a collective label
with a creative purpose:

tell authentic stories from around the country

and inspire.

Well told stories of real people can make a difference in how we all see the world.  At the heart of Story Nation is a desire to discover these stories from around the country and tell them in an engaging manner, by effectively co-producing with it's members and partners.

The collective label seeks to firstly connect with their audience with a fresh perspective through different forms of media and initiatives, then to inspire individuals and create awareness of important issues.

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Read the Constitution
Constitution

"We, the members of the creative collective, do ordain and establish this Constitution for Story Nation."

Article 1: Name of label

The name of the label shall be Story Nation.

Article 2: Purpose

Tell authentic stories from around the country with quality, novel and collaborative projects that resonate with the label's audience and inspire on a local, national and global basis. 

Article 3: Powers

The label may raise finance, organize events, employ available resources and do anything which is lawful to help fulfil it's Purpose.

Article 4: Citizenship

Open to any individual, group or business who is proactive, creative and enthusiastic about joining us to achieve the Purpose of the label.

Article 5: Management

The label shall be administered by the Founders.

Article 6: Other duties of the Founders

Initiate conversations and develop and manage projects with those who can offer particular ways for the audience to become involved.  Create an open forum for discussion and education. Show that a little effort in the right direction can help people.

Article 7: Finance

Finance for each project may be raised by individuals, businesses and corporations.  All monies received by the label shall be applied to further it's Purpose and nothing else.

Article 8: General Meetings

There shall be at least 1 General Meeting per year.

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Projects
The Spark

THE SPARK - VOLUME ONE is an inspirational, evocative publication that explores the theme of those "A HA!" moments we all have that lead to great things - with honest, revealing insights and portraits of twelve passionate, everyday people who have made an impact in their field.

The publication's exhibition and eBook launch was an official Side Event of Semi-Permanent in 2013.

All profits from book sales are donated to charity.  All book photography is by Jeremy Shaw.

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Read About The Founders
Founder

Founders Matt Cowan, Garth Lidbetter, Jeremy Shaw and Paul Hanna are all directors of their own communication enterprises with a history of working together commercially. They share the same interest in collaborating to produce quality, novel projects of their own. They also share the same desire to employ their communication skills and those of other like-minded creative and production professionals to personally contribute to a better world.

Matt Cowan

Matt Cowan

Cowan & Partners

From an early age, Matt has passionately followed his heroes’ stories from the world of entertainment: movies, rock music, soccer and books.  The stories which particularly appeal to him are those which feature an underdog rising to the challenge.  His hero adulation is now resulting in hero creation - in the business world.    

cowanandpartners.com.au
Garth Lidbetter

Garth Lidbetter

Lokal Design

Garth’s design career began with his love of using raw, organic materials to create beautiful things while growing up in Sawtell, on the mid-north coast of NSW.  Garth prides himself on developing aesthetically appealing designs with integrity. Through Lokal Design, Garth seeks to deliver clear visual solutions, communicating effectively his clients’ message, beliefs, values and direction.

lokal.com.au
Jeremy Shaw

Jeremy Shaw

Photographer

Jeremy knew photography was his calling after seeing an image magically develop in his high school darkroom facility for the first time.   Chasing that perfect shot, Jeremy always pushes himself to find a new angle with both his commercial and personal projects.  He conveys an honest message of what is happening with individuals and the interesting world they live in.

 

jeremyshaw.com.au
Paul Hanna

Paul Hanna

Designer

Growing up, Hanna was enamoured by art, film, music and creative expression - it is these passions and skills which have been refined and naturally developed in his roles as an art director, designer and developer.  Hanna now pushes the boundaries of the status quo to change the face of design for the better; to enhance the way in which we interact with our world.

whiteflagstudio.com
Meet The Citizens
Citizens

The Citizens of Story Nation currently represent disciplines ranging from sound design, music, creative conceptualisation, public relations, film/video production, creative writing and editing.  There is a wealth of stories around the country which need to be presented in an engaging way.  There is also a wealth of creative talent out there who we can co-produce with.  By bringing both the stories and creative talent together, the result can be great work, and great deeds.

John Turnbull

John Turnbull

Cowan & Partners

Helen Page

Helen Page

Cowan & Partners

Sally Dulson

Sally Dulson

Pied Piper Films

Dimitri Zaunders

Dimitri Zaunders

Pied Piper Films

Jessica Flood

Jessica Flood

Pied Piper Films

Jamie Andrei

Jamie Andrei

Independent Producer

Dennis Lindsay

Dennis Lindsay

The Better Living Index

Stephane Michaux

Stephane Michaux

Stephane Michaux Photography

Faith Aird

Faith Aird

Cowan & Partners

Thomas Abramson

Thomas Abramson

Cowan & Partners

Laura Stitt

Laura Stitt

Luna Grand

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Lokal Design – exploring craftsmanship.... https://t.co/es6OLeFVje 5 May 2016

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