The Edge Newsletter

September 2016

Welcome to the September issue of The Edge eNews. In this edition, we’re excited to share with you the release of our new TRYIT workshops; the last round of creative short courses for 2016; Brisbane Open House; and the opportunity for you to win a creative residency at The Edge, valued at $10,000.



If you’re in the market for a custom belt buckle (Cowboy Doge, perhaps?) or a pimped-out counter bell, then you’re reading the right part of the newsletter. We’ve just launched four new TRYIT workshops and we want you to help us test them out!

Alexandra Jack: Vibrant artist & Edge devotee

It doesn’t take long to realise Alexandra Jack is someone who gets to the point, and when she says she loves bright colours, some might think that is somewhat of an understatement.

Short Courses & Workshops


Designing For the laser cutter

16 Oct or 13 Nov | 4 hours | $80

Learn the basics of Illustrator to design and create a bespoke laser-cut lamp shade.


Interweb VideoS

TRYIT Workshop | Thu 29 Sep | $10

Learn the basics of creating and editing video content for the web.


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.

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


Win an Edge Residency

The National Portrait Gallery has opened the call for entries for the annual Digital Portraiture Award, where the winner will receive a $10,000 cash award and a residency at The Edge, valued at $10,000. Entries close 30 September 2016. Find out more.

Live & Work Overseas – AVID Info Session

Want to live and work overseas? Register for an AVID information session and find out what roles you can apply for. The AVID program provides volunteer assignments with host organisations as part of Australia's aid program. There are over 100 assignments currently accepting applications, from a Marketing and Communication Officer in Fiji to a Cricket Coach in Jakarta. The program includes: living allowances, training, vaccinations, insurance, flights and visa costs. What are you waiting for? View the full list of open assignments and register for the information session.

Power-Up Event: LinkedIn for Small Business

Get your business LinkedIn! Whether you want to connect with staff, build team morale or network with potential and existing customers, LinkedIn can support your business goals. Learn how at Digital Brisbane's next Power-Up workshop on Tuesday 4 Oct. Find out more and register.  

RiverPitch is back at River City Labs

Pitch your startup to an audience of 100 angels, investors, VC’s plus a great crowd from the local startup community at the upcoming RiverPitch. This event is specially designed for investment-ready startups that qualify as Early Stage Innovation Companies (ESIC) and investors looking to invest in ESICs. Find out more and get involved before the event kicks off on Wednesday 12 October.

CoderDojo Brisbane – Volunteer Mentors Wanted

Know how to code and want to help teach the next generation of coders? CoderDojo Brisbane, a coding club for kids aged 7- 17, are looking for mentors for eight locations across Brisbane for Term 4, 2016. If you’d like to know more, there is a CoderDojo Mentor Information and Networking Evening at the Brisbane Marketing office on Wednesday 28 September. This is a great opportunity for existing mentor groups to get together and share ideas for the upcoming term. We also invite anyone interested in the program and wanting to find out more to join us for a night of pizza, drinks and fun times! To find out more and register visit

Win a double pass to see the movie Snowden

Fancy a free ticket to the movies? We’ve got 10 x double passes to give away to the new release film, Snowden, directed by three-time Oscar®-winner Oliver Stone and staring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

To win, just email your name and postal address to with SNOWDEN TIX in the subject line.

SNOWDEN is rated M and releases in selected cinemas on September 22. Double pass is valid at any participating cinema screening the film during its entire theatrical season.


Fun Palace

Saturday 1 October | 10.30am-3.30pm | Free

Art and science combine this school holidays at State Library’s Fun Palace.
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