AWESOME CERTIFIED: The Analogue Laboratory

Awesome Adelaide is proud to announce as the recipients of the March 2015 funding round the incredibly awesome Alex Bishop-Thorpe and Aurelia Carbone from The Analogue Laboratory (housed at The Mill) for their project to “Make Better Magic”.

Over the past 2+ years Alex and Aurelia have undertaken the enormous task of setting up and establishing a working public darkroom for budding and established analogue enthusiasts.

The duo run a series of highly successful photography and development training workshops, providing the tools and chemistry to rent for those who just like them, like to make things – especially those kinds of things that are best created under the soft hues and acrid smells of a blackened out darkroom.

The funding awarded by the Awesome Foundation will allow them to bolster their not-for-profit creative space by enabling the purchasing of a much needed ventilator so they can Continue reading

Lighting the Flame for Awesome Adelaide

The October Winner

Phew!  The first grant has been awarded and we have been blown away. Seriously.

The competition was fierce and diverse; it was a bit of a challenge for the trustees to choose a winner, but they did it!  The Adelaide Chapter’s October Awesome Foundation Grant winner is…*drumroll please*…. Luminor fire spinning classes.

Timothy Goddard the  face behind Luminor Fire Spinning classes have partnered up with Point A to deliver regular classes, and run workshops off site in the future.  Fire spinning is pretty Awesome in itself but the thing that amazes the crew most is the depth and individuality of everyone’s journey within the cultures poi spinning is associated with.

One spark is all it takes to start a journey of Awesome proportions, developing complementary skills along the way, giving you new goals to focus on.  Tim caught the fire spinning bug around 6 years, the practice has taken him all around Australia, across the USA, and to the Ukraine.

The Luminor workshops will vary from basic skills in a particular fire-related discipline, to fire safety, and fire spinning itself.  They’ve also started venturing into running intensive group sessions.  In order to expand this venture into something extra Awesome, they needed some fresh spinning equipment to replace the random janky leftovers they have been making use of.

The Awesome Grant will not only allow the crew to update their gear and pass the fire twirling spark onto more Adelaideans than ever before but it will also support the wider community at Point A.  We can’t wait to see how the Luminor spinners set this city alight!