We are delighted to present Creative Rigour, the first in our Curiosity series.

With Matthew Baird

Matthew knows a thing or two about the creative process. he started out his career as a musician before entering a lengthy stint in architecture. he went on to teach architecture at two of our leading universities before returning to his acclaimed music career.

Tuesday 19 March 2019 | Sydney

Wednesday 20 March 2019 | Melbourne

Now more than ever we need powerful and simple tools to access the wells of creativity and inspiration, that shape fresh perspectives for well-worn problems. CREATIVE RIGOUR is fundamentally about how to be more creative and produce better ideas. This two-hour immersive learning experience is for creatives, entrepreneurs, leaders, & dreamers. It’s for people who want to:

  • Increase your creative output

  • Generate more and better ideas

  • Explore the creative process and how you can apply it to all areas of life

  • Understand how to apply creative rigour at work to prepare you and better position you for the brave new future of work

    To deepen the experience, a 15 Toasts Dinner will follow Matthew’s presentation - a unique dinner where ideas, debate, philosophy and conversation flourish over fine wine and food.

We’re committed to the intimacy of the space, so numbers are strictly limited - book early so you don’t miss out.



19 march 2019 | sydney

4pm - 9.30pm

Graffiti Room, The Arthouse Hotel 438 George St


20 march 2019 | melbourne

4pm - 9.30pm

Friends of Mine, 506 Swan St, Richmond


Your Curious Presenter

Parallel to his music and art/design career Matthew has lectured and held senior teaching positions at various universities and art schools in New South Wales and Victoria for over twenty years. The content of CREATIVE RIGOUR is the culmination of years of formal and informal research by Matthew while working as an Educator and Academic. This has led him to explore and then expand upon many well-founded studies and methodologies around creative thinking and the process of generating ideas. He continually uses and tests these concepts and methods on a daily basis in his own creative practice and pursuits.


Creativity and ideas have always been important to societies on an artistic, cultural, philosophical and innovational level.  It is crucial to our longevity. More recently it has been claimed that those who are able to think more creatively will be best equipped to problem solve and innovate into the future.  However, we also live in a new paradigm of technology, relentless digital noise and device dependence.  The digital age has without a doubt has given creativity an amazing new platform and reach. However, the over-reliance on these technologies and devices in their current formats has now been proven to diminish our ability to think intuitively and creatively.

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