Naomi mainly likes 3D media, clay (in any form, stoneware, polymer, plasticine) plaster, wire, metal, found objects, etc. She has also followed through quite a few experiments into Lino and Screen printmaking techniques, and loves to learn more about these whenever given the opportunity to. Naomi also likes to dabble in Paper Crafts mainly in card making and invitations; however the occasional origami or sculpture using paper often entices her. She also paints in acrylic, has dabbled with oils, but always returns to her comfortable media of acrylic when painting. The main focus when painting is usually contemporary abstract (decorative), but she has been known to work on ocean view pieces.
It is Justine's wish to impart, onto everybody she meets, the ability to recognise their own creative self. Having two young children, Justine loves to get her hands dirty on a child like level. Nothing is more creative than being messy and having fun with your own kids in Justines view. So bring on the paint in big blobs, the paper in abundance and then see what happens when you add chalk, leaves and plaster to that. As you can see there is no rhyme or reason to what Justine creates, it is all about fun and learning. Having said that, Justine is beginning to realise that committing an image to a canvas can still be a fun endeavour, and that there is nothing more inspiring than meeting other creative individuals. So what would happen if we added that colour to that one?
Brooke specializes in drawing mediums, though has a broad range of art experiences. She has a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Arts) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) and is currently completing her Masters of Arts by Research at QUT in the area of curatorial studies. She works in installation, painting (mostly acrylic), photography and print and has a versatile love of drawing which can assist most mediums. Experimentation is an important part of Brooke’s practice. This means that she often combines traditional methods to achieve an interdisciplinary or a ‘mixed media’ aesthetic. Brooke works as a volunteer and intern for the Institute of Modern Art, which has inspired her practice in painting and graphite drawing.
Lilly. I am currently completing a Bachelor of Creative Industries at QUT. I major in Art and Design History and have 2 minors in Visual Arts Practice and Performance Events and Festivals.
I really love to explore the arts and creativity with different people because art and creative-expression is something that has given me so much joy and happiness in my life, so it is a wonderful feeling and experience to share that with people, and to connect and collaborate on a creative level.
My creative practice manifests itself in many different forms, I particularly like drawing, mixed media, textiles & craft, and I am currently working on a few sculpture projects with recycled materials. I also do face painting professionally for children’s parties, and love to explore this passion even further into the world of full body art, and I have even dabbled in tattoo design for some of my friends. Other areas of interest and creative expression for me are yoga, rock-climbing, physical theatre and performance, as well as fire dancing and circus arts. I never like to limit myself by dong only one thing. I really love to experience new things and challenge myself to think outside of the box creatively and physically as well.
I recently just opened a not-for-profit arts organisation with my partner and a few friends called MARACCAS (Mobile Active Recreation and Creative Community Art Space). We run all kinds of different workshops and creative self-expression programs for children and adults including yoga, rock-climbing, martial arts & self-defence, face painting & body art, visual arts & craft, theatre and circus arts. You can check out more about the kinds of workshops and programs we run on our website or Facebook page www.maraccas.org or www.facebook.com/maraccascommunity or just head into Brisbane City Council’s Youth Space – Visible Ink in Fortitude Valley (5 Green Square Close) and say hello in person.
If you would like to contact me regarding workshops or commissions please call or email me on 0423 471 194 or
Tom's primary art form is performance; however he has always had a passion and appreciation for all art forms. After studying acting for three years and involving himself in several Brisbane based performances, he has now decided to explore another creative outlet and is half way through competing a bachelor of design in architecture. The course has encouraged him to explore his skills in technical drawing, renderings with gouache and watercolours, mixed media and digital collage, sculpture and model making. It is Tom’s opinion that all art forms help inspire and inform one another, therefore it is beneficial to dabble in a bit of everything to create the best art you can.