A Makers & Creators Pop-Up is coming to the Central Coast
To celebrate and support local Central Coast makers and creators, this April sees the inaugural Blank Canvas event. The month long pop up will provide a space for 12 Central Coast artisans to share their journey, products and connect with locals and visitors alike.
It's no secret that the Central Coast is home to a diverse community of creatives, and Blank Canvas is all about providing a platform for these makers and creators whose mix of genres are as varied as fashion, photography, organic produce, art, ceramics and more.
Throughout April Blank Canvas will host 12 local Makers & Creators who represent the vibrant and untapped creative community happening on the Central Coast.
From the headland to the hinterland this unique retail opportunity provides an outlet for the community to engage with the local makers & creators and buy direct from them.
Blank Canvas will be popping up at two locations - Long Jetty and Ettalong Beach. Rotating on a weekly schedule, this will be the artisan’s time to make the space their own.
Here’s the Maker & Creator's pop up schedule and who you can expect to discover;
1-7 April: Carlie Ballard and MM Poems
8-14 April: Jessica May Creative
15-21 April: Trade the Mark
22-29 April: Kristy Gordon Art
Long Jetty: Shop 11, 314-316 The Entrance Road (next door to Upstairs Wines)
1-7 April: Central Coast Drones and Bella Rose Art
8-14 April: Prispar
15-21 April: Bird + Hill and Crown Anchor Leather
22-29 April: Coastal Incidental and House of Lacuna
Blank Canvas is an opportunity for both locals and visitors to the region to experience the burgeoning creative wave that is spurring a diverse creative community in this coast to hinterland destination, just over an hour north south of Newcastle and North of Sydney. We need to foster, encourage and support the local Makers and Creators so the Central Coast continues to grow as a creative hub that supports local talent.
For more information about Blank Canvas head to Love Central Coast Blank Canvas
Carlie Ballard - Fashion Designer. Handwoven, timeless luxuries for the creators and travelers; sustainable fashion.
MM Poems – Poet. Words to live by, to know & to grow by. Original poems, individually hand-painted.
Trade The Mark - Ceramicist. One-off, hand-made ceramic wares for your home.
Coastal Incidental – Photographer. Celebrating our streetscapes on Darkinjung land, on the Central Coast NSW. Shot on #35mmfilm & digital.
Reed Plummer as Central Coast Drones – Photographer. Professional drone photography of the Central Coast.
Bella Rose Art - Mandala artist. Central Coast based Mandala artist, with print and surfboard designs.
House of Lacuna - Fashion House. Supporting craftsman communities around the globe. Consciously crafting sustainable, ethical and slow fashion.
Bird and Hill - Sunglass and Surf-wear Designer. Since 2013, Bird and Hill have been a creative label that celebrates the alternative movement within surf culture.
Prispar Produce - Fresh Produce Delivered - They grow what's in season, source from their neighbours, buy from Australian farmers and deliver to you.
Crown Anchor Leather - Craftsman. Small batch leather goods, handcrafted on the Central Coast.
Kristy Gordon - Contemporary Artists - Painter + Drawer + Sculptor, Kristy practice is drawn from experiences in natural places.
Jessica May Creative - Watercolour Artist - Inspired by the coastal lifestyle Jessica brings surface design, logos & branding and stationery to life.