Blog: Posts from April 2014

Cait Kneller, wearing Sylvester Bobbly Jumper

Cait Kneller, wearing Sylvester Bobbly Jumper

Sylvester Sessions #2

We teamed up with photographer Harry Were and interviewed some of our favourite creative girls to see what they are up to.

Cait Kneller - 21

TELL US ABOUT YOUR STUDY/PRACTICE

I am in my third year at Elam. I'm interested in how people relate to each other, so I like to create experiences that show us what people are like. I try to be like an anthropologist.

WHATS YOUR APPROACH TO BEAUTY?

I think people who are relaxed and mindful are the most beautiful.

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN?

For fun I like to read Nigel Slater and Lemony Snicket. I watch Naruto, and I eat out with my friends a lot too.

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Jessica Francis, wearing Sylvester Quilted Parker

Jessica Francis, wearing Sylvester Quilted Parker

Sylvester Sessions #1

We teamed up with photographer Harry Were and interviewed some of our favourite creative girls to see what they are up to.

Jessica Francis – 22

TELL US ABOUT YOUR PRACTICE?

My practice largely revolves around relational and performance based work. My current practice is centered on the concepts of romance and courtship. As part of this theme I am working on a collaborative project called ‘The Date Club’ which essentially functions as a small artist’s collective that we are hoping to expand.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS?

Sophie Calle, Francis Alÿs, Marina Abramović & Ulay Laysiepen and Yoko Ono

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Winning work: Henry Christian-Slane's portrait of his cousin.

Winning work: Henry Christian-Slane's portrait of his cousin.

Henry Christian-Slane

Our talented friend, Henry-Christian Slane has just won the New Zealand Portrait Gallery's prestigious Adam Portraiture Award. Henry Christian-Slane's portrait of his cousin has been declared the best in New Zealand for 2014. He is now studying in London, living in a warehouse with 14 other artists and working as an illustrator for design firm Unit9. Check out more work in this seasons Winter 14 Two Friends campaign.