Writer and Academic Cassie Lynch and I collaborated on a series of illustrations, with some much-loved Australian picture books translated into Noongar language (Wirlak), to celebrate the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book Week 2019 and coinciding with the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages. We reconfigured the coat of arms to feature Josephine from […]
Vintage Books held an illustration competition to celebrate the release of Haruki Murakami’s novel, Killing Commendatore. My shortlisted entry reflects the themes and moods I feel when I read my favourite Murakami novel, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – juxtaposition, playfulness and bold directions. Oh, and cats.
An illustration and lettering for the cover of the September 2018 issue of UWA’s Pelican magazine. The theme was ‘Broken’, so I drew a blue and white porcelain bowl repaired with the Japanese Kintsugi method, with a Swan River scene adapted from the Willow Pattern crockery decoration. I hand-lettered the title so it had a […]
A Fashion illustration self-portrait. Melbourne label DEVOI is a small Australian designer specialising in original prints and simple shapes. In 2018 I challenged myself to buy clothing from ethical labels and or merchants I knew by name. This outfit features a thrifted silk blouse, Devoi’s skirt in the Bubblegum print, a purse by Esther at Togetherness Design […]
Study from a recent photograph in Wonderland magazine, shot by Lasse Dearman. Inkwash on paper.
A piece created for the inaugural Aperture Gallery group show, Ghosts, Spirits and Guardians, October 2017. A playful take on perfectionism done in the trompe l’oeil style, this well-thumbed paperback has all sorts of uses.
Julia Leigh is an Australian author and filmmaker and her work is among my best loved. Disturbing, macabre, lethally clever. I think about her writing long after I’ve finished.
A series of drawings about people and their favourite coat, jacket, cardi or shrug. Vintage 1950′s swing coat, navy wool shell and silk lining. ¾ Sleeves, 1 of 3 buttons remaining. Label reads Mansfield, Made in England. “I got this coat in Vinnies Retro in Northbridge when I was 15. It cost $50 and since […]
I’m keeping a record of all the books I finish in 2017, by drawing them across a big sheet of paper, postage-stamp sized. I hope to fill it up before the year is done.
A sublimely clever novel about simulation, memory, regret and space travel. I enjoyed the big questions Meg Howrey’s book made me think about. I challenged myself to replicate the starry cover of the US edition in overlapping pointillist washes.