Michelle Woodward & Karla James
M&K Foods (Bitchin Kitchin)
Operators of two food trucks, organisers of Townsville's new HotFM's Food Truck Fiesta and owners of Bitchin Kitchin, a funky café with a relaxed vibe on Charters Towers Rd, Michelle Woodward and Karla James bring a new energy to the city and a new way of thinking.
Originally from Darwin and New Zealand, Michelle and Karla saw an opening for a food centered event and took to applying their knowledge in Townsville with the aim of bringing the city alive in places distinctly under-utilised modern urban inner city environments.
The event brings together a variety of vendors in a "pop up" format to ensure an ever changing, vibrant event that builds on global pop up trends.
Dr Jonathan McBurnie
Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts
Jonathan McBurnie is an artist, educator and writer, and the director of Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts and has recently returned to Townsville after fifteen years of teaching, arts work, and postgraduate study in Brisbane and Sydney.
Jonathan exhibits regularly in Australia and abroad. He is always excited to promote creative practices as not only a lifestyle, but a meaningful and sustainable contribution to any community, and deconstructing the myth that there are no jobs in the arts.