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

19 March 2019 | Sydney & 20 March 2019 | Melbourne

CREATIVE RIGOUR is fundamentally about how to be more creative and produce better ideas. This two-hour immersive learning experience is written and presented by acclaimed singer-songwriter, artist/designer and academic, Matthew Baird (aka M.E. Baird) and to deepen the experience we follow with a 15 Toasts Dinner where ideas, debate, philosophy and conversation flourish over fine wine and food.

CREATIVE RIGOUR utilises themes and ideas from art, music, literature and design to form a strategy to better understand what is creativity and what is an idea - accelerating your capacity to create and generate new ideas.

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 material and 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.

This salon-inspired learning experience and conversation will take place in Sydney on Tuesday 19 March 2019 and in Melbourne on Wednesday 20 March 2019.

We’re committed to the intimacy of the space, so numbers are strictly limited to 60 - book early so you don’t miss out.



19 march 2019 | sydney

4pm - 9.30pm

Graffiti Room, The Arthouse Hotel

438 George St, Sydney


20 march 2019 | melbourne

4pm - 9.30pm

Friends of Mine

506 Swan St, Richmond


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. 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. 

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