Creativity Curated - Celebrating Community and Creativity

May 30, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Our Journey with the 2024 Coastline Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards and Artwalk Port Macquarie 2024

Sponsorship of the 2024 Coastline Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards

We were honored to sponsor the 2024 Coastline Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards, a celebration that highlights the hard work and success of our local businesses. Our contribution involved handcrafting and designing 140 custom frames for the finalists, all done in-house at our Central Rd workshop. Witnessing the joy and pride of the finalists as they took selfies with their framed awards was immensely rewarding.

Framer Scott behind a wall of framesFramer Scott behind a wall of frames being made for the Business Awards

The frames were a labor of love, with Framer Scott constructing them and cutting the inner matt boards. Jackson sourced the appropriate frame moldings and cut the glass and backings, while Samantha assisted in locating frame moldings, matt boards, and fitting the certificates.

Glass Prep in the Glass Zone of the workshopJackson sourced the appropriate frame moldings and cut the glass and backings Our second story creative space taken over for fitting of certificates.Samantha assisted in locating frame moldings, matt boards, and fitting the certificates. It took all our space in our creative space on the second floor to fit all the certificates.

  Framer Scott in the construction workshopFramer Scott adding the final elements to the fit out of the frames for the 2024 Business awards.  

Framer Scott in his finishing room putting the final touches to all the frames for the 2024 Coastline Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards 2024. Scott many extra hours in the workshop leading up to this event, as a business are proud to have pulled off such a massive order of frames in the time frame we had and for such sensational people.

 

Framer Scott finishing off the fixtures of the frames.The frames were a labor of love, with Framer Scott constructing them and cutting the inner matt boards. While also doing all the final fit and finish of all the frames with a little help from Cherie.

Cherie helped with the final touches, and Creative Community member Colleen generously volunteered to fit bonus discount vouchers to the backs of the frames, showcasing the spirit of our gallery community.
 

Congratulations from us.A bonus discount vouchers to the backs of the frames in congratulations to all the finalists. Fitting vouchers to the frames.Creative Community member Colleen generously volunteered to fit bonus discount vouchers to the backs of the frames

Our decision to sponsor the awards stems from our deep respect for local businesses, the backbone of our community. They sponsor local sports groups, fundraisers, create employment, and contribute to the town's economic viability. We also hold great admiration for Business Port Macquarie, a non-profit industry association dedicated to helping our local business community thrive.

The awards, launched in 2007, acknowledge the growth and success of businesses in Greater Port Macquarie. Each year, local businesses are encouraged to nominate and enter across various categories to share their success stories. Now in its 17th year, the awards continue to celebrate our region’s business achievements, with categories aligning with the Business NSW Regional and State Awards.

 

Congratulations to the Business Port Macquarie committee for organizing such a fantastic event, and kudos to all participating businesses, finalists, and winners!

You can go to the Business Port Macquarie website and see the finalists and the winners by clicking on those words.

Here is a few fun photos from the awards night, we took a mini frame as our "bling" and so we used it as a bit of a prop, enjoy a bit of fun with Framer Scott and Photographer Cherie via some phone photo fun. We dropped a few random mini frames with other tables on the night, did you get any photos with one? Send us your best ones in a dm via Instagram

A bit of fun from the 2024 Business awardsA few cheeky phone photos from the 2024 Coastline Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards Gala Dinner. A bit of fun from the 2024 Business awardsA few cheeky phone photos from the 2024 Coastline Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards Gala Dinner. A bit of fun from the 2024 Business awardsA few cheeky phone photos from the 2024 Coastline Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards Gala Dinner. A bit of fun from the 2024 Business awardsA few cheeky phone photos from the 2024 Coastline Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards Gala Dinner. A bit of fun from the 2024 Business awardsA few cheeky phone photos from the 2024 Coastline Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards Gala Dinner. A bit of fun from the 2024 Business awardsA few cheeky phone photos from the 2024 Coastline Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards Gala Dinner. A bit of fun from the 2024 Business awardsA few cheeky phone photos from the 2024 Coastline Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards Gala Dinner. A bit of fun from the 2024 Business awardsA few cheeky phone photos from the 2024 Coastline Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards Gala Dinner. A bit of fun from the 2024 Business awardsA few cheeky phone photos from the 2024 Coastline Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards Gala Dinner. A bit of fun from the 2024 Business awardsA few cheeky phone photos from the 2024 Coastline Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards Gala Dinner. A bit of fun from the 2024 Business awardsA few cheeky phone photos from the 2024 Coastline Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards Gala Dinner.

Activation Space and Installation at Artwalk Port Macquarie 2024

We are super excited to be back near our old premises on Murray St for Artwalk Port Macquarie 2024 on June 7th, showcasing our commitment to community and creativity through a series of engaging and interactive installations.

 

Collaborative Installation Pieces

The collaborative pieces from the Creative Souls Collective group and Crafting Connections group added a new layer of connection and community spirit. These groups planned and created individual sections that came together to form larger art pieces. The Crafting Connections installation, made from “granny squares,” will be deconstructed post-Artwalk and turned into rugs for the local women and children's refuge, continuing their seven-year tradition of support. The Creative Souls Collective’s piece will remain in our creative space as a reminder of the power of collaboration and community connectedness.

Crafting Creations crew Elements of the Crafting Connections group collaborative piece. This piece is going to look amazing.

Elements of the Crafting Connections group collaborative piece. This piece is going to look amazing.
Crafting Creations crew Elements of the Crafting Connections group collaborative piece. This piece is going to look amazing.

Creative Souls CollectiveCreative Souls Collective working on their collaborative installation for Artwalk Port Macquarie 2024, they gather once a month in the gallery to connect, create and collaborate. The 4th Thursday from 5.30pm.

Creative Souls Collective working on their collaborative installation for Artwalk Port Macquarie 2024, they gather once a month in the gallery to connect, create and collaborate. The 4th Thursday from 5.30pm.
Creative Souls CollectiveCreative Souls Collective working on their collaborative installation for Artwalk Port Macquarie 2024, they gather once a month in the gallery to connect, create and collaborate. The 4th Thursday from 5.30pm.

Immersive Photo Booth

Photographer Cherie will lead the immersive photo booth, where participants will be photographed against a plain background and later digitally immersed into a background of their choice. This booth, themed around community, allows participants to choose from three backgrounds ranging from soft pastels to bold, almost fluorescent colors. These images will form a large collage representing the Greater Port Macquarie community, showcasing Cherie’s skills as a photomedia artist and her passion for visual records of local events.

A test image for the immersive photo boothA test image of what you will get from the Immersive Photo Booth, this was part of Photographer Cherie's test series leading up to the 2024 Artwalk. Participants will get digital version of their very own immersive artwork - for free.

Interactive Wall Projection

Our interactive wall projection, designed with bold colors and movement, invites participants to engage playfully. Projected onto the wall of the Murray St car park, it allows individuals to interact with the animations, creating fun and memorable experiences for all ages. This design aims to offer a free and interactive activity for families, understanding the importance of engaging children and creating enjoyable family moments. Join us in the carpark on the coastal side of the old ambulance building in Murray St, Port Macquarie to be part of this fun.

A couple of the Sunset Crew modeling for our test run of the interactive projection.get in front of the projection and become part of it, bring the kids, the grandparents or your crew and have some fun in front of the projection. A couple of the Sunset Crew modeling for our test run of the interactive projection.get in front of the projection and become part of it, bring the kids, the grandparents or your crew and have some fun in front of the projection.

Our Commitment to Community

As we approach our 50th year in business, we reflect on the incredible support from our community. Our success in providing custom framing, art sales, and other services is thanks to you. By hosting local creative groups and supporting the arts and broader community, we aim to give back and show our gratitude. Your support over the years has helped us overcome challenges like floods, bushfires, and a global pandemic. Together, we continue to bring creativity and community spirit to the Mid North Coast.

Thank you for being a part of our journey. Here's to many more years of supporting and celebrating our vibrant community!

Sunset Framing & Gallery on Central Rd, Port MacquarieSunset Framing & Gallery on Central Rd, Port MacquarieAt Sunset, we're not just about framing pictures; we're all about framing a vibrant and connected community! Picture this: a retro haven where creativity meets camaraderie, and every snapshot tells a tale of artistic passion.
🎨 Supporting the Creative Vibe: Step into our art space, where imagination knows no bounds! We're the heartbeat of a lively creative community, providing a canvas for local talent to flourish and connections to bloom. Whether you're an artist seeking a spotlight or an art enthusiast seeking inspiration, our walls echo the vibrancy of our community's artistic spirit.
💼 Boosting Local Biz, One Frame at a Time: We're not just framing local art; we're framing a stronger local economy! Sunset is proud to support local businesses, using our frames to spotlight their craftsmanship. Because when local businesses thrive, our entire community shines brighter.
🌐 Community Roots Since '75: We've been weaving into the fabric of this community since the disco days! From bell bottoms to Bluetooth, we've been your go-to for framing through it all. Our journey is your journey, and every frame we craft tells a story of decades-long community collaboration.
🤝 It's a Two-Way Street: Just like a perfectly balanced frame, community support is a reciprocal art. Your support fuels our frames, and in return, we're fueling community dreams. Sponsorships, donations, and creative spaces - we're giving back to the community that has embraced us for decades.
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Family-Owned, Community-Driven: Sunset is more than a business; we're a family, and our community is an extension of that family. Your memories, your milestones, they're all part of our shared narrative. Because in our world, your community is our community, and every frame is a chapter in our story together.
So, step into Sunset Framing and Gallery - where every frame is a piece of community art, and every visit is a journey through the colorful tapestry of our shared history. 🌈🖼️

 


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