The Edge Newsletter

October 2016

Welcome to the October issue of The Edge eNews. In this issue we hear from a new Edge user, Paul Morris, who recreated the Storey Bridge with more than 500 laser-cut pieces of acrylic; we share some news about our Christmas workshops; and, we put the call out for a new Edge
team member.


Between March and August this year, Paul Morris used The Edge’s Laser Cutter to cut-out approximately 500 components for a 1:250 scale model of Brisbane’s, Story Bridge. In this post, Paul shares his inspiration for the project, decisions around the choice of material, plenty of archive and process of photos, and all the digital files you need to make your own Story Bridge replica!


Historically we’ve not been about theming our workshops to suit the season. But, we’ve changed our mind this year and thought we’d experiment and see what you – our community – thinks… and so far the response on Facebook has been really positive!

Short Courses & Workshops


Sewing Machine INduction

We provide free access to sewing machines and overlockers in our makerspace basement. All you need to get started is a $25 induction!


SLQ Celebrates!

12 Nov, 10–4pm, free

Join us in a day of discovery & festivity with markets, music, food, activities, tours & exhibitions.


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

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

Book Binding Club

A monthly meetup for anyone interested in bookbinding, book crafts and handmade books.

The Design Kids

A bi-monthly meetup for designers.

InDesign Meetup

A friendly group related to Adobe InDesign, graphic design for print and digital.

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

Opportunities & Community

Brisbane City Council Innovation Award

BCC is offering a one-off $25,000 grant to local creatives to realise an inspirational and innovative idea. To view the Award criteria and complete your application, head to the BCC website. Applications close Monday 7 November 2016.

The Culprit Club: In-house Artist Residency

Established and emerging artists and creators are invited to apply for a residency at The Culprit Club. During your residency you’ll have free run (almost!) with a workspace, promo through the gallery and plenty more. To find out more about this opportunity, visit The Culprit Club website. Applications are taken throughout the year.

Lord Mayor’s Budding Entrepreneur Program

The Budding Entrepreneurs Program offers aspiring tech entrepreneurs the chance to access up to $5000. To find out more and apply, head to and submit your application before 31 October.

Did you miss the Design Conference?

The Design Conference are releasing talks from their conference from earlier in the year! In fact, they’re releasing one a week! Check out the first video (and might we add, with beautifully illustrated credits) of 2016 keynote speaker Jessica Hische. View Jessica’s talk on Vimeo.

Forecasting by >3

Join Greater than 3 for a free and immersive experience at the Spring Hill Baths this Saturday 22 October. Float or swim in the Baths absorb the live cello performance as it resonates through the timbers and across the water and imagine ideas for the future that might change the world we live in years and decades from now. Register here for the free event.

SLQ celebrates! 10 years – Library of the future

Join State Library on Saturday 12 November for a day of discovery and festivity with markets, music, food, creative activities, tours and exhibitions. Get the full schedule of free events and activities online at


Position Vacant

Have you got experience in events? Check out our current vacancy for an Events & Technical Officer, but don’t delay! Applications close this Friday
at noon.
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