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/ / Meet the Artists 2022


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

Automatic drawing in an ocean environment and finding form within those drawings

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

My son was a toddler when I first entered and now he is a 22 year old man.

If you had to remove one colour from existence, which colour would you choose? Why?


Grey is for people who are scared or challenged by colour.

What is your favourite meal to cook when trying to impress someone?


You’ve been transported into a fictional world of your choosing. Which book, movie, or TV show would it be?

Star Wars.

What do you wish you knew about being an artist before you started creating?

In hindsight absolutely nothing.

What tools would you use to manage creative burnout?

A guitar and a beer and pizza.

How would your friends describe you?


What is your favourite part of the creative process?

Anything that involves power tools.

Where do you do most of your creating? Is it from a backyard, a studio, or a kitchen bench, or other?

The shed in my head.

What is the strangest food combo that you love?

Beer and pizza.

What is your favourite Karaoke song? Do you have a music genre that always inspires you?

I have an old Fender valve amp that I like to belt a few loud tunes through.  

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