FURTHER MARKDOWNS in our end of season SALE!
Well, just a slightly small queue of people waiting to get into our big annual event I Used To Skate Once 7 on June 23.
As always, Matt from The Outpost did a fantastic job of putting this whole concept together which has
been such an important event for Brisbane creatively, musically and socially.
These nights are always so happy, so "up" and this year felt even more so for some reason.
Artist: DARKROYO, Sydney
The feedback I have heard is that the artwork was particularly strong this year.
A wonderful cross section of artists who used a wide range of techniques including traditional oil paints and pens but also
embroidery, quilting, neon, industrial design (thank you Michael Candy), photography, collage, laser cutting and special effects
like Ben Havenar's "sinking" deck, Steve John Sullivan's "leaping" fluorescent skull and Cameron and Sarah's "the finger".
All of the boards are now hanging in The Outpost so make sure you come and take a look.
The bands were fantastic as always.
The night opened with the beautiful inspiring sounds of McKisko, followed by some dirty rock and roll from Brisbane bands
The Chokes and Martyr Privates, finishing up with the highly energizing Royal Headache from Sydney.
Swede Tooth and Potato Masta kept the crowd entertained in Winn Lane with their delirious dub and reggae
To see all of the artwork images, just click this link to the official I Used To Skate Once blogspot and there are some social
snaps down the bottom too -
Thank You to our amazing sponsors who help make this happen!
The Zoo, Carhartt, Vodka O
Our sale continues...
There are some fantastic buys to be had as I've just whipped out
the red pen and made some further reductions!
At Blonde Venus -
At The Outpost -
Milk From A Thistle
Remember to shop local and support your favourite independent stores whether they
be fashion, music, books cafes, restaurants...
I was saddened to hear recently about some really cool boutiques closing in Melbourne and also
It's these innovative and interesting stores of character that makes the culture and
personality of a city.
These are the places that are breaking in new designers, supporting young artists,
challenging our senses and enlightening our lives by exploring new concepts.
Imagine flying all the way somewhere to discover there was only boring, generic chain stores
to look at?
So take a look around and give some love to your creative community because life
would be so very dull without them.
I saw Tree Of Life courtesy of BIFF at Dendy Portside.
It left me quite dazed but I really enjoyed it and was surprised
to see some people leaving during the film?!
It was very sensory, sensitive and thought provoking.
A very unusual film. Let me know what you think about it?
I also saw The Trip at Palace this week and thought it was absolutely hilarious
and so clever.
Watch the trailer here -
See you soon,
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