Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Lamp it up! - light up your life with recycling.

Hosted by Cultiver stockist Lamp it up! here's another great workshop at Cultiver where you can learn how to turn household waste into a beautiful lamp.

To give you some ideas of what these talented lads can help you create here's some images from the recent Lamp it up! workshops in Melbourne Town:
rummaging through junk pile for materials
workshop at Donkey Wheel House - Melbourne
reformed junk lamp
and another beautiful reformed junk lamp
Lamp it up! will be at Cultiver on Wednesday October 5th.

Here's everything you need to know:

Time: 10:00 - 3:00 (with a lunch break - B.Y.O. or visit one of the lovely local cafes')

What to bring: you're welcome to bring along any items from home you think you could recycle to make your lamp. This is limited only by your imagination but could include wooden bowls, plastic mixing bowls and food containers, napkin rings, door knobs, kids toys, glass lamp shades...

What you'll be doing: The Lamp it up! lads will help you sift through your own collection of materials to find suitable items for a lamp, then you'll all take a stroll around the Top of Town op shops to look for more materials (any items you find must be paid for by yourself). Once back at Cultiver they'll help you design and build your own unique lamp.

Supplied: all lamp components such as cord, fittings etc, tools to build lamps

Cost: $40 per adult, $10 for each accompanied child (aged 8 and up, limit of two children per adult participant), plus you'll need extra cash to purchase any component materials at the local op shops.

Booking: all bookings can be made via Cultiver - drop in to 2/126 Brisbane St. Ipswich, call us 0424 303 759 or email

Monday, 19 September 2011

You're invited to...

...The Cultiver Carnival Sideshow!

What is that I hear you ask? Well, we are launching our 'Spring Collection'!!
We have been working hard on a whole pile of new designs using vintage sheets and fabrics, mens shirts, UPcycled tees and lots of amazing prints.

There will be popcorn, ice-cream sodas, special edition Cultiver showbags and amazing UPcycled fashion. You can have your pic taken in the photo booth with some crazy props and shop to your hearts content in twilight comfort.

Here's the invite...make sure you check out the facebook event for even more details...

Friday, 16 September 2011

We are super excited to be the very first place in Australia to host this out of this world competition started in 2007 by the CRE8 Foundation. This incredible not for profit organisation aims to inspire and unite global youth through art and promote intercultural dialogue through collaborative artistic creation. 

This is how Cre8 describes the competition:  
"The project is, of course, intentionally absurd. No one has any idea what an alien looks like—certainly not a realistic one, let alone the most realistic one. The idea of the project is to challenge participants to shed preconceived notions and have fun exploring an obvious paradox. By introducing the project in the form of a contest, we rely on competitive spirit to drive each participant further and further into an abstract and artistically fruitful chase to attain the unattainable. As with everything we do at CRE8, we hope to inspire creative thinking and welcome all creative responses".

previous entries for the Realistic Alien competition

Cultiver will be hosting and documenting the Australian debut of the competition on Thursday the 22nd of September between 9.30am and 2.00pm. If you'd like your offspring to be part of it and you're happy to have their creative genius filmed and photographed then please drop in to Cultiver next Thursday and get ready to be creative.

You can simply turn up or you could RSVP via the Facebook event)
Cultiver is located at 2/126 Brisbane St. Ipswich. Check the Find Us page above if you're not sure where we are.

VISIT: cre8foundation to see the wonderful work they do

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Craft your own Christmas

A series if short and sweet workshops and craft sessions to help you put the handmade back into the festive season.

You can - make your own brooches, design, print and sew your own simple soft toy, embroider a hankie, print your own tee shirts and more.