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 is a Sydney based artist who creates pure magic with her visually arresting silkscreen prints. Seriously beautiful stuff. You may recall  with her . See – she’s really clever! I was lucky to meet Kate in person after I interviewed her, and I am happy to report that she is super lovely and just as vibrant as her delicious work. Oh, and she is also really funny. And I love that. – x dana

Recently, I had the huge pleasure of working with the dynamic duo Edwina and Katrina Brennan of .

Not only did they come to the studio bearing gifts, which is never taken for granted, especially if they’re baked goods, but Edwina also bought me a beautiful book of serigraphs by , who was someone whose work I’d not come across before. Her screenprinted work was instantly striking to me and the bold graphic aesthetic, with sweeps of vibrant colour and handwritten type, packed a punch in it’s modern simplicity.

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I was really surprised then to find out that, not only was she a prolific screenprinter, peace and equal rights activist, but that she was also a Catholic Nun, born in 1918 and often asked to tone down her work as it was seen as too ‘subversive’.

As she said herself:

“I am not brave enough to not pay my income tax and risk going to jail. But I can say rather freely what I want to say with my art.”

See more of her work .

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

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    ‘rule 8: Don’t try to create and analyse at the same time. They’re different processes.’ oh thank you thank you, I had hit a wall and that was just the advice I needed. fantastic post! very interesting to see how a nun expresses herself!


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