The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-10-17T05:38:50Z WILDE AND WHISTLER WERE HIS CLIENTS 2018-10-17T05:38:50Z wilde-and-whistler-were-his-clients Media Release 17 October, 2018 WILDE AND WHISTLER WERE HIS CLIENTS Edward Godwin was an English architect, theatre designer and lover of Japanese minimalism. Noted as the father of the Aesthetic Movement in England, Godwin’s enduring legacy is in the furniture and interiors he created for friends including Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde and American painter James McNeill Whistler. Today, his works can be found in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the National Gallery of Victoria. His collaboration with two of England’s finest furniture makers, William Watt and Collinson & Lock, also cemented his reputation at a time when English sensibilities were being rocked by the antics of London’s scandalous arts scene. Leski Auctions is privileged to offer for sale an ‘Art Cabinet’ designed by Godwin and most likely manufactured by William Watt. It was created in the Japanese style that Godwin was noted for, dated circa 1880s. It is made of mahogany and ivory with sabre brass legs. “The Aesthetic Movement was influential in the Art Nouveau period that followed, and we can see elements of that in this rare and highly-sought after cabinet,” says Harry Glenn, an auctioneer and valuer with Leski Auctions. “The work that Godwin left behind after his untimely death at 53 in 1886, is internationally-acclaimed. The NGV has five works, most recently seen in ‘Japonisme: Japan and the Birth of Modern Art’.” Lot 198, Edward William Godwin ‘Art Cabinet’ has a pre-sale estimate of $40,000 - $60,000. (Image available at https://www.leski.com.au/images/lot/3575/357513_2.jpg?1538991842) The lot will be sold by Leski Auctions (www.leski.com.au) on Sunday, 28 October from 11.00am. About Leski Auctions Leski Auctions was established in 1973. Today, it is regarded as one of Australia’s leading auctioneers of Sporting Memorabilia, Australian Art & Antiques, Collectibles and World Philately. Among the many significant collections that Leski Auctions has been privileged to sell are those of Shirley Strickland, Ron Clarke, Sir Reginald Ansett and former RSL President, Bruce Ruxton. It has sold more ‘baggy green’ caps than any other auction house in the world. Charles Leski is a registered valuer for the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts’ Cultural Gifts Program. He is also the valuer of the displayed items at the National Sports Museum at the MCG, Melbourne. Harry Glenn, an industry veteran with more than 20 years experience, has been working with Charles since 2012. The company is located at 727-729 High Street Armadale, Victoria 3143 Australia. Tel+61 3 8539 6150 and www.leski.com.au Issued by: Harry Glenn, Leski Auctions Michael Krape, Michael Krape Consulting Tel: +61 (0) 425 790 735 Tel: +61 (0) 403 135 880 harry@leski.com.au michaelkrape@krape.com.au Photo Engraving at Queen Victoria Market 2018-09-09T04:27:20Z photo-engraving-at-queen-victoria-market-1 Hello to everyone, We are still trading at the Queen Victoria Market on weekends.  We either do a Saturday or Sunday, but you can always call us on 0415278817 to find out our exact location on the day.  We love meeting such a variety of people at the QVMarket.  We meet people from overseas, local people, politicians, and mainly people from all over Australia.  We love their response to our unique gifts and then go through their phone to find the exact photo.  I met a lady from Perth and she had the photo in her purse.  I quickly took a photo of her photo and she will have it before she leaves as it is a gift for a loved one.   We get the pleasure of meeting so many amazing people and they absolutely love our product.  Many people have never seen photo engraving before, so spend their time looking at our displays to compare pieces.  We find our silver jewellery sells best, however we cater for all different types of styles.  Gold necklaces, silver necklaces, photo keyrings, different shapes and sizes. Everybody has a unique style they like.  Our pieces are handmade jewellery, with lots of love and care taken in making every piece. QVM are running a trader of the year, and we would appreciate your assistance.   If you like our jewellery, please go to the following website www.qvm.com.au/vote Select general merchandise and then select Memory Keepsakes. We would really appreciate your support. Most people ask how do we Photo engrave into the piece?  Our response is we use a diamond tip machine that etches into the piece.  We load each photo into our customised software program, get the contrast right, set the piece up in the machine and the diamond tip machine then does its job and does the photo engraving.  Photo engraving has been around for many years and we have been proudly running our business since 2013.   MELBOURNE ART WEEK ENLIVENS THE CITY IN AUGUST 2018 WITH EXCEPTIONAL WINTER PROGRAM 2018-06-13T03:51:14Z melbourne-art-week-enlivens-the-city-in-august-2018-with-exceptional-winter-program Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne Art Foundation unveiled details of the Melbourne Art Week 2018 program which cumulates in the return of Melbourne Art Fair, 2-5 August 2018 (Vernissage 1 August 2018) and the Visual Arts Awards on 4 August 2018. Over 50 Victorian cultural organisations, institutions, art spaces, satellite fairs and galleries will come together in the staging of Melbourne Art Week; a dynamic program of exhibitions, events, talks, performances and workshops that take place during the first week of August. Other highlights include programming from MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art; From Will to Form: Tarrawarra Biennial 2018; ACCA: A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness, Buxton Contemporary: No One is Watching You: Ronnie van Hout and VCA Open Studios. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said, “Melbourne Art Week is set to take over our arts precinct with a celebration like no other. Through exhibitions, fairs, workshops, talks and performances, it will be an opportunity to deep dive into the best in contemporary art. Our Government is proud to support Melbourne Art Week. Events like this bring together some of our most exciting artists and organisations and showcase why Victoria is the creative state.” Melbourne Art Foundation continues to support contemporary art and living artists through its initiative Melbourne Art Week, and in 2018 has joined with Associate Partner, MLC Life Insurance to commission a new performative work from Japanese-born, Australian-based artist Hiromi Tango (represented by Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney). Performed on the streets of the Southbank Arts Precinct and incorporating Melbourne’s iconic cultural landmarks including ACCA, the 2018 home of Melbourne Art Fair, the work titled Lizard Tail (Dawn) has been embraced as the visual identity for the celebrated Melbourne Art Week. Susan Karson, Chief People, Marketing & Corporate Affairs Officer, MLC Life Insurance said, "We are delighted to partner with Melbourne Art Week in 2018 to support the commissioning of a new body of work by celebrated Japanese/Australian performance artist Hiromi Tango. Premised on the notion of interactivity, forging individual, social and cultural connections, Hiromi’s new work encapsulates the ethos of Melbourne Art Week in the bringing together of more than 50 cultural organisations to celebrate and support contemporary art and living artists.” MELBOURNE ART FAIR Melbourne Art Fair returns from 2-5 August 2018 (Vernissage 1 August 2018) as the anchor event of Melbourne Art Week, housed for the first time within the Southbank Arts Precinct and across two venues alongside the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and the University of Melbourne Southbank Campus. Melbourne Art Fair exhibition sectors Galleries and Accent present 40 new and established galleries from Australia, New Zealand and the region exhibiting a diverse range of artists and curatorial themes through both solo presentations and group shows of closely related works. In 2018, the Fair will debut TIME, a site-specific video sector curated by Hannah Mathews (Senior Curator, Monash University Museum of Art) and Rachel Ciesla (Curator and Administrator Galleries and Programs, Melbourne Art Foundation). Unveiling a selection of new and recent works by Michaela Gleave (represented by Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne), Jess Johnson (represented by Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney) and Simon Ward, Sriwhana Spong (represented by Michael Lett, Auckland) and Angela Tiatia (represented by Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney), TIME joins with a growing number of organisations focusing their resources on the activities of female practitioners. TIME speaks to the power of the now and is presented across four sites including Melbourne Art Fair, Buxton Contemporary, Fed Square and QT Melbourne. Michaela Gleave's A Galaxy of Suns (2018) transposes what is perhaps the most epic measure of time for humanity: the distance between earth and the universe, questioning the relationship to time, matter and space. The work takes the form of a highly ambient field of colour and sound presented for an intimate audience via QT Melbourne's inhouse entertainment system. New Zealand artist, Jess Johnson and animator Simon Ward’s new video Webwurld (2017) offers a glimpse into a hallucinatory netherworld. Presented at scale on Federation Square’s iconic Big Screen, the work materialises a dark portal into a dimensional world whose activities may be taking place simultaneously to our own. London-based, New Zealand artist Sriwhana Spong’s 2016 video This Creature provides a sensorial travel through time and place. Presented in Melbourne Art Fair and within the Riding Hall and historic surrounds of the former Mounted Police Stables, the work channels female medieval mystic Margery Kempe (known for writing the first recorded western autobiography) through a walk undertaken by the artist through London’s Hyde Park. New Zealand born multimedia artist, Angela Tiatia, explores contemporary culture by drawing attention to its relationship to representation, gender, neo-colonialism and the commodification of the body and place. Screened at the street entrance to the newly opened Buxton Contemporary, Tiatia's The Fall collapses conventional structures of time in a deceivingly lush portrait of human consumption and greed. Projects Rooms, presented by Four Pillars and supported by the Melbourne Art Foundation, returns as a non-profit platform for cutting edge art spaces presenting experimental work within the context of a major visual arts event. The 2018 Project Rooms take place within Melbourne Art Fair and will feature presentations from the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane), Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne), Blak Dot Gallery (Melbourne) and The Physics Room (Christchurch). Gertrude Contemporary’s Anxious Bodies for Unstable Environments is a project that reflects upon the current state of global instability. Curated by Mark Feary, the project will present new, recent and context specific works of sculpture, performance, video and robotics, by artists Deanne Butterworth, Mathieu Briand, Kate Daw, Kuba Dorabialski, Jason Maling and Mark Shorter. Ryan Presley brings performance and exchange in his exhibition Prosperity produced by the Institute of Modern Art, which centres on his ongoing project, Blood Money (2010 - present), in which he reimagines Australian banknotes’ figureheads as the heroes and warriors of Aboriginal history. Blak Dot Gallery will present new work by four Melbourne based artists Kirsten Lyttle who is of Māori descent, Lisa Hilli who was born in Raboul - PNG, New Zealand-born Tongan woman Frances Tapueluelu, and local Aboriginal artist Vicki Couzens. All four women explore their own traditional cultural and often matriarchal influences or issues to create discourse and examine identity. The Blak Dot Project Room will create an empowered and empowering space for both the artists and the viewer. The Physics Room, (Un)conditional Part 3 is a two-person exhibition of specifically-commissioned work by New Zealand artists Ayesha Green and Cushla Donaldson, which examine the conditions—unspoken and assumed—under which things are given and received, and how, in the shadows, agency can be leveraged or subverted. TALKS Melbourne Art Week will commence with the Keynote address by Philip Tinari, Director of Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) at Deakin Edge, Fed Square on 31 July 2018 at 6.30pm, co-presented by the Melbourne Art Foundation, University of Melbourne and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, and supported by Fed Square. The Keynote headlines the Talks program, which is presented in association with the University of Melbourne, Learning Partner of Melbourne Art Week. Designed to promote discussion, education and interest in contemporary art practice in Australia and the Asia Pacific region, the free for the public Talks 2018: Space of Friendship takes place from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 August at Federation Hall at the University of Melbourne Southbank Campus. PERFORMANCES & WORKSHOPS The city will come alive during Melbourne Art Week with live performance and creative workshops taking place at a range of venues and spaces across the Southbank Arts Precinct. The program includes Phillip Adams BalletLab's Metamorphosen, a performance installation created in a response to composer Richard Strauss Metamorphosen (1945). Adams situates a continues rolling of body bags arriving one after the other onto a giant 18 metre inflatable designed by artist David Cross. Described as a Mondrian pop art grave yard of dripping paints the body bags roll continuously in long drawn out adagio representation of grief and trauma but of great upheaval in response to romantic musical climaxes in the score. Weaving Workshops: Bush Toys and Baskets, presented by ACCA and the Melbourne Art Foundation, is a hands-on workshop with senior weavers from the Victorian Aboriginal Weaving Collective to be held on Sunday 5 August. Art lovers of all ages are encouraged to join Gunditjmara weaver Bronwyn Razem and Yorta Yorta weaver Donna Blackall to explore traditional and contemporary weaving practices. Spaces are limited and registration is essential. Other workshop highlights include NEW YORK! NEW YORK! Coinciding with 2018’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, NGV Kids presents a large–scale participatory installation that will showcase New York City. Featuring interactive displays, multimedia projections and hands-on activities, this free exhibition will introduce children to the vibrancy of New York. Melbourne’s leading contemporary dance company Chunky Move will offer public contemporary dance classes for participants ages 18+ on Wednesday 1 August and Saturday 3 August, with a special Dance Party on Friday 2 August. Sessions take place in Chunky Move's purpose built, state-of-the-art dance studios, located in the heart of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct and a short stroll from Melbourne Art Fair. Melbourne Art Week is supported by major partners the Victorian State Government through Creative Victoria and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Owned and presented by Melbourne Art Foundation, a not for profit organisation established in 2003, Melbourne Art Week will run from 30 July-5 August 2018 and Melbourne Art Fair from 2-5 August 2018. For further details please visit http://melbourneartfair.com.au http://melbourneartweek.com.au Ends Media Contact Rhiannon Broomfield, Senior Publicist, Rhiannon@melbourneartfoundation.com, +61 410 596 021 Media pack including imagery: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/inr4of1fu6bciwl/AACAJR2kwFSixC8bT2IcA12ta?dl=0 Video of Hiromi Tango performance: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mdm0oaiku80unxc/AABsVZQzdtJeUGZv6rD58vG1a?dl=0 About Melbourne Art Week | 500 + Artists | 50 + Events | 30 + Venues Melbourne Art Foundation has joined with over 50 Victorian cultural organisations, institutions, art spaces, satellite fairs and galleries to stage Melbourne Art Week (30 July-5 August 2018); a dynamic winter program of exhibitions, events, talks, performances and workshops. Melbourne Art Fair returns from 2-5 August 2018 (Vernissage, 1 August) as the flagship event of Art Week and will take place for the first time across two venues within the Southbank Arts Precinct and alongside ACCA. Other highlights of Art Week include the Visual Arts Awards (Saturday 2 August), From Will to Form: Tarrawarra Biennial 2018; ACCA: A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness, Buxton Contemporary: No One is Watching You: Ronnie van Hout, VCA Open Studios + more. About Melbourne Art Foundation Melbourne Art Foundation is a not for profit organisation established in 2003 to promote contemporary art and living Australian artists. Melbourne Art Foundation produces the biennial Melbourne Art Week, and flagship events Melbourne Art Fair and the Awards for the Visual Arts. Melbourne Art Foundation sponsors a range of programs during Melbourne Art Week for the benefit of living artists, to facilitate public discussion and develop new audiences for contemporary art. They include major commissions, project rooms featuring emerging and independent artists and art spaces, public talks, collector programs, guided tours and the celebrated opening night; Vernissage. About Melbourne Art Fair Melbourne Art Fair is the flagship event of Melbourne Art Week, taking place for the first time within the Southbank Arts Precinct and alongside ACCA. Showcasing a curated selection of 40 galleries, the Fair will present some of the newest and most respected artists from Australia, New Zealand and the region. Beginning in 1988, Melbourne Art Fair was founded by galleries from Australia, and has fired the enthusiasm of discerning collectors and an informed public for 30 years. Over its extensive history, the Fair has been instrumental in stimulating critical and commercial attention for galleries and their artists, presenting a rich and diverse cross-section of the region’s visual art scene. Melbourne Art Fair 2018 is set to welcome over 20,000 visitors over 5-days, from Thursday 2 August to Sunday 5 August (Vernissage Wednesday 1 August). Tickets now on sale: www.melbourneartfair.com.au/tickets Melbourne Art Fair Event Details Melbourne Art Fair runs from Thursday 2 August to Sunday 5 August 2018 (Vernissage, Wednesday 1 August) in the Southbank Arts Precinct alongside ACCA, 111 Sturt Street Southbank VIC | melbourneartfair.com.au Collector Preview Wednesday 1 August, 2pm-5pm Vernissage Wednesday 1 August, 5pm-9pm Collector View Thursday 2 August, 10am-12pm Public Opening Thursday 2 August, 12pm-5pm Friday 3 August, 10am-9pm (Friday Up Late) Saturday 4 August, 10am-6pm Sunday 5 August, 11am-4pm About MLC Life Insurance MLC Life Insurance is a specialised life insurance business. It represents a landmark strategic partnership between National Australia Bank (NAB) and Nippon Life Insurance under which NAB retain 20% shareholding and Nippon Life hold a majority 80% of the shares in MLC Limited, the entity which operates the MLC Life Insurance business. The Australian-led and managed business aims to leverage Nippon Life’s global presence, built over 128 years, alongside MLC Life Insurance’s significant experience in understanding and meeting the insurance needs of everyday Australians since 1886. For more information on MLC Life Insurance, visit mlcinsurance.com.au Modelers Central Celebrates Success in Becoming the Leading Supplier of Model Ship Kits in Australia 2018-04-12T00:55:16Z modelers-central-celebrates-success-in-becoming-the-leading-supplier-of-model-ship-kits-in-australia When it comes to modeling, few sections of the hobby inspire as much passion as people who work on model ships.  Both the demand for quality, and great service, are concerns that touch nearly every model ship builder and collector's hearts.  The good news, for Australian model ship builders, a great resource exists that is winning international praise for their online store, Modelers Central.  Modelers Central recently celebrated this recognition by their clients, customers, and peers as being the country's top supplier of model ship kits and related supplies of all kinds. Beyond Australia, the company is also happy to ship worldwide.   “Modelers Central are proud to be the leading suppliers for the Model Ship Building community of Australia,” commented Gary Renshaw Director Modelers Central.  “As modelers ourselves we are devoted to providing the best possible service to our customers.  Our mission is to exceed even the highest of expectations.”   According to the company, some of their most popular products include highlights like model ship kits, model ship parts, wood ship kits, model train kits, tools, paint and glue, a wide selection of DVD's related to ship model making, and much more.  The catalog is stocked from the most respected and well reviewed international brands like Amati, Corel, Dusek, Euromodel, Krick, Mamoli, Mantua, Modellers Shipyard, Occre, Soclaine, Turk Model and Victory Model.   Feedback for the online store continues to be extremely positive across the board. Chris S., from Melbourne, said in a five-star review, “I have been an avid model ship builder and collector my whole life.  Now I finally was able to introduce my son to the hobby, since he is old enough to really participate, and it's a wonderful bonding experience.  The only company I order from is Modelers Central.  They are the best of the best, I have never had any problems with them at all.  Fully recommended.” For more information be sure to visit https://www.modelerscentral.com. FIJI AIRWAYS LAUNCHES FIJI HOLIDAYS 2018-02-14T23:13:38Z fiji-airways-launches-fiji-holidays FIJI AIRWAYS LAUNCHES FIJI HOLIDAYS Thursday 15th February, 2018: Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, today announced their latest offering for Australians and New Zealanders with the launch of their online holiday packages platform, Fiji Holidays. Fiji Holidays allows holidaymakers to book a complete getaway to the tropical paradise through the Fiji Airways website including flights, accommodation, transfers and a full range of local excursions and activities. Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO, Mr Andre Viljoen says: “We are delighted to now give international travellers the option to book their next Fiji escape directly on our website. We live, breathe and love Fiji and are pleased we can now share our expertise on where to stay, what to do and how to get there. By offering this new way of booking entire holiday packages, we hope to enhance their Fiji experience and ensure every guest has the best experience, from start to finish with the confidence that they’re getting the best deal because no one knows our home like we do.” Launch specials include great deals on package holidays with Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa, Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and Uprising Beach Resort, with five nights starting from as little as AUD$1,060 with a number of added benefits*. Fiji Holidays has launch deals for Australia and New Zealand with 12 leading properties in Fiji with more properties and outstanding packages coming soon. Fiji Holidays offers instant confirmation and secure payment options with 24/7 online booking and assistance. Say “Welcome to Your Holiday” by clicking here and book your complete Fijian holiday. -ENDS- *Terms and conditions apply. Inclusions vary. Some blackout periods apply. See website for more details. Note to editors – launch specials include: Australia 5 nights package at the Sofitel Resort & Spa Denarau Island from AUD $1221 5 nights package at Shangri-La Fijian Resort from AUD $1358 5 nights package at the Uprising Beach Resort from AUD $1142 5 nights package at the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort from AUD $1242 New Zealand 5 nights package at the Sofitel Resort & Spa Denarau Island from NZD $1333 5 nights package at Shangri-La Fijian Resort from NZD $1485 5 nights package at the Uprising Beach Resort from NZD $1243 5 nights package at the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort from NZD $1356 ### About Fiji Airways: Founded in 1951, Fiji Airways Group comprises of Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline and its subsidiaries: Fiji Link, its domestic and regional carrier, Pacific Call Comm Ltd, and a 38.75% stake in the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa on Denarau Island, Nadi. From its hubs at Nadi and Suva International Airports, Fiji Airways and Fiji Link serve 69 destinations in 15 countries (including code-share). Destinations include Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. The Fiji Airways Group brings in 64 percent of all visitors who fly to Fiji, employs over 1000 employees, and earns revenues of over FJD$815 million (USD $390m). Fiji Airways rebranded from Air Pacific in June 2013. Visit www.fijiairways.com for more information. For further information please contact Frank PR Amy Biddlecombe E: fijiairways@frankpr.com.au P: 02 8202 0555 Premier Ship Models Announces Collaboration with New Suppliers and Manufacturers 2018-02-02T05:00:05Z premier-ship-models-announces-collaboration-with-new-suppliers-and-manufacturers Melbourne, Victoria, February 02, 2018:  Leading retailer of exquisite ship building kits and accurate readymade ship models, Premier Ship Models, announced that it has partnered with new suppliers and manufacturers. This is another step in the company’s attempt to provide only the best quality and most accurate ship models and kits for its customers. Among the company’s new partners are Mini Mamoli, Model Shipways, Old Modern Handicrafts, Panart, SDL Imports and Sergal. These partners have been specifically chosen for their excellence in creating realistic and accurate models and kits. For instance, Mini Mamoli is known for its highly detailed, authentically scaled and high quality kits that are easy to build, while Old Modern Handicrafts has made a name for itself with its 100% hand built models that are based on extensive research. SDL Imports is a family business, catering to the UK nautical giftware market. The brand aims to provide high quality products at competitive prices. SDL also provides a unique range of traditional ships and drawings of shipwrecks for collectors around the globe, obsessed with the nautical theme. Sergal and Panart are both part of the Italian giant Mantua Models, known worldwide for their elaborately designed ship model kits. They are pioneers of laser cutting technology in this field, being one of the first to use this technology to produce model kits with accurate designs for experienced modelers. In appreciation of the quality of products and services offered by Premier Ship Models, one of its delighted clients recently remarked, “I thank you for all the photos, and as I have believed from the start of the project, you have produced a remarkable model.” Premier Ship Models is bringing all these well-known brands under one roof, while also running a limited period discount programme. The details of the discounts on model ships and model building kits are available on the company’s website, www.premiershipmodels.com.au. The models on sale include classic, historic, modern ships, as well as wooden yacht model kits and vessels. Their easy and user friendly online store make purchasing of all ship building kits and wooden models very convenient. The kits have been classified according to manufacturer and level of difficulty, while the details also mention all the parts included. With delivery options all over the world and the widest choice of model ships and kits to choose from, the company is dedicated to offering only the highest quality products through very convenient online order placements. The team is committed to offering personalised help for anyone requiring assistance with anything related to maritime models. About Premier Ship Models: Established over 16 years ago, the company offers readymade ship model ships, RC boats, model boat kits, model restoration services and display cases. With thousands of satisfied clients spanning more than 80 countries, the company takes pride in offering not just high quality products, but also workshops at several locations across the globe to meet the varying needs and budgets of its customers. They have a passion for everything maritime, and are experienced in both research and creation of historically accurate models. The latest feather in Premier Ship Model’s cap is the use of 3D printing technology for its constantly growing and innovating business. We have recently launched Afterpay 2017-07-18T12:53:56Z we-have-recently-launched-afterpay We are so pleased to announce we have Afterpay available After speaking to many of our clients, they suggested we apply to be an Afterpay provider.  Initially we were apprehensive, but after taking with many people, we decided to try it. What can I say, it has been greatly appreciated by our clients.  Its very simple to use, and its just a simple option of selecting Afterpay at the checkout of of store.  We have had many clients utilising this service, which is great that it allows them the flexibility in payment options. Initially I had not heard of this service, but after talking to many of my friends and family, they said they love the flexibility of paying their goods off.  For this reason we thought it was a good alternative to offer our clients. So you now have the flexibility of buying the goods, receiving the goods and then paying them off in fortnightly instalments.  We also offer a layby service, which is available by contacting us on 0415278817.  This service has been in operation since we began the business just over 4 years ago.  Many people do take up this option also.  We had one client who purchased our Sterling Silver locket via layby.  She simply started the layby in February and paid it off by December, so she purchased it for herself for christmas. To find out more www.memorykeepsakes.com.au Photo Engraving Brisbane 2017-07-10T12:55:42Z photo-engraving-brisbane PHOTO ENGRAVING BRISBANE We did our first market at the picturesque Southbank market in Brisbane. Photo engraving Brisbane is now open for business. What a great thriving atmosphere.  It was amazing how many people have never seen photo engraving before.  It was amazing to sit behind the display and here the WOW’s come over and have a look at this.  We kept having to fill the brochures up, which is always a great sign. Sandra Ryan is our exclusive agent looking after Brisbane, and she is truly amazing.  Memory Keepsakes are so fortunate to have amazing Agents that truly care about capturing peoples special moments in life. People share their special stories with us, for which we are so grateful for. So now our display is available to be viewed in Brisbane at the Southbank Market.  Sandra can also be contacted on sandrar@memorykeepsakes.com.au or 0409288763.  She can help you with all your enquiries. We also have Tee Sheridan in the Tamworth area who regularly attends the Peel Street Market and Tee can be contacted on tees@memorykeepsakes.com.au or 0403184784. Both of our Agents are happy to in home parties in their local areas. The sun was shining and I was totally enjoying the thrive and sunshine and chatting to our clients.  We were kept very busy which was great.  Our clients loved that they could create their own personalised jewellery.  We took many wedding anniversery gifts, birthday gifts and some people just brought for themselves to have their loved ones close to them at all times. To find out more  http://www.memorykeepsakes.com.au/photo-engraving-brisbane-market/ We are Expanding in Sunny Brisbane Queensland 2017-06-11T12:29:07Z we-are-expanding-in-sunny-brisbane-queensland Welcome Sandra Ryan who is our Exclusive Agent in Brisbane who took up our home business opportunity We are pleased to announce Sandra Ryan will be looking after Memory Keepsakes in the Brisbane area.  She lives locally and will be attending the Southbank Markets.  She decided she was interested in a home business opportunity around her family. She is based in sunny Brisbane and will be available to show pieces, do in home parties and also attend the Southbank Market in the heart of Brisbane.  She will mainly be working on weekends as this allows her the flexibility to work around her family commitments.  She is a lovely very busy lady.  We are so pleased to have her on board, as we have many clients visit us from Brisbane and they love our work, and now they will have a regular contact in Brisbane.  Sandra will be very happy to help you select your desired piece as she will have all our pieces on offer on her display. Memory Keepsakes are looking for other people who are looking for a home business opportunity.  The big plus this business provides is flexibility.  The products are unique and loved and we provide our clients with loving keepsakes of their special memories.  A very simple concept that is loved by many. http://www.memorykeepsakes.com.au/expanding-sunny-qld-welcome-sandra-ryan/ Peel St Market Tamworth 2017-06-10T11:36:39Z peel-st-market-tamworth Peel St Market - Tamworth Tee Sheridan did her first market at the lovely Peel St Market in Tamworth NSW.  There was so much interest.  She took extra brochures and ran out!  That is always a good sign.  The people of Tamworth loved our unique hand made personalised gifts and wanted to know how it was done etc.  Fortunately, we are a regular fixture at the Peel Street Market.  Tee Sheridan is also happy to do in home parties, which means you get to view our range of products in the privacy of your own home.  We call them Photo Parties, so all you need to do is bring along your favourite photo, (either on your phone or you can email the photo to tees@memorykeepsakes.com.au)  You just need to get a few friends together, have a nice cup of tea and Tee will come to you.  You can contact Tee directly on 0403 184 784.  She is taking christmas orders up until tomorrow Monday 18th December, so if you are looking for unique christmas gifts that will how the WOW impact on christmas day, and you are in the Tamworth area please call Tee! Photo Engraving Melbourne 2017-06-03T11:14:13Z photo-engraving-melbourne Photo Engraving Melbourne - We experienced our really Ahhhhhh moment  today Many of our clients have never seen Photo Engraving before.  They come to our display and always are amazed at the detail and quality of our pieces.  We are very fortunate and people say to us you are so clever, and that they love our work.  All for photo engraving Melbourne. We had an experience today where we could hear a lady going OHHHHHH, and it went on for quite awhile.  Her friend looked at me, and they said its not me, its  my friend. She was just simply amazed by our work, and then immediately went to her phone to choose a suitable photo.  She just simply had to have one as she adored her work.  I went through the different pieces we had, and based on what she liked made a recommendation to her.  But really as I say its your choice. We have so many pieces on display, so its as easy as to just pick the piece you like.  It really comes to down to her personal choice.  A bit like a build a keepsake that you will cherish forever. It is funny we meet people from all over the world and they see photo engraving Melbourne.  I must stress we post all over the world.  We use Express post within Australia, but do also post to all countries all over the world.  We have pieces in America, Canada, China, UK, Ireland, just to name a few.  We get very excited when we sell a piece overseas, as many people in other countries have never seen it before.  It is showing photo engraving Melbourne. We also have Agents in Tamworth NSW and have an agent Sandra Ryan starting soon in Brisbane. So there will be photo engraving Tamworth and photo engraving Brisbane. Stay Tuned.... www.memorykeepsakes.com.au Tech21 brings parents unlimited fun family time with Evo Play 2017-02-21T01:20:13Z tech21-brings-parents-unlimited-fun-family-time-with-evo-play SYDNEY, 21 February, 2017 – Tech21, the leader in impact protection for mobile devices has launched its new range of cases for the iPad in Australia: Evo Play. “Kids + iPads” isn’t always the safest pairing if your iPad isn’t protected, but it can certainly be one of the most fun for inquisitive minds. Whether it’s watching the latest episode of Peppa Pig or navigating through the back garden jungle discovering new wildlife, iPads can open up a world of exploration, but more often than not, a small chip here or a little crack there means that fun can be cut short. Prolong the play time and keep that shiny new look and feel to your iPad even when little fingers have put it through its paces thanks to tech21’s new iPad case, Evo Play. This comfortable and lightweight case has been designed to offer unbeatable drop protection from up to two metres, and with its iconic design, vibrant colours and handy multi-use handle, this case will remove any glimmer of fear you had in handing over your iPad to your children. This case is constructed almost entirely from tech21’s unique material, FlexShock™ Foam, meaning all sides and surfaces are protected from drops as the material moulds snugly to your iPad. Better still, the case is entirely dishwasher safe, so it’s easy to keep clean, and when it’s on your iPad, its sealed outer shell is abrasion/bite resistant, preventing any bacteria from getting in under the surface. “We’ve designed the all-new Evo Play with kids in mind. We know children love to learn, play and explore, and we recognise iPads are a great way for them to do this. However, they may not love your precious iPad back, so Evo Play is there for you,” comments Jason Roberts, CEO, tech21. “Evo Play is lightweight and comfortable for little hands to hold, yet strong enough to keep your iPad safe from tumbles and drops.” Evo Play is available in pink/purple and blue/green colours from tech21.com, RRP $79.95 for Apple iPad mini, mini 2, mini 3 & mini 4, and RRP $109.95 for Apple iPad Air 2. Much like all of tech21’s products, Evo Play comes with a simple promise: it’s rigorously tested to work harmoniously with your iPad. Like the technology it’s designed to protect, it uses the latest science, ingenious design and unbeatable user-friendliness to make advanced impact protection possible. Tech21 calls it ‘Protection Made Intelligent’. ### For further information, questions, or cases for review, please contact: Jim Barker, tech21/Poem Phone: +61 418 163 770 Email: jim@poemgroup.com.au High-res images: Download here About tech21 Since 2005, tech21 has been developing the most advanced, scientifically proven cases and screen shields for mobile, tablet and laptop devices worldwide. Tech21 combines science, engineering and British design to create products that address three core consumer benefits: style, protection and performance. As the brand evolves to continue meeting the needs of its consumers, tech21 has developed the most advanced impact protection material on the market – FlexShock™. The ultra-thin and lightweight material absorbs and dissipates force and can withstand drops up to 4 metres. In addition tech21 puts all its products through a rigorous testing program, and in an industry first has partnered with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to develop its testing methodology. This ensures that the tests tech21 products have to pass are overseen by independent experts. Tech21 is the number one case brand in the UK. For more information, visit tech21.com. Nail Your Christmas Shopping This Year With RedBalloon 2016-11-15T06:29:56Z nail-your-christmas-shopping-this-year-with-redballoon-1 RedBalloon, Australia’s leading online experience and ‘things to do’ destination is taking the hassle out of Christmas shopping by revealing the latest, must-have gifts as we head into the festive season, with Christmas gift guides for each state and territory in Australia attached. With Christmas just around the corner, RedBalloon promises to take the stress out of present buying this year. And with more than 3500 experiences to choose from, they guarantee you’ll find something to suit everyone. “We’ve seen a strong increase in gourmet experience purchases over the last few years, driven by the growing reputation of Australia’s food and wine our increasingly acclaimed chefs and our passion for home cooking. Last Christmas the gourmet category was our most popular gifting category so we’ve worked hard through the year to ensure we have an even wider range of hands-on experiences on offer including cooking classes, barista courses, wine, beer and cheese tastings and gourmet gifts for anyone, no matter what their taste,” RedBalloon CEO Nick Baker said. RedBalloon gifts and vouchers are available up until Christmas Day, to ensure even the most last minute of shoppers can purchase something unique, meaningful and timely for the biggest gift giving day of the year. Aussies can browse more than 3500 experiences on offer at redballoon.com.au REDBALLOON’S TOP 3 CHRISTMAS GIFTING CATEGORIES 1. Gourmet Experiences Barista training course Patisserie masterclass Brewery tours and beer tasting 2. Outdoor Activities Horse riding activities Scenic cruises Vintage bike ride with picnic 3. Water Sport Experiences Sea turtle snorkel tour Crocodile cage of death Flyboarding experience ABOUT REDBALLOON RedBalloon.com.au is Australia’s most awarded online experience retailer and home of ‘things to do’. RedBalloon has sold almost 3 million experiences since it was established in 2001. Today it offers more than 3500 unique experiences from more than 1000 providers across Australia and New Zealand. RedBalloon also distributes gift cards through selected major retailers nationally, including Coles, Woolworths, Big W, Australia Post, Target, Kmart and Officeworks. Visit redballoon.com.au Further Information: Laura Sedgwick, lsedgwick@porternovelli.com.au / 02 8987 2114/ 0451 041 705 Get Personalised with Brother this Festive Season 2016-09-22T06:16:17Z get-personalised-with-brother-this-festive-season As the festive season approaches, we’re excited to let you know of some fabulous new products from your friends at Brother.While store brought presents themselves are wonderful, there’s nothing quite like receiving something handmade with love. This season, Brother are encouraging everyone to get creative by spending some time creating beautiful wrapping paper for the gifts they plan to give.Brother P-Touch labellers have been loved by many for years for their organisational benefits. Now we’re excited to share that craft enthusiasts can benefit too! Brother have a new range of ribbons and tapes that are compatible with all Brother labellers. They are all 4 metres and come in a variety of colours and patterns including gold on white, gold on pink, gold on navy and gold on red (ribbon). The patterned tapes are available in black on gold geometric, black on silver lace, black on red gingham and black on pink hearts.Perfect for adding those beautiful finishing touches to your gifts, there is now no need to order expensive personalised finishing’s when you can DIY it all with Brother!If you’d like to go one step further with your gift wrap creations, don’t forget about the Brother ScanNCut – the amazing home and hobby cutting machine. With over 600 built-in designs and a generous 12” x 24” scanning and cutting area so you can integrate larger designs than ever before, it’s the perfect tool to get even more creative with your wrapping.For more inspiration on how to get creative with Brother, visit brotherinspires.brother.com.au CanvasChamp has Earned a Google Trusted Store Program Badge 2016-03-15T06:34:41Z canvaschamp-has-earned-a-google-trusted-store-program-badge Thursday, March 10, 2016: CanvasChamp, a recognized home decor and canvas print company has become a part of Google Trusted Store program and earned a badge for their website. The company has been successful in winning-over many customers by offering on-time delivery and great customer service — the reason why it got a chance to participate in the program.  CanvasChamp is known for offering wholesale prices on all the items it sells including photo boards, acrylic prints, and anything related to home decor. Due to its exceptional customer service, it was chosen by Google to join its Trusted Stores program, which is an opportunity given to only those online businesses that reach a certain level of quality and have many satisfied customers.                            When asked about their Google Trusted Store badge, a spokesperson from the company said, “We are much honored to be a part of this prestigious program that digital businesses can only dream of. To many businesses it might seem as if we have been presented with this badge on a plate, but in reality we have worked day and night to get to this position as a company. The entire team at CanvasChamp has invested their time and energy into ensuring that every customer gets superior service.” He went on to say, “The badge means a lot to us as it helps establish our commitment to customer service, and hence brings more clients to us. Now when a new customer visits our website, they can simply hover over the badge and see the statistics of our customer service and shipping. So this is a great way to give every customer the sense of satisfaction and peace of mind that they are purchasing from a trusted store.” CanvasChamp has an outstanding record and scored 93% for on-time shipping and 100% for escalation-free orders. About Canvas Champ CanvasChamp is an online business that has been offering home decor items and canvas prints to its customers for more than 3 years. The company has gained immense support and earned itself a reputable place in the market for offering customisable canvas prints. The print-shop is also well-known for its affordable rates, high quality items, and superior printing technology for all kinds of printing works.