The Edge Newsletter

January 2017

Hello and welcome to our first issue of 2017! In this edition we launch the first round of creative short courses for the year and go behind the scenes of our 2016 Christmas Card… did you catch a glimpse of the sweet, rotating forest?

Bookings Open: Short Courses and Workshops

Are you ready to dive into the New Year and learn some mad new skills? In this new course release, you’ll find classes in Photoshop (time to edit those holiday snaps?), Illustrator, WordPress and Premiere Pro. As usual, spaces fill up quickly, so jump on it now.

This is how we did it - Creating our Christmas card

Inspired by paper craft and our 2015 card, this time round we wanted to create something along the same lines but ten times better! Read about how we did it, and how you can create your own one!

Short Courses & Workshops


issues colour grading your film on your notebook?

The Digital Media Lab is a space where you can access high spec iMacs for creative projects – and best of all, it’s free!


Hack The Evening

Weekly meetup for hackers, programmers and interactive technologists

Producers Club

Meetup for producers, musicians, audio engineers of all skill levels

Brisbane Jelly

Weekly co-working meetup

Brisbane Hand Lettering Meetup

A bi-monthly meetup for anyone interested in hand lettering and calligraphy

Brisbane Hearthstone Fireside Gathering

Every third Thursday we get together face-to-face to meet and play

If you have a regular Meetup at The Edge, tell us about it! Email

Opportunities & Community

Free online courses with

Access more than 3,000 top quality courses and 136,000 video tutorials for learning the latest commercial software, creative and business skills through SLQ and public library members throughout Queensland get free access to, available 24/7 and valued at over $200 per year. Register for your free SLQ membership then visit our website to start learning.

Asia Pacific Architecture Forum returns 18 – 31 Mar

The 2017 Asia Pacific Architecture Forum (APAF) will be held in Brisbane during the last two weeks of March. Designed for architecture and design professionals, educators, students, enthusiasts, children and young people, the program will feature a range of free and ticketed events, including exhibitions, installations, symposia, lectures and workshops. The 2017 program will be live on the APAF website soon.

I have this business idea…. where on earth do I start?

Wed 1 Feb | 12.30pm-1.15pm | Business Studio | Free, booking required
You’ve got this idea for a business that’s been floating around in your head for a while and have decided to take the plunge and see if it has legs; it’s now or never! But the question is; where on earth do you start? Peter Gjersoe, serial entrepreneur, takes you through the very first steps of starting a business and explores some business basics to start you on the road to success. To secure your free ticket, register online.

HIDDEN FIGURES – Complimentary Film Preview Tickets

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX invites you to a special advance preview of Hidden Figures. Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanised the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. In cinemas February 16. Follow this link to download complimentary tickets to your preferred cinema.

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