Rabia Lockwood creates beautiful garments that give a nod to the past. I swear, the clothing she creates through Ginny & Jude Designs will make you swoon. And if you’re a minimalist trying hard not to be swayed be the ever changing, frivolous nature of the fashion world, Ginny & Jude is your friend because the clothes are beautifully made with high quality fabrics. I should know – I own a couple of her pieces, and not only do they fit like a dream and look divine, they last! Hooray!
I met Rabia through a very good friend who married her dad. When I saw what she was creating I was captivated. I wanted her to share some of her process here for many reasons. One of them is that she is a new mother, and I know that creatives with young children find it tough to keep going. If that’s you, through Rabia’s talk of her studio proactice, I hope you find some courage and grace to push on. Continue reading →
Exciting! This week marks the first of a new series on the blog called Studio Talkwhere I get artists and designers to talk about what goes on in their studio. Our first guest is Melbourne artist, Colleen Boyle. Colleen is clever – she was awarded a PhD from RMIT School of Art in 2016. She’s also a gifted artist having recently won a sculpture commission for the Wonderment Walk in Melbourne. I met Colleen many years ago through a tribe of connected colleagues and friends in the city I contantly pine for – Melbourne. I moved to Sydney 2.5 years ago and so have not seen Colleen’s fantastic new sculpture, Celestial Ground, installed at Docklands. But I will be making a beeline for it on my next trip south.
I asked Colleen some questions about her studio practice hoping that this talented and very busy woman might shed some light on how she does it for the rest of us.
This week’s post is the first artist profile for Art Matters Now (hooray!). It features an artist I’ve known for almost 20 years. I first met Jackie Ralph in Tokyo, Japan, and later we became neighbours while living in Kyoto. Back then she was painting canvasses with giant sized blue sumo wrestlers in the most beautiful way you can imagine. I have a small one in my home, a gift from Jackie that makes my heart sing. So it is with much delight that I share Jackie’s thoughts on why art matters. Continue reading →