While I may be on the other side of the world right now, my installation is still up at @chinaheights in Sydney. It is now open by appointment for private viewing - contact the gallery for times and details.
Design Conference. Tomorrow I will be hosting two Expressive Lettering workshops and giving away one of my Alphabet posters (pictured here) in each of my classes. I believe the first class has sold out, but there are still spots in the class at 11:45am if you would like to register. I will also be doing a talk at 2pm on Wednesday, right before Malcolm Gladwell’s keynote 💥If you’re not in Chicago, I’ll also be heading to Ithaca NY to speak at Create Upstate on Friday, then off to Kansas City for Hallmark’s Creative Leadership conference next week.
My solo show continues this weekend from 12-5pm at @chinaheights gallery. Check it out if you're in Surry Hills 🔮✨Photo by @maddy_ritchie
Installation progress shot for my solo exhibition at @chinaheights in Sydney. Opening reception this Friday night, April 28th from 6pm.
Late night painting for my show which opens this Friday night at @chinaheights gallery in Sydney. Two hours in twenty seconds ⏳⌛️⏳
Install shot from the Curvy exhibition last year ✍🏼
🐪🌷48hrs in Dubai (and 28hours on a plane!)
🍎"She'll Be Apples"🍎 (For non-Aussies, this means "It will be ok/no worries/ everything will be fine".) A shot of my mural from earlier this year at the @tassiedesignshack. Excited to be heading back to Tasmania in a couple of weeks to speak at The Foundry (@myfoundrylife) in Hobart and Launceston.
Back in the studio and I finally got my hands on the Spring/Summer issue of Centre magazine (with my cover illustration) in the post from Miami! 📮🎀💌💨
Good Morning Sydney 🌞🌞🌞
An illustrated "Q" I created for a recent commission with Metaleap Creative. Elements were drawn individually, comped together in Photoshop then printed and redrawn with more details.
Studio visit in Kansas City with two of my new favourite people @tadcarpenter and @jessicallcarpenter of @carpentercollective 🌞🌞🌞 (Also featuring print by lettering guru @erikmarinovich 👊🏻💥)
Semi Permanent is now in its 15th year and I couldn't be happier to announce that I will be hosting(!) this year's event at @carriageworks Sydney May 25-27th.💥Semi Permanent was the first design conference I ever attended and the SP community has played a pivotal role in the growth of my career. Ten years ago, when I was studying design at QCA Brisbane, I flew to Sydney specifically for the event and remember leaving feeling incredibly inspired by artists like James Jean and Beci Orpin among others. In 2011, I was invited to speak for the first time at the Sydney event and since then have spoken or hosted lettering workshops at SP Brisbane, Perth and Wellington. So it's a great honour it is to be hosting this year's event with speakers and collaborators like @nike, @72andsunny_, director Oliver Stone, @vice, frog design, @jamesjeanart, the Australian Ballet's Sharni Spencer plus many more. Grab tix at semipermanent.com. 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽Photo by Tal Roberts.
Big day in Dubai today☀️🐪✨ I'm speaking and hosting two lettering workshops at the @ingcreatives design festival. Amazing line up of speakers from @pixar @google @nasa @themuseumofmodernart + many more 💥. Drew this in my hotel room this morning ✍🏼💨
My cover illustration for the Spring/Summer issue of Miami's @centremagazine on the theme "Attraction" 🌺⚡️
Semi Permanent has teamed up with @generalassembly to present a free event this Wednesday evening in Sydney. @Semipermanent founder Murray Bell will present a keynote followed by a panel discussion with Chief Creative Director of The Monkeys, Justin Drape, and myself. The discussion will centre on the future of design and new ideas in creativity and technology 💥RSVP via link in bio 💥
Excited to be the feature artist in issue 18 of Posterzine! Produced by London-based print aficionados @peopleofprint
is a monthly magazine featuring the work of artists and designers from around the globe. The A4 monograph is printed on fine quality paper in two special Pantone inks and folds out into an A1 poster. Grab a copy of mine and even a bundle of past issues via www.posterzine.com. Other artists include @felipepantone, @mikeperrystudio @anthonyburrill to name a few. Thanks for the interview @marcroysmith ✌🏻
Thanks for the feature @vogueaustralia.Photo credit @chixun. More info about my upcoming installation opening April 28th at @chinaheights coming soon ⚡️http://www.vogue.com.au/culture/features/meet+the+artist+gemma+obrien,42249
Drawing elements for the Spring/Summer cover of Miami's @centremagazine produced by @surfacemag.