Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design
Melbourne

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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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 Chit Chat

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 Creative Labels

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 Crtiticism

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 SUMMER PICNIC

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 Beci Orpin

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 Porteus

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 Christmas Lunch

Let's get together for a big Christmas Picnic!

8th December 2016, 6:30pm Portfolio Reviews

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 Chit Chat

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 Hi Melbourne!

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.
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!

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

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, I find the people I’m inspired by most are often other talented ladies. Here are a few women I have admired, worked with, or had my eye on! Email me if you want to nominate someone for this list.