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DAILY PRACTICE | ARI ATHANS







Ari Athans is a Brisbane-based jeweller and artist.

Read her Daily Imprint interview here.

Her next exhibition Volcanic Bloom will be at Edwina Corlette Gallery from 2-23 August.

Describe a typical working day I like to start the day with an early leisurely ride around the lovely Brisbane River bike paths - it’s magical this time of year. The mornings are usually spent at my jewellery...

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PHOTOGRAPHER CLAIR ESTELLE







Clair Estellefound a lot of crossover between her work as a graphic designer and her interest in photography. “I have always enjoyed compositional elements, such as shape and colour,” she says. While she was born in Rockhampton and grew up in Bundaberg, Clair studied Fine Art in Brisbane on a scholarship. After a couple of years she switched courses to graphic design and pursued this as a career,...

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FOOD STYLIST LYNDEL MILLER







After studying interior design and working in the food world for many years, it seemed a logical step to explore food styling, Lyndel Millersays. “I didn't expect to make a living out of it,” she says. “I never expected the success. I have an insatiable appetite for it ever since I started.” After Brisbane-based Lyndel made the decision in 2009, she says the phone started ringing, literally. “It...

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DESIGNER DARCY CLARKE







It was partly out of necessity that Darcy Clarke turned to design. In 2000 he moved to Byron Bay from Sydney, where he had studied art and architecture at COFA, and worked at the Museum of Contemporary Artin Sydney. Darcy started to design lighting and furniture pieces as a way to create an income in a country town. Within four years he was exhibiting his wares in Milan. “I don’t think of what I...

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ARTIST + ARCHITECT SHANE WILLMETT







Although Shane Willmettstudied to be an architect - and continues to practice in this field - his passion for form extends to applying Indian ink onto paper. Many of his artworks feature elements from nature - such as flora and fauna, insects and animals, and he has also created a series dedicated to architectural structures too. While Shane grew up near Cairns in Queensland, he has spent many...

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artist pip spiro









Emerging Brisbane illustrator and artist Pip Spiro is gaining a steady following in her home town. Her first exhibition at Black + Spirolast year was a sell-out, and she has since been working on commissions from Australia and overseas. After studying business and working in advertising, Pip took a leap of faith and decided to quit her job to focus on what she's always enjoyed the most - drawing....

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photographer + stylist kara rosenlund








Kara Rosenlundspent much of her 20s dedicated to photography. She was the youngest recipient of the Canon Australian Institute of Professional Photography "AIPP Photographer of the Year" award and from 2003 worked across advertising campaigns and magazine titles. Her photos were exhibited at the Sydney Opera House too. However, Kara decided to take a break and head to London where she swapped...

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artist adam lester






Artist Adam Lester was born and raised in Melbourne but moved away from the southern city to pursue his practice. Initially he participated in group exhibitions in Greece and northern NSW before gaining a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2002 at Southern Cross University. He has continued to exhibit in group and solo shows, and is represented by Jan Murphy Gallery in Brisbane and a guest artist with Mic...

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fashion designer jo turner






The fashion label Francis Leon was only launched in 2009 but already it has been picked up by Harvey Nicks and Liberty of London as well as Barneys in New York. It's part of the Francis Leon Studio, which is based in Brisbane. The label has two stores: one in its home town and the other in Melbourne. Meet owner and creative director Jo Turner.


Which five words best describe you?Argumentative,...

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photographer toby scott






Toby Scott started his career in the corporate world but was itching to get back to his passion for photography, which was ignited when his dad bought him his first camera. Since then he has been shooting for real living and est magazines, and has opened a studio in Brisbane.

Which five words best describe you? Creative, honest, romantic, respectful and stubborn.
How did you get your career start...

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