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Lis Harvey splits her time between freelance photography work and running underwear and basics label NICO. A degree in Photography from the Queensland College of Art kick started a career in advertising and commercial photography and a craving for creative expression led to the beginning of NICO. A deep interest in the visual and a passion for creative problem solving are behind both.

Lis is represented by Compadre Picture Co. and produces photographic work for clients including RACQ, Suncorp, University of Queensland, CUA and Kinder. NICO continues to grow a loyal following and has been recognised for a commitment to fashion, ethics and sustainability with coverage in Peppermint Magazine, Broadsheet, Frankie Magazine and as the winner of the Lingerie and Swimwear category at the Source Awards.

Missed out on Ben Chiu’s talk? The incredible Jimmy Patch has you covered with his live graphic recording of the event! Watching Jimmy do his thing in person is absolutely awesome and I can’t wait to have him as a part of the CreativeMornings/Brisbane family from here on out.

Thank you to everyone who attended our Compassion event with Ben Chiu. Doodle by Ivy Niu. #cmbne

Our event is fuller than our bellies after a night at Ben’s. We’ll see you all on Friday. #cmbne #cmcompassion

Our pin artist for this month is Brisbane based illustrator and designer Debs Lim. Her bright and bold style will be gracing the pockets of your denim jackets, dad hats and tote bags for the theme of Compassion at our event next Friday. We’re doing things a little differently this month. The pins won’t be for sale - you’ll have to be one of the first 50 people through the doors for CreativeMornings Compassion with Ben Chiu to get your hands on one. You’ll then be set with a challenge. Stay tuned. #cmbne #cmcompassion

Illustrator and graphic recorder Jimmy Patch will be joining us at our September for a live graphic recording of Ben Chiu’s talk on Compassion! #cmbne #cmcompassion

This month’s event - Compassion with Ben Chiu will be held at the iconic Metro Arts Brisbane. It’s conveniently located just a hop, skip and a jump down some stairs from Ben’s record store, A Love Supreme. Metro Arts is developing the future of Australian contemporary arts practice, now.Championing all contemporary art forms, the two core activities of the organisation are developing and co-presenting contemporary arts.Within five stories of a heritage building in the heart of the Brisbane CBD, there are artists taking risks, creating, developing, experimenting, and presenting ambitious contemporary art. In addition to the artistic program Metro Arts supports the wider artistic community with low cost short and long term venue hire for creative businesses, photo shoots, rehearsals, exhibitions, performances, auditions, forums, celebrations and more. 

Ben Chiu is Ben’s Burgers, Apartment & A Love Supreme. It is Ben’s philosophy of doing less (and doing it well) that has seen him turn three passions into a string of strong brands, each with a solid community around them. Ten years ago—alongside his brother Nick—he launched Apartment, a mens streetwear store that has made it’s mark through sourcing previously unattainable high-quality, global brands.

Being Brisbane’s first home-grown burger with cult-like status, Ben’s Burgers have continued to honour the heavily researched and carefully crafted elements from the original burgers that were first tabled in 2014.

A Love Supreme was founded to bring good people and music together, and with years of forward thinking events under their belts, continues to host some of the most respected tastemakers on the planet. 2015 saw a natural progression toward opening a record store of the same name, sharing the same theme consistent throughout all of Ben’s ventures — quality over quantity, positive progression and community.