Tourism Vic's German site is live

We've been part of the team building out the new visitmelbourne site for the German market. 

After months of work it's live and looking great. So if you speak German or have friends or family over there direct them here to plan their Australian adventure. 

Victoria's High Country on two wheels

Copperhead, Mt Buller, High Country, Victoria, Australia. Image: Tourism Victoria

We've been working on lots of great new cycling content for the Tourism Victoria website. So if you're planning a trip to the High Country or you've been wondering where to take your mountain bike, check out for some great ideas. 

The Shadow Electric is underway


Hi there film lovers.

Our good friends at The Shadow Electric have released their 2013 summer film program and the season has gotten off to a rollicking start. 

There's a wild bunch of films on offer and no better place to soak them up than on the stately grounds of the Abbotsford Convent. The bar, live music and table tennis are pretty appealing, too.  

One & Eight's Rich Easton brings his movie genius to the copywriting, while CC&Co has taken care of the design.
Check out the website or grab a copy from good cafes, bookshops and the like.

Open-air cinema and bar
Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street
Abbotsford, VIC


MFU - Social Media Session

The Future of Social Media: Watchdogs, Trolls or Activists?

Sarah Stokey, a former journalist and editor, longtime blogger, Tweeter and social media consultant, will be talking about the value and future of social media in generating news, information and ideas.

6.30-8pm at The Alderman, 134 Lygon St East Brunswick. 

Read more here.

Breaking the News

Film Screening of Breaking the News: The high cost of being a truth-seeking journalist in the emerging nation of East Timor. The film is part of the Melbourne Free University Media series. Thursday 29 November, 6.30pm @ The Alderman, 135 Lygon Street, East Brunswick

Nicholas Hansen (Producer and Director) will introduce and lead the discussion on the documentary, which reveals the story of East Timorese journalists at the centre of their country's turmoil. The film asks the question - what happens to local journalists when foreign reporters return safely home after covering each crisis?

Read more about Melbourne Free University.

Vivian's latest project - Copy Shop

Stop by the latest exhibition featuring One & Eight cohort, Vivian Cooper Smith. The opening's tonight from 6-8pm or pop in any time until the 5th of August.

c3 contemporary arts space
Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
Opening: Wednesday 18th July 6-8pm
Runs from 18th July - 5th August

COPYSHOP Created by Jon Butt and Simon MacEwan

The Shadow Electric

We've just begun working with the good folks at The Shadow Electric, an outdoor cinema located in the beautiful surrounds of the Abottsford Convent. 

A stellar addition to the Melbourne film scene, The Shadow Electric kicked things off in 2012 with a successful first season showing nearly 50 films. 

The team are putting together their 2013 program but in the meantime check out their Tour De France pop-up bar - Domestique

Keep an eye on their website here. 

The Shadow Electric

Isobel Knowles - Rooftops en Plein Air

Isobel is a local animator, musician and designer who we have recently begun working with. She's also a painter.

Check out her work at her first solo show at C3 gallery in the Abbotsford Convent.

Project Room
Rooftops en Plein Air
Isobel Knowles

My past use of watercolour techniques has been primarily for creating characters and sets for animation. 

For this first exhibition of paintings I've moved from motion to stillness, focusing on rooftops and rooflines, the jumbled horizon that separates the city from the wide-open sky.

Read more here.