Emily Besser’s interest in colour and line form has been informing her works over the past six to 12 months. The Sydney-based artist is exhibiting in a couple of end-of-year shows - at Koskela in Sydney until 24 December and Boom Gallery in Geelong until 23 December.

“I love the flatness of paint, but I also love its plasticity, its sculptural possibilities, and the surprises that can happen when...

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Australian artist Ross Lauriehas been around the world - in the pursuit of art - but in the early 1990s he came full circle when he returned to his family farm in Walcha, NSW. It is from here that he paints the landscape of the property on a tract of land in the Northern Tablelands of NSW, between Tamworth and Armidale. While Ross paints, he also works on the sheep and cattle farm that has been in...

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Once artist Kate Tuckerstopped worrying about what others thought of her work, the response was immediate. “Other people saw something in it that spoke to them,” she says. The catalyst for the change in her mindset was becoming a mother six years ago. “After my son Jasper was born I started painting in a new, simpler way, which reflected the way my whole worldview had changed through becoming a...

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 In December 2014 Leonie Bartonstarted on an ephemeral-based art project that was only supposed to last a year. She set herself the task to every day create and photograph a work based on what she found. “I like that it can’t be perfect, because I am such a perfectionist,” Leonie says. “I can’t control what I find or if it’s a bit rough around the edges. I like that it can be achieved no matter...

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Belynda Henry is an artist based in the Dooralong Valley on the NSW Central Coast. Most recently she has been selected as a finalist for the Archibald and Wynne prizes.

She is currently exhibiting at Flinders Lane Gallery in Melbourne.

Here is her original interview on Daily Imprint. Today she shares some insights into her daily art practice. 

Describe a typical working day 
I always wake up with...

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Henry Curchod is a Sydney-based artist who recently exhibited at China Heights Gallery.

Read Henry’s previous interview on Daily Imprint.

What are your preferred tools, materials and equipment? I use a lot of turpentine. Really heavily diluted oil paint. No material is really that sacred to me. In fact, the life of most tools and materials in my studio is transient. Except for my canvas pliers and a...

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When Gaye Chapman, who lives and works in Sydney, was an artist in residence in the Dorrigo Rainforest she had a “lights on” moment. “I was thunderstruck to pursue my own vision and not be intimidated by external pressures to conform to zeitgeist of fashions in contemporary art,” she says. But, she says, this desire to follow her own path was planted during her childhood. Her mother, Patricia...

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“As soon as I started making art, I never questioned it,” Antonia Mrljaksays. “I didn’t take it for granted either; I understood it as a gift that had to be committed to.” But it took a while for the Sydney-based artist to make the transition from her former career as a fashion stylist. While she started showing her work in 2008, it wasn’t until 2010 that she started a Diploma in Fine Arts;...

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The women in Jinari Mountain’s family have been making and exhibiting art for at least four generations, she says. “I feel incredibly lucky that I got to learn so much from them and their very multi-medium practices, including ceramics, bronze casting, painting, wood carving, textiles and installation,” Jinari says. Born in Melbourne, she has moved and travelled many times over her life. “I have...

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