At the Hair of the Dog.
The AIPP's national conference, the Hair of the Dog (HOTD) is in full swing in Brisbane. The HOTD is The Event on beanbags. It is a relaxed opportunity to listen to great speakers and spend time with the industry.
The highlight so far has been Heide Smith's lecture, I met Heide when I was a child and her work has stayed with me, I own several of her books, and to see her speak about her life was a real treat.
Last night we had a gourmet bbq during which a raffle saw prints swapped. Essentially, everyone brings a print, hands it in and receives a ticket, a print is displayed, a ticket is drawn and bingo, you are the proud owner of......a gold award winning print, or....an after thought! I was lucky enough to win a great image by Paul Francis of a group of vikings/normans at a medieval fair.
If you are looking for time immersed in the industry next year, come along to the Hair of the Dog in February 2014.