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Creative Talks with Brett Piva

4 July 2015 | Posted in: News


Renew Newcastle, in association with The Lock-Up, is excited to announce that local creative practitioner Brett Piva will join us for Creative Talks on Friday 7 August 2015.

Brett Piva is the Creative Director of Pocket Design, a studio that is small by design and focussed by nature. Brett specialises in bespoke, hand-crafted lettering, signage and murals – and his skillset means the unique elegance of a handmade aesthetic is woven through all of Pocket’s creations.

A curious mix of ultra-modern and old-school, Brett has studied and worked in the traditional trade of signwriting throughout his career, and is dedicated to the craft of hand lettering and its culture. But he has also designed with agencies in London and Sydney with a portfolio including work for heavy hitters like Coca Cola, Cadbury, Virgin Mobile, Disney, Kodak and Subaru.

Over recent years he has travelled throughout Australia and the world to conduct research and collaborate with everyone from traditional signwriters in little country towns, to world renowned artists, and continues to lead workshops that pass his hard-won skills to new devotees.


Friday 7 August 2015 8.30am breakfast and registration 9.00am talk by Brett Piva

The Lock-Up, 90 Hunter St, Newcastle.

$5 per person, includes pastry, fruit and hot drinks and good company.

Head to to secure your seat.


Renew Newcastle presents Creative Talks, a series of breakfast lectures by people who are making a living from their creativity. Taking place on a Friday morning each month a well-regarded creative will be invited to speak for 20 minutes about the lessons they have learned growing their creativity into a commercial success. This is followed by an audience Q&A and the opportunity to mingle with local creatives from a wide range of backgrounds, over a stand-up breakfast.

Meet, greet and eat at Creative Talks.

Creative Talks is kindly hosted by The Lock-Up. Breakfast is generously sponsored by The Newcastle Herald. Filming is supported by VMG. Creative Talks is made possible by the generous support of Newcastle City Council.

View past Creative Talks with speakers such as Ghostpatrol, Tess McCabe and Lucas Grogan here.