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Art + Design Orenda Chats With

Market Fan Club: Orenda Chats with Evie Cahir

Market Fan Club is a suite of radiant and joyful large-scale paintings by emerging Melbourne artist Evie Cahir. Inspired by daily trips to the Queen Victoria Market, these crops of fruit and vegetables capture the shifting intensities of the sun and seasons. Market Fan Club champions the shapes, colours, sounds and smells of the maketplace.

On the opening week of the Market Fan Club exhibition at Lamington Drive, Portia Sarris of Orenda Magazine sits down with Evie Cahir.

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Lifestyle Orenda Chats With Tech

Fashion Revolution Week: Orenda Chats With Tumnus

In case you missed it, it’s currently Fashion Revolution Week. On the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1,138 people and injured many more in 2013. Fashion Revolution Week encourages millions of people to ask brands #whomademyclothes and demand greater transparency in the fashion supply chain.

One revolutionary startup leading the fashion revolution is Tumnus — an Aussie peer-to-peer digital platform that allows you to share quality clothing with style-minded people in your area.
Caitlin Lawler of Orenda Magazine chats to Shanya, the kick-ass founder of Tumnus.

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Art + Design

Overcoming Artist’s Block

Every writer, artist and creative type has these moments when creativity takes a holiday and we’re left twiddling our thumbs, reminiscing about the times when we felt creative. My best tips for getting over these creative blocks is to find out what’s causing them and finding a way to work around it.

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Lifestyle Music + Books

Heart Songs

Songs that evoke strong memories and feelings are often bound by the personal experiences and tastes of those who listen to them, and each piece of music has the potential to be that special song to someone…The concept of heart songs grew on me, so I decided to create my own list of Heart Songs: the tracks that mean something special to me, whether because of their influence on my personal musical taste or for more personal reasons. In this article, I’m going to talk about three heart songs of my own and why they are on my list.

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Lifestyle Tech

Apps to Help You Maximise Your Downtime and Minimise Loss of Brain Cells

The mark of a busy person is the inability to decide what to do with their downtime due to the infrequency of its occurrence. I myself feel like I waste precious time tapping away at variously-sized screens. Don’t get me wrong — the digital age has done wonders for my adventurous soul and curious mind, but I catch myself being entertained by veritable stupidity on a daily basis. If you find yourself in a similar situation, I’ve got a few suggestions to optimise your time!

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