We’re turning three and you get the presents!

newCardigan dates our ‘birthday’ from our first cardiParty in June 2015, so each June we celebrate another year. This time we celebrated at the Duke of Wellington in Melbourne and we’ve also put together a timeline. If you’re a relatively new Cardi then this will show you where we’ve come from, and if you’ve shared most or all of the journey with us it will hopefully bring back great memories!

To help you celebrate and show how much you love newCardigan, we’ve also released some newCardigan t-shirts for you to purchase on Red Bubble. All profits will go to keeping newCardigan going for another three years and beyond – so show the world how much you love newCardigan and buy a t-shirt today!

Can’t afford a shirt and rent this month? No problem, you can at least check out our pics of other cardies wearing them, on our new Instagram account.

Some big news …

The last two and a half years have seen newCardigan grow and go from strength to strength as we introduced cardiCast and GLAM Blog Club to the newCardigan community. We continue to host cardiParties with interesting speakers from the GLAM sector each month, and recently we expanded our reach to run events in Perth in addition to Melbourne.

newCardigan runs entirely on volunteer labour and so in order to continue to deliver the best we can to you, our Cardies, we decided to incorporate newCardigan as a not for profit Association.

That’s right folks, we are all grown up and professional and we’d like to invite all our wonderful Cardies to head to our newly updated website and join newCardigan as official members – and maybe even make a donation if at all possible. This will help us keep the servers whirring and the Cardies partying and ensure we can continue to source great speakers and locations for our community.

We are looking forward to a great 2018 full of amazing speakers from the GLAM sector, so go on, join us!

Statement on Marriage Equality

The newCardigan Committee were disappointed by the recent High Court decision to allow the Marriage Law voluntary postal survey to proceed. This unnecessary survey has already been hurtful and dangerous for LGBTQI+ Australians before it has even begun. We recognise that this time is especially hard for our LGBTQI+ friends and colleagues.

newCardigan provides an environment where everyone is welcome. We are a diverse community from a wide range of backgrounds and interests. To ensure that everyone has an enjoyable and enriching experience, we ask newCardigan community members to bring a spirit of respect and friendly inquiry to all interactions.

It is clear to us that holding a national postal survey on whether all loving couples should have the same rights is not compatible with an enjoyable and enriching experience, nor with respectful inquiry.

To our LGBTQI+ colleagues: We are with you.
To the newCardigan community: Please vote ‘Yes’.
And to our Parliament: JFDI.

Justine Hanna
Nik McGrath
Hugh Rundle
Andrew Kelly
Clare Presser

For action on marriage equality:

GLAM news and upcoming events

Since we moved to triggering newsletters from our website, we haven’t really been keeping you all up to date with what’s happening in Australian GLAM. So here’s some things you might be interested in: