Mama Creatives 10 Year Birthday Celebration + Legacy Panel: Where are they now?
Please join us for our exciting Mama Creatives TEN YEAR CELEBRATION event featuring a very inspiring panel of women from the original creative mamas group. These amazing women will share what's been happening in their worlds over the last decade since Mama Creatives started back in June 2013.
Over the last ten years we have hosted well over 100 events featuring some extraordinary women.
EXTRA SURPRISE GUESTS: We have also invited some of these previous Mama Creatives presenters as special guests, who will be in the hot seat to share some of their inspiring creative highlights, in a dynamic spotlight format.
There will be cake, giveaways and more surprises in true Mama Creatives style.
This is sure to be a very memorable, entertaining and nourishing evening.
Special Giveaways - Just For You
We are also delighted to have some amazing giveaways on the night. Come along for your chance to win.
About Our Legacy Panelists: Where Are They Now?
We will showcase THREE amazing women from or original Creative Mamas group, and find out what's been happening over this last decade of life, love, parenting toddlers to teens, relationships, careers, creativity and the creative process, being a women in mid life, being a compulsive creative and everything in between. It will be raw, authentic, funny and enlightening.
These women are the real deal.
Natalia Aragones has 22 years experience designing luxury residential interiors for an exclusive clientele in England, Europe, Argentina and Australia. Creating unique, elegant, functional and comfortable spaces is successfully achieved by understanding the client’s aspirations within the architectural context to enhance their lifestyle.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, followed by Scenography and Lighting Design at Buenos Aires Opera House, Natalia completed an Art Direction course at Film Design International in Pinewood Studios and a Master of Arts at Central Saint Martins, London.
In addition to her studies, Natalia worked for seven years at the renowned interior design firm, Colefax & Fowler, and on several film sets with Warner Bros. She imbues a sophisticated and ‘Natty approach’ to her classic contemporary timeless designs.
Valley Loire, France. Interior design by Natalia Aragones
Photo credit: Sarah Gardan Photography
For Jade Oakley, art is about communicating joy and peace through her art making. She draws her inspiration from nature and a love of colour and its composition. For over 20 years she has been making kinetic sculptures, including mobiles of all scales and in many different materials.
Through her art practice she explores nature through a prism of optimism and beauty. In a spirit of discovery and experimentation in her studio she creates delicate, joyful artworks. She is endlessly excited by the process of transforming materials from solid to ethereal, for example perforating metal by hand until it is more air than metal or creating kinetic artworks from steel that drift on a breath.
The great challenge and delight of public work is adapting her delicate studio work to become large scale and enduring works. She is intimately involved in the process, collaborating with architects, designer and fabricators transforming the authentic, unique artwork created with her own hands through sophisticated, innovative fabrication processes without losing the ‘magic’ of the original work.
Jade strives to make artworks that are visually integrated with their site. She feels strongly that public sculpture should have a strong thematic relationship with the natural or cultural history of its setting. Aesthetically the artwork should feel that it belongs in the space, whilst also becoming a landmark feature.
Jade works in metal, silk, paper and polymers. She can work in fine wire or engineered stainless steel to achieve the same effects at all scales. She dyes her own fabric and prints her own paper. Her work is adaptable to many kinds of settings, indoor and outdoor, intimate spaces and large atria. You can see her work in hospitals, restaurants, hotels, casinos, shopping centre and railway stations.
Public artworks by Jade Oakley
Photo credit: Sarah Gardan Photography
A professional visual artist for over 20 years, Yaeli Ohana has exhibited in commercial galleries in Sydney, Melbourne and Internationally. She has held numerous solo exhibitions, and holds a Master of Fine Art in Painting (Minoring in Art History) with Distinction, from the Pratt Institute, New York City.
Known as a highly imaginative and enthusiastic professional Visual Arts Educator, Yaeli has taught painting and drawing for over 20 years. She has worked as an Academic at the College of Fine Arts (UNSW), University of Technology Sydney and Nepean TAFE.
For over 13 years she has been an Artist Educator at the Brett Whiteley Studio and Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Follow Yaeli on Instagram here.
Postcards to the Sea
acrylic on 289 canvas boards
218.5 x 305.5 cm
Our Special VIP Guests
Lucy Bloom - thought leader, writer, keynote speaker
Lisa Cahill - Director, Australian Design Centre
Susie Dureau - artist
Joanne Fedler - author, writing mentor
Diem Fuggersberger - food entrepreneur, founder Coco & Lucas
Katie Perry - fashion designer
Kate Sutton - jewellery designer, founder UbyKate
About Our Host, Anna Kellerman
Anna is the founder of Mama Creatives and will be your host for this exciting ten year legacy panel. She is a trained art educator, with a Bachelor of Art Education, majoring in Educational Psychology, and a registered clinical art psychotherapist with a Masters in Art Therapy. Anna has been working with families, children and adolescents with a range of emotional and behavioural presentations for the last 15 years.
Anna also runs art therapy groups on an inpatient ward at a private hospital and at an aged care facility. She uses a trauma-based approach which focuses on empowering clients with supportive coping skills to help manage lifelong issues. She is also a tertiary lecturer as part of the Bachelor Art Therapy and Bachelor Counselling/Psychotherapy courses. She throughly enjoys guiding and supporting emerging student therapists through the diverse subjects.
Anna has also been working as a qualitative research specialist for over 20 years. She has worked extensively both in Australia and Europe, working within both small boutique agencies and multi-national research companies, as well as running her own consultancy. Through the Mama Creatives platform she has hosted well over 100 live TED style evening talks, expert panels, morning tea masterclasses, creative workshops, and has also launched a podcast The Creativity Couch, and a ten week course, ‘Your Creative Awakening’.
Over the years, in her various roles, Anna has facilitated hundreds of workshops, classes and groups with adults, children and adolescents in a range of settings. She loves the art of storytelling as a powerful process for personal transformation. She remains supercharged about the next phase of Mama Creatives.
About Our Venue: The Bellevue Hotel
We will be hosting this incredible event upstairs at The Bellevue hotel. Come a bit earlier and enjoy dinner and drinks in this lovely light filled space. The menu offers a range of excellent tasty pub classics, including two for one special on Tuesday nights, with Happy Hour from 5pm – 7 pm. Forget making dinner, bring a friend or your mama posse for a perfect night out.
PLEASE NOTE: These events have all sold out in the past, please get your ticket sooner than later to ensure your spot.
At Mama Creatives we have organised an amazing year of events, online and offline - we can't wait to see you!