Blog: Posts from April 2015

Scarlett wears Dotty Dress

Scarlett wears Dotty Dress

Sylvester Sessions #32

Scarlett Stevens

Sydney, Australia

HOW DID YOU GET INTO PLAYING THE DRUMS?

It sort of happened by chance. My dad manages an artist called John Butler and it was at his barbecue, at the age of 10, where I met Jack Johnson's drummer Adam Topol. I was mucking around on a kit when Adam came over and showed me how to play a basic rock beat and I've been playing ever since.

WHO ARE SOME FEMALE ARTISTS THAT INSPIRE YOU?

Right now I'm reading Kim Gordon's book 'Girl in a band' and it's really inspiring. She has such a strong presence musically and isn't afraid to confront the topic of gender dynamics or inequality in the music world. She stands up for herself and others and I find that empowering.

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Sally wears Basket Jumper

Sally wears Basket Jumper

Sylvester Sessions #31

Sally Anderson

Sydney, Australia

TELL US ABOUT WHAT YOU DO

I spend most of my days making paintings in my studio in Alexandria, Sydney. I spend most of my other days in the Northern Rivers, NSW (Where I grew up).

WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO CREATE?

Thought, thinking, considering, imagining, questioning, associating, looking, seeing, remembering, forgetting

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Alex wears Sylvester Stripey Skirt

Alex wears Sylvester Stripey Skirt

Sylvester Sessions #30

Alex Standen

Sydney, Australia

WHAT DREW YOU TO WORK WITH CERAMICS?

I have always liked making things and my hands are my favourite tool. I gravitated towards ceramics more than any other medium at art school for this reason and the love affair continues. The possibilities in both functional and sculptural forms seems endless to me. Each process of a ceramic practice is enjoyable and exciting as you place a material so humble and natural through such extreme temperatures and atmospheres.

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