This week we profile Lisa and Louise from one of our gorgeous stockists ‘The Gathering Space‘ in Newstead, Victoria.
Lisa and Louise, both very creative people themselves, have created an awesome community space where local artists and makers can exhibit their wares.
A fabulous community initiative, Lisa and Louise also exhibit their own labels in store –
Lisa – Jemima Loves Big Ted
Louise – PipPoppit Clothing
A great getaway spot, Newstead has a busy month coming up in October with the ‘Chopped & Rod Custom’ car festival event coming up this weekend (5-7 October) and their Steiner School Spring Fair coming up on 10th November.
So, if you fancy a weekend getaway, head out to Newstead and pop into The Gathering Space to say hello and see the work of local artists and makers while you are there.
Here Lisa shows us her wonderful One Day Soone display, her favourite One Day Soone design and describes her One Day Soone dream and how herself and Louise are working towards it….
What is your favorite One Day Soone design?
It would have to be the bracelet Branching Out bracelet (Enchanted Forest collection) that is attached. I plan on getting one for myself very, very soone!
What is your ‘One Day Soone’ dream?
To create a space for local artists and hand makers to use as a step to the general public for exposure and be able to sell their wares. We are also very dedicated to opening up this space to the local community and form a relationship between the two.
What steps have you/are you taking to achieve your ‘One Day Soone’ dream?
We are constantly seeking new contributors to Gathering as well as putting the word out on the street about what people can find in our space. Gathering has been a great success in the local community and even as far stretched as Melbourne and surrounds who frequent the Central Goldfields.
Who is your inspiration/mentor for your dream?
All of our contributors are our inspiration and the idea of getting back to grass roots in making things for yourself or utilising recycled materials. For too long we have lived in a non sustaining low quality world that has no real value. We want to help promote those who have decided to choose a different path and concentrate on quality as opposed to quantity in their goods.
What new trends can customers expect to see at The Gathering Space over the next few months?
We are starting creative workshops run by our contributors for the general public which is very exciting. With these we are hoping to expand our creative community and give interested locals a chance to learn new skills that they can then take home and create for themselves.
Here are some images of the other wonderful artists that contribute to The Gathering Space:
If you would like to view more of the wonderful artists that feature at The Gathering Space, see Gathering Space Contributors.