A few weeks ago I posted on Melbourne designer, Creator and Artist Moya Delany. In between a busy work load and a stifling heat wave in Melbourne, Moya has kindly agreed to be interviewed and divulge a little bit about herself, work and style… as well as a quick an easy prawn dish. So sit back, grab a cuppa and enjoy. How would you describe your work and style?
My work is varied as I studied sculpture and I crossover mediums a lot. I had a fashion accessory business for te
Well the link between football and accessories may seem like a long shot but this is how the Melbourne based accessories label came about it’s name Nancybird….. are you sitting comfortably. “The name “nancybird” comes from the work Emily was doing at university – her main focus was the way AFL [Australian Football] footballers looked when photographed while taking a mark – it looks almost like a ballet dance. The word “nancyboy” was bandied around for this uni work, but for t
Taking the, normally discarded, scientific “borosilicate” glassware created by students from the glassblowing department of the Lycée Dorian in Paris, Elise Fouin has reworked the glassware with the trusty blow torch to create something which moves from a science lab to delicate everyday home ware pieces, such as lamps or vases. “Élise Fouin here breathes new life into objects slated for the scrap heap despite their great technical complexity. The artist’s intervention refine
If your idea of a fine piece of china contains florals and pretty scenes, then this post may not be for you. Phoebe Richardson is a London based Graphic designer who strives to put a little something different on your plate. Inspired by 16th century medical engravings and bones from the Natural History Museum in London, Richardson has created the aptly named “Bone China” collection. The name is not the only little sneak of humour in the collection which, like an anatomy clas
"Evil Thoughts" - Source Sarah Ashley Longshore (copyright) I thought I would add a little colour and cheer for the day. Self taught New Orleans based Artist Sarah Ashley Longshore has a kooky style which is specific to her and, whilst simplistic, you cannot help but have a little smile on your face, with the humour that they hold…especially when you read the titles. Her style and art work has won her a few admirers over the years, with an impressive collector list including
Dame Barbara Hepworth – Ida Kar photography National Portrait Gallery “You know, England has usually been a very literary country, and a bit startled if it doesn’t have a story. Well, I like the story to be implicit in the work, and you make your own fantasy.” Barbara Hepworth My first girlie holiday, when I was about 16 /17 was with school friends staying in one of their gran’s summerhouse in St Ives, Cornwall. Fortunately the summer was good (for once), and we spent days