Thursday, 23 August 2012
SEMINAR 2 August 23
Artist / Illustrator
Kate Banazi was born in London in 1970. Heavily influenced by her parents, both typographers, designers and keen makers of things, she grew up in an environment of ink, cowgum, felt tip pens and moderately organised chaos.
She studied menswear fashion design at Central St Martins, before moving into silkscreen printing and illustration after being taught to screenprint by her old friend and studio mate, Kate Gibb. Kate moved to Sydney in 2006 with her husband and young son and started afresh before signing with the Jacky Winter Group and setting up her own studio. Alongside commercial jobs and private commissions, she especially enjoys collaborations with others outside her field and is currently working with the research of a microbiologist. Fascinated by the sciences and space travel, she often uses reference to these subjects in her personal pieces and will sneak them in wherever she can in her commissioned work.
Her background in fashion and textiles is often referenced with strong use of colour and bold graphic imagery and led to her most recent collaborations with furniture designers Koskela and fashion designer Dion Lee.
Rick Hayward established Frank Creates to keep the honest craft of traditional Sign Painting alive. Having had the fortune of formal brush training through his apprenticeship and now with over a decade of experience in the sign industry, Rick felt
an eloquent handmade alternative to mass-produced and disposable signage was required, and Frank was born.
Discovering a niche with Frank Creates, Rick enjoys working primarily with local small business’ to fit their signage needs, contributing a soulful touch to their character. Rick often collaborates with local creatives, manifesting contemporary Sign Art with nostalgic appeal, and finding inspiration in a shared creative experience. Having a great appreciation for the craft and those who continue to practice it around the world, Frank Creates is about slowing down and being in the moment, and taking it one brush stroke at a time.
DIA members - Professionals $50 | Students $25
Non members – Professionals $70 | Students $40
(Prices per individual seminar, series tickets available with great discounts)