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Anyone else finding a lack of design culture on the coast?
- Meeklo 0
- RIZ 0
well, I guess it would help if there was actually any sort of 'cultural hub' on the Sunshine Coast... I mean it's essentially a tourist / holiday area... So why would you expect there to be any design culture outside of Brisbane or the Gold Coast? You need businesses and commerce to encourage design culture...
- ae 0
my guess is that there are heaps of creatives here... more than we all know, but nothing to facilitate coming together unless heading to larger cities. In response to Meeklo - the sunny coast is too small to miss something ;)
- version3 0
- ribit 0
there must be a fair bit of graphic design going on with surfing and entertainment stuff?
(*thinks about Mooloolaba beach front strip, tries to remember any good design at all)
or maybe not.
- ae 0
Hat off to AustralianInFront - those guys were pushing design communities back with DesignIsKinky. We need more of that outside Sydney / Melbourne.
- MrT 0
I find it hard to imagine finding much of that around the Sunshine Coast.
There's more culture in the average yoghurt.
- well to be fair, surrounded by sun, surf, hot chick and great drugs, + the heat, would you bother?airey
- come on now... it is worth doing something else... 30 years of that becomes a drag...ae
- hey, i'm not doing it, just putting the different view out there! i'm pale (read: transparent) and overweight so the beach is out.airey
- and stopped smoking pot when i turned 20. hasn't made me any happier though.airey
- There's more 'culture' on the SC than the GC. Hence the wave of melbournians...enfocusmedia
- ...skipping the GC for their seachange and heading straight to Noosaenfocusmedia
- Noosa is its own sphere as well... the sunshine beach strip has a vibe.ae
- Of course, you assumed this was a negative post. Culture just means overpriced coffee and shit art. COME ON!!!!!MrT
- Haha, nah... you can get that on the GC lolenfocusmedia
- ae 0
damn you folks in new york, london & tokyo!
- so, move someplace else ya whinging fucker.airey
- it is about bringing culture to somewhere it is not... and finding likeminded people. I have been there and done that in the big city life - don't get me wrong... but wanting to see who is on the coast mixing it up on qbn.ae
- Zenith_Kudos 0
The only design culture I can imagine there is print shops, housed in ugly hinterland industrial strips, peopled by young surfer dudes who don’t care about design or culture.
- airey 0
some surf and skate design culture is awesome.
and zenith was a fan of glam metal bands (read: warrant etc) and leather pants in the day so take his and my opinions at a distance!
- enfocusmedia 0
I ended my last 'design' role on the Sunny Coast about a yr ago. If I didn't have any online collabs happenning in Syd/Goldy/Bris/Melbs it would have been a lonely time.
The job was rewarding bc I was working with a non-profit org but I did feel my creative juices dry up big time. I'm now working in Shanghai in a non 'design' role and feeling those creative urges come back again. Funny how life works...
Anyways, I hope the creative ppl on the Sunny Coast get together and make something happen. The 'problem' with living in a such a beautiful place is that 'work' is not always the greatest priority...
As if I'm going to be thinking about a design brief when a good swell is hitting Noosa ;)
- forcetwelve 0
i agree with you enfocus - up there life/work balance is different to that of melb/sydney - and for good reason. what are you doing in shanghai?
- ali 0
You should start some....
- antoine_101 0
i grew up there (noosa), and moved away as soon as i could. no culture and a few too many racist chavs/bogans