Updates from Tiara MerchGirl (Au Only)

(Please note this post is relevant to Australian residents only)

There's quite a bit happening in the world of The Merch Girl these next few weeks, so let's get straight to it!

PECHA KUCHA!20 slides, 20 seconds each - the Pecha Kucha concept has taken the creative world by storm, and I'm deeply honoured to be part of PECHA KUCHA BRISBANE VOL. 15! I will talk about the _Aperture_ project I did with Vulcana Women's Circus last year, and about how powerful it can be to give someone a chance - like Pecha Kucha Brisbane is doing with me now. Thanks guys!

I'll be presenting alongside a diverse bunch of creative professionals, including Justin Brown of
BROWNDOG PRODUCTIONS, the duo behind VEGAS SPRAY, and MICHAEL DONEMAN OF EDGEWARE. Vol 15 is a fundraiser for Haiti reconstruction, part of a global Pecha Kucha initiative, so bring both your interests and your change!

Pecha Kucha Brisbane Vol. 15: Haiti Reconstruction Special
Turbine Hall, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
Wednesday 24th March 2010: 8:20pm
Free Entry - Bring cash for donations

IDEAPARTY!Got a big idea but don't know where to start? Have a project but need a little help? Bring your wishes and plans to the IDEAPARTY - and get some fun and useful ideas from new friends and peers. It's informal and casual - but potentially powerful!  The concept's from Barbara Sher, who has written plenty of self-help books such as _Refuse to Choose_ and _Wishcraft_. I've enjoyed Barbara's books for years - they're especially great for people like me who have more than one interest and want to do them all! I've wanted to host an IdeaParty for a while now and since getting the Social Inkubator tenancy at Visible Ink I've found my opportunity!

Visible Ink, Fortitude Valley
Tuesday 13th March 2010: 7:30pm
Free entry
Email by 9th April [6]

CALLOUT #1: SEEKING PERFORMANCE ARTISTS FROM MINORITY BACKGROUNDS!I am putting together a proposal for a Multicultural Cabaret for the THIS IS NOT ART, CRACK THEATRE FESTIVAL, to be held in Newcastle, NSW at the end of September.

For the proposal I need details of possible artists to perform. This is meant to be a mini-pilot for _Frayed Knots_, my dream of a multicultural festival of contemporary performance art.  If You Identify As Person Of Colour, Culturally And Linguistically Diverse, And/Or A Visible/Ethnic Minority, And You Perform In Contemporary, Fringe, Alternative, And/Or Cabaret Performance Art, Email Me Now, Submissions Are Due 31st Of MARCH So Hurry!

CALLOUT #2: SEEKING TUMBLR-FRIENDLY WEB DESIGNERS!The Merch Girl website is in need of a redesign and some restructuring. The blog is hosted on Tumblr, and it's vitally important that it remain there - I've developed quite a following and have found great content that way.  I'm seeking Web Designers to help me make The Merch Girl look great! I'm looking at grants to cover this, and I would love to work with emerging or new web designers needing a portfolio piece (experienced people can apply too!). Either way, i'll get you compensation! If you are such a designer, or know one, give me a buzz!

So much going on - here are some other choices:

RagTag on the Rocks - get your dose of burlesque and booze! 31 March 2010, Fringe Bar, Fortitude Valley. Doors Open 6PM And Tickets Go For $20.  Get yours now by calling at 07 32529833 - they sell out FAST!

Need a boost to your costuming wardrobe? Head on over to the All That Glitters Costuming Market and get the bits & bobs that you need! 17th April 2010, Kelvin Grove Village Markets, 9am to 1pm.

Riot Girl? Feminist? DIY? Girl Power? If any of these terms mean anything to you, and you have a story to tell, contribute it for the INTERNATIONAL GIRL GANG UNDERGROUND ZINE! Submissions close 31 MAY 2010.

Speaking of zines - VISIBLE INK will soon have a ZINE HUB! There'll be a zine library (there's one at Vis Ink now), space to make your own zines, and regular workshops! The space will be open 12-5PM Mondays To Thursdays, with Wednesdays 2-5pm being a special regular Zine Afternoon. The space will open on 25 March 2010 so if you have any ideas or comments, get in touch with Chrissie soon!

Talk To You Soon!
B*B, Tiara The Merch Girl

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