The creators involved in The NORTH have all grown up together forging their own respective paths in life hoping to one day be writers, artists, photographers and designers. Being lucky enough to grow up in an area that allowed us all the luxury to explore one’s creativity is something many across the globe do not have, therefore we are grateful and hope to make the most of this opportunity to reach out and encourage creativity.
This is not our first community venture, for two years we ran a creative warehouse space in the back of Warriewood that went by the name Brawler. This begun back in January 2010 by a group of young mismatched friends all who shared a similar vision; while we never set concrete goals we simply saw the benefit of placing all our ideas physically and mentally in one collective space. A small group of us worked and created in this warehouse for two years throwing events (a classy word for parties) reaching out to like-minded locals to join us. The basic idea was to simply have a place for people to come and recognise the already strong creative community that exists on the Northern Beaches. We recognise that we were not the first to do this, and hopefully not the last. The National Grid and the former Concrete Crayons space are both groups we have been inspired by and have in their own right, made a major contribution to the creative community of the Northern Beaches.
When Brawler closed it’s doors after two years we were sure it had served it’s purpose and it was time for something new, something with more direction. The NORTH is this something. It’s an extension of our creative collective concept at Brawler in print form, the bringing together of all those inspiring people we know inhabit this area. We feel print is our new way to reach more of your stories.