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embrace | art | love | culture | discover | south | coast

issue | 2

Mar | Apr | 2013

Embrace Art Love Culture Discover South Coast These seven words envelope the essence of Purple Skin Magazine. We may be a small team, but our passion to embrace everything that comes under the umbrella of creativity, is huge! From visual arts, to performing arts, music, literature, design, and craft, this, is what we embrace.



photographer | artist | graphic designer Nikki has lived the artist’s life for almost twenty years, making and selling her work, but found that a platform was needed to take her work to the next level. So with the support and encouragement of her three daughters, she enrolled in and attained her Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design. “That’s when a whole new world opened up, and the seed was planted. I was given the tools to fuse my design, art and photography in a way that I never imagined. And to be able to embrace, contribute and promote such a creative and vibrant community is an absolute honor.

photographer | graphic designer Growing up here on the South Coast, Karin Neate used to identify as an arty sort of kid until somehow adulthood and gypsy-like wanderings turned her into an Italian teacher. She returned to her first loves in her late 20’s by studying Photography and Graphic and at CSU, later teaching Visual Arts, Photography and Digital Media. A few years in and her arty-farty persona, L’escargot Ivre, became busy. Deciding to chase the dream, Karin moved back to the coast, setting up her studio. which has lead the introduction of her crazy lady alter-ego, Snotface Lahdedah.

artist | independent curator member | shoalhaven city council arts board With a deep rooted interest in art and drawing since a very young age, Max did not enrol in formal studies until his late twenties. But after graduating from the National Art School in Darlinghurst, Max found work in museums in order to pay his mortgage. Being amongst such fine work developed his passion for art collecting. Today, Max’s work is influenced by the art that he collects and lives with, and is inspired by the qualtiy and diversity of art produced on the south coast. Max has his say on page 12.

Studio 3 | 91 Princes Hwy, Milton NSW 2538 | 0429 929 049 | purpleskin

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max robert tania julee erle donna liz

ON THE COVER artwork | robert simpson photography | nikki wright

subscription | enquiries advertising | enquiries submission | enquiries general | enquiries competition | entries follow us on facebook & instagram First published in Australia by Shore Drift, an imprint of Harbour Publishing House 2012

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treasure hunt state of the art | max dingle studio time | robert simpson an artist’s life | robert simpson writer’s block | tania springfield creative creatures | julee stacey

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creative creatures | erle’s shed fab finds | fox & bird typo hypo | donna huntriss ritchey down south | ritchey sealy sub | missions sneak peek | andy @ zodiac tatts centre stage | the schlockmeisters the one that got away | liz harmer cutain call to market | to market out | takes

Copyright ©Nikki Wright. The moral rights of the author have been asserted. All rights reserved. Without limiting the rights under copyright reserved above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, placed in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, including the internet, electronic scanning, photocopying, or by any other means without prior written permission of the copyright owners and the publisher of this work. All letters and work forwarded to Purple Skin Magazine is assumed intended for publication, UNLESS it is marked NOT FOR PUBLICATION. Any opinions expressed in this magazine are those of individual contributors and submissions, and are not necessarily the opinions of Purple Skin Magazine. We take no responsiblity for unsolicited material.

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studio | time

robert | simpson


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julee | stacey

every | day | people | creating | every | day


centre | stage


jungal | tomerong hall

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curtain | call


guide by | sue corbett

Friday | 1st

Saturday | 16th

Friday | 5th

Sunday | 21st

Tony Jaggers Steam Packet Hotel, Nelligen 8.30pm 18+

TOMERONG ALIVE Neil Diamond Dinner & Show Tomerong Hall

Tony Jagers Steam Packet Hotel, Nelligen 8pm

Cameron Little Callala RSL Club 6pm 18+

Saturday | 2nd

Friday | 22nd

Saturday | 6th

Thursday | 25th

Lo Roberts Cooee Hotel, St George’s Basin 7.30pm

Stephanie Jansen Duo St Georges Basin Country Club 8pm 18+

Stepahanie Jansen Shoalhaven Heads Bowling Club 7.30pm 18+

Michael Downie Cooee Hotel, St George’s Basin 4pm

Tony Jaggers Catalina Country Club, Bateman’s Bay 8.30pm 18+

Saturday | 30th

Friday | 12th

Friday | 26th

Benn Gunn Cooee Hotel, St George’s Basin 7.30pm 18+

Strangers in Gotham Gerringong Bowling Club 9pm 18+

Tony Jaggers Ulladulla Ex - Servo’s Club 8pm 18+

Sunday | 10th

Sunday | 31st

Tony Jaggers Cooee Hotel, St George’s Basin 4pm 18+

Saturday | 16th

Stephanie Jansen Duo The Cooee Hotel St Georges Basin 4pm

Guy Turk Cooee Hotel, St George’s Basin 7.30pm

Paul Robert Burton Callala RSL Club 5pm Outlaws of country | Chucks Wagon Ulladulla Ex - Servo’s Club 8.30pm 18+

Tony Jaggers Corrimal Bowling Club 8pm 18+


Saturday | 20th

Sunday | 28th

Tony Jaggers Club Sapphire, Merrimbula 8.30pm 18+

Tommy M & the Mastersounds Callala RSL Club 5pm

Sunday | 21st Tony Jaggers Bermagui Beach Hotel 4pm 18 + 78 | 79

Purple Skin Magazine | issue 2  
Purple Skin Magazine | issue 2  

embrace | art | love | culture | discover | south | coast…this is our passion, and our goal. The Purple Skin team are all working artists a...