A creative space

showcasing and selling artwork + hosting workshops.

Upcoming Workshops:

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How to turn Fashion Illustration into a career: An Introduction

Both successful fashion illusrators in their own right, Mads Francis and Sarah Darby built a creative business as a platform for themselves and other creatives to share their work and expertise.

At this informal event, Mads and Sarah will talk about their journeys as illustrators and how they built their businesses.

They will cover:

- How to get started.

- How to work with the brands you want.

- How to collaborate and with whom.

- Guidelines around how to get to your pricing.

Mads and Sarah will answer any questions you may have and there will be a chance to network with buddying aspiring creatives.

Drinks and Nibbles provided.

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MAUDE Studio.

Thursday 14th March - Sunday 17th March.

We are delighted to host MAUDE studio, our favourite sparkling accessory brand, at the Creative Hub. A Sparkle Symposium pop up of bedazzling activities, starting with a private launch party on Wednesday 13th March. We open to the public on Thursday 14th for customers to experience and purchase each handmade, bespoke accessory. 

On Thursday night, MAUDE studio takes over our regular Drink and Draw session with a Sparkle and Sparkling theme. Come and embellish a little something of your own with her sparkling treasures.

For the first time ever MAUDE studio will take appointments to create custom pieces. 

MAUDE studio Sparkle Symposium will be open until Sunday 17th at 4pm.

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Micky In The Van showings.

Sunday 3rd March 10am until 6pm

Come and view the latest Autumn/Winter 19 collection from Micky In The Van straight off the runway at VAMFF. Have an opportunity to see the collection close up, try on pieces and pre-order from the collection before it’s available to the general public. You will Aldo have the opportunity to meet the designer, Estelle Michaelides, and her collaborators from the runway show, all whilst enjoying a glass of bubbles. We look forward to see you!

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Drink & Draw

Grab your squad and head down to The Creative Hub at St Collins Lane each Thursday night throughout summer!

We are putting on drinks and helping you to create a piece of art that you would be happy to frame!

Classes are limited to 8 and include all materials (yes, that means wine too!).

Please email: info@madsfrancis.com to book a private group!


Thursday, Feb 7, from 7-9pm

Thursday, Feb 14, from 7-9pm

Thursday, Feb 21, from 7-9pm

Thursday, Feb 28, from 7-9pm

Thursday, Mar 7, from 7-9pm

Thursday, Mar 14, from 7-9pm

Thursday, Mar 21, from 7-9pm

Thursday, Mar 28, from 7-9pm



Join Dan Castano (street style photographer) and Bianca O'Neill (fashion journalist and blogger) for a night of discussion about how to tell your story on social media.How do you convey your brand story through your copywriting, captions and imagery? Writing social captions and blog posts can be overwhelming - as can curating the perfect visual feed. These two experts will discuss what it takes to create engaging stories that make an impact within your social media tribe, encourage sharing and virality, and drive engagement. Join a Q&A and networking session at the end to ask all the questions you've wanted to ask about creating a successful social media presence.

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An insider's guide to fashion writing: how to break into the business

Join Melissa Singer (The Age) and Bianca O'Neill (Herald Sun, Fashion Journal) for a night of discussion about being a fashion writer in the age of new media.

From copywriting for fashion clients or your own fashion business, to fashion blogging and fashion journalism, they will discuss style, technique, pitching to media and clients, and professionalism.

Learn from their own experiences, failures and successes, and join a Q&A and networking session at the end to ask all the questions you've wanted to ask about fashion writing.

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Book an Illustrator

Illustration is becoming more and more popular in Melbourne and Worldwide. Both Mads and Sarah are Melbourne Fashion Illustrators who offer a range of illustration services to give your event an edge. You may be after live painting, live fashion illustration portraits of guests, weddings illustrations or even a large scale painting come to life over the course of your event. Whichever you are after, be sure to click the button below or even send us an email!

  • Live fashion illustration of your guests

  • Live painting on Canvas - to keep as a souvenir after your big event

  • Customising products (iPhone, jackets, hats)



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