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Creative People

Art

Studio Visit

Designer Jordan Fleming Makes Playful ‘Creatures’ That Double As Lamps

Her handcrafted pieces are like towering, functional sculptures as tall as people – that look like they could come alive at any moment!
Christina Karras

Creative People

Wemba Wemba + Gunditjmara Woman Paola Balla On Designing The 'Blak Love' Tram

Jirra Lulla Harvey visits artist, curator and academic Paola Balla to discuss her biggest commission to date; a Melbourne Art Tram!
Jirra Lulla Harvey

Creative People

Shelley Horan Reimagines Household Junk In A Brilliant Still-Life Exhibition

Shelley Horan turns unlikely arrangements of everyday objects into fun and vibrant artworks for a new show at Modern Times.
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Evie Cahir’s Luminous + Emotive Art Practice

Melbourne artist Evie Cahir is inspired by emotive moments in everyday tasks - like walking around the block while waiting for fish and chip...

Art

8 Artists Who Perfectly Capture The Beauty Of Homes + Architecture

From terrace houses to suburban streetscapes, these local artists capture the everyday beauty in our homes and neighbourhoods.
Christina Karras

Art

Caroline Walls Captures Unseen Everyday Moments In Her Personal New Show, ‘MotherLover’

Fleeting, intimate moments are depicted in artist Caroline Walls' new collection of oil paintings showing at Jerico Contemporary.

Studio Visit

Georgia Spain's Abstract Paintings Capture The Chaos Of Our Times

The Melbourne artist's new exhibition reflects tumultuous world events and news cycles, with a poetic sense of ambiguity.
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Why The Internet Is In Love With Libby Haines’ Beautiful Still-Life Paintings

Melbourne artist Libby Haines' works are a wonderfully messy reflection of everyday life - and they sell out on Instagram within seconds!
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

The Haunting, Shadow-Inspired Paintings Of Melbourne Artist Ella Dunn

How the imaginative banter of two children on a set of swings inspired the artist's latest body of work.
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Art

The NGA’s Cressida Campbell Exhibition Celebrates Her Glorious 40-Year Career

A studio visit with Cressida Campbell, ahead of her exciting survey exhibition at the National Gallery Of Australia.

Studio Visit

An Artist’s Home Bursting With Her Own Beautiful Golden-Toned Paintings

The Melbourne artist's home has been taken over by her abstract, expressive artworks ahead of her latest solo exhibition!
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Beci Orpin’s Shared Studio Is Just As Colourful + Cheerful As You’d Expect!

Inside the charming studio of Beci Orpin, Ellie King and Hoddle, decked out with all the best things from local makers and creators.

Art

Iwantja Arts Take To New York City, With A ‘Rock N Roll’ Exhibition!

Celebrated Indulkana artists Vincent Namatjira and Kaylene Whiskey spent a week in ‘The Big Apple’ exhibiting their work.

Studio Visit

Inside Elena Strohfeldt's Beautifully Therapeutic Ceramics Practice

How the self taught artist started making ceramics as a way to work through a painful trauma, channeling it into whimsical vessels.
Christina Karras

Creative People

Meriam and Yupungathi Man Chris Bassi On Capturing The Nostalgia Of Home

In her latest column Koorie woman Jirra Lulla Harvey visits artist, Meriam and Yupungathi man, Chris Bassi.
Jirra Lulla Harvey

Studio Visit

Lucy Hersey Creates Emotive Landscapes With Natural, Homemade Pigments!

Lucy Hersey paints landscapes from her South Gippsland studio, creating her own pigments from natural materials!
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Artist Meagan Streader Brings Worlds To Life In Epic Light Sculptures

Meagan Streader shares how she creates her spectacular art pieces from her Melbourne studio, and why working with light is like magic!
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Caro Pattle's Plush, Woven Vessels Channel Ancient Artefacts

The Melbourne-based artist uses traditional hand weaving techniques in her spectacular sculptures, reminiscent of ancient relics.
Christina Karras

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First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email bea@thedesignfiles.net