Painters Untamed 2024

Welcome to THE most exciting furniture art event ever to be held in Australia. 

EVENT DATES - SATURDAY OCTOBER 26 & SUNDAY 27

We have put together an extraordinary line up of talent who are going to lead you through a full weekend of workshops, fun, hands on painting and crafting, delicious food, a great night out, more workshops and a Q&A that will give you the opportunity to get one on one, ask all of your questions, of all of your favourite artists. 

This year is set to be something spectacular, as we welcome our special guest, international furniture painting artisit, Jonathon Marc Mendes, not to be outdone, however, we have another 2 international artists AND 2 amazing Australian artists. See below for details.

This is an ALL INCLUSIVE event. 
Notwithstanding flights and accommodation (please see below for accommodation suggestions)

We can't wait to see you!

Welcome to THE most exciting furniture art event ever to be held in Australia. 

EVENT DATES - SATURDAY OCTOBER 26 & SUNDAY 27

We have put together an extraordinary line up of talent who are going to lead you through a full weekend of workshops, fun, hands on painting and crafting, delicious food, a great night out, more workshops and a Q&A that will give you the opportunity to get one on one, ask all of your questions, of all of your favourite artists. 

This year is set to be something spectacular, as we welcome our special guest, international furniture painting artisit, Jonathon Marc Mendes, not to be outdone, however, we have another 2 international artists AND 2 amazing Australian artists. See below for details.

This is an ALL INCLUSIVE event. 
Notwithstanding flights and accommodation (please see below for accommodation suggestions)

We can't wait to see you!

The program;

Saturday
9am to 5pm 

TimePresenter
9:00 to 9:15Michelle welcome
9:15 to 10:30Jonathon
10:30 to 10:45Morning tea
10:45 to 12:00Jonathon
12:00 to 12:45Lunch
12:45 to 3:15Helena
3:15 to 3:45Afternoon tea
3:45 to 5:15Q&A with all presenters and Michelle
7:30pmDinner at The Edge - Geelong 

Sunday
9am to 4:45pm

TimePresenter
9:00 to 10:30Jade
10:30 to 11:00Morning tea
11:00 to 12:00Jade
12:00 to 12:30Lunch
12:30 to 2:30Aida
2:30 to 2:45Afternoon tea
2:45 to 4:45Von

Your Ticket Includes
All meals included except breakfast.

PLEASE NOTE: 
**If, after purchasing, you have not received your ticket please check your email junk folder
**No cancellations or refunds will be possible after 10th October, 2024. 

Not included: Accommodation, please see recommended hotels/motels at the bottom of the page.

Special Guest

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Jonathon

Jonathon Marc-Mendes Painted Love

Jonathon Marc Mendes International furniture painting artist In case he needs introducing at all - Jonathon Marc Mendes is a visionary British artist whose love for painted furniture and interior projects knows no bounds. For a decade, Jonathon has been a beacon of inspiration on his renowned YouTube channel, sharing his artistic journey with the world. From South Africa to Australia, from America to numerous European countries, he has enlightened and captivated audiences through his transformative in person seminars.And now, he's coming to Mint! We can't wait to host him.

Learn more about Jonathon Marc-Mendes Painted Love

Meet the Presentors

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Aida

With Love Furniture

Hola! Aida, a US based Mint by Michelle ambassador, comes originally from Mexico but now calls the US home. Her painting journey took flight when she left Spain for the US a number of years ago. Her love of bold colour and seeker of adventurous styles has lead her to become a celebrated furniture artist who has demonstrated at many industry events and has the honour of being the current Annie Sloan Painter in Residence. Her work is more than just furniture—it's a celebration of her passion for painting, joyful expression, and the magic of bold design. She can't wait to get here and create with you!

Learn more about With Love Furniture

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Helena

Gink Design

Helena is best known for her bright, bold, creative and bubbly pieces and her personality to match! She rediscovered her passion for upcycling furniture while seeking a creative outlet amidst the whirlwind of raising 3 teenagers with autism family and covid isolation. Through hard work, unwavering dedication, and a sprinkle of creativity, she's transformed her passion into a successful venture. She has had the honour of presenting at many industry events and is always a crowd favourite. We can't wait for her to impart some of that incredible colour and fun into our world.

Learn more about Gink Design

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Siobhan

VonBoo

Vonny from VonBoo is an Australian Mint by Michelle Ambassador and is known for her amazing decoupage skills and love of good creative fun. Von is regularly invited to demonstrate and host classes throughout the country, has travelled through the US with Mint demonstrating and will soon be hosting a workshop in NZ. She never met a wine she didn't like and she can't wait to come and share with you again her love of painting and decoupage. We can't wait to see her for her 3rd Painters Untamed event.

Learn more about VonBoo

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Jade

Refinish With Jade

For the past five years, refinishing furniture has been Jade's source of inspiration and fulfilment. What started as a part-time hobby quickly blossomed into a full-time passion and, since picking up that first paint brush, Jade's business has skyrocketed - having found a love of video content during ove her business journey. This has lead Jade to amazing collaborations, sponsorships, opportunities such as presenting at the upcoming Melbourne Home Show, and amassing a social media following of over 1 million people!Jade can't wait to share with you so that you can experience the same joy and inspiration that this craft has brought to her life.

Learn more about Jade Compston

Your Host

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Michelle

Mint by Michelle

Your host - Mint by Michelle began life in 2016 in the garage of its founder, Michelle. Since then, Mint has grown to become a global brand with its products now available in over 30 countries across the globe. Mint by Michelle is a proudly Australian owned company and is best known for revolutionising the furniture art industry with the introduction of her signature decoupage paper line – the first of its kind; having been designed especially with furniture art in mind. Since then, Mint has released a range of transfers, a Mineral Paint line and is set to release another huge line of products very soon.

Our Sponsors

We are incredibly grateful to all of these fab female owned businesses for sponsoring Painters Untamed 2024 and for being so generous with their product and time. Every participant will receive a goodie bag stuffed full of products for you to take home and try. Thank you to Carts & Millie, Blake & Taylor Chalk Furniture Paint, Belle Stencils, WoodUbend and Mint 🙂

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Getting to the Event

Our Painters Untamed event will be held at Mint HQ at
403 Pakington Street, Newtown just near the CBD of Geelong at the river end of Pakington Street.

Get Directions

Parking: There is parking out the front of Mint. If that's full please park around the back (entrance off Rutland Street)

Doors open at Saturday 8:30AM for a 9AM start.

Looking for recommendation on where to stay?

Flying in: Our closest international Airport is Tullamarine just north of Melbourne or if you are flying domestically, then Avalon airport is closest to Mint.

Need transfers from their Airport to your accommodation?

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Where to Stay

Eden Oak Hotel in Geelong is recommended if you'd like to be close to other participants and presenters. It was a highlight last year to have many of the participants and presenters under the same roof - able to socialise together before and after the actual event. You'll receive a discounted price if you become a member (which is free to do).

You can see their rooms and rates here, or by going to https://www.edenoak.com.au/.
All rooms include Breakfast

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Rydges Geelong
From $585 for 2 nights
www.ridges.com 

Best Western Geelong Motor Inn
From $480 for 2 nights
www.geelongmotorinn.com.au 

Quest Geelong
From $426 for 2 nights
www.questapartments.com.au

Vue Apartments
From $438 for 2 nights
www.vueapartments.com.au

R Hotel 
From $438 for 2 nights
www.rhotelgeelong.com.au

Nomads Nest Geelong
From $500 for 2 nights
www.nomadsnest.com.au

Novotel Geelong
From $778 for 2 nights
www.novotelgeelong.com.au

Shannon Motor Inn 
From $300 for 2 nights
www.shannonmotorinn.com.au

Gatehouse on Ryri
Phone 0407 711707 for pricing
www.gatehouse-on-ryrie-bed-breakfast.hotelsinvictoria.net

Rose Garden Motel
From $400 for 2 nights
www.rosegardenmotel.com.au

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