San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Enjoy an inspiring, informative and passionate talk by artist, author and filmmaker Emma Magenta, over dinner and drinks in the company of other creative mamas!
Emma will discuss her creative process and accessing different parts of the brain to constantly evolve her creativity in the face of the many roles of mother, wife, writer, artist and filmmaker as well as athlete. She will be discussing her creative device of utilising alter egos to explore untapped aspects of her psyche and push creative boundaries.
'Dissolving the Ego' by Emma Magenta
YOKE Magazine: We are also delighted to be partnering with the very creative folks at YOKE - a print magazine believing in the power of creativity and unity to inspire transformation. Every mama who attends this event will each receive their very own copy, in which Emma's artwork features. Yay!
About Emma Magenta
Emma was born in Sydney in 1972 and began her career drawing and writing her thoughts down on brown paper bags while working at Berkelouw Books in Sydney. After pinning them to the front window on busy Oxford Street, they accrued a cult status and an International publishing deal was offered to her.
'Emotional Disappointment Flow Chart' by Emma Magenta
Her first book, The Peril of Magnificent Love was awarded by The Australian Book Association and nominated for the prestigious Reuben Award by The National Cartoonist Society in The U.S.A and she went on to publish two other illustrated books for adults. A Gorgeous Sense of Hope and The Origin of Lament through Random House Australia. She wrote and illustrated her first children's book in 2008 titled 'Orlando on a Thursday' and illustrated Toni Collette's children's book titled Planet Yawn the following year.
'The Peril of Magnificent Love' by Emma Magenta
In 2011, Emma created an animation series with Hopscotch Films for The ABC titled The Gradual Demise of Phillipa Finch, based on a book she had written in 2010. Written and directed by Emma and narrated by Toni Collette, the series debuted to rave reviews and is the first multi-platform project (inter-active website, iPhone game, graphic novel, animation). The series was nominated for SXSW Award, involved in a series of global Film Festivals and nominated in the Best Cross Platform category at the 2012 AIMIA Awards.
Following this series, Emma developed a project called 'The Waking Heart' with Based on Birds and was invited to be a guest speaker and showcase this project at TEDx Canberra 2011.
'Remember All the Birds' by Emma Magenta
Emma has just written her first short film, Remembering Agatha that goes into production in 2016 and will continue into a T.V series for The ABC.
Emma Magenta’s work is in numerous private collections around the world and her style is born out of using her left hand instead of her right to draw.
Leave the kids at home and come along to the fabulous Lord Dudley Hotel for a great night out!
Our Evening Venue: The Lord Dudley Hotel is an English pub with a modern Australian restaurant in Sydney’s beautiful and historic Paddington area. Located in a residential area parking is also better! It is just a 10-minute drive east from the city or a 10-minute walk from Oxford Street or Edgecliff train station.
The restaurant at the Lord Dudley Hotel:
Chef Paul Medcalf has been cooking for 17 yrs. Placing an emphasis on both hand-crafted staples, and refined dishes, Paul believes that “There’s no point in cooking something unless it’s done well, with quality and with purpose.” His kitchen is based on quality and fresh produce with a lot of it harvested locally translating into food that is hand-crafted every step of the way with warmth and devotion.
At Mama Creatives we have organised an amazing year of evening talks, morning tea masterclass, expert panels, creative family school holiday workshops and more - we can't wait to see you!
When & Where
Anna Kellerman, Mama Creatives
Mama Creatives is like a TED for mums. It's all about building a supportive and collaborative group for creative mothers to:
CONNECT - with other like-minded creative mamas
SHARE - their creative story, expertise or passion
COLLABORATE - form new creative partnerships
FLOURISH - get back in touch with their core creative identity to feel a sense of purpose and fulfilment
Anna Kellerman - Creative mama, trained art educator, registered art therapist, kids and art business owner, painter and all round life engager, passionate about nurturing creative talent and opportunities.
“To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage” – Georgia O'Keefe