Rudolf Couture is excited to announce that the lease on brand new premises has been signed today. The new location is even closer to the centre of Launceston, in another of the city’s iconic Art Deco buildings.
Originally built as a newspaper publishing house, the Mercury Building today houses a variety of businesses. The new rooms are located on the first floor, overlooking St. John Street and Tatler Parade.
It will take some time to prepare the rooms for moving in, so operations will be maintained at Holyman House until further notice.
The new address will be:
1/68 St John Street
Launceston Tas 7250
All other contact details will remain the same. Click on the map to go to Google Maps.
Rudolf invited to join judging panel at wool event
Rudolf has been approached by the organisers of the biannual Bothwell SpinIn, asking him to join the judging panel for the design competition. The festival, centered around wool and all things that can be made out of it, is now in its 38th year. Run entirely by volunteers on a shoestring budget, the event aims to showcase creative Tasmanian textile artists and designers to an international audience.
The SpinIn will be held at Bothwell in Southern Tasmania on 03 & 04 March 2017.
Figure Drawing from Life at Holyman House
In collaboration with the (in)famous Lena Lindblad, Rudolf Couture is bringing a brand new concept for a creative ‘jam session’ to town. ‘Nudie Ruedi’ is what Lena suggested we call it and yes, it is a work in progress…
Enjoy a two hour session drawing the human form from a live model, surrounded by the elegant art deco features of Holyman House. Constructed in 1936 in the streamline moderne style, it is a true architectural gem in downtown Launceston.
The cost is $20 per person for those who can afford it, or by donation for those who cannot. Space is limited to 8 participants and there are model fees to cover, which is why bookings are essential. You can reserve your place by email or by calling Rudolf on 0402 228 571 . For all the latest news, visit and like our Facebook page by clicking here.
Starting 18 January 2017, the event will be held every Wednesday evening from 6-8pm at Holyman House, Suite 44/52 Brisbane Street, Launceston. You will need to bring your own preferred media, avoiding any messy or smelly things.
Rudolf featured on local TV news in connection with Miss Universe Australia 2016.
Watch the video n youtube.
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Rudolf Couture is just about completely set up in its brand new location in the heart of Launceston. Enrolments are now open for the 2015 winter season. Choose from daytime or evening classes or join one of the newly created workshops on a Saturday.
As a welcome gesture, special offers are available on multiple bookings during June.
The only thing moved in so far is the sound system. With no neighbour within earshot after hours, it was given a bit of a whirl! The views from the roof are also quite spectacular.
It was 8.30am the day after our arrival when the removals truck turned up at our temporary home. Unloading started with some kind of system, but as the garage and carport filled up with stuff, everything ended up in a heap! At least it had arrived safely and was under cover.
Despite near absolute exhaustion, the new premises had to be inspected straight away. What had been little more than photos, a rough floor plan and a distant memory turned out so much better than imagined. The views across the rooftops extend to the edges of the city with but a handful of tall buildings getting in the way.
Original details in and around the building are still there beneath decades of ‘upgrades’.
There’s no denying it, the ocean recliners are not a comfortable place to spend the night. The pillows provided were about the size of a postage stamp and the blankets about as thin as one of these! Luckily, there were plenty of empty seats to pirate extras from. Just before dawn, we docked at Devonport and set about reaching our new home.