Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design
A conversation series
started by Jessica Walsh
hosted by Tegan Wotton & Maria Guerra
A salon night held monthly, limited to six creative ladies. We’ll wine (or whatever you'd like to drink) and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. If you’re a female student or creative and would like to join, please do email us. It’s free and reservations are first come, first served.
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21st September 2018, 7:00pm
LWD x Raft Studio
We're teaming up with the badass ladies from Stasia Raft's cool AF Raft Studio in Collingwood for a FRIDAY (wooo!) night filled with lots of vino and real conversation amongst some of the industry's most badass boss ladies. Spaces are limited, so please contact us for more info on spots.
23rd August 2018, 6:30pm
Get Out of Your Head
We hear, read, and watch a fuck-load of "Women can do ANYTHING, EVERYTHING, THE IMPOSSIBLE yada yada yada" and that's amazing yeah, but we also fuck up every-now-and-then (every day if you're like us) and that's also OK. If that voice inside your head is getting a bit too loud, come have a few wines and some great food and get that pressure off your goddamn beautiful shoulders while we talk about why being vulnerable and fucking up is NECESSARY, and why we need to learn to embrace failure.
26th July, 2018 8:00
LWD Melbs 2-yr celebration
LWD Melbs has officially been running for 2 whole years (shiiiiit) and we're celebrating with some goddamn great pizza and cheeky wines at Lazerpig in Collingwood. Bigger event, but still limited spaces so GET. ON . IT! Event deets: HERE
28th June 2018, 6:30pm
It's Open Mic Night ladies! No topic specifically or maybe them all, just keeping warm in this shitty fucking winter weather chills with some good comfort food and super delicious wine.
24th May 2018, 6:30pm
What are you being called? what do you want to be called? Why aren't you being called what you want to be called? Do you even give a fuck about the label? What weight does a label hold? Do Creative Labels work in our advantage, or are they limiting?
19th April 2018, 7:00pm
'Don't be a pussy' Calligraphy workshop with Maria Montes
Maria Montes is a Melbourne-based typography, calligraphy and lettering extraordinaire. She's also a badass, cool chick who'll be hosting 8 creative ladies at her workspace (Rotson Studios - Fitzroy) for a two-hour flash workshop on all things letters! We'll supply the wine and treats, and Maria will provide materials, so all you need to do... is come and have a fucking sweet time. Easy.
22nd March 2018, 6.30pm
How do you take it? Turn it in to better work?
15th February 2018, 6.30pm
Fears, Failures & Fuck yeahs!
The creative industry can be scary and no one wants to fail. But if we don't get over those we can't get to the good feels. And so let's talk about all of this.
17th December, 2017, 12pm
Come drink wine, talk holidays, summer and design at MPavilion for a wonderful lunch picnic. Weather should be wonderful but if not we can pack up our croissants and pigs in blankets and hit up the NGV. Send us an email and we can send you more deets. XO
30th November 2017, 6.30pm
A littler larger event this time with the super wonderful Beci Orpin. She will talk some on her life as an illustrator and the you can chat with her while you graze food and drink wine. Venue details TBC and eventbrite link TBC too. However email us with info and we will be first to send you the deets when we confirm.
31st October 2017, 6.30pm
Ladies, Wine, a bit of design and The Happy Film
Explore The Stoneleigh Project (a series of spaces that depict the winemaking process through conceptual installations and matching wine tastings for their wild valley wild fermented wine, mmmmm yum), and a bit of design/life chit-chat before moving on to the movie screening of Stefan Sagmeister's The Happy Film. WOO! Event if full but go on the wait list because people may cancel... Here is the link, get on it! http://bit.ly/2yezj1i
28th September 2017, 6:30pm
Inspiration & Process
How do you go on about executing an idea? Where do ideas come from in the first place? What are the best methods or tricks for working creatively? Let's talk inspiration, concepts, process, execution and delivery!
31st August, 6.30pm
Spring, new beginnings and chit chat
The day before Spring... let's talk about new beginnings...come with any general life or work questions or conversations you are interested in, as well as a project you’re working on, and lets have an open discussion about them! Spring is coming!
13th July, 6.30pm
Ellen will chat through her world as a leading lady in illustration. Get ready for super mega awesomeness.
11 May 2017, 6.30pm
A bit on the side
What feeds our souls and keeps us super mega excited? We will spend the evening talking about projects and work we do outside of our day to day jobs, what inspires us and if we do them why they are important to have.
11th December 2016, 2pm
Let's get together for a big Christmas Picnic!
8th December 2016, 6:30pm
Bring your portfolio or website and we’ll have a discussion about your work, and and how to shape your portfolio based on your goals.
10th November 2016, 6:30pm
Come with any general life or work questions or conversations you are interested in, and lets have an open discussion about them!
6th October 2016, 6:30pm
Inspiration and Process
Where do ideas come from? How do you start a process in order to come up with a good idea? What are the best methods or tricks for working creatively?
8th September 2016, 6:30pm
Work in Progress
Bring a piece you’re working on that needs a helping hand or maybe you want to start a new piece and collaborate with your new LWD friends!
4th August 2016, 6:30pm
Fears & Failure
Let's embrace the failure! And discuss what it really means to be fearless.
7th July 2016, 6:30pm
Kick off event. Let's get to know each other over some wine and have a discussion about design or anything your lovely little heart desires.
Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few women creative directors. She believes we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work.
What We Can Do About the Dearth of Female Creatives?
Where are all women creative directors?
The 3% Conference
Gender disparities in the design field
We couldn't agree more, and we also think it would be fun to meet other creative women. We want to create a warm, open and honest environment were woman can talk real with each other. We want to be on each other's side because creative ladies rule!
Below are a few articles and resources to get your creative minds fired-up!