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Creative People

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

Studio Visit

Byron-Based Artist Bianca Pintan's Vividly Colourful World Of Ceramics

The Brazilian-born artist now works and lives in Byron Bay, pushing the boundaries with her bold and bright ceramics.
Christina Karras

Art

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

Family

New Yellow Wiggle Tsehay Hawkins On Her Multicultural Family + Life As A Teenager On Tour

Tsehay Hawkins shares her adoption story and what life's like as a 16-year-old Wiggle!

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

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life With Cook + Best-Selling Author, Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Join our very own food columnist for a day in her life and a look back at her impressive career – with insights into her latest book!
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

The Captivating Landscape Paintings Of Marina Rolfe

The Melbourne artist and masters student at the Victorian College of the Arts takes us behind her abstract landscapes.
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

An Interior Architect’s Impressive Side Hustle - In Ceramics!

Alana Crosby is an interior architect by day – and a ceramicist by night! She's just launched a collection of hand-built ceramic lamps.

Studio Visit

Kuku Yalanji Artist Tiarna Herczeg Creates Colourful Maps Of Country

The emerging artist shares how they found their creative voice and intuitive painting style, as their latest solo show opens in Sydney.
Christina Karras

Creative People

Landscape Studio Ayus Botanical On Creating Calming + Enduring Gardens

The husband-and-wife team of Ayus Botanical share the thoughtful processes behind their lush residential and commercial projects!
Christina Karras

Art

Artist and Yindjibarndi Elder Wendy Hubert On Mapping Country + Culture

Our new columnist Jirra Lulla Harvey talks to respected Yindjibarndi Elder, artist, Cultural Custodian and linguist, Wendy Hubert about Coun...
Jirra Lulla Harvey

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Costume + Production Designer, Catherine Martin

The four-time Oscar winning designer shares insights from her career working alongside husband Baz Luhrmann, and how she helped bring 'Elvis...
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Kelly Thompson’s Playful Preston Showroom Clashes Colour In The Best Way

The clever creative behind online store, Makers’ Mrkt, gives us an inside look at her fun Preston stockroom-turned-store!
Christina Karras

Creative People

A Cottagecore Folly Buried At The Bottom Of A Grand Garden

Cameron Kimber’s pocket-sized patch contains a folly and a sweet guest cottage mirroring his stately home in the Southern Highlands.

Art

Helen Redmond’s First Solo Exhibition Explores Light + Modernist Architecture

The artist explores Brutalist and Modernist architecture through her mysterious paintings in a new Melbourne solo show this month.
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Stained-Glass Artist Poppy Templeton On The Finding The Beauty In A Lost Craft

The Melbourne-based creative shares the intricate process behind her beautiful retro glass art!
Christina Karras

The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

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