Talkshops 006
Building Community


The first episode for TALKSHOPS 2017! Our topic of discussion is Building Community. We will hear from speakers who have successfully created their own community and contributing to the existing culture of their industry.


Mark Saintside
Owner and founder of Saint Side

Saint Side opened 2009 as a retail store and workshop in St.Albans, opening a second location in the CBD in 2011.

Saintside sells brands such as Only NY , FUCT , Ben Davis Co. , Dickies Australia & New Zealand along with and working with brands such as Kappa Mark and Kuumba Inscence.

The growth can be seen on the streets, you’re more than likely have seen or will now notice their logo worn by their huge Saintside community.


Jerry Poon
Owner and founder of The Operatives

Operatives is a Melbourne based collective of multi-talented musicians and curators responsible for tours of ground-breaking local and international talent and most recently, a record label responsible for promoting Australian artists to a global audience.

Over the years he's been able to curate tours alongside inspirational musicians including Flying Lotus , Mr. Carmack, Floating Points, @Jo Kay (Soulection), TOKiMONSTA and loads more.

Their collective consists of DJs, producers, singers and songwriters, radio hosts, audio engineers, photographers, videographers, writers and artists who are responsible for Melbourne’s most exciting creative output including S I L E N T J A Y, Average Rap Band, BILLY DAVIS, + loads more.


Jimmy Bliggs
Owner and founder of Grand Scheme

Founder and Creative Director behind one of Australia’s biggest fashion exports, Grand Scheme. Jimmy Bliggs has been able to bridge the gap between art and commerce, creating a brand that brings the world of fashion and art together.

The growth of Grand Scheme allowed for Jimmy to collaborate with artist such as Anthony Lister, Revok, Felipe Pantone, Sean Morris and loads more.

Alongside consistent projects and seasonal releases the brand was propelled to the international stage, being worn by influential creatives such as Kendrick Lamar and Action Bronson.



July 24th 2017

6.00 - 10.00pm

No Vacancy Gallery QV
Melbourne Victoria