Growing up in Bunbury, WA, sisters Kira and Jess have played music from a young age. They joined together to form Kiress, busking and gigging to crowds with a mixture of covers and originals. After coming across the girls on Triple J Unearthed, I fell in love with their beautiful harmonies. Have a listen to their track Days Will Shine and read on to find out more about the sisters and their love of music.
Thanks to Kira and Jess- and their Manager/Dad Bernie
I came across self taught Perth artist Emily Joan Gibbs on facebook. In October, Emily started a Sketch a Day Challenge, where she would allow herself just 20 minutes each day to produce a piece using various mediums. Then in November, Emily competed in Artgames, where two artists painted head to head at the Good Shepherd in Leederville. Artists were given a theme prior and had to paint live in front of a crowd. Emily made it to the finals and loved the challenge. She also met heaps of wonderful people and found it to be a great learning experience. Check out some of her work from the Sketch a Day Challenge and read on to find out more.
Valerie Ramirez and Carrie Calkins started the Lab Creative Arts Studio to provide a place for people of all ages to explore their creativity, express themselves find a creative outlet. This is so inspiring! Thanks girls.
Watch this video for more information about The Lab!
Todays artists wrote their latest album 14,00 miles apart! Originally a folk duo made up of Nathan Fetherolf and Colin Baillio, Brush Strokes have now become a trio. They are currently working on a new album with Meredith Wilder of the band Wildewood.
Watch the video to find out about how Nathan and Colin wrote the album, “In Media Res,” despite Nathan being in Seattle and Colin in Albuquerque.
Thanks to Brush Strokes and to Lauren (Lo) for getting me in contact with them! more →
Meredith Gaston is an artist, author and illustrator all the way from the amazing Blue Mountains of New South Wales. I came across her work on facebook, which is designed for both children and the young at heart. Meredith has published two books and is currently working on the third, in her mountain studio. Read on to find out more about her love of creating, her amazing surroundings and her upcoming projects.
Seven singer/songwriters, seven bands, four photographers, three graphic designers, two record collectives, two artists, one design brand, one acapella group, one tattoo artist, one make-up artist, one writer and a DJ!
Counting down the 31 Artists from our December project with their best quotes, inspiration and advice. Thanks so much to everyone who shared their amazing work!
Spout Art will be back in 2014! If you are a creator or know someone who would like to be featured, send an email to: email@example.com
If I could go anywhere in the world, I would want to see where todays artist lives! Anna Shulte works on Santorini- one of Greece’s most breathtaking islands. Anna is a portrait and wedding photographer, who use Santorini’s incredible vistas as a backdrop. I came across Anna’s photography on Pinterest and love her blog Santorini Photography. Anna loves pastel tones and describes her photography as pure, light and mysterious. Take a look at some of her beautiful work here! Thanks very much to Anna for contributing! more →
Noteworthy are a nine-voice, all female ensemble from Provo, Utah. The group is made up of students from Brigham Young University and run by Tatiana Quinn. Noteworthy aim to uplift everyone who hears them. Check out their awesome mash up of David Guetta ft. Usher “Without You” / Mumford & Sons “I Will Wait”. Great work girls! Find out more about Noteworthy here!
I heard about the awesome crew at Rawlab Entertainment through R.E.A.L Music (Group 006), as they regularly gig together. Rawlab is an independent hip-hop label that started nearly a decade ago in Adelaide and Melbourne. After spending the last 12 months growing, they are finally ready to unleash their family of artists onto the rest of the country. Rawlab are out to make good music and encourage artists to reach their full potential. Have a listen to Big T’s great track, “Nobody Can Catch You (Keep Running)”. 2014 is set to be a massive year for the Rawlab crew so have a read here to find out more!
Thanks to Grinny and Big T from Rawlab for taking part! more →
I heard about singer/songwriter James Morton and his Indie/Rock music through a friend. Originally from Pithara, James now lives and studies in Perth. He plays both originals and covers and his Perth gigs have included the Publican and the Causeway. Have a listen to his awesome cover of “My Mind is an Echo Chamber,” here and find out more about James.