If you had a chance to readShay Bakars’ Interviewlast week, you may have caught the awesomevideoof Shay made by Naveed Farro. Naveed is a Perth filmmaker whose work includes artist documentaries, music videos and short films. Read on to find out about Naveed and his work as a filmmaker or check out his Vimeo or Facebookfor more!
Years ago, I loved listening to the songFaces Going Placesby London singer songwriter Jose Vanders. Jose is now known as LAYLA, and recently wrote and recorded her EP “Yellow Circles”. Have a listen to her song Oh My Love here and read on to find out more, or check out herWebsiteor Facebook.
Brian Eulenstein is a West Australian author, who released his debut novel Dark Road, Dark Souls in July 2013. I first heard about Brian through my Mum, as he had discussed the book at her Bookclub earlier this year. I really enjoyed the thriller, which is self-published, and can be purchased as an eBook, Paperbackor onKindle.
Perth readers can get a signed copy of the book direct from Brian if they would like, by contacting him through hisWebsite. Read on to find out about Brian and Dark Road, Dark Souls, or check out theFacebook page for more!
Thanks to my cousin Mathew Elkington for letting me know about another great artist! Kiara Thomas is a Visual Artist/Illustrator from Perth, Western Australia. Kiara’s work consists mainly of block colours, line and dot work. She also produced a T-shirt range featuring one of her illustrations. Read on to find out more about Kiara and her work or head to her Facebookor Instagram: @misskiarathomas
Big thanks to my cousin Matthew Elkington for telling me about Shay Bakar! Shay is a graffiti artist currently based in Melbourne, who describes his work as psychedelic or surreal. Read on to find out about Shay and his great work, or head to hisTumblrorFacebookfor more!
23 year old dreamer and Perth girl Monique Ceccato runs style blog Little Miss Mon Bon. Mon is a fashion lover, inspiring fans with style tips, showcases and her awesomeLookbook! Whether you’re looking to start something similar, or simply obsessed with fashion, read on to find out more about Mon and how she got started!
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 →