A SNAAP shot into the life of an artist

AR is featuring some seriously rad artists from Melbourne and Sydney at our debut exhibition, SNAAPS. In lead up to  SNAAPS @ Goodspace (above The Lord Gladstone pub) on Wednesday 6th September, we asked them a few questions to get ya’ll acquainted…

 Lauren Webster

Where are you currently and what are you doing? I just drove back to Sydney from a few days painting out in the country. I’m about to get started on artwork for a couple of custom skateboard decks.
What’s your favourite medium to work with? I mostly paint and draw but I don’t really have a favourite medium… my favourite thing is trying out new mediums or new ways with old mediums and feeling excited
about the outcome.
What has 2017 looked like so far? It’s been a bit of a blur, like a fast car speeding past. Plus I’ve been painting lots of
cars so I definitely just have that on the brain in general. It really has been a bit of a whirlwind of painting so far this year, that’s kind of the norm though.
What should we expect at SNAAPS? I’m thinking that it could be fun to exhibit some of my mixed media artworks at
SNAAPS. Most people would expect to see paintings when it comes to my work in a gallery setting, so maybe I’ll share something a little different. I created a series of pieces based on my time in the Outback that I’m fond of, so maybe keep an eye out for some of those.
If you were a camera, what would you be? I’d be a film camera from somewhere between the 1950’s and 1960’s. A simple one that doesn’t have a lot of dials or manual settings. Just snap away! I’m pretty lo-fi and a slow adapter to technology. I like the look and feel of vintage things, so yeah, I think that would be me.

 

  Cam Stynes

Where are you currently and what are you doing? Home studio, sketching for new Snake Hole summer collection.
What’s your favourite medium to work with? Anything I can get my hands on, more paint the better.
What has 2017 looked like so far? Busy!
What should we expect at SNAAPS? Loads of colour.
If you were a camera, what would you be? One that had been in the hands of Terry Richardson.

 

  Tom Terlakk

Where are you currently and what are you doing? Mornington, working at Commonfolk as a coffee wizard. About to head over to Canada, America and England for a few months, then back in time for summer.
What’s your favourite medium to work with? Digital Photography.
What has 2017 looked like so far? So far has been just hustling work stuff. Haven’t been over seas in over a year now which is insane for me. Just been focusing on my role trying to grow Commonfolk coffee as a brand and a business. Sounds boring, but I really enjoy the place and people I work with, except the idiots next door at The Snakehole, they are the worst.
What should we expect at SNAAPS? Will be a few of my prints, still deciding between a few options but might be some Icelandic landscapes, or some cityscapes form an American city. Whatever it is, something from my travels over the last few years.
If you were a camera, what would you be? Probably a crappy hacked up 5d mk2, like I have. Classic, still takes a ripper shot, but isn’t the most expensive, cutting edge or outrageous. Just gets the job done quietly and to the best of its ability.

 

  Cal Fos

Where are you currently and what are you doing? Prahran Melbourne, been working on a few little projects that are arts based and a bit of commercial. but aside from that myself and a few mates have been getting Creatures of Habit off the ground.
What’s your favourite medium to work with? Definitely photography, I find that if I’m developing a roll of film it is exciting to see what you produce, but I also like capturing and exploring different aesthetics through taking an image.
What has 2017 looked like so far? 2017 has looked very busy but in a good way. things can only hopefully go up.
What should we expect at SNAAPS? Should expect to see some very different themed work mixed with my work’s usual aesthetic, should be a bit of fun.
If you were a camera, what would you be? Man that’s tough, I feel like I would be my first film camera that has taken me through to even now, which is a Minolta X-300

 

SNAAPS @ Goodspace, 115 Regent St, Chipendale.

Featuring: Lauren Webster, Cam Stynes, Cal Fos. Tom Terlaak, Josh Brown, Michelle Owen, Creatures of Habit.

Wednesday 6th September. 6pm-9pm.

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