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EDITOR & CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jessica Bartholomew DEPUTY EDITOR Gaia Gardiner EDITORIAL COORDINATOR Natalie Claire King MARKETING & WEBSITE COORDINATOR Calani Knight CONTRIBUTORS Natalia Horinkova, Nicole Adler, Linh Nguyen, Krystian Low, Laura Ballin, Cara O’Dowd, Cameron Rains, Molly Oakfield, Jesse Lizotte, Lilly Keenan, Olivia Thornton. SPECIAL THANKS Roxanne Colk, Stacey Hendrickson, Maria Briganti, Miranda Skoczek. ADVERTISE WITH FAWN ENQUIRIES & SUBMISSIONS FAWN MAGAZINE MEET THE TEAM / 003


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photographer: cara o’dowd stylist: nicole adler hair: cameron rains mua: molly oakfield photo assistant: jesse lizotte stylist’s assistant: lilly keenan model: olivia thornton @ chic model wears: lonely hearts bra & petite grand necklace

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024 fawn talks oblong design 028 fawn style holding the moment 038 fawn style laura

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fawn illustration 018 roxanne colk

052 fawn jobs stacey hendrickson

FAREWELL FOR NOW.... As some of you may have already heard we’ve been going through some big changes here at Fawn. It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to our Deputy Editor Gaia who is leaving the Fawn team to pursure personal creative endeavours. This has been a difficult change to deal with as without Gaia’s help, support and hard work, the vision I had for Fawn never would have blossomed into the magazine you’re reading today. Gaia’s departure has inevitably brought me to think about the future of Fawn, in particular my creative vision for the magazine. After weeks of thinking over the possible options, I have decided for the sake of my health and the future of the magazine that I will be putting the production of Fawn Magazine on hold. Now I don’t want you thinking that this is the end of Fawn (because it most defintely is not!), however for the magazine to contunously improve and evolve this pause in production is a necessity. I hope to use this time off to further explore future possibilities for Fawn. In a few weeks we’ll be launching our Fawn Reader Survey. We‘re hoping to find out what it is you love most about Fawn, as well as your dislikes and future hopes for the magazine. Keep your eyes peeled for our relaunch next year, and don’t forget to keep popping over to the Fawn site. We will continue to update our blog with creative content in the magazines absense. I have to say, I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for Fawn Magazine. Au revoir... xx





1 JUN - 6 JUL 2013

Presented by Campbelltown Arts Centre the Catching Light Exhibition brings together five creative innovators from the analogue and early digital eras who will mentor, collaborate and exchange ideas with five new generation artists. These artists will be from various disciplines such as art, sound and performance and have each chosen technologies that are the most appropriate channel of enquiry for their current work. Focusing on conversation, participation and interaction as a means of informing the audience and their response to art, the exhibition will be held from 10 am – 4 pm at Campbelltown Arts Centre, New South Wales.



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20 JUN - 27 JUL 2013

In need of some new skills? Fancy yourself as the next Karl Lagerfeld or Zac Posen? Sew Make Create is a classroom space that regularly holds classes in sewing, design and arts and crafts. A small, intimate space used to teach other creatives Sew Make Create is designed as a workshop and drop-in sewing studio welcome to the public. Aiming to encourage learning and creativity through a unique and friendly environment, Sew Make Create is the perfect place to learn new skills or brush up on dusty ones. Visit the website for more information about class times and details.

Vignettes from a Surburban Front Yard Exhibition. A front garden says a lot about a person. Whether it’s neatly maintained or a mayhem of mess, a person’s front garden gives a glimpse into their lives. Vignettes From a Suburban Front Yard sees Vicki Mason observe the plants used in her own neighbourhood, reflecting the way humans deal with nature in an urban space. Documenting and exploring suburban Australian front yards Mason considers the various plants used and the way in which they engage with the outside world. This free event can be seen at 31 Flinders Lane, Level 2, Melbourne.




2 JUN - 24 JUL 2013

You Are Beautiful is a photographic exhibition of up to 100 large-scale portraits of Western Australians who have been touched by cancer. It is Australia’s first 100 per cent glass photographic exhibition, which celebrates the inner beauty, resilience and strength of cancer sufferers. Organised by Cancer Support WA the exhibition aims to raise funds towards cancer support services in Western Australia. A stunning event, supporting a worthy cause, the Your Are Beautiful preview exhibition is open from 10 am – 4pm daily at the Perth Town Hall. Cancer sufferers share their story through portraits of themselves, revealing their lives in a snapshot.


13 JUL 2013

Formed through a shared love of creating beautiful things and selling trinkets via the online platform, BrisStyle Inc. is a not for profit incorporated association made up of artists and crafters based in Brisbane and northern NSW. Producing beautiful handmade goods, the group sells their creations at the BrisStyle Indie Markets. Giving customers a rare chance to meet the makers behind the creations they have come to know and love through, the BrisStyle Indie Market sells exceptional crafts and is a treat for both big and small creatives.


27 JUL 2013

In winter, indoor markets can be such fun. They’re a great way to escape the cold and shop for goodies, without trawling through a crowded shopping mall. The Southside Market provides a fabulous selection of Melbourne’s best handmade and vintage wares. Treasures include pristine vintage clothing and accessories, emerging designer fashion, meticulously designed accessories, cute home wares and tasty treats. Open from 11 am – 4pm, this creative market is located at Level 1 of the RSL Club, 88 Acland Street, St Kilda.





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If you’re in the state of Tasmania, The Nook Market is an exciting new market based in New Town selling handmade wares, quality secondhand goods, vintage products and goodies of the edible variety. It is held quarterly in the beautiful setting of the church hall on Elizabeth Street providing various delectable delights from the greater Hobart area. The market showcases local designers and produces displaying their work, including accessories, home wares, jewellery, food, recycled fashion, furniture and a whole bunch more. Held from 10 am to 2 pm at 462 Elizabeth Street, New Town the market is free entry for all.

If you’re a lover of street art, then the self-guided Adelaide art tour is right up your ally. Showcasing some of Adelaide’s biggest street art spots, the self-guided tour is perfect for those wanting to stick strictly to the map or wonder off and explore. The map can be download at the Street Dreams Festival web page and takes you through various street art, whether it’s big or small, tacky or tasteful. Walking through the city you’ll discover art that is constantly changing, with new artists regularly making their mark. Let the trail lead you astray and enjoy the wander, you might stumble upon something more than the art.



15 - 17 AUG 2013

Educating, networking, socialising and exchanging ideas – apparently, that’s what it’s all about. The Experience is an opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their talents to an industry of architects, interior designers and creatives. A unique trade event, the program ensures visitors experience the best design Sydney has to offer. Refining the design event experience for both exhibitors and visitors Sydney Indesign introduces a new addition to the event: Galleria. A curated exhibition space of over 3000 square metres Galleria is at the Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh.


KIRRA JAMISON Kirra Jamison is an Australian artist born in Sydney. Kirra grew up in Byron Bay and is currently Melbourne-based. She is represented by Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane and Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne. Her colourful creations evoke a powerful sense of cohesion and chaos in composition, all at once. Kirra’s pieces are charmingly endearing and delightfully bright, to say the least. There is a lightness to her approach and the mediums she employs (such as gouache, ink, pen and vinyl) are not evident, as every piece blends together seamlessly.

PIPDUCK GUMBOOTS As an owner of the loveliest gumboots on the planet, I can safely say these babies are worth every penny. Pipduck showcase a series of gumboots for every taste: traditional, stylish, paisley, functional, bright, girly, heeled, cute, sleek, goth and funky. The establishment of Pipduck was inspired by one main objective - to abate the perennial must-have desire of the first world. The urbanised range of hand printed, award winning, water proof, cotton lined designer wellies. Once you’ve seen them with your own eyes, you’ll want to get every pair in every colour - these are seriously addictive gumboots.

MOZI WOODLAND RABBIT BUNTING It’s our firm opinion that everyone should invest in a bunting. It’s one of those little meaningless additions in our home or office that helps brighten our day every time we look at it, so why not add some cheer to your surroundings? Bunting flags have come a long way since their humble beginnings from the turn of the 17th century, when they were originally made from lightweight worsted wool fabric, known as tammy. Mozi’s little dash of bunting whimsy showcases a sweet rabbit design, the perfect gift for a new baby. Made from 100% cotton and 100% love.

HARVEST HAVERSACK ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCE BAGS Among the flurry of un-biodegradable plastic shopping bags, strangling our seals and catching in our turtles, everyone needs to do their bit to take this unnatural load off our planet. Harvest Haversack to the rescue! Put these ingenious sacks in your fridge or pantry, the certified organic cotton / hemp blend fibres protect food from harsh, damaging light yet allows the appropriate air flow and holds moisture maintaining optimal freshness, keeping produce fresher longer and minimising waste. They’re machine-washable and feature an original design individually screen printed by hand, using non-toxic water-based inks, an extra thick round base making it extremely roomy, kept tidy with a long drawstring. FAWN LOVES / 009


THE VOGUE FACTOR BY KRISTIE CLEMENTS Eager Vogue fans will lap this baby up, penned by 13year Vogue veteran editor, Clements delves into the pages of one of the top local fashion publications from her well-seasoned and exclusive behind-the-scenes perspective. Kirstie was ousted, along with many of her staff, from Vogue Australia last May. But Melbourne University Press saw this as an opportunity for her to pen an autobiography. The Vogue Factor makes this fast-paced industry known as fashion, a top-of-the-mountain conquest, which we can safely say in all her 25 years in it, Miss Clements has well exceeded her own personal Himalayanesque trips. kirstie-clements


TARA SHACKELL Tara Shackell is a ceramic artist living and working in Melbourne. She makes functional tableware including plates, beakers and bowls, as well as other ceramic objects including vases. She has always been interested in the method of making things and demonstrates an interest in the relationship between form, line and surface. She works intuitively, using the wheel as well as pinching, shaping and carving the clay by hand. Her current work focuses on creating functional forms and simple objects that express materiality, quietness and space. Simple, stunning pieces that will make a beautiful addition to any kitchen.

PAPERCOOKIE Papercookie is an online shop selling designer paper goods, designer stationery and home accessories for those who covet unique gifts and beautiful products for your home, desk and office. Opened in 2012, by Leonie and her husband Simon, the Papercookie shop reflects a passion for design, paper and its maker’s homes. They are the ones who appreciate the thought of a handwritten message and believe that a card, along with the message, is as important as the gift itself. As an independent boutique, they cherish the opportunity to work with small brands and independent designers who offer unique, quality goods constructed with lots of love and passion.

BY JOHNNY By Johnny is an Australian extravaganza of stylish proportions, and relatively young at just four years old. The block colours and veracious silhouettes are irresistible, and look like perfection on any female figure. The ultra-feminine, surprisingly affordable pieces will have you using any excuse to have a night on the town. In 2010 Johnny won the Peroni Harper’s Bazaar Young Designer Award. 2011 brought Johnny his next biggest accomplishment, becoming a finalist on Foxtel’s Season 3 of Project Runway Australia In 2012, Johnny was among the Top 10 finalist in the Qantas Spirit Of The Youth Awards (SOYA). Get your credit card poised and hop online to enter wardrobe heaven!


LONELY HEARTS LEAVERS LACE BRA One of the greatest joys of being a girl is indulging in beautifully-crafted lingerie every now and again. It makes the difference between an average day and a beautiful day; all because of the handcrafted pieces you’re rocking beneath your clothing. For the perfect day, we give you Lonely Hearts’ Leavers Lace Softcup Bra, a sheer bra that enhances your natural shape, has scalloped lace detail around the cup edges, frilled elastic detail on the straps and edges, a mesh panel back, and it boasts a reinforced underbust band providing added support. Buy one in every colour if you’re feeling super girly; there’s taupe, navy, ivory, butter, black and grey. LAURA MERCIER HONEY BATH With winter days upon us, the prospect of a deliciously warm bath is a dream that is sometimes just too good to be true but for this bathtime indulgence, you’ll use any excuse to make it a reality! A new twist on luxury, simply twirl the Ambre Vanille emulsion into your bath and watch it transform into a decadent foaming experience. The thick, rich bubbles leave your skin supple and your senses calm and relaxed, while Shea Butter and Vanilla Extracts leave skin velvety soft. Sweet Almond Proteins, Hydrolyzed Rice, and Oat Proteins along with Pro-Vitamin B-5 offer skin moisture balance and protection.

CORY CHILD The idea was to create spellbinding works of beauty, what resulted was an eponymous label, CORY CHILD. Born on Sydney spring of 2010, these colourful palettes of inspiration and intricate pieces recall the childhood days of Cory Hartono. Her signature collections whisper her granny’s mad obsession with origami, a love for repetition and romance. Each piece is constructed through a repetitious time-intensive process resulting in a wearable object imbued wi t h s ac re d b e au t y an d wonderment. Cory pursued a postgraduate architectural degree from the University of Sydney and works primarily in architecture but she continues to enjoy creating evocative works for others to love and treasure.

IGGY AND LOU LOU SKULL The perfect collectors piece for the modern day girl, these signature quartz porcelain skulls are part of Iggy and Lou Lou’s showcase of their new Permanent Impermanence collection. Handmade by Grishin Selzer, each piece is one-of-a-kind and celebrates the ever-transient nature of beauty. Its floral decals are from the artist’s private collection spanning 20 years, designs ranging from the 40s to the 90s, and while other skulls will be made, this piece is a handmade original, so no other will exist with the exact floral configuration. The skulls measures in at 4.5cm height x 4.0cm width x 5.5 depth.





FBI FASHION COLLEGE (NSW) FBI Fashion College has been Australia’s best link to a career in the fashion industry for over 18 years. FBI offers Fashion Business and Design courses, located only minutes away from Sydney’s CBD. The college offers flexible part-time training to help you secure a position in the fashion industry. Courses have the support of fashion industry with many fashion companies calling FBI when they have a position available. FBI students have gone on to excel in the fashion industry starting off as Stylists, Fashion Assistants with magazines, Buying Assistants, Retail Managers, Fashion Marketers, Fashion Publicists, Personnel Managers and Design Assistants. FBI is a Nationally Registered Training Organisation (RTO) as approved by Federal and State Government legislation. FBI offers fully Government Accredited and Nationally Recognised Qualifications in Fashion Business and Design. As studied at by Fawn’s editors, Jessica and Gaia, we can’t say enough about the college to do it justice! SUBJECTS OFFERED: Fashion Business | Applied Fashion Design & Technology CERTIFICATION LEVELS: Statement of Attainment in Applied Fashion Design & Technology | Certificate IV | Diploma

THE FASHION INSTITUTE (NSW) The Fashion Institute offers students the flexibility to study, work and undertake workplace industry training at their own pace. Located in Surry Hills, Sydney only minutes from Central Station and the CBD. The Fashion Institute offers Fashion Business modules as well as essential design skills and most importantly structured workplace training and internships - all designed to help students succeed in the fashion industry. Students can enrol in the course any day of the year and complete it at their own pace. The course is part-time, goes for one year, and gives students the flexibility to work, study and undertake workplace training. All of the classes are taught by influential industry leaders from Australia’s leading fashion companies and magazines. SUBJECTS OFFERED: Fashion Fundamentals (Modules in Business, Design, Industry & Personal Development) CERTIFICATION LEVELS: Certificate


FASHION HOLMESGLEN INSTITUTE OF TAFE (VIC) Holmesglen is one of the largest providers of vocational and higher education in Victoria. Since 1982, Holmesglen has grown from a delivery of 90 programs to 7,000 students, to a unique multi sectoral provider offering over 600 programs to more than 50,000 students. Holmesglen delivers internationally and nationally across four major campuses: Chadstone, City, Moorabbin and Waverley. They invest to ensure that students have access to the best possible education and training facilities available. Fashion courses cover a general grounding in basic fashion design including identifying patterns and fabrics, fashion illustration, designing, creating patterns and blocks, making and manufacturing and using electronic fashion design tools. Bachelor courses then expand on these points to become more developed in relation to the fashion industry as a whole. SUBJECTS OFFERED: Applied Fashion Design & Technology | Apparel Engineering & Design CERTIFICATION LEVELS: Certificate II | Certificate IV | Bachelor Degree


WHITEHOUSE INSTITUTE OF DESIGN (NSW, VIC) Whitehouse Institute creates and sustains a unique learning environment. This is intentionally designed to induct students into studio practice, working individually, in groups and teams to prepare motivated and reflective practitioners for careers in design and related industries. Whitehouse fashion students develop technical expertise in addition to historical and theoretical knowledge about fashion and other design industries. On successful completion of the Bachelor of Design graduates with Fashion Design specialisation will be able to apply and develop creative design concepts and solutions in the context of a rapidly changing global fashion industry. In doing so, they will be able to draw from a coherent and evolving body of knowledge in the development of fashion design for a sustainable future. SUBJECTS OFFERED: Fashion Design | Interior Design | Styling and Creative Direction CERTIFICATION LEVELS: Workshops | VET in Schools Certificate II | Bachelor Degree

AIFD (QLD) The Australian Institute of Fashion Design (AIFD) is part of the Australian Institute of Creative Design (AICD) and offers a range of courses in various areas within the fashion industry. Students in years 11 and 12 at high school can complete the Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design & Technology course as part of the VET in Schools programme. This will allow students to gain a qualification in fashion design while still at school and will give them unit credits towards the full time Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology. AIFD also offers a number of shorter courses for students who are still at school. For those who cannot attend courses face-to-face, there are also distance education courses! SUBJECTS OFFERED: Design Fundamentals | Fashion & Textiles Merchandising | Applied Fashion Design & Technology CERTIFICATION LEVELS: Certificate II | Certificate III | Advanced Diploma

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DESIGN QANTM COLLEGE (QLD, NSW, VIC, WA) Qantm College Australia is a global innovator in creative digital media education offering industryfocused courses in animation, games design, games programming, graphic design and interactive media. The unique and creative learning environment at Qantm College enables students to advance their applicable skills and knowledge and develop their artistic expression through courses that are aligned with current industry demands. The Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor courses offer both internationally recognised qualifications and all the advantages of practical work experience. The combination of specialised practical lectures, balance of practical and theory, accelerated learning and flexible structure are what make Qantm so special. Courses differ from each capital city and online courses are available. SUBJECTS OFFERED: Creative Media | Interactive Entertainment

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CERTIFICATION LEVELS: Certificate III | Diploma | Bachelor Degree


ENMORE DESIGN CENTRE (NSW) The Design Centre Enmore (DCE) is Sydney Institute’s creative hub, home to many of the best-known design courses in Australia. Located in Sydney’s vibrant inner-west, they offer some of Australia’s best short courses and nationally-accredited training programs in areas including graphic design, interior design, 3D art and animation, product design, events and entertainment design, jewellery and object design and web design, including the Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) and the new Bachelor of 3D Art & Animation. Enmore Design Centre teaches practical and adaptable skills that employers want. Selected courses are either full-time or part-time. TVET course are available also. SUBJECTS OFFERED: Graphic Design | Interior Design | Interactive Digital Media | 3D Art & Animation CERTIFICATION LEVELS: Certificate IV | Diploma | Advanced Diploma | Bachelor Degree

BILLY BLUE COLLEGE (VIC, NSW, QLD) Billy Blue College is a gem. Their exceptionally high employability rate has seen many graduates go on to become very successful in their chosen discipline, working on challenging, award-winning projects with prestigious clients at some of Australia’s (and the world’s) leading design companies. Industry permeates everything they do. BB’s positive partnership with the design industry is the key to their reputation and success. They are constantly consulting with experts in the field to ensure that students are learning the most valuable skills. For your chosen career path, choose from a Certificate, Diploma and Degree level across six different streams including Communication Design, Digital Media Design, Branded Fashion Design, Branded Environment Design as well as Commercial and Residential Interior Design. SUBJECTS OFFERED: Communication Design | Digital Media | Interior Design | Branded Fashion | Design Fundamentals CERTIFICATION LEVELS: Short Courses | Certificate III | Bachelor Degree | Associate Degree


DESIGN UTS (NSW) UTS is a dynamic and cosmopolitan university that marks the gateway to Sydney — Australia’s economic, multicultural and creative global city. UTS has a singular vision, expressed in a strategic plan — to be a world-leading university of technology. To achieve this, their leadership in learning and teaching is coupled with international renown in research and a world-class infrastructure that supports a vibrant intellectual environment. The achievement of the vision relies on attracting high quality students, academics, researchers and administrators; people who are passionate about knowledge, learning, discovery and creativity. There are too many to list below but UTS offer a Bachelor of Design with specialisation in Animation, Visual Communication, Architecture, Photography and Media, to name a few, as well as a barrage of postgraduate courses. SUBJECTS OFFERED: Fashion & Textiles | Integrated Product Design | Interior & Spacial Design | Visual Communication CERTIFICATION LEVELS: Bachelor Degree | Honours


SHILLINGTON COLLEGE (NSW, QLD, VIC) Shillington students are taught by outstanding designers and are getting top design jobs. Starting with no prior experience they graduate with a professional portfolio and an in-depth knowledge of design theory and the Adobe Creative Suite. The Shillington College objective is to create a positive and inspirational learning environment where students are taught relevant industry skills, ensuring they have the best possible chance of employment as a graphic designer or to further the careers of those already in the industry. The design study process includes lateral thinking, creating rough visuals, brainstorming, considering design principles, colour and typography. SUBJECTS OFFERED: Graphic Design | Graphic Design Masterclass | Web Design CERTIFICATION LEVELS: Short Courses | Certificate IV

TRACTOR DESIGN SCHOOL (NSW, VIC) Tractor is a unique design school whose primary focus is to connect the best up and coming designers with the most senior and successful creatives. They describe their school as: “Designed for purpose; hard-working; capable of effecting revolutionary change in industrial practice; adaptable; unique; strong; universally recognised; pragmatic and widely respected”. Written in consultation with industry and delivered by industry, all programs are studio based, fast paced and entirely practical. They are also nonaccredited. This is fundamentally important because you’ll only be learning what the industry wants you to learn and nothing else. To be a student at Tractor you’ll need to have successfully completed at least one year in a tertiary design course or have at least the equivalent experience in the design industry. SUBJECTS OFFERED: Graphic Design | Digital Design CERTIFICATION LEVELS: Industry Program

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CATC (NSW, QLD, VIC) CATC Design School (previously known as Commercial Arts Training College) is now one of Australia’s largest private vocational design schools. The CATC’s Diploma in Photography, a unique photography course delivered on campus and online and VET Fee Help enabled, will equip you with the technical skills and experience to communicate conceptual and creative visions through the medium of photography. During your studies, you’ll develop concepts, explore photo lighting, integrate colour, prepare digital images for print & online, and you’ll also learn image remediation techniques as well as how to prepare, store and maintain your image assets and creative works. Photo imaging skills and knowledge learnt at CATC can be applied by working as a photographer who specialises in an array of photographic subjects. You may also forge a career in photo journalism or work for a magazine or in advertising. SUBJECTS OFFERED: Creative Digital Photography | Photo Imaging | Commercial Photography CERTIFICATION LEVELS: Short Courses | Diploma

RAFFLES COLLEGE OF DESIGN AND COMMERCE (NSW) Raffles College Pty Ltd (trading as Raffles College of Design and Commerce) is a unique education provider based in Sydney, specialising in design, visual communication and business. Raffles’ aim is to equip students with a strong set of skills and the ability to keep learning, enabling them to enter the industry confidently and continue to grow and develop as their career advances. The Bachelor offered allows students to develop the creative vision and individual style that differentiates great photography from average photography. You’ll be given a solid foundation in both the creative chemistry of film photography and in the new possibilities offered by digital technology. SUBJECTS OFFERED: Visual Communication (Photography Major) CERTIFICATION LEVELS: Bachelor Degree

AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF DESIGN (VIC) The Australian Academy of Design is a government-approved degree-awarding higher education institution. The Academy aims to develop industry leaders and offers high-quality courses and programs, developed in consultation with leading specialists in creative education. Located in Melbourne, the academy’s photography course is a Bachelor of Design Arts and Photo Media, which allows students to explore interests in both still and motion photo imagery. Covering both historical and contemporary photographic and filmmaking methods, the program provides a springboard for you to produce creative and innovative materials. This knowledge base will give you the flexibility to progress your career in a variety of employment opportunities, both freelance or within the studio. SUBJECTS OFFERED: Design Arts & Photo Media CERTIFICATION LEVELS: Bachelor Degree


FINE ARTS COFA (NSW) At COFA, interdisciplinary practice is encouraged and research excellence is promoted. The people at COFA are committed to the development of each student’s individual creative potential in all fields. COFA of UNSW received top results in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2010 National Report and overall achieved the best result of any art and design school in Australia. The reason for this is that COFA allows students to learn from the best, they have strong industry links in Art, Design, Media, Art Education and Art Theory. As well as this, COFA offers overseas opportunities and extensive workplace training guidelines to help students achieve their creative goals and establish their future in the workforce. SUBJECTS OFFERED: Fine Arts | Art Theory | Art Education | Design | Art Administration CERTIFICATION LEVELS: Short Courses | Undergraduate Program | Bachelor Degree | Dual Degree | Masters by Research

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RMIT (VIC) With over 120 years of educational excellence, RMIT offers programs and courses ranging from postgraduate degrees by research to employment-focused diplomas and certificates. RMIT offers a global passport to study internationally with education that aligns with the industry, to produce graduates that excel in an open world economy. Art and design has a long history of excellence within RMIT in the development of new forms of fashion technology. You can choose from a wide range of career-oriented artistic expression and practical programs with everything from furniture design and textile design, to games and graphic arts. SUBJECTS OFFERED: Fine Arts | Arts | Arts Management | Visual Art CERTIFICATION LEVELS: Short Courses | Certificate | Bachelor Degree | Associate Degree | Masters

CURTIN UNIVERSITY (WA) Curtin adopts a practical and applied nature to their courses with graduates equipped with the skills to focus on real world problems. As a result, graduates are effective in the workplace upon immediate completion. Choose from a wide selection of degrees in art, applied design and art, fine art, 3D design and literary/cultural studies to broaden your view of how you perceive art. There are multiple course subjects - too many to list all of them! But they include Art & Design Studies, Arts, Design & Art Honours, Fine Art, Law & Arts Double Degree, Science & Arts Double Degree, Screen Arts and Visual Communication Design. SUBJECTS OFFERED: Design & Art | Screen Arts | Visual Communication | Fine Arts CERTIFICATION LEVELS: Short Courses | Certificate | Bachelor Degree | Masters | Honours

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ROXANNE COLK Drawing eclectic, cartoon-esque illustrations Roxanne Colk loves drawing to her hearts content. She also enjoys riding her bike around town, brewing beer and wine in the garage and claims she is actually a mushroom caught inside a human being. Well, we think that’s utterly adorable. Here’s some of her fungi inspired and other works of art.

LOCATION // Resides Melbourne, Australia I live in Fairfield Melbourne soon to relocate to Brunswick town where my imagination will explode and I can go for many bike rides around town, sleep without trucks and cars in my head and draw to my hearts content. FOUNDATION // I began painting and doing collage in high school, I loved to paint flowers and nature (my mother took me on massive walks through the rain forests and camping, I think this is when I became obsessed with Fungi). I also started using Deviant-Art to post up my drawings, I got a little feedback from that but now I am on Tumblr and Facebook where I get a huge amount of feedback on my work, which is encouraging. F A W N I L L U S T R AT I O N /   0 1 9


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EDUCATION // I wasn’t sure what to do when I finished high school, so I enrolled into a Diploma of Graphic Design in 2007 thinking that it was a good idea . I dropped out a few months later after relocating to Brisbane, as I wasn’t quite ready for study. I worked in Brisbane and kept painting, still thinking about the idea of studying. I then enrolled into RMIT in Melbourne 2009 and got accepted into the Certificate IV in Design and relocated again to develop my skills and portfolio. My teachers referred me to the Bachelor of Illustration course at NMIT, so I applied and was accepted in 2010. So 3 years later here I am a qualified illustrator starting my small business as a freelancer and wanting to find new collaboration opportunities and projects that can water my art funk. PRODUCTION // I am pretty random with creating my work. I like to work on a few things at a time, as I get easily bored. I begin with hand drawn sketches and inked work, and then scan into Photoshop. Using a Wacom tablet I then clean up the line work and begin colouring, I also sometimes combine collaged geometric elements and shapes to give it a certain dream like aesthetic. INSPIRATION // Nature, I love fungi to death! I actually am a mushroom caught inside a human being and when I pass I will return to the fungi kingdom where I belong. I also tend to live in my imagination and create from there, fantastical landscapes and colours. I am influenced by contemporary artists and illustrators, some Australian and some not, such as Julia Pott, John F Malta, Audrey Tan, Aaron Billings, Plump Oyster and Jesse Moynihan.

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OBLONG DESIGN Making unique and memorable spaces Maria Briganti of Oblong Design discusses the changing design industry, the importance of building good relationships with clients and designing the ‘Biru Biru’ Japanese Beer Bar in Darlinghurst. She also mentions she has an obsession with food and cooking. Q: Tell us a bit more about what Oblong Design has to offer. How did it come about? A: I gained my early experience working for a retail and brand design consultancy for several years and then moved into exhibition and museum design firstly working in the design department in-house at a Museum and then for a small firm specialising in

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‘Remember Me - The Lost Diggers of Vignacourt’ exhibition fit out.


Oblong Design Director & Founder Maria Briganti.

Aerial view of the IWA Japanese dining room.

Wall art within the IWA Japanese dining room.

“Museum work is much more slowly paced and it’s where I fine tuned my design and detailing skills.”

museum work. Firstly at the retail design company I was always given the food retail and hospitality jobs. I imagine this was because I had worked in restaurants during University, spent every day at work talking about what I was going to make for dinner and am generally obsessed with food and cooking. There was a point in this office where a colleague and I were separated for talking too much about food and making everyone hungry. I jumped out of the fire and back into the pan moving from retail to museum. Museum work is much more slowly paced and it’s where I fine tuned my design and detailing skills. I went out on my own when I realised I was working every spare minute on my own private jobs. Those jobs were a combination of food retail, residential and museum work, which is what Oblong now specialises in.

Q: Oblong began 10 years ago. How has the design industry changed in the last decade? A: The industry has changed a lot in 10 years. In this time I have noticed clients moving away from the large, big service design companies to smaller design companies and design individuals. Q: Your team is quite ‘small’ isn’t it? A: It is often just me, however, I have a network of highly skilled and trusted design professionals and small businesses who are similar to me and when we get larger projects we join forces. This studio office setup means that overheads are kept to a minimum whilst having the best experienced team to offer a client. I also have been teaching on and off at UTS in their faculty of Interior and Spacial design for the past 12 years, therefore, I sometimes have students join me for brief periods. FAW N TA L K S /   0 2 5


Iku Wholefood shop fit out, Westfield Sydney. Lecturns designed for the premises of ‘The Church of the New Christ Scientist’.

“I love exhibitions because I learn a lot about the content every time I undertake a new exhibition.”

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Q: What features do you look for when matching designers with clients? A: When starting a new project you really are starting a complex and sometimes close relationship with that client. Clients are a major part of the design process, we need to like, respect and trust one another. The best jobs I have done have always been because I have had a great partnership with the client. Q: What challenges can arise during your creative process? A: I have to say I find the creative process the fun and easy bit, it’s normally translating the ideas into built form, with limited budgets that can prove challenging. Q: What projects do you personally favour the most? A: I love exhibitions because I learn a lot about the content every time I undertake a new exhibition, at the moment I am reading about the ANZAC’s as I am currently working on a temporary exhibition for the Australian War Memorial. On the other hand I really enjoy doing residential jobs because I like solving spacial and storage problems in new and interesting ways. I also can’t deny my love of food and everything to do with food, food retail environments. My dream job would be an exhibition about food or designing a kitchen for a great chef! Q: From individuals to companies, what is the goal for each project? A: Our goal for every project is the success of that project by making spaces memorable, unique, aesthetically beautiful and functional. Success can also be measured in different ways for different clients, it could be coming under budget, being fully sustainable or increasing visitation or sales, hopefully


Pie by Micks Bakehouse shop fit out, Westfield Sydney.

all three. ‘Biru Biru’ Japanese Beer Bar project in Darlinghurst is a perfect example. A friend/colleague and I, Nerida Orsatti joined forces under the banner ‘Bear and Bandit’ to design a Japanese beer bar in an existing restaurant space, which housed a sushi train. The brief was to reuse as much of the original fit out, make the space more inviting and comfortable and stick to a tight budget, we successfully achieved all these things and more. We actually installed all the site graphics ourselves with stencils, we painted some old tables up with geometric designs, made all the rope pot plants holders and did a little rope graphic installation in the rear of the bar all whilst sampling from the extensive beer menu, multi tasking to its limits! Q: Where do you see Oblong Design in 5 years from now? A: I am currently working on an exhibition, I have just finished a bar and have a house that I am working on in the background, so hopefully doing similar jobs of varying sizes and budgets for interesting clients.

Details from the Pie by Micks Bakehouse shop fit out, Westfield Sydney.

“My dream job would be an exhibition about food or designing a kitchen for a great chef !”

Details from the Pie by Micks Bakehouse shop fit out, Westfield Sydney.

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Photographer: Cara O’Dowd Assistant: Jesse Lizotte Stylist: Nicole Adler Assistant: Lilly Keenan Hair: Cameron Rains MUA: Molly Oakfield Talent: Olivia Thornton @ Chic


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Bodysuit: Lonely Hearts, Necklace, Bracelet & Ring: Petite Grand, Bracelet & Ring: Meadowlark.

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Lingerie Set: Oroton, Jewellery: Petite Grand.

Lingerie Set: Lonely Hearts, Jewellery: Petite Grand.

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MIRANDA SKOCZEK Hidden in the backstreets of St Kilda, Miranda Skoczek paints beautifully bright visions of zebras, polar bears, owls and other furry creatures. We took a sticky-beak inside her canvas-adorned studio and asked her why she likes to paint and if she’s a typically messy artist or the neat and tidy type (Shot by Jessie May from May Photography). Q: Why do you like to draw, paint and create? A: I paint and create as it’s a natural response to the world around me. I’ve always been a visual person, a daydreamer a creator, and honestly, I have a short attention span – painting is one of few things I can do with conviction for prolonged periods. As well as the daydreaming! It’s a solitary existence, risky and not necessarily going to make you any money but 15 years ago, after a year of travelling through Europe, I knew the three years prior I’d spent studying graphic design would not see me become a designer. I had to follow my own path, not someone else’s.

The simplest and smallest illustration in the studio and probably the only unused paintbrush around.


Miranda standing in front of a work-in-progress.


Miranda in front of a work-in-progress.

Q: Your studio is based in St Kilda, what is it about the area that attracted you to set up shop there? A: St Kilda was home for many years; it was where I bought my materials, where a few of my fellow artist friends were based and so finding a studio in the area made sense. I was also drawn to the area’s history of culture and bohemianism. Which, admittedly, in the eight or so years I’ve been here, has depleted somewhat. Q: How long have you had a studio in St Kilda? A: I’ve been based in the same building for about eight years now, although in that time I left for a year, had a baby, moved back into the only space that was available, and have moved another two times. This is my fourth space in there, and definitely my favourite one. Q: How did you discover the space and know it was right for you? A: My friend Fiona, who owns St Kilda Art Supplies, had her shop in the area for years and would often have signs for available studio spaces. I’d just moved out of my home, which functioned as a studio as well and was on the hunt for a new place to work. Fiona pointed me in the right direction and I found myself in a space with great light, great coffee within a short distance (a must) and a place to lose myself in and create.

“I found myself in a space with great light, great coffee within a short distance (a must) and a place to lose myself in and create.” Miranda’s colourful assortment of paints.



Miranda in front of a work-in-progress.

Q: Do you work alone or share the space? A: I work alone but there are 20 studios under the one roof, all individually partitioned off. It’s important for me to have my own space, I like the solitary nature of painting but it’s also handy having other artists, who are also my friends to bounce ideas off. Q: How would you describe your studio? A: My studio is within an old knitting factory, warehouse-style with soaring ceilings and not much insulation so we boil in summer and freeze in winter but hey, we’re supposed to suffer for our art. Q: Is it messy and chaotic or does everything have to be neat and tidy before the magic begins? A: Hmmm, I vacillate between chaos and order. If I’m flat out then I’m not great at putting things away as I go but I generally know where everything is. I certainly prefer things to be tidy and would say I’m much more productive when they are.

“My studio is within an old knitting factory, warehouse-style with soaring ceilings and not much insulation so we boil in summer and freeze in winter.” One of Miranda’s vibrant paintings.



Canvas illustrations hanging on the studio wall.

Miranda’s paint mixing tray – it almost looks like a painting itself!

“I delight in bringing incongruous imagery together and presenting them in a harmonious and beautiful way.” Q: Would you say the space reflects your artwork style? A: I suppose in a way yes, it does. It’s light, bright and colourful and full of things from different histories and cultures. There are hanging plants, ceramics, masks and jewels from faraway lands and reference material collected on my travels, books and magazines. My paintings lie somewhere between abstraction and representation, formalism coupled with images from high art to the everyday. I delight in bringing incongruous imagery together and presenting them in a harmonious and beautiful way. Q: What are you currently working on? A: I’m currently working towards my next show at my Brisbane gallery Edwina Corlette, a November exhibition titled ‘Historical Panorama’. I’m also working on several commissions and a couple of exciting collaborative projects. Q: What would be your dream studio space? A: Ooooooh that’s easy… a New York loft with a mezzanine where I could throw paint around on huge canvases. Then, downstairs would be lovely and white with lots of hanging space, with the opportunity to really stand back and view the works as a whole body. Yup, it’s a dream but some dreams do come true. Miranda’s work pants are often mistaken as a fashion item; they’re a creation in their own right.



STACEY HENDRICKSON fashion designer Stacey Hendrickson is the owner and designer behind the Australian fashion label casper&pearl. Starting the label just two years ago Hendrickson shares her insights about staying loyal within the industry and working hard – apparently it’s not all parties and fashion shows! Q: Hi Stacey, can you tell us a bit about yourself? A: I’m Stacey Hendrickson, the 20-year-old designer and creator of Australian fashion label casper&pearl. I started casper&pearl just two years ago after teaching myself to sew and pattern make. I begun making clothing for myself and for friends and it really just started from there. My brand is now stocked in many amazing stores across Australia, the US, Canada and New Zealand; including Nasty Gal and Revolve.

The designer and creator behind casper&pearl, Stacey Hendrickson.


Design inspiration for the casper&pearl S/S 13/14 collection.


A favourite piece from casper&pearl’s first collection, the ‘Dahlia’ jumpsuit.

Q: What does a typical day in the office entail for you? A: It could involve anything! From steaming and packaging orders, to sending samples to celebrity stylists in Hollywood. Fashion design isn’t always glamorous, so you have to be prepared to get your hands dirty or spend hours unpicking or labelling tags, just for the fun stuff like shoots and shows! Q: How did you get to this point in your career? A: Hard work, dedication and being loyal! It’s important to help out local photographers and stylists, because they will be more than happy to return the favour. My favourite saying is, “It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.” Q: What do you think are the best aspects of your job? A: Meeting so many amazing people and gaining friends all over the world through our crafts. I’ve been able to work and meet photographers, designers, stylists and models who have all inspired me so much.

“Fashion design isn’t always glamorous, so you have to be prepared to get your hands dirty.”

Behind the scenes at the casper&pearl S/S 13/14 ‘Girl Behind the Blue Door’ collection shoot.



A rack of coral and lavender pieces for Autumn.

It really is such a magical industry. I also love to hear girls tell me that I’ve made them feel beautiful – I don’t think there is any better feeling out there! Q: What do you think is the most challenging part of your job? A: Having to keep something secret for so long! We’ve already photographed our next collection and received our samples for the collection after that! And it’s so hard to not show all of my lovely readers and customers because we’ve worked so hard on it and I know they will love it! I’m not the most patient person haha. Q: What is the most memorable time you’ve had so far in your job? A: Probably either my first lookbook shoot with model Sarah Davies and photographer Diana Stenta. I’ll always keep that day in my heart as it was the beginning of something so new and it was actually Sarah’s first job as well! Diana was so kind and helped and taught us a lot! Also, we recently had a stall at Fashion Weekend Sydney which is was pretty surreal. We had a stall right next to Shona Joy


Behind the scenes at the casper&pearl S/S 13/14 ‘Girl Behind the Blue Door’ collection shoot.

“I also love to hear girls tell me that I’ve made them feel beautiful – I don’t think there is any better feeling out there!”


Behind the scenes at the casper&pearl S/S 13/14 collection shoot.

“If you truly believe you have what it takes and you’re willing to work hard then you’re definitely capable of reaching your dreams!”

On location with the face of casper&pearl’s S/S 13/14 collection, Laura DeWit.

A shot from the casper&pearl A/W 13/14 collection campaign ‘Secret Garden’.

and Talulah and models we’ve only ever seen on TV or online came in to shop. Definitely not something you see everyday in Adelaide! Q: Are there any common misconceptions of what is involved in your work? A: Definitely! I have a lot of girls tell me how amazing they think it will be to do what I do and yes it is a lot of fun but it’s not all parties and fashion shows. I work at least 12 hours a day and have had to sacrifice a lot at my young age to be able to keep up. It’s also very costly to set up a business so there are a lot of book keeping and business courses you may want to look into before creating one. Q: What advice would you give people who are looking to following in your footsteps? A: Don’t listen to people telling you it would be too hard or that it’s not a very realistic dream. If you truly believe you have what it takes and you’re willing to work hard then you’re definitely capable of reaching your dreams!


Fawn Magazine Issue 05  

Fawn Magazine Issue 5 - Winter 2013