Sindy Sinn is a Newtown based illustrator that specialises in skulls, beers and skulling-beers. A long-haired, foul-mouthed illustrator-dude, you’ll probably recognise his bold gruesome artwork from every bar in Newtown... not to mention his work with MARYS, Mambo and The Misfits. He runs an art-studio from inside the Young Henrys brewery, where he creates the core of their collaborative artwork. As well as beer, he’s inspired by music and has pumped out t-shirt designs for everyone from The Rolling Stones to Peking Duk and Parkway Drive. He loves dad-jokes, high-fives and bad-tattoos… plus is also the funniest and coolest guy in the whole world.
Mike Watt is an Australian illustrator based in Sydney. His mediums vary from biro to spray paint to brush and ink to digital.
Mike’s introduction to illustration was winning the Toohey’s Extra Dry 696 beer label competition over 10 years ago, this became the label of the TED long neck for several years. He went on to work with Murray’s Brewing and has designed dozens of beer labels and tap decals since.
Some other clients he has worked for include Adobe, Artline, Mambo, Optus, Commonwealth Bank, Bonds, and Volkswagen.
While he has been a commercial illustrator for over 9 years he still creates his own art every chance he gets.
Ben Brown is a Sydney based illustrator, designer and artist. He has worked for a mixed variety of clients for over twenty years. Commissions range across publishing, apparel and the music industry.
His work has appeared on countless CD covers, t-shirts and posters for performers like Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age and Pearl Jam, to You am I, Dune Rats and Cosmic Psychos.
Ben has also provided branding, illustration and merchandise for events including the Big Day Out, Good Vibrations Festival, Homebake, The Falls Festival, Bowlarama, and the Australian Open of Surfing. He provides editorial illustration for magazine titles, including Mad magazine, Surfing World & Rolling Stone.
His illustration work also features in childrens books, advertising and on-line media. Ben has also provided graphics for a host of surf, skate and street labels including Hurley, Volcom, Mambo, Lost, and Supply. He has exhibited his personal work in several solo and group shows in Australia and over seas.
Blair Sayer has always loved to draw. When the New Zealand ex-pat was younger, his days were spent climbing electric fences, taunting medium sized dogs, and hoping for a rainy day so he could draw more. Blair turned semi-professional in his mid-teens when he started cartooning for the local rag. Wellington School of Design was his next step, and after graduating in 1993, he has been illustrating ever since.
Blair styles vary, as he's easily bored and enjoys a challenge. His clients are varied as much, with craft beer, tee shirts and gig posters being his favorite canvases.
Blair now lives in Glenmore Park (posh Penrith) and works in the city most days. He's always up for a chat, even more so a beer - and loves that he gets to enjoy both at his Cultivate Folk workshops!
Ginger started out her creative career at the age of 4 drawing all over paper table cloths at restaurants. Her Dad, Deane, an animator - would carry 0.4 felt tip pens in his pocket everywhere they went and encouraged her to keep on drawing. These days you can find her painting murals throughout Australia, customising bowling pins, motorbike helmets, tanks, moonshine jugs - basically anything she can get her mits on.
Ginger has worked with companies including; Google, YouTube, Harley Davidson, Deus, Sailor Jerry, Young Henrys, VB, VANS and many more.
Likes - Every day objects in miniature form and true crime podcasts. Dislikes - People who walk too slow and bad manners.
Her main influences are neon signs, country music, white trash and glitter.
Shannon runs Aisle6ix Industries, a screen print and creative studio in Sydney. He reckons screen printing must be in his blood, and we tend to agree because Shannon is one of the most passionate printers we know.
Since starting in 2007, Aisle6ix has grown from a crew of one to a crew of seven.
They hand print for clients and friends, including Mambo, Marys, Young Henrys, Four Pillars Gin, Sample and Twitter.
Catherine Field is the maker behind Splendid Wren Ceramics range of handmade homewares from Bondi Beach, Australia which focuses on functional simplicity. The pieces are made using traditional hand building techniques from a range of stoneware clays. They are then high fired to stoneware temperatures to ensure their durability. No two pieces are the same. They feature natural, earthy glazes and often there will be a finger print or makers mark to remind users that it was made by hand. Her work is stocked at Commune Bondi, Elph Store, Orchard Street, Mia Chicco and Paperbark Camp.
Bodie is a Sign Painter & Designer based in Sydney, Australia. He runs El Oso Negro, a studio specialising in traditional hand painted signs and mid-century inspired typography, influenced by Art Deco Architecture, Americana and 1960's Psychedelia.
Bodie uses traditional techniques to create custom signs with classic layout & letter design.
His visual aesthetic harks back to a time when design was bold, esoteric and tailored to the needs of each client.
Australian-born Samantha Taylor’s passion for fragrance knows no bounds - she is, proudly, perfume obsessed. It’s a good thing, then, that her professional life is dedicated to all things perfume, beauty and sensory-related. So much so, she is now considered one of Australia’s most knowledgeable fragrance experts.
Samantha has more than twenty five years’ experience in the beauty industry working with prestige brands, and, for the past 15 years, she has been specialising in artisan perfume, undertaking specialist training in both London and Paris.
Some of her clients include Bombay Sapphire, Cathay Pacific, bellabox, BPM, Mecca Cosmetica, Toni Maticevski, Proctor and Gamble, Westfield Shopping Centres, Target, Fragonard, Sand and Sky, Coco and Eve, Red Beauty, 3 Deep and Network Ten’s The Bachelor Australia.
Sam was appointed as the Australian and New Zealand licensee for Cinquieme Sens, the global leader in perfumery training. Based in Paris, Cinquieme Sens has worked with leading perfume houses such as Chanel, Parfums Dior, Guerlain and Hermés for over 40 years. Working with Cinquieme Sens gives Samantha access to a global network of perfume professionals and materials direct from the home of perfumery, France.
Whisky Loot may just be the dream team you’ve always wanted. Through their monthly whisky subscriptions and tasting events at Cultivate Folk, they want unite you with the rare drams that aren’t available in your local liquor store. We’ve all regrettably spent too much money on a bottle of whisky only to open it up, taste it and wish you had never listened to your friends advice. Whisky Loot gives you the opportunity to learn, critique and record your thoughts on the unique sampled drams, so you never spend a cent on a dram that you don’t like.
Nadine Sharpe is a designer, maker and teacher from Sydney’s inner west. Her brand, Own Sweet Time, has evolved to become synonymous with jewellery making and teaching in Sydney and beyond.
Nadine loves to experiment with polymer clay and resin, to see what the mediums are capable of. Colour and vibrancy are continuing themes, and designs are contemporary, but don’t follow trends.
Aside from the quirkiness of the designs, Nadine is known for her meticulous attention to detail, and the quality of her work. All pieces are hand finished and coated with resin, putting a polished spin on handmade.
Nadine is also well known for her teaching and the sharing of her knowledge and expertise, in Sydney and beyond.