Amazing talents you’ll be seeing at The Curious About Culture Festival
Enjoy the talent of these amazing women
Kitiya Palaskas is an Australian craft-based designer. She will be holding three workshops as part of the festival. Kitiya has a decade of varied craft experience hosting popular workshops for universal brands such as Etsy, My Little Pony, Kikki.K, and Groovin the Moo.
She specialises in handmade and traditional craft methods and is known for her bold and quirky designs. Kitiya is also passionate about advocating for more open dialogue around wellbeing issues and empowerment of creatives.
An invitation to breathe, relax and de-stress with Nadira. Nadira is a Melbourne (Naarm) based yoga and meditation teacher who will guide sessions at the festival to bring an embodied and mindful way to start the day. She believes in tapping into the infinite (“Anantaya”) wellspring of wisdom available to ALL of us, sharing tools and practices fusing traditional yoga, meditation & holistic natural therapies made accessible to everyBODY. A perfect way to start the morning!
Yeon Ju is a Melbourne (Naarm) based artist from South Korea who uses mixed media art to express how she connects with her surroundings and the various cultures of the world. Come and join Yeon Ju for a breathtaking live art show.
Meena is an experienced henna and threading artist. If you have always wanted to try some henna artistry, now is your chance. Why not give threading a try? Threading is a hair removal technique that is popular in South Asia and 100% natural.
Appreciate the goods and wares offered by these women-led businesses:
Unsalted Butter Studio
Business owner: Deb
Unsalted Butter Studio creates basket bags inspired by a fusion of traditional Thai and Melbournian picnic-style baskets. Go and visit their stall to find unique handmade basket bags and ceramics.
Nana is an illustrator and graphic designer originally from Japan and based in Melbourne. Nana will be offering beautiful printed artwork and greeting cards inspired and influenced by her Japanse heritage.
Sakhi Saheli is a local charity found by Nidhi Yogi and Isha Bali. The charity empowers Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) women by raising awareness about mental health, domestic violence and eradicating menstruation stigma in developing countries. Come and grab t-shirts and tote bags to show your support!
Pass through Ethical Jewellery’s stall and find African inspired statement jewellery and accessories handmade in Melbourne (Naarm). Ethical Jewerly love to add colour and fun to every accesory and jewellery they make, go and bright up your day!
The Wig Chic’s saying is: “Happy hair, happy life” and that’s what you will be able to experience in her stall. The Wig Chic offers quality human hair wigs and extensions with a variety of colours and cap sizes.
Bravo Karena is a design and illustration brand inspired by black women, the shape of their bodies, their hair and style. This brand represents the empowerment and self acceptance of black women. Bravo Karena will be bringing hand painted earrings, art prints and t-shirts .
Sandra is a brilliant designer who will bring BLOOM to the festival, a sculptural vase collection that aims to preserve historical memory and pay tribute to phenomenal African female figures through sculpture.
Tomi Art is Melbourne made and designed brand with the product concept of Japanese traditional art into contemporary wearable art. Pass through Tomi Art’s stall to get jewellery, hair accessories and scarves.
Visit Natalie’s stall to bring home quality printed artwork and tote bags. You will get amazed by the mindful and colourful brand. The work done by Natalie is with an intention of low wastage, handmade and showcasing inspiration and connection from her South American heritage and life experiences.
Australian South Asian Centre empowers Indian, Pakistani and South Asians to be impact-driven leaders, entrepreneurs and creatives. They will be bringing awesome prints, shirts, homewares, cards, notebooks and original artwork on the day.
PureSoul Collection will be offering natural & handmade face, body and hair-care products with natural ingredients. These unique products have no colour or preservative added and they are cruelty-free.
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