7×12 | 2022 | SERIES 5 | CLARE MAYNARD

/ / Meet the Artists 2022


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

The places and people and items that make up the fabric of our lives. 

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

Being part of swell makes me feel so proud to be part of the growing arts culture on the Gold Coast.

Would you rather go into the past and meet your favourite artists or go into the future to see the future of art?

Past to meet inspiring artists.

Are there any budding artists that you’re excited to see evolve?

Too many to list.

If you were a biscuit, which biscuit would you be?

Hundreds and thousands biscuit.

Did you have any favourite artists when you were growing up?

Rita Angus, Van Gogh, Gouldie.

Has your art practice changed over time?

I’m just happy to be collaborating I don’t consider myself an artist.

If we ran into you at the pub, what drink should we offer to buy you?

Spirits any at all.

What is the trickiest part of being an artist?

Balancing the juggling act.

What is the strangest thing or thought that has inspired a piece of artwork, you have created or experienced?

Experiences all experiences.

Do you prefer to create for others or for yourself?

For others.

What activity do you think they were they doing down by the school yard in Paul Simons famous song, “Me and Julio down by the school yard”?

Graffiti it was just everywhere.

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. 

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