Clemens is an illustrator, graphic designer and film maker based in Paris. He has directed music videos for the likes of Bloc Party, Tame Impala and the Presets and his illustrations have been featured in the Bulletin, Creative Review and Sturgeon Magazine, the Artbank publication. He runs Galerie Allen in Paris with Joseph Allen Shea and Mel O’Callaghan and produces art catalogues for clients including the Sydney Biennale and the Secession Museum Vienna.
Talk Talk is a regular feature where our artists introduce themselves and share some of the experiences that have shaped their work. This edition features Joanne Liu from Hong Kong. Joanne’s book My Museum is available through our online store, as are a range of tote bags created through her studio All Things Bright & Beautiful. We also stock a range of children’s mini-books by Joanne, which are available in-store online.
Based in Hong Kong, Joanne Liu founded the studio All Things Bright & Beautiful in 2001 with partner Ah Li. Together they illustrate books, cards and postcards, as well as other stationery products. Along the way they have also held art exhibitions and workshops. All Things Bright & Beautiful operate on the belief that “the world is an amazing place, full of bright and beautiful things” and “sometimes we just need to make an effort to look around and discover the beauty around us”.
Talk Talk is a regular feature where our artists introduce themselves and share some of the experiences that have shaped their work. This edition features Joshua Santospirito from Hobart whose comics The Long Weekend in Alice Springs andSwallows is now available at The All Story.
Joshua Santospirito is a graphic novelist, an artist, a musician and a writer who lives in Hobart, Tasmania. He enjoys sitting on his couch and avoiding making art, music or writing. His comics and art have been published in The Monthly, Meanjin and Island. His first graphic novel, The Long Weekend in Alice Springs was awarded the Chief Minister’s Northern Territory Read Non Fiction Book Award, the ComicOz Award and was shortlisted for the Ledger Awards. It was described by Neil Gaiman “The best thing I’ve been handed to read in ages”.
Cameron Emerson-Elliott uses his multidisciplinary artistic practice to investigate and connect with the world around him. Whether it is through drawing, printmaking, bookmaking, sculpture, performance, or music, he seeks to develop a deeper understanding of who we are by examining where we’ve come from.
For his new exhibition, Everything is Invented (30 November — 13 December), Cameron Emerson-Elliott set out to discover the cultural linage of his own family. This investigation initially brought him to the birthplace of his grandmother, a village in the Russian Empire at the turn of the century, however his journey quickly expanded into the distant past of civilisation in search of where our stories truly begin and end. We spoke with Emerson-Elliott about memory, folklore, symbology, and the idea of an artistic inheritance.
Within us all is blood and ink and stardust. The elements of history.
When Cameron Emerson-Elliott set out to discover the cultural traditions of his own family, he began at the birthplace of his grandmother: a village in the Russian Empire at the turn of the century. However his journey quickly expanded into the distant past of civilisation, in search of where our stories truly begin and end.
Ever since Scott Daniel Ellison was young, he has had a fascination with the unknown. Growing up in rural New York State, he would often search the meadows, farms, and ponds behind his house looking for animals, bones, ruins, and anything else that might excite — both real and imagined. He is drawn to awkward, uncomfortable images, and cites horror, heavy metal, and wildlife imagery as sources of inspiration for his work.
Rosie Turner exorcises personal trauma through a life-long love of horror films and gothic storytelling. Her new exhibition, Bloody Mary, arrives just in time for Halloween and invites you to creep into a uniquely dark world inspired by local history and folklore.
Rosie Turner is an emerging, multidisciplinary artist from Newcastle. She works with a range of media including as drawing, painting, and ceramics. Rosie’s work is grounded in storytelling and her images act as symbolic fables. She is inspired by myths, ancient history, the occult, and her adoration of the Australian wilderness.
After some fits and starts, Rosie Turner decided this year to dedicate herself to her art. We spoke with Rosie about the long history and fascinating that has lead up to Bloody Mary.