Featured Event: Two Golden Hours

FK chats to sister Kristina and Georgina about their upcoming pop up shop, Two Golden Hours.

Can you tell us about the Two Golden Hours pop up shop and what we can expect to discover.
Two Golden Hours is a temporary shop to be held at a special location on the Sunshine Coast hinterland in mid-June 2011. Our vision is to create a truly unique retail event: much more than just a shopping trip, rather a complete sensory and tactile experience for our visitors. We are bringing together a large collection of hand sourced vintage & reclaimed wares plus a selection of products handmade by guest designers (a few of whom are appearing at Finders Keepers Brisbane market in July). There will also be a café serving refreshments together with live music; this will be a destination of beauty and character, of stories and history. A place for you for two golden hours…

What was the motivation behind hosting the pop up shop?
Two Golden Hours is a working collaboration between sisters Kristina Powrie of oldyarns and Georgina Hobson of perpetual-one who each run their own creative businesses. Borne of a long held desire to stage a unique retail event and a wish to bring the phenomena of pop-up shops, commonplace overseas, Sydney and Melbourne, to Queensland. The appeal of the concept lies in their impermanence, the opportunity to create a truly intriguing retail space which exists only for a short period and the anticipation of when, where and how they will ‘pop-up’ again.

The name for the event was inspired by Horace Mann in his words “lost somewhere, between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours…” We felt this captured the fleeting quality of the pop-up shop as well as the promise of escape and beauty.

Why did you choose the Yandina Station in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, and what makes this place unique to others?
As this is the inaugural Two Golden Hours event, it was important we chose a venue which matched our vision for this to be a place of beauty and stories. Yandina Station is a working cattle property set high in the hinterland behind Coolum, on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Nestled in the hills, the original homestead (built in the 1870s) commands quite an impression.

The homestead and property itself have undergone a significant restoration by the owner Sally Schmidt from a run-down set of buildings. The Station now offers a stunning venue for functions together with new luxury cabin accommodation. This unique setting makes it an appropriate fit for our event, which seeks to highlight the beauty in aged and worn objects, and the value of preserving their history and stories.

Why do you think it our Brisbane and Gold Coast readers should make the trip to the pop up shop?
We believe Two Golden Hours sits apart as a new type of retail event in South East Queensland; as a pop-up shop it will offer something different than a traditional market. Our special guest artisans will include paper boat press, looseleaf.paper, kylie gartside jewellery, little laundry plus more. We are hopeful Two Golden Hours will become a biannual event, where each staging will be new and surprising.

All the specific details
Sunday 12th & Monday 13 June 2011
10am to 4pm daily
Yandina Station Homestead, 684 North Arm-Yandina Creek Road, Yandina Creek QLD
Travel times: about 10 mins from Coolum, 30 mins from Noosa, 90 mins from Brisbane
Free admission

http://twogoldenhours.com.au/

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