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BOMBAY SAPPHIRE ‘Stir Creativity’ with local artists in virtual ‘Sip & Learn’ sessions from the comfort of your own home.

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is synonymous with creativity, and in order to inspire creativity at home, is thrilled to be collaborating with local Australian artists during virtual ‘Sip & Learn’ sessions. Working with Melbourne-based collage artist, Maximillian Malone, and Sydney-based visual artist, Ngaio Parr, the free Sip & Learn sessions, held over two Thursdays in August, are designed to help virtual attendees find their inner creative and invite them to sip their favourite Bombay Sapphire cocktail as they learn these new skills.

Maximillian, who is renowned for his vibrant and psychedelic collages, will be hosting his Bombay Sapphire Sip & Learn session via Zoom on Thursday 6 August at 7 pm from his studio. Using cutouts from old magazines and books to create his collages, Maximillian has compiled a library of cutouts in which attendees will receive a link to download to use during his Cut & Paste Sip & Learn session as they follow along to create a striking collage.

While the session is open for all to join, for Maximillian’s fellow Melburnians, his Sip & Learn session is the perfect way to get creative during lockdown, and Maximillian said of the session, “Creativity feels more important than ever during these times. My main creative expression is through collage, and even at home, you can find materials to explore this art form. This is a great opportunity to partner with Bombay Sapphire and share my passion with others.”

Ngaio, whose original aesthetic is featured across her work which includes illustrations, design and art curation, will be hosting her Sip & Learn session on Thursday 13 August at 6:30 pm, also via Zoom, from her studio. Those who tune in will be given insight into Ngaio’s tips and tricks to colour paintings, and attendees are asked to bring an image from a previous holiday, or their dream holiday, which they will then re-create in art-form with Ngaio’s help – inspiring attendees to create their own masterpiece from the comfort of their home. 

“My art practice encompasses still life as self-portrait and travel documentation as a journal, and I hope I can inspire others to unlock their creativity as we create a colour study inspired by their dream holiday. With BOMBAY SAPPHIRE encouraging everyone to engage with their creativity, it’s exciting to be collaborating to bring to life our shared love of art,” said Ngaio.  

During the Sip & Learn sessions, both Maximillian and Ngaio will also share how BOMBAY SAPPHIRE has inspired recent artworks they have created, and for those interested in tuning in to learn about all things collages and painting while sipping a BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin & Tonic, register for Maximillian’s session HERE and Ngaio’s session HERE

Maximillian’s art can be viewed on his Instagram @maximillian.malone and Ngaio’s art can be viewed on @ngaioparr.

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