Issue #38 2023

In Conversation With: Laura Ramirez

Love at first throw: Laura Ramirez describes how a throwing class in ceramics gave way to a deeper journey of bringing together earth from Australia and Spain.

Artist Profile: Linda Riseley

With an instinct for authentic expression, Linda Riseley built an international career by channelling difficult experiences into a poignant art practice. Surprisingly, her great uncle just might have known that this would happen all along. Charlotte Middleton writes.

Artist Profile: Michael Gromm

There is no undo button in paint, says Michael Gromm. Armed with this philopshpy, the artist ventures colours, shapes and all into a realm of scientific possiblity and elastic bliss. Words by Erin Irwin.

Artist Profile: Josh Robbins

Armed with a flair for the unorthodox, Josh Robbins continues to reinvent himself and his art following an early career in advertising, sharing compelling visions of the world along the way. Charlotte Middleton writes.

Artist Profile: Corinne Melanie

A trip to Europe in early 2020 saw Corinne Melanie rediscover her art. Now, as she explores new frontiers in her practice, she’s perfecting the merge of the classical with the modern. Erin Irwin writes.

Living with Art: Paula Mills

In her 1920s Victorian weatherboard workers cottage, artist Paula Mills displays a collection that manifests her belief that art should be a resistance to the demands of daily life. Cardia Speziale writes. Photography by Brian Doherty.

Last Word: Antoinette Poisson

A fashionable French boutique wallpaper creator has released its first scenic wallpaper, to much excitement. Words by Briony Downes.

Project Sheet: Brooklyn Brownstone

A talented decorator brought out the big guns to restyle this Brooklyn Brownstone in just four hours, including the art. Briony Downes writes.

Project Sheet: Speargrass House

From a raised plateau in Queenstown overlooking The Remarkables and Coronet Peak, we take in a home that splendidly echoes the mountain ranges beyond. Words by Rose of Sharon Leake.

Best of Digital: Aimee Timpson

Art Edit presents a selection of works from digital artists that are shaping the medium in extraordinary ways. Erin Irwin writes.

Best of Digital: Danielle Wright

Art Edit presents a selection of works from digital artists that are shaping the medium in extraordinary ways. Erin Irwin writes.

Best of Digital: Karen Klimm

Art Edit presents a selection of works from digital artists that are shaping the medium in extraordinary ways. Erin Irwin writes.

In Conversation With: Damian Bisogni

If Damian Bisogni could pick three artworld players to invite to dinner, one guest would be his great aunt, Margit Pogany, the famous muse of Constantin Brancusi.

Designer’s Brief: Lihong Zhang

We invite a designer to create a room to best display each of the four artworks we’ve selected. This issue, industry-leading interior designer Greg Natale takes up the challenge.

Designer’s Brief: Sarah Haegens

We invite a designer to create a room to best display each of the four artworks we’ve selected. This issue, industry-leading interior designer Greg Natale takes up the challenge.

Designer’s Brief: Heidi Savage

We invite a designer to create a room to best display each of the four artworks we’ve selected. This issue, industry-leading interior designer Greg Natale takes up the challenge.

Designer’s Brief: Roy B Wilkins

We invite a designer to create a room to best display each of the four artworks we’ve selected. This issue, industry-leading interior designer Greg Natale takes up the challenge.

In Conversation With: Matthew Gillett

With his studio in a pub overlooking the ocean, Matthew Gillett spends his days grappling with old paint before catching those south-coast waves.

In Conversation With: Marisa Mu

In watching her late mother paint, Marisa Mu came to embody a strength that now resonates powerfully in and beyond her work.

In Series: Eamon Wyss

Having encountered Aboriginal dot paintings in the desert as a child, drone photographer Eamon Wyss uses his love of Country to turn the salt lakes of Victoria into mesmerising abstractions.

In Series: Kachina Davidson

As a third generation Yorta Yorta and Wiradjuri artist, Kachina Davidson follows in the footsteps of her mother and grandfather. Her artworks are in high demand, with each piece paying tribute to her heritage.

In Series: Lucinda Leveille

Starting with the view of a single spindly gum tree from her studio window is how Lucinda Leveille paints the thundery drama of the Aussie landscape.

In Series: Sherylle Dovaston

With extensive experience in travel and the humanities, Sherylle Dovaston takes her lifelong observations to offer new readings on the worlds we experience without and within.

Studio Visit: Rose Rudd

Near a small rural town in North Canterbury, 30 minutes from Christchurch City/Ōtautahi, is where you will find Rose Rudd.

Studio Visit: Angela McHugh

Angela McHugh’s portraits and landscapes explore personal connections to flora, fauna, history and place.

Studio Visit: Cat Jean Campbell

Cat Jean Campbell is a self-taught expressionist artist. Working from her studio in South Yarra, Melbourne/Naarm, her work is discovered through painting and drawing intuitive abstractions and musings on raw canvas within a muted colour palette.

Issue #37 2023

Artist Profile: Heidi Woodhead

Heidi Woodhead gives us the life and death of a tulip. But first, she suspends us in a dream-like domain. Nabila Chemaissem writes.

In Series: Kate Horn

A solitary house set in an unspecified rendered landscape in a limited colour palette: these are the things with which Kate Horn asks us to pause, rest and reflect.

Artist Profile: Anthony Breslin

Anthony Breslin’s accomplished and extensive practice is a high-energy, captivating cacophony of objects, colour, memory and emotion performed across canvas, large-scale murals, theatre and what he aptly calls his paint operas. Words by Rose of Sharon Leake.

Last Word: Weave Me This

In true Gobelin style, CEO Sophie Travers takes us under the weft and over the warps to talk Australian tapestry. She describes our age-old relationship to textiles, the weavers that possess the gift of their own secret language and an artform that might just be AI-proof.

Designer’s Brief: Jacqui Armstrong

We invite a designer to create a room to best display each of the five artworks we’ve selected. This issue, industry-leading interior designer Greg Natale takes up the challenge.

In Series: Mohamed Abarda

Influenced by his North African origins and heritage, Mohamed Abarda gives us a bewitching, contemporary perspective on the landscape genre.

Studio Visit: Shellie Christian

Shellie Christian is a Central Coast sculptor and ceramicist, expressing her life and soul connection with the land through earth-inspired forms.

In Series: Melissa Guest 

From sea to urban tapestries: Melissa Guest combines maritime and architectural references to set viewers adrift in landscapes she loves best.

Designer’s Brief: Joey Segundo

We invite a designer to create a room to best display each of the five artworks we’ve selected. This issue, industry-leading interior designer Greg Natale takes up the challenge.

Project sheet: Monomeath House

From coral-pink fluted walls to jade-green cabinets, this home has an uncompromising interior and artwork with stories to tell. Words by Penny Craswell.

Artist Profile: Steve Rosendale

Old-school motels and feel-good nostalgia: for the love of all things 1960s, Steve Rosendale takes us back to the half-remembered images of that film we once saw... Words by Rose of Sharon Leake.

Project Sheet: The Nomad of Surry Hills

Inspired by the language of a Romanian sculptor, NoMad House by Alexander &CO. takes us far and away before bringing us back to Sydney’s treasured inner-east. Words by Cardia Speziale.

Living with Art: Greg Natale

In an irresistibly plush and palatial world of their making, we sit down with Greg Natale and his partner Jason Greenhalgh in their Darlinghurst home bursting with historical riches. Nabila Chemaissem writes.

In Series: Benjamin Cole

For Benjamin Cole, his series Reflection is a raw and emotive visual display of life, events, outcomes, strength and pull post the pandemic. Above: Benjamin Cole, Rest Less, 2023. Photography, 120 x 80cm. Courtesy: the artist.

Studio Visit: Natasha Pandji

Flowers grow and wither away quietly, all within their own accord. They never seek permission to bloom. And in this process, Natasha Pandji finds comfort and wisdom.

Special Feature: Daniel Browning

Daniel Browning, host of The Arts Show on ABC Radio, is an artist, writer, broadcast journalist and a gay Aboriginal man. He spoke to Art Edit while travelling in Europe, where he is researching his second book about the lives of two Aboriginal men who died there, far from their homes, in the 1800s. Words by Louise Martin-Chew.

Gallery Panel: Cynthia Howard

The work: Cynthia Howard, This Too Shall Pass, 2022. Oil on panel, 60cm diameter. Cynthia Howard’s This Too Shall Pass is a whimsical exploration of the relationship between our internal psyche and the physical human experience. As the realistically painted figure tumbles in cyclecar continuum, her metaphysical self responds to the tribulations of the world […]

Project sheet: La Palma

Have you ever taken the lines of a painting and extended them onto the walls? Sydney interior designer Yasmine Ghoniem has, and her design exuberance within this Mexican-inspired fiesta doesn’t end there. Penny Craswell writes.

In Conversation With: Lime & Co Studio

Nicolli Roberts, half of husband-and-wife duo Lime & Co, takes us into the wonderous world of bespoke furniture made from natural plasters and microcement.

Artist Profile: Chris Abrahams

Each day Chris Abrahams spends time working in drawing, then paint, then etching, then ceramics. In that order. In each medium, every day, he finds remarkable new ways to portray himself. Erin Irwin writes.

Issue #36 2023

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.

Objecthood: A&A

Celebrating the kaleidoscopic visual effects of straw marquetry, Adam Goodrum (AG) and Arthur Seigneur (AS), together A&A, create collectible pieces where every detail is fully bespoke.

Artist Profile: Billyara

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

Artist Profile: Jacqueline Stojanović

Bold in the stories they tell, the tapestries Jacqueline Stojanović weaves are as detailed and intricate as the Serbian culture from which they hail. Sarah Golchin writes.

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.

Project Sheet: A Modern Masterpiece

The designs of Greg Natale unfold in ways not unlike the meticulous handling of a great many puzzle pieces, each one fitting with the next to create wondrous harmony, and an intricate result. Rose of Sharon Leake writes.

Buyer’s Guide: Brave New Collectors

Confident, cashed up and well-travelled, a new generation of collectors is jumping in at the deep end, but many of the old rules of starting an art collection still apply, according to art consultants. Words by Louise Martin-Chew.

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 Series: O.Hiisi

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

Artist Profile: Kate Briscoe

Marked by scratches and blisters, Kate Briscoe’s works elevate the harsher beauty of our ancient landscapes. Emily Best writes.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Art Mood: Elise Hogan

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

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.

Buyer’s Guide: Living with the Art you Want to Live With

Galleries once brought artworks to a buyer’s home to let them live with it for a few days before committing to a purchase, but are in-person experiences like these still necessary or are there other ways to visualise the art you want to live with in your space? Briony Downes writes.

In Series: Kate Slowey

Sydney-based artist Kate Slowey paints a fluid visual diary, expressing her personal and the universal experience all at once.

Artist Profile: Greg Mallyon

In a world where most have their feet squarely on the ground, Greg Mallyon chooses to soar with the birds and share the layered world they see from above. Nabila Chemaissem writes.

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Project sheet: The intrigue of tension

The art and objects in this space deliberately don’t match. Rather they stage a dinner party of sorts in which the participants are in lively conversation. Penny Craswell 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.

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.

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.

Art Mood: Hollie Elena

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

Studio visit: Sara Prince

After taking a hiatus to raise her family, Sara Prince has returned to her practice of weaving. In her work, Prince hopes to alter the perception of hand weaving to something contemporary. Drawing inspiration from gum tree bark and patterns created by the scribbly gum moth, she combines natural materials such as linen, Japanese paper yarn, horsehair and leather with manmade materials.

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.

Studio visits: Michelle Kirk

Based in Sydney’s North, Guringai/Darug Country, Michelle Kirk explores the fleeting beauty of the natural world. Her use of abstraction and layering allows for multple meanings to come together upon vessels that appear ever-evolving. Each is imprinted with the spirit of the natural world, as she strives to visualise something just beyond the visible.

Living with Art: Singing the Tale of Home

With hues of gold, textures of burl wood and an art collection that sings of life’s little moments, the Hampstead apartment of Tatjana von Stein and Gayle Noonan – partners in life and work – hums with the glow of a cherished home. Rose of Sharon Leake writes.

Project sheet: Come full circle

With a design inspired by a tale of accidental art theft, this pre-war New York City apartment is dramatic in all the right ways. Words by Pilar Mitchell.

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.

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.

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.

In Series: Typan Jolly

Digital Dance By marrying contemporary and traditional Aboriginal dance, Worimi descendent Typan Jolly seeks to connect Indigenous people to their ancient customs and ancestors.

Art Mood: Schira Withers

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

In Series: Russell “MOW” Murchie

New Works From Mornington, Victoria, Russell “MOW” Murchie illustrates 1960s and 70s biker and counter culture with warm vibrance and high contrast

In Series: Tilly Riches

An Ode to the State of Presence These works by Tilly Riches give praise to the act of being present, revealing the ebb and flow of each day and the inevitable adjustment to new ways of being.

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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.

Last Word: YES Exhibition

Born as a response to the harmful attitudes aired during Australia’s gay marriage plebiscite, YES Exhibition creates a place where the LGBTQ+ creative community can speak of itself loudly, clearly and uncensored. Rose of Sharon Leake interviews its co-founder Bowen Halkett.

Artist Profile: Noel Hart

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

Artist Profile: Nellie Ngampa Coulthard

After the rain, just before the summer starts is when the wattle takes hold of Yankunytjatjara Country. This is when Nellie Ngampa Coulthard paints her Country. Louise Martin-Chew writes.

Designers Brief: Marianne Urth

Julia Green, founder and director of Geelong-based Greenhouse Interiors creates bespoke looks for these five works of art.

Objecthood: Fanny Ollas

Working in ceramics and textiles, Swedish artist Fanny Ollas anthropomorphises everyday objects to accord them deeper meaning.

Artist Profile: Sarah Rayner

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

Living with Art: In Great Company

In the house of sculptor Anna-Wili Highfield, the more you look, the more you find. Briony Downes writes. Photography by Nick De Lorenzo.

Artist Profile: Amica Aindow

Ditching the paint brush, Amica Aindow uses alcohol, saffron and coffee to make rivers of colour on canvas. Nabila Chemaissem writes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Living with Art: Personality At Every Turn

The art collection of designer and stylist Zoe Murphy is guided by playful exuberance, character and a dog called Hairy Harry. Briony Downes writes. Photography by Elke Meitzel. 

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.

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.

In Series: Kylie Daniel

Showcasing the raw grit of the Australian landscape through heavily textured brown and black surfaces, Kylie Daniel dedicates her latest series to the beauty of the Australian outback.

Art Mood: Dwayne Hutton

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

Project Sheet: Market to Market

Transforming a worker’s boarding house into a home filled with art and poetry was no easy feat for Melbourne designer Brahman Perera. Penny Craswell write

Studio Visit: Nathan Feldman

Geelong/Djilang-based artist Nathan Feldman has been a practicing artist for the past 30 years. He has a Bachelor of Fine Art from Monash University and studied at The Geelong Fine Art School. Feldman paints snapshots of his memory. urban and natural landscapes merge together with a sense of nostalgia and melancholy. Themes of love, loss, grief, suffering and joy are explored where the natural world serves as metaphor.

In Series: Peta West

Peta West’s prints are worlds unto themselves, where plants and animals appear in abundance. They are odes to the natural beauty and resilience of the South Coast of New South Wales.

Designers Brief: Jane Millington

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.

Last Word: Breville

When large commercial corporations collaborate with First Nations artists, the artists, their communities and culture can all benefit – if it’s done right. Chloé Wolifson writes.

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.

Art Mood: Mirella Prolongeau

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

Objecthood: Special Studio

With grand plans, New Zealand design house Special Studio is changing the way we view and use plastic. Rose of Sharon Leake interviews its founder and designer Matt Watkins.

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.

In Series: Jonathan Hayward

With a sense of humour and an interest in Pop art, Jonathan Hayward takes classical icons and transplants them into the 21st century, complete with social media and pop culture references.

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Destination Art: The Buzz

Each year in August, Darwin comes to life with the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair. After a two-year hiatus, the 2022 edition promises to be big. Louise Martin-Chew writes.

Objecthood: Snelling Studio

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

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.

ART MOOD: NEW HEIGHTS

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.

Last Word: Amy Yip

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

In Conversation with: Jorna Newberry

A Pitjantjatjara woman born at Angus Downs, 300 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs, Jorna Newberry paints the beauty and mystery of her Country.

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.

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.

In Series: Tracey Clark

In her latest series, Wairarapa-based artist Tracey Clark aims to bring together the beauty of nature, the elegance of dance and the sweet sound of music.

Artist Profile: Mark Merrikin

Transcending the everyday, the works of Mark Merrikin are considered and quirky vignettes of suburban life. Pilar Mitchell writes. 

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.

In Series: Val Enger

Inspired by her encounters with the tumultuous nature of the New Zealand landscape, Val Enger creates compositions of rhythm, colour and emotion.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

Artist Profile:Kumanjayi Tjapaltjarri

The works of the late Kumanjayi Tjapaltjarri – Pintupi elder and renowned Papunya Tula artist – commonly portray events from the Tingari Cycle, a deeply sacred ceremonial men’s narrative. Andrew Nicholls writes.

Art Mood: Brooke Campbell

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.

Special Feature: Ethics and Sustainability in Furniture Design

There are many ways to ethically furnish your home, including buying second hand, investing in repair, seeking out quality pieces by local designers, supporting First Nations makers and purchasing items made from recycled waste. Design expert Penny Craswell talks us through our options.

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Artist Profile: Ebony Russell

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

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.

Project Sheet: No Regrets

In this home, Sydney design studio Arent&Pyke brings the past and present together with a sense of equilibrium, all the while heroing an impressive art collection. Erin Irwin writes.

Art Mood: Meg Gallagher

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

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.

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.

Art Mood: Davide Uliana

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gallery: Chalom

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

Artist Profile: Sophie Gralton

Preserving the innocence of youth has captivated Sophie Gralton for twenty seven years, and she’s only just getting started. Charli Rose Gerry writes.

Gallery Panel: Byne

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

Objecthood: Clumsy

Born from boredom yet reared with passion, Clumsy by Monique Chiari is the cuddle-oriented, minimal waste brand we never knew we needed.