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/ / Meet the Artists 2022


What was the inspiration behind your piece for SWELL Sculpture Festival 2022?

We wanted to alert people to the importance of mangroves.

What does exhibiting in the 20th year of SWELL Sculpture Festival mean to you?

It is the opportunity to help celebrate 20 years of a wonderful event called SWELL.

You went to grab your favourite mug, but have found a Genie living inside of it – what are your three wishes?

Get out of my mug. Replace yourself with strong black coffee and a dash of milk and leave a chocolate brownie.

What might people be surprised to learn about you?

I usually underestimate the time taken to create something.

Do you think coriander tastes like soap?


What is your favourite song to get the party started?

I have been listening to The Last Summer by Dido and R Plus.

What is your favourite thing to do after completing a major project?


What are some important lessons you’ve learnt from your art career?

Try everything at least once.

What excites you about the future of art?

The future is not known.

What is your favourite ‘dad joke’?

The one about the sculptor and the sculpture.

What would we find you doing when you’re not making art?

Being with family.

Where were you born, where are you living now, and how does where you live affect your art?

England; Sunshine Coast; where I live influences in what materials I use.

The Author

Joss Smith is an emerging graphic designer based in Tweed Heads, loving everything visual and immersive. Her passion for the creative arts has led her to study a Bachelor of Visual Communication and Graphics. She hopes to balance her love for the arts, culture and nature with her strengths in communication and management to create wicked designs with wicked people. 

Follow her on Instagram @joss.joss.joss