Design

Schmørgåsbaag

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Think of Schmørgåsbaag as Harry Potter’s Room of Requirement, but for Hobartians in need of a place to host, hold, hang or make things. Luuk Wipprecht, the founder, coordinator and polymath behind Schmørgåsbaag, sheds light on the origin, aims and happenings of Murray Street’s pop-up space.

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Native Weddings

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Tye Dunn and Michael Bird form the dynamic duo behind Collingwood-based Native Weddings. With an emphasis on producing wedding videos that capture the genuine story, Tye and Michael strive to redefine a strain of videography usually associated with Vaseline lens shots. In an age where the notion of happily ever after is being redefined in itself, this is no small feat. We talk to them about filmmaking, love, and how they tell the modern tale of romance.

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Neoncubicle

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Melissa Hamlyn (Neoncubicle) is a visual artist who treats her studio like a laboratory. She works with digital pattern making, projection and textiles, using abstract motifs to produce conceptual mind maps of her travels and connections with people.

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Angry Girl: Gemma Flack

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There’s a sacred magic to a girl’s bedroom, and feminist illustrator/all-round babe Gemma Flack invokes it with ritualistic relish in her solo exhibition, Angry Girls Club. Housed upstairs in Collingwood’s Off The Kerb Gallery, Angry Girls Club is a series of portraits of rad defiant girls and women embodying feminine resilience and identity.

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Bryn DC

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Walking into Bryn DC’s home feels akin to entering a room in Guillermo del Toro’s Bleak House. Bryn is an artist whose proclivity for the horror genre and darker mythologies has seen him develop as a photographer, sculptor, special effects artist and designer. He talks to us about his passion for filmmaking, how ignorance is more macabre than death, his latest work, and the importance of art.

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George Rose

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George Rose is an artist, illustrator and avid muralist whose reputation as a multidisciplinary creative precedes her. She has been a ubiquitous artistic force in Canberra for years. For a while I was convinced ‘George Rose’ was the name of some magical mythical creature leaving soul-sparking artwork in her wake, like the illustrator version of the Questing Beast. After having met her in person and seen her studio, this conviction hasn’t changed.

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U&I surfwear

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U&I is a story about women and empowerment. Movement is freedom, and designers Jodie Hayes and Emma Bäcklund have created a designer surfwear label that aids and abets active women in reclaiming female physical autonomy, one multifunctional swimwear piece at a time.

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Tigress Magazine

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“Tigress is a message we need to hear; Tigress is a message we want to hear.”

So declares Ellie Bricknell, a guest speaker at Tigress Magazine’s crowdfunding campaign party last Friday night. She is an ardent feminist, bulldozing her way as an actor, and 15 years old – an inspiring representation of Tigress’s readership and contributors.

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Cut Throat Knives

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Aidan Mackinnon is a bladesmith who makes an art out of pragmatism. Handmade tools, self-made talent, a lifelong passion for food and a hell of a lot of determination comprise Cut Throat Knives, his knifemaking business in Melbourne.

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