designer, Haryono Setiadi
  • Adam Brimo, Founder and CEO,
  • Nathan Leong, Founder and Managing Director, The Distillery

Offering the story of their journeys to date, the panellists will explore opportunities, successes and challenges they have faced in their creative enterprises. You will obtain keen insight on key topics such as:
How we use creativity to unlock commercial opportunities in the Asian Pacific.

  • How tradition, wealth and freedom of expression intersect these markets
  • The cultural generalisations we must be conscious of escaping
  • Following Q&A, you are invited to experience a live music performance and hands-on letterpress printmaking workshops.

We invite you to engage in dialogue with like-minded business professionals who have grown into emerging overseas creative markets. Reflect on creative process, cultural paradigms and commercial strategy that highlights some of the opportunities, successes and challenges facing Australian Creative Industries.

When: Thursday, 9 June 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (AEST)

Where: The Distillery – 115 Crown St, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia

About The Distillery

Winner of the City of Sydney Business Awards for Cultural and Creative Services, and highly distinguished as an emerging talent in the inaugural NSW Creative Laureate Awards, The Distillery is a creative studio based in Darlinghurst, specialising in crafting brands, stationery and cultural events. Expanding into Jakarta, Indonesia in 2014, The Distillery is passionate about spreading the love of creativity, heritage, and design throughout Australia and the world. We believe that creativity is best seen, felt, and experienced.

About Live at The Distillery

Live at The Distillery is an on-going series of creative events held bi-yearly, with an aim to share the love of creativity culture, process and craft to a live Sydney audience. Past events on Vimeo.

About Vivid Ideas

Vivid Ideas is Asia Pacific’s annual celebration of innovation, creativity and community, building audiences and markets for the creative industries, and offering professional development opportunities across the sector.