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Five Years On
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By Mick Byrne

It’s a cliché but The Edge proves “time does fly when you are having fun”. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long since The Edge opened in February 2010. Sure, there have been some tough weeks, and of course there has been the occasional setback… like, you know that time the Brisbane River came inside… but when you look back over the five years it’s been a fantastic initiative to be part of.

When I was asked to write this post for The Edge’s fifth birthday I was secretly a bit embarrassed. I think I have some baggage about being identified as “the guy who’s worked here forever” (5 years is like 50 in arts-worker years). You feel a little like the sad old embarrassing dude who won’t leave the party at the end of the night. I love a party… Continue reading.

Other News
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Story International Artist - Doina Kraal
This month The Edge community have the opportunity to become part of international artist, Doina Kraal’s travelling installation. Join us on Thursday 26 March at 6pm in The Edge Auditorium for a visual and musical performance - Touche-à-Tout. Find out more about Doina, her performance and journey around the world in a special guest blog post: Peepshow Box by Doina Kraal.
Story Opportunity for Filmmakers

The Edge is creating new works for Brisbane Powerhouse’s IRL festival. Last month we put a callout for writers and designers to develop an installation. Now, we’re looking for filmmakers! Do you want to get your hands dirty making short, sharp pieces that will contribute to an interactive video mashup? We’re currently developing works and want to collaborate with you! Read more

Story Without soil, we’d be hungry, breathless, thirsty, homeless and naked…

BrisScience is kicking off their 2015 speaker series at The Edge with an ode to the International year of Soils. Join the BrisScience panel on Monday 13 April as they discuss Digging deeper… can Australian soils really feed the world? Registration is Free.

Story Living organisms, a secret room and a chair – Part 5

The mushroom chair experiment continues, and this time around we’re talking nuts and bolts. Or in this case, wood shavings and contamination. Dr Musk explains the biggest challenge so far, and why there is a creepy plastic room in the corner of our basement. Read the full blog post.

 

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Workshop & Inductions
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5 // Recording Studio Induction Compulsory induction for new recording studio users, $54/160
7 // DIY 1 - Decals Create your own stickers to take home, Free
7 // Mac Induction Feel at home in the Digital Media Lab with a Mac ‘how to’ session, Free
9 // Photoshop 1 - Intro to Photoshop Get started with the basics, Free
12 // Game Development 2 - Design Your Own Game Intermediate workshop, $35
14 // Photoshop 1 - Intro to Photoshop Get started with the basics, Free
18 // 3D Printing Induction Fabrication Lab resource induction, $25
18 // Photoshop 2 - Editing Photos Intermediate workshop, $35
19 // DIY 2 - Action Hero Prep and print action heroes on the 3D printer, $35
21 // Illustrator 1 - Intro to Illustrator Learn the basics of creating and editing vector graphics, Free
26 // Recording Studio Induction Compulsory induction for new recording studio users, $54/160
28 // Illustrator 1 - Intro to Illustrator Learn the basics of creating and editing vector graphics, Free

Meetups
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1 // Producers Club Meetup for producers, musicians, audio engineers of all skill levels, Free
2 // Hack the Evening Weekly meetup for hackers, programmers and interactive technologists, Free
3 // Brisbane Jelly Weekly co-working meetup, Free
9 // Hack the Evening Weekly meetup for hackers, programmers and interactive technologists, Free
10 // Brisbane Jelly Weekly co-working meetup, Free
11 // CAVE Workshop & Jam The Centre for Audio Visual Experimentation, Free
15 // Producers Club Meetup for producers, musicians, audio engineers of all skill levels, Free
15 // Brisbane Joomla Users Group Monthly meetup for Joomla Users, Free
16 // Brisbane Web Design Monthly meetup for web developers and designers, Free
16 // Hack the Evening Weekly meetup for hackers, programmers and interactive technologists, Free
17 // Brisbane Jelly Weekly co-working meetup, Free
23 // Hack The Evening Weekly meetup for hackers, programmers and interactive technologists, Free
24 // Brisbane Jelly Weekly co-working meetup, Free
29 // Producers Club Meetup for producers, musicians, audio engineers of all skill levels, Free
30 // Hack The Evening Weekly meetup for hackers, programmers and interactive technologists, Free
 

Opportunities & Services
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Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)
If you’re a Gold Coast artist, creative business or organisation, grants are available to bring your big idea to life. Visit cultural.goldcoast.qld.gov.au for more information. Applications close Fri 20 March.
Retrash and Etsy present Reart 2015
Reart is an innovative exhibition shifting global perspectives on the waste we throw away in today's society, and showcasing the best of what upcycling has to offer from artists and designers all over the world. Call for submissions: Closes Mon 23 March.
Justice of the Peace – SLQ Service
Every Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 2pm, a volunteer Justice of the Peace or Commissioner for Declarations will be available in the SLQ Infozone.
Startup Weekend – Entrepreneur heaven
Brisbane is hosting Australia’s first Startup Weekend from 27 – 29 March. Get involved and cross collaborate with coaches, technologists and designers. Visit up.co for more information.
Essential Design: Networking Lunch + Workshop
Join Griffith and Holloway for a half-day workshop and networking opportunity looking at responsible design, marketing and branding. Sat 28 March.
 
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