Father Superior creative director Jodee Knowles...part two

Ø  What are your thoughts on the Australian art Industry?
I don’t think about it, I hope it’s going well. 

Ø  Have you ever worked overseas or thought about it? Where would you go and why?
Yes I have, it’s great, Australia is home to me but I do love Los Angeles

Ø  How do you measure success?
When one feels safe

Ø  What’s one responsibility you really wish you didn’t have?
Being responsible for my responsibilities

Ø  What gives your art meaning?
The viewer. My art only has meaning when viewed by the anonymous public


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Taking risk's with J2ske... (Q&A part two)

Read part one of our interview with J2ske here

What risks are worth taking?

HAHAHA I probably am the worst artist to ask this question, because I have never really stuck to any type of formula, or “look” in my work. I mean, you can tell I made it, but there’s nothing really there that ties each work to the next, except maybe some recurring compositional devices. I make all my work thematically and I base it on the imagery which tells the story, so it’s hard to really stylise that without detracting from each images own merit. In that sense I take the risk of my work being attributed to other artists who make similar stuff…that happens a lot, both ways actually.

From an actual risk perspective, well I’ve been known to dabble in some nocturnal outdoor typography on the odd occasion, not so much these days but in my youth I did a bit of that sort of business. I think that is a very important part of the development of any Street/Graffiti artists work. Learning speed, the ability to overcome situational problems, having to change your idea and adjust on the fly due to paint problems, scaling up an image….all that is a huge part in the development of the skillset required to make this type of work with any real style and resolve.

If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what rule would you make?
Not one for rules. Fuck em

Where is your happy place?
The coast. Love me some good coastline

What’s the first career you dreamed of having as a kid?
I wanted to be an Ichthyologist actually, since I saw jaws when I was a kid. I even went to Uni to do the course. It didn’t really pan out. hahaha

When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?
Moving house haha, nah, I have a fairly broad range of “clients”, for want of a better term. I have businesses that want to install a mural, or get a shop fit, or a logo. I have peers who want to discuss materials, or work or ideas. Dudes always wanting to borrow tools and shit hahah.
Yeah Not sure really, that’s a situational one.

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Alexandra Lederman about her biggest teacher's and lessons in art (part one)

Allow me a moment to introduce you to... Alexandra Lederman

What is your artistic discipline?

I specialize in painting and use a variety of media such as acrylic, oil, watercolour and inks. I’d like to think that my dad jokes are pretty creative too…

What’s the first career you dreamed of having as a kid?
I can’t remember which came first… sushi chef, professional soccer player, or the 6th Spice Girl.

Who, or what, was your biggest teacher?
Probably my mum, who showed me that it was possible to establish a career that combined both creativity and therapeutic support.

What is next? Where are you heading with your work?
That’s an exciting and scary question. After my most recent exhibition in Melbourne, I am ready to try a new direction with my art making. At the moment I am collecting and storing ideas and images that inspire me, and I hope to get creating again soon.

Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give yourself when you started in the arts?
Two things. Firstly, create for yourself and if people like what you do, that is an added bonus. Also, If you have moments where you don’t feel like physically creating, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t soaking in your surroundings and building up inspiration for new work. I feel that once you find that you get enjoyment and satisfaction through creativity, it will always find its way back into your life.