Issue #36 2023

In Series: Katie Clulow

Tapping into her love for botanicals, Katie Clulow effectively captures the movement of her floral subject in a single photograph.

Artist Profile: Jenna Lee

An enduring legacy lives in the Larrakian language Indigenous artist Jenna Lee strives still to learn. Its syllables colour the intricacies of her artworks, giving testament to her ongoing discovery of home and ancestry. Maya Hodge writes.

In Series: O.Hiisi

To explore body and form, O. Hiisi brings together found and imagined images through a dedicated use of lines and dots.

Studio Visit: Anna Ward

After many adventures, study and travel, New Zealand/Aoearoa-born artist, Anna Ward resides now in Robina on the Gold Coast/Yugambeh with her family. It is here she works from her home studio creating large works full of expressive mark making and layers.

In Conversation With: Ross Potter

Choosing graphite to create his large-scale works, Ross Potter takes the everyday and immortalises it in hyper-realistic art that doesn’t miss a detail.

Artist Profile: Aaron Fell-Fracasso

With an array of materials at his fingertips, Aaron Fell-Fracasso chooses tools often seen in construction to create works so textured, they beg a closer look. Rose of Sharon Leake writes.

Artist Profile: Billyara

Going by Billyara, artist Brett Parker creates vibrant objects that celebrate our world’s oldest continuing culture. Emily Best writes.

In Series: Jules Stoneham

Using tea, botanicals, and acrylics, Melbourne-based artist Jules Stoneham depicts twilight moments at the ocean’s edge, and the whirl of salty air filling our lungs.

In Series: Viktoria Karaman

Viktoria Karaman highlights the importance of reusing materials, blending her passion for trees as a concept with natural materials in her sculptural works.

Project Sheet: Rounded Out

Working with the client’s existing art collection, interior design studio Duet has taken this Sydney home to the next level with an interior filled with rich colours and a mix of old and new. Penny Craswell writes.

Living with Art: A Story Without Filler

Where every element tells the story of its inhabitants, the Crawford Place home of Brett Mickan and Nick English – partners in life and work – is alive in stories of lives well lived, and tales yet to come. Nabila Chemaissem writes. Photography by Pablo Veiga.

Project Sheet: Down to earth

Tracing the history of its clients’ lives and setting the stage for intergenerational memory-making, Terra House is a grounded and truly timeless piece of design. Charlotte Middleton writes.

Studio Visit: Anna Fitzpatrick

Anna Fitzpatrick is known for her compositional rhythms, use of bold colours, and intuitive approach to depicting her chosen subject matter — often the ancient and Intractable beauty of the Australian landscape.

Last Word: Crafting the Future

With an eye on the future, Iris Lucia uses new technologies to create novel renditions of the objects we have always known.

Studio visit: Java Leonard

At 22 years of age and based in Auckland/ Tāmaki Makaurau, New Zealand, Java Leonard has only ever known a life of artistic creation. 

In Series: Lahaina Limaco

Self-taught artist Lahaina Limaco embodies the discomfort between moments, crafting a caricature of the awkward gazes shared and experienced in daily life.

Art Mood: Liz Corkhill Knight

Istanbul-based interior architect and designer Rana Güneş celebrates Liz Corkhill Knight's artwork in an enviable 3D rendered setting.

Art Mood: Elise Hogan

Istanbul-based interior architect and designer Rana Güneş celebrates Elise Hogan’s artwork in an enviable 3D rendered setting.

Issue #35 2023

In Series: Laini Eckardt

Ophelia in the Bath Celebrating the beauty of nature and the feminine form, Laini Eckardt’s work gives colour to the complexities alive in all of us.

Art Mood: Ashley Marshman

Istanbul-based interior architect and designer Rana Güneş celebrates these artworks in enviable 3D rendered settings.

Artist Profile: Meg Gallagher

The details within Meg Gallagher’s work whisper, calling for us to look closer with quiet appreciation of nature’s gentle fluidity. Nabila Chemaissem writes.

Studio Visits: Tom Rowney

One of the most accomplished glass blowers in Australia, NSW-based Tom Rowney explores the use of Venetian glassblowing techniques in his constant pursuit of perfection. He is the Technical Director at Canberra Glassworks, and continues to be sought after for teaching and fabrication projects by the leading glass studios and artists in Australia and overseas.

Artist Profile: Mike Hewson

In a world where little is left to the imagination, Mike Hewson invites us to be active participants in his curious infrastructures. Nick Selenitsch writes. Photography by Nick De Lorenzo.

Artist Profile: Andy Leleisi’uao

The son of Samoan immigrants, Aotearoa-born artist Andy Leleisi’uao weaves expressions of hope into alternate  universes to tell tales of diasporic identity. Lucinda Bennett writes.

Objecthood: Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

Deriving inspiration from nature, French designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance creates objects that marry heritage, material, and craftsmanship to create pieces that last.

In Series: Marjatta Kaukomaa

Nostalgia Tapping into our visual memory with her use of ceramic, Marjatta Kaukomaa invites nostalgic indulgence in patterned interiors and vintage decor.

Project sheet: A story unfolds

In the home of artist Angela Tiatia, art and architecture are part and parcel of an evolving vision. Adriana Borsey writes.

In Series: Liz Cuming

Snippets from Beyond - Outback paintings Sydney-based artist Liz Cuming beckons viewers just as nature does, to venture out and seek delight even within our outback’s harshest conditions.

Last Word: The art of gaming

A bridge between genres, video games are an amalgamated artform that open up new possibilities for the appreciation of art in a new dimension. Nabila Chemaissem writes.

Artist Profile: Zion Levy Stewart

Zion Levy Stewart portrays the world with his colourful, inimitable work, celebrating the people and natural surroundings of his Northern Rivers home. Pilar Mitchell writes.

Expert Eye: How to buy authentically

A residential art collection is often best when it is deeply personal, reflecting the lived experience and values of the collector. Margaret Hancock Davis talks to Penny Craswell about her collection.

Destination art: A special invitation

Stepping inside artist studios is a rare opporunity. Now more than ever, artist-run collectives across the country want you to take a closer look at the magic they weave behind the curtain. Briony Downes writes.

Issue #34 2023

In Conversation With: Erin Graham

Emerging artist Erin Graham finds joy in experimenting with different mediums and textures to capture a uniquely Australian mood.

Project Sheet: For the love of pink

A careful selection of artworks, some ingenious custom furniture and a client with a love of pink have come together in this major redesign. Penny Craswell writes.

In Conversation With: Greg Oakley

Digitally-compiling images of birds, Greg Oakley explores the space between the hyper-realism of 21st century digital photography and the idealism of 16th century still life paintings.

In Series: Dr Farvardin Daliri

Iranian-Australian artist Dr Farvardin Daliri aims to give viewers a deeper understanding of consciousness, to inspire them to look at the world with inquisitiveness, if only for a moment.

In Series: Pamela Jones

Tasmanian artist Pamela Jones captures the dynamic interactions between the ocean and land, which she skilfully translates to a two dimensional surface for her latest series.

Artist Profile: Noel Hart

Blowing life into glass, Noel Hart transforms material into worlds of natural wonder. Aarushi Zarthoshtimanesh writes.

Studio Visit: Studio A

Studio A is Sydney-based social enterprise supporting artists with intellectual disability. Ensuring Australia’s cultural landscape includes diverse voices, Studio A provides professional development for artists, including a working studio space equipped with specialist materials and support staff. It also manages an annual exhibition program and facilitates weekly workshops provided by invited contemporary artists.

Art Mood: Bridie O’Brien

Meet Istanbul-based interior architect, furniture and object designer and architectural visualizer Rana Güneş – this issue’s guest Art Mood designer and renderer.

Art Mood: Meli Axford

Meet Istanbul-based interior architect, furniture and object designer and architectural visualizer Rana Güneş – this issue’s guest Art Mood designer and renderer.

In Series: The Space Cowboy

The Space Cowboy uses vibrant colours and lines drawn with force to create a world where everything is possible. Wild cats, humans and griffins from classical mythology all intermingle.

Artist Profile: Kris Ancog

Kris Ancog’s practice merges his dedication to art and ICU nursing, using the vital lessons of one to inform the other. Erin Irwin writes.

Project Sheet: Bounty and beauty

An avocado tree seems an unlikely source of inspiration for the redesign of a home, yet in its bounty designer Romaine Alwill saw a perfect balance of art, design and function. Pilar Mitchell writes.

Artist Profile: Sarah Rayner

For artist Sarah Rayner, nature’s purpose provides endless possibilities for exploration. Erin Irwin writes.

Studio Visit: Julia Roche

Living and working near Mangoplah on Wiradjuri Country with her husband and 3 kids, Julia Roche’s work is a response to the landscape and weather surrounding her. Using a range of traditional painting materials and found objects, she explores tensions around how people experience their natural environment.

issue #33 2022

Buyers Guide: Talk the Talk

So, you want to have a conversation with an artist but are unsure of what to say? Just ask questions. Briony Downes takes us through it.

Special Feature: Banding Together

Not all art hangs on your walls. In this special feature, Dee Jefferson interviews musician Alex the Astronaut and artist Giulia Giannini McGauran about their shared creative vision and the resurgence of vinyl cover art as a collectible.

Studio Visit: Liselle Powell

Perth/Boorloo-based painter Liselle Powell paints landscapes in acrylic, oil sticks and pastel to hold onto memories of place. Powell has studied a Bachelors in Visual Arts and Design; a Bachelors in Linguistics; Makeup; and Graphic design. In 2022 she won the national ArttoArt Unearthed Art prize in Melbourne.

In Series: Jacob Jon

Taking his cues from his heritage and nature, Jacob Jon’s latest series is an exploration of individuality and an invitation to connect with what flows in moments of stillness.

Destination Art: The Other Art Fair

The Other Art Fair’s dynamic program of art and live experiences will return to Sydney in the lead-up to Christmas, offering something for art lovers of all persuasions. Charlotte Middleton writes.

Designers Brief: Leonie McIntosh

Auckland-based interior designer Natalie Parke of Dessien Parke interior design studio creates bespoke looks for these five works of art. Scan the QR codes to see these looks come to life.

In Series: Scott Elk

Contrasting light and dark, hard and soft, focused and blurry, Sydney-based multidisciplinary artist Scott Elk takes his cues from physical human interaction, with form fragmenting reality.

Art Mood: Dwayne Hutton

Meet Melbourne-based interior designer, stylist and trend forecaster Bree Leech – this issue’s guest Art Mood designer.

Gallery: Brooklyn

Art Edit presents a selection of original artworks to make your own.

Artist Profile: JESWRI

From poking fun at the Prime Minister to referencing pressing social and racial issues, JESWRI’s multifaceted works are armed with lasting potency. Rose of Sharon Leake writes.

Designers Brief: Cherie Harte

Auckland-based interior designer Natalie Parke of Dessien Parke interior design studio creates bespoke looks for these five works of art. Scan the QR codes to see these looks come to life.

Studio Visit: Allison Rohland

Allison Rohland’s work represents the integration and celebration of the fragmented parts of ourselves. Since 2014, she’s instructed artists with intellectual disabilities and Autism, and been honing her own craft. Her body of work consists of emotive abstracts using bold texture and color through mixed media.

In Series: Ian Burgess

On a continuing quest for luminance, movement and energy, UK-born, Lake Macquarie-based artist Ian Burgess celebrates the landscape in all its forms.

Artist Profile: Thea Anamara Perkins

The threads of history that define artist Thea Anamara Perkins and her work shimmer with power and potency. Tristen Harwood writes. Photography by Nick De Lorenzo.

issue #32 2022

Project Sheet: Big Picture Thinking

For this residence of epic proportions to be filled with art, careful consideration, industry know-how, and a healthy dose of imagination were required. Megan Dicks and Hannah Abbott, art consultants and co-directors of OTOMYS Gallery, Melbourne, rose to the challenge. Charlotte Middleton writes.

Studio Visit: Kim Mintz

Perth/Boorloo-based artist Kim Mintz uses oil paints to blur, layer and duplicate her subjects. Through her work she seeks to capture and reflect the constant re-authoring of self within our Internet-obsessed times.


Gemma Chapman, a New Zealand-based interior designer, and Lanre Alao, a Nigeria-based 3D artist talk about how they created awe-inspiring interior spaces.

Buyer’s Guide: Art For All

Murals do more than decorate a wall. They invigorate communities, celebrate the importance of place and identify a street. So how can you go about commissioning your own? Briony Downes finds out.

Studio Visit: Anahita Amouzegar

Painting out of Naarm/Melbourne, Anahita Amouzegar explores the ties between nature and human existence. Her abstract figurative style is ripe with movement and colour and transports us into her world.

Living with Art: A Fairy-tale Twist

In the Munich home of Kristina (Mia) Maria Martin, art, design and history combine with a fairy-tale ending. And the best part? It’s round. Rose of Sharon Leake writes.

In Series: Jan Oram

New Zealand-based, self taught artist Jan Oram brings the personalities of animals to life, combining fashion and culture with whimsy and cheek.

Expert Eye: Art and Wallpaper

Maximalism is making a serious come back. But how do you ensure patterned walls don’t overpower your art? New Zealand-based interior designer Evie Kemp talks us through the process.

Art Mood: George Tjungurrayi

Gemma Chapman, a New Zealand-based interior designer, and Lanre Alao, a Nigeria-based 3D artist talk about how they created awe-inspiring interior spaces.

Artist Profile: Harold David

Pivoting from photography to painting, Harold David has found his stride, captivating viewers with works evoking transcendence of the everyday. Charlotte Middleton writes.

Objecthood: Snelling Studio

Snelling Studio beautifully blends art and industrial design. Maddy Matheson interviews its founder Bec Snelling.


Erin Irwin takes a closer look at these outstanding works.

Last Word: Amy Yip

Our editor catches up with New York-based cake sensation Amy Yip on the art of baking a masterpiece.

Project Sheet: Sleeping Giant

A study in texture and light, the Casper’s House project by New Zealand design studio Dessein Parke gives new meaning to a house with a view. Maddy Matheson writes. 

In Series: Brigid Hill

Brigid Hill uniquely captures the Australian landscape, taking her cues from the historic 9 by 5 Impression Exhibition in 1889 led by Australian Impressionist artists.

Studio Visit: Trish Crampton

Sydney/eora-based Trish Crampton completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Printmaking at Sydney College of the Arts and a Diploma in Visual Arts Education. Her still lifes hero colour, shape and tone, with an intention to bring calmness to their audience.

issue #31 2022

Project Sheet: La Dolce Vita

Balmoral’s Villa Carlo is a nod to Italian modernism, suffused with the distinctly contemporary flair of Daniel Boddam Studio and home to an impressive collection of Australian art. Charlotte Middleton writes.

Project Sheet: Between Time

The art collection residing in this home acts as a bridge between time and distant places. Pilar Mitchell talks us through its expert curation within the contemporary redesign of a Federation home.

In Series: Sioux Tempestt

Carefully balancing creation and chaos, Sioux Tempestt’s new process-driven series blurs the boundaries between the digital realm and actuality.

Last Word: Curated Spaces

At the helm of the massively popular online marketplace Curated Spaces, Pip Newell is no stranger to scoring vintage finds. She speaks to Maddy Matheson about the growth of the second-hand community, the importance of locally made, and the artists and designers on her radar.

Art Mood: Davide Uliana

Alexandra Carter from Perth-based design studio Harlow + Willow heroes the art in these achievable settings.

Studio Visit: Oliver Cain

In the work of Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist Oliver Cain there is a universal profundity at play. His latest series references the human figure and gently probes at confronting and challenging issues surrounding sexuality, gender and identity.

Studio Visit: Ren Whaleboat

Ren Whaleboat works on Awabakal Country with creative roots descending from North Queensland and the Torres Strait Islands. She creates in her signature line work through both traditional and digital mediums, drawing from the beauty of all diverse hair, skin and facial features that celebrate and empower the individuality of what the BIPOC representation upholds.

Artist Profile: Ebony Russell

Informed by historical depictions of femininity and the ornament, ceramicist Ebony Russell questions the role of gender. Briony Downes writes.

Artist Profile: Andy Harwood

Brilliantly disorientating, the works of Brisbane-based artist Andy Harwood are contemporary descendants of the Op art movement. Erin Irwin writes.

Art Mood: Mabel Bradley

Alexandra Carter from Perth-based design studio Harlow + Willow heroes the art in these achievable settings.

In Series: Tom Phillips

In a series speaking to urban alienation, vulnerability and fragility, Tom Phillips focuses on disadvantaged individuals who are often powerless within our communities.

In Series: Beth Kennedy

In her aptly titled latest series, Brisbane-based Beth Kennedy seeks out the enigmatic beauty of life in an attempt to remedy the heaviness of modern life.

In Series: Sue Syme

In New Zealand-based artist Sue Syme’s latest series, our deepest fears and worries are portrayed with a splash of optimism in surreal figure-filled landscapes.

Artist Profile: Noŋgirrŋa Marawili

Senior Yolŋu artist and elder Noŋgirrŋa Marawili paints to the beat of her own drum, communicating culture and Country with poetic force in shades of pink worth pining over. Louise Martin-Chew writes.

Living with Art: A Personal Sanctuary

Stories are many and varied in the home of artist Karla Dickens. Much like the art she creates, her home has been crafted with objects sourced from a lifetime of treasuring and remembering. Briony Downes writes. Photography by Natalie Grono.

Gallery Panel: Byne

Art Edit’s curatorial experts take a closer look at these five artists’ work.

Expert Eye: The Poetry of Space

Juliette Arent from Sydney interior design studio Arent&Pyke and Miriam Fanning from Melbourne design practice Mim Design share their tips on how to make an interior sing, and the role that art can play in the process. Penny Craswell writes.

In Series: Elizabeth Wallace

Constructed from limited edition embroidered textile badges, Elizabeth Wallace’s series examines the potential of repetition in the creation of a visual dialogue between surface, pattern and form.

Studio Visit: Voight Ratara

Voight Ratara is a Western Aranda artist based in Ntaria who joined the Hermannsburg Potters in 2021. In his first year of working with clay and underglazes Ratara has quickly become an exciting emerging artist and one to watch. Ratara paints with bold colours and contrasting line work, telling stories of his Country and culture.