Monthly Archive: August 2018

Five facts about Cat Rabbit

Five facts about Cat Rabbit

1. I reside with both a cat (Porco) and a rabbit (Pipo). I love them both but they don’t quite love each other. Not yet. 2. My favourite cake to make (and eat) is a lemon chiffon cake. (related fact: I am counting down the days till the next Great British Bakeoff Season). 3. I... Read more
Five facts about Michelle Kettle

Five facts about Michelle Kettle

A bit more info about the paintings; For this collection of small paintings I’ve revisited suburbs I lived in when I first moved to Melbourne, mainly Carlton north. Moving through these old streets again, I’ve framed my compositions to capture particular elements of the architecture that I love, mainly windows, doors and those spectacular Victorian... Read more
Cat Rabbit, (Nothing But) Flowers

Cat Rabbit, (Nothing But) Flowers

“(Nothing But) Flowers is a new body of work exploring the possibilities of felt as a medium. The title comes from a Talking Heads song, which postulates a future society that has reverted to a natural state, devoid of modern conveniences. The song followed me around all summer – on the radio, a surprise shuffle coming through my... Read more
Rohan Robinson, Desire For a Sedentary Personality

Rohan Robinson, Desire For a Sedentary Personality

“So somebody asks… “What do you do?” I’m at a point of the more I do it, the less I really know, the landscape is a vehicle for language, not STYLE, but a developed deep seated personal language, that takes many years to reach. My work is not necessarily site specific, but more a conglomerate... Read more
Meet the Maker / Champ & Co.

Meet the Maker / Champ & Co.

Founder, director and head designer at Champ Co, Lauren Stellar, was trained with MA in Architecture at RMIT Melbourne. After working at several Architecture firms in Melbourne, Lauren started Champ Co as a business that would develop her interest in play theory and exercise design in many other mediums other than architecture. Lauren runs both... Read more
Michelle Kettle, Folded Light

Michelle Kettle, Folded Light

Sunlight on a building will suddenly draw your attention where it may have been overlooked before. A curtain stirring or a door closing, you suddenly look back, look up, or glance across the street. There is a two sided voyeurism although neither viewers are to be seen. Divided by space and walls, with you on... Read more
Five facts about Sally Stokes

Five facts about Sally Stokes

I live in the Hawkesbury sandstone area – bushland that has more diversity per hectare than the Amazon basin. I’m married and have been for 39 years!  We have one delightful son. I’m in a drawing group that has met on Tuesdays for 40 years! We now have a camper van and go to the... Read more
Five facts about Natalie Anderson

Five facts about Natalie Anderson

I live in a very old, tiny farmhouse in the Barrabool hills which six months ago had subversive graffiti all over the internal walls, fungus growing in the kitchen floor and pine needles falling through the roof! My studio is in a 1970’s  ‘sleep out’ addition on the back of the farmhouse which, thanks to... Read more
Five facts about Amber Stokie

Five facts about Amber Stokie

I started private drawing lessons when I was 9. I majored in painting at University in 1993 though quickly changed to a major in drawing in the first 6 months. This traditional medium will always have a respected place in my practice, it keeps enticing me to come back. It’s the purist part of me.... Read more
Five facts about Ben Crawford

Five facts about Ben Crawford

I used to play bass guitar in a band called ‘Fruit Toot and The Shake-it-Loose’. Other than being an artist, some of the other ways I’ve earned a living have been as a cook, a window cleaner, a banana farmer, a gardener, a tiler, a labourer, and even a paper thrower… At art college, before... Read more
Five facts about Louise Tate

Five facts about Louise Tate

I grew up in the green hills of Mullumbimby, a small town in the Byron Shire in NSW. My childhood was spent collecting tree sap, eating mulberries, drawing radically colourful horses, and trying to convince my parents to buy a dog (5 years and many stubborn Christmas-lists later I succeeded). I went to the local... Read more