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This Emerging Textile Designer Creates Handcrafted Homewares That Feel Like Future Heirlooms

Megan McNeill started her textile brand Trinket Solo just over a year ago, and she's killing it!

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The Physical And Emotional Intimacy Of Caroline Walls’ Paintings

From her studio in Northcote, the visual artist toggles between figurative and abstract modes to realise her large-scale, gestural works.

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Inside The Fremantle Studio Of Legendary Ceramicist, Pippin Drysdale

For a new exhibition at Linton + Kay, the 85-year-old ceramic artist has shifted her focus from vast desert landscapes to the minutiae of th...

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P0LY Designs : The Ultimate Pandemic Pivot Project

How Lara Fisher and Andy Kepitis turned their lockdown hobby into full-time business!

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This Cheerful New Textile + Homewares Label Brings The Sunshine We Need Right now!

Hannah Veikkanen used Melbourne's extended lockdowns to develop and launch her own textile label, creating handtufted cushions and artwork f...

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A Beautiful Beading Artist's Composed + Rhythmic Practice

Inspired by mathematics, linguistics, colour and philosophy, Camille Laddawan's beading practice is both personal and universal.

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A Ceramics Studio Nestled Into The Bronte Hills

SAHA architects designed a serene ceramics studio at the bottom of Kati Watson's rambling garden, using raw materials and a spectacular roof...

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These Hazy, Sunburnt Paintings Are A Call For Climate Action

Kane Lehanneur's evocative, abstract practice has shifted with the increasing urgency of the climate crisis.

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Anna Fiedler’s Delicate Woven Paintings

From a studio nestled in the banks of Merri Creek, Anna Fiedler undertakes her unique creative practice, that fuses traditional weaving tech...

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Cardigang Is A Cool New Craft Company For Beginner Knitters!

Two besties taught themselves how to knit *actually* cool clothes on YouTube during last year's lockdowns, and now they can teach you!

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Painting Gentle, Hopeful Utopias With Louise Tate

The Mullumbimby-born, Melbourne-raised artist imagines quiet balanced worlds as a refuge from our present moment.

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Two Best Friends' Lockdown Hobby Turned Cult Candle Business

Creative entrepreneurs Ruby Kannava and Emma Cutri pooled their respective small business knowledge to found Blazed Wax - a colourful, cult-...

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Connecting With The Past + Grappling With History, With Painter Mia Boe

Butchulla artist Mia Boe has caught a lot of people's attention with her vibrant, political paintings. She's one of the most exciting young

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These Painterly Ceramic Pieces Make Every Day A Party!

How mum-of-three Kelly Murphy built her cult-status local ceramics brand in under four years.

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The Amazing Art-Making Of Thea Anamara Perkins

The Arrernte and Kalkadoon artist is renowned for her vivid, personal portraits of prominent First Nations figures. We talked to the accompl...

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Experimental Designer Jessie French Is Shaping A Seaweed-Centric Future

The Melbourne artist shares her process of creating seaweed-based bioplastics, the beautiful resin-like homewares she makes from it + what t...

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A Brisbane Artist Fusing Paper, Crochet + Porcelain In Her Sculptures

Liz Sofield fuses ceramics, paper and crochet in her highly original artistic practice from her home in Scarborough, 30 kilometres north of

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The Belarusian Sculptor Inspired By Her Sunny New Sydney Surrounds

Tatsiana Shevarenkova draws on her background in fashion to create sculptural, organic forms inspired by the female body - on show now at Sa...

The Design Files acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

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