July 2014

Artist In The Limelight: Eloise Georgia Mae

So glad to have Eloise as July’s Artist In The Limelight, she is a talented artist and fun blogger!


Hey Eloise! Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Well hi! My name is Eloise Georgia Mae, I am currently hanging out in little New Zealand finishing up my bachelors in visual arts soon to start my honours. I have 5 siblings and 2 dogs and 2 turtles. I’m better at talking than writing. When I’m not making art I spend my days with pruned hands teaching swimming.

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How did you become an artist?

I actually kind of fell into art, I’ve always been the creative child, the ‘bright child’ but it wasn’t until late in highschool that I realised I did have an inkling of talent and so I basically just walked into an art degree with one eye open.

How would you describe your art?

My practise is always in a state of flux. On any given day it can be messy and heavy or delicate and laboured. But always very gestural.
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Who or what inspires your work?

Things I touch inspire my work. I like working with my hands so it’s different things that I come across by way of touch. Also shapes are a biggy, not necessarily what that shape belongs to.

What is your favourite piece you have ever produced?

I guess it would be this green piece {on the left}… I have had many offers for it but i just can’t bring myself to part from it.

Who is your favourite artist if you have one?

I really don’t have one but currently I am taken with Kathy Butterly’s work and will forever love De Kooning.

What advice or tips would you share with a fellow artist?

Take a break when you need a break. I can literally not make art for weeks but there is nothing worse than a work that is subpar and contrived (unpopular opinion). Do something different. Throw yourself into research. And most of all, my favourite saying “you do you”.


Thanks Eloise for wicked answers!

Her little ceramics are just lovely, aren’t they? Do follow her on her blog, Facebook pageTwitter and Instagram.

Interested to be involved in this series? Get in touch! You can be photographer, sculptor, illustrator, printmaker, knitter etc too. Meet the rest of artists here.

Stranger London Purchase

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I am a big fan of bringing my own shopping bags to the supermarket. I carry two foldable bags all the time and sometimes for the big shop, they both turned out not big enough together and I would have to use plastic bags as well.

So I was keeping my eyes wide open for a new shopping bag and I was very very lucky to find this beautiful bag from Stranger London… Even better, it can be used as a regular bag if I want to!

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Epping Forest Meet | Part 1

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As you may know already, I run a deaf photography group – in about every three months, we meet and take photographs for a day. The group was set up by Ashton Jean- Pierre, an established UK wedding photographer who moved to Austraila end of last year and handed over the responsibility to me. I have arranged last four meets and all were fun!

Last time, we headed out to Epping Forest – which was quite a challenge for all of us due to lack of various scenes to photograph but we managed to appreciate all those beautiful trees (which I will share on the blog later on) as well as photographing one another, as always.

I used up two Portra 160 films so I will be splitting up photos in three parts and needless to mention, here is part one…

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