Celebrating the stories and crafts of independent, spirited and extraordinary Australians who challenge traditional thinking in their fields and live outside the box Bushmills Irish Whiskey presents #BlackBushStories an evening of storytelling, whiskey and craftsmanship with Dion Horstmans.
On Thursday 21st February, Bushmills Irish Whiskey is introducing their Black Bush Craftsman Dion Horstman to in-the-know Sydney-siders with an intimate soiree at the newly opened Employee’s Only, Sydney. Sip curated cocktails built to surprise and delight your tastebuds, while you listen to our craftsman’s tale of challenging the traditional with whiskey masterclass and tasting notes from whiskey expert Andy Ratcliff.
New Zealand born, Dion Horstmans is a Bondi based sculptor who turned a flickering curiosity of large-scale works into a blazing career. As a true challenge chaser, he freezes time with static structures and tangible shadows, creating multi-dimensional work. His Islander heritage and curiosity of ethnography dashes his work with tribal patterns and motifs. Strong lines and geometric repetition echo the decorative tessellations of tribal art, while its’ strength and longevity are embodied by Horstmans trademark use of steel.
Each Black Bush Story ticket holder will receive:
- An expert-led whiskey tasting
- A curated selection of Bushmills Black Bush cocktails Bushmills® Smash, Apple Bush, and Bushmills Black Fashion
- A complimentary shoe shine
- Q&A with Dion Horstman
- Live entertainment