We chatted to Eugenie Lee (who makes pain simulation installations); Digby Webster (a multi disciplinary artist whose painting was shortlisted for The 2020 Archibald Prize); and Ceilidh Dalton (a metal artist who specialises in sculptures of Australian animals and plants). Music by Dr G and Eliza Hull is also featured.
I am SO proud of this. It was a lot of fun to meet these very accomplished and interesting artists, and also to work with Namila.
Content warning: self harm, chronic pain. If you need support, please contact Lifeline on 131114.
The transcript of the show is here.
Korean-Australian artist Eugenie Lee uses installation, virtual reality and haptic devices to create interactive works that give participants an insight into what life is like for people living with chronic pain. You can follow Eugenie on social media, here and here.
Digby Webster is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to creativity. He’s an actor and a hip hop dancer, and this year his painting of artist Neil Tomkins made him a finalist in the Archibald Prize. Neil and Digby painted each other for the prize intending to submit separate entries, but when they finished their works and realised their paintings shared many similarities, they decided to hang them together and submit their pieces as a shared entry. You can follow Digby on social media here.
Ceilidh Dalton is a blacksmith and silversmith, and her jewellery creations have a strong environmental focus. Australian plants and animals regularly feature in her work. But Ceilidh hasn’t always practiced art. She actually began her professional life as an accountant doing tax and actuarial studies. You can follow Ceilidh on social media, here and here.
Namila and I did a funny promo video – when masks were mandatory.