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We have an office in Canberra, and a studio in Armidale NSW.

We also tour regional communities. Please get in touch if you would like to organise a visit!

+61 0 417 684 302


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By appointment only @ (CBRIN)

Canberra Innovation Network

Level 5, 1 Moore Street

Canberra, ACT 2601

We are in residence in the studio during NSW/ACT School Holidays.

Wednesday to Saturday - 11.30am til 6pm.

Friday and Saturday evening showcases - 6.30pm till 10pm.

Girraween Art Gallery and Studio (GAGS)

Creative Studio & Artists Retreat

238 Donnelly Street

Armidale NSW

Who are we, what do we do, how do we work?

Irene Lemon is a creative entrepreneur and start-up founder. She has 20 years experience coaching, mentoring and advising Founders and has several board positions on Social Enterprise companies in Australia. She specialises in Creative Economy and creative industries business growth. Irene is currently the Business Development Manager for a Group of Eight Australian university, supporting Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences researchers to advance their research and partner with Industry for real world innovation and collaboration

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Irene excels in designing engaging programs and information sessions to break down complex topics so they are accessible, enjoyable and create real results for all stakeholders. She has an extensive network of mentors, Industry specialists - think communication strategists, brand strategists, angels and creative business best friends - who she draws on from time to time to help you. It's a referral network from the heart

How we work

Our principles of engagement are:

  1. People first - before we give you checklists, templates, plans or training, we spend time understanding you, the people you help and the community you live in. This people first approach means we build bespoke programs that meet the needs of various stakeholders

  2. Opportunistic - you might have noticed that everyone is busy, all the time, and most folks are overwhelmed, overworked or just plain over it! We building learning into real world application, so the training and support is just in time, relevant and quickly becomes part of your day-to-day - without additional burdens or extravagant resources

  3. Joyful facilitation - we can be a bit cheeky, a bit sassy and a bit sweary! It's just who we are, and by being our full selves, we are memorable. That level of facilitation helps land meaningful training and brings a bit of joy to some complex, challenging and complicated topics. This also means we are here to support, not direct, our learners. We are not going to do the hard stuff for you... there is no point. But with joyful facilitation, you will not feel alone, unsupported or unable to get the hard stuff done.

To engage our facilitation, email Irene with a brief summary of what you need done. We will set up an introduction, chat about approaches and then quote you appropriately.

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