Category: Art

Feature Artist #8: Eloise Maree Crossman

Eloise Maree Crossman, like her images, is both soft and sharp. Often dressed in vintage cloths, and always with rosy cheeks, Eloise herself is somewhat of a dreamy figure of an era past yet our conversations are always filled with blatantly honest criticism and punctuated…

Vanvlogs: the ART edition

The past couple of weeks have been filled with art, and I filmed the best parts to share with you! If you haven’t yet checked out my Youtube channel, you can do so here. And remember to subscribe because the videos often go live there before they get shared…

September/October Feature Artist: Kate Banazi

Kate Banazi’s compositions are oftentimes energetic: forms twisting; waves bending like audio signals; circles that look like they’ve been ricocheted around the picture plane. Perhaps this energy comes from Kate herself, who is infectiously humorous and most commonly found with a big smile on her face. I spoke with Kate in…

July/August Feature Artists: 110%

Aggressively optimistic,  110% is at your service. Consisting of three members – Kieran Bryant, Beth Dillon and Lachlan Herd – the interdisciplinary collective creates performative, sculptural and installation artworks that respond to the triumphs and challenges of being a 21st century artist. In anticipation of their upcoming work Holiday Feelings,…

Foraging with Bee Bowen

A few months ago, I interviewed the textile artist Bee Bowen about her practice and, in particular, her use of natural dyes (including vegetables, leaves and beetles). The foraging process is key to Bee’s work; the flora that she finds in surrounding areas often dictate the works that she…

December/January Feature Artist: Marty Cordoba

Layers of pastel pinks, gummy yellows, liquorice black and gleaming white make up Marty Cordoba’s most recent work Skin and Strata. The sculptures appear as gooey mounds from afar but are in fact compressed structures of confectionary and toothpaste, pressured together like metamorphic rocks. The sculptures alert your senses; some…

October/November Feature Artist: Melinda Young

Sometimes cheeky, always thoughtful; the works of contemporary jewellery artist Melinda Young are a reflection of a lifelong affinity with creating. An organic extension of her approach to life at large, Melinda’s works consist of a balance between theoretical research and contemplation with bursts of wicked humour.…

Exhibition Review: The SCAR Project

“It’s not always pink ribbons and charity runs. Breast cancer is often glamourised and commercialised.” – Vanessa T (October 15, 1981- February 23, 2014) Upon viewing the first photograph of David Jay’s The SCAR Project, a portrait of a young girl named Leah P standing aside a large…

September Feature Artist: Bee Bowen

Silk and wool are Bee Bowen‘s blank canvas, flowers and leaves her palette. Whilst having learnt various dyeing techniques in India and Japan, it is Bee’s use of local, Australian flora that create the distinctive patterns and colours of her textiles. The leaves and flowers picked by Bee leave detailed…

August Feature Artist: Su-An Ng

Su-An Ng’s films are powerful in their refined style. But extensive  sketches, research, planning, and hands-on experimentation are all part of her artistic process. Working with a combination of animation techniques including digital, hand drawn, stop motion and 3D animation, Su-An’s films have a tactile characteristic that…

In the Studio with Kaylene Milner

A little while ago Lucinda and I visited designer Kaylene Milner at her studio, for a feature published in Curium magazine. It was a treat to get a behind the scenes look at Kaylene’s design process – definitely one to watch! These photos didn’t make it into the magazine, so I thought…

July Feature Artist: Kieran Butler

Kieran Butler is an artist and fellow COFA honours student. Working within the field of post-photography, Kieran is currently investigating notions of vision by exploring the perception of colour.  Sculpture, installation, and video are also used in Kieran’s practice to create works that question the nature of the photographic…