Monday, 19 March 2012


11 days to go untill POTATOPRINTPOPUP and here's our first article on the local press.

Read what they had to say at the My Daily News
Also, join our facebook site for regular updates and progress reports on events and pop ups.
Hope to see you on the 31st March and 1st April for potato printing fun.

Saturday, 10 March 2012


Artists and creatives Belinda Smith, Ellie Beck, Jo Olive and Kathy Egan are the founding members of Hey Maker! We came together to form a collective in response to the growing number of retail stores in Murwillumbah closing their doors.  It has been reported that 32 out of 70 shops in the town centre are empty and up for lease. Hey Maker! sees this as an opportunity to use empty shop fronts to attract attention and benefit the community.

“We are aiming to raise the awareness of needing to support local creatives, as well as keeping our town alive by shopping local. Similar to other towns across Australia who have had to face the situation of renew, revive or die, Murwillumbah needs some fun, hands on acts of creative artiness!” said founding Hey Maker! member Ellie Beck

“The Verge office is occupied by a landscape architect (Verge) and a Graphic designer (Upside) who are sympathetic to our cause and are willing to let the pop up be staged in their space. Hey Maker! hopes the success of our POTOPRINTPOPUP will encourage Murwillumbah’s commercial landlords to follow their example and be a part of this drive to stimulate the local economy” Founding member of Hey Maker! Belinda Smith said.

POTATOPRINTPOPUP is our first event for 2012

Friday, 9 March 2012


Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April signals the arrival of Hey Maker! a new creative collective to the region. Hey Maker! will present POTATOPRINTPOPUP, a free workshop taking place at Verge - 13 Queen Street, Murwillumbah.

Hey Maker! creative collective invites the community to join them in creating a fun potato print art installation on a shop wall. Using potato supplied by local farmers participants will cut and carve designs to create stamps and print on recycled materials.

The workshop kicks off at 10am – 3pm, and the community is invited to pop into Verge anytime to participate and contribute to an installation of work on the shop wall. Hey Maker’s aim is to highlight that art can be made from simple everyday materials including vegetables and recycled boxes and cardboard.

Four artists from Hey Maker! will be on hand during the event. Take home kits will be available, so participants can continue their crafty fun at home!