The embroidered illustrations I created for @ridersbyleeau have just launched in their Emerald Dreams collection 💛🥀🐍 This limited edition artists range features my work on a vest, tee and denim shorts. Mine arrived in the mail today! 💌✨
🌼🔥🌮🌞🌭 Install shot of the @72andsunny_ Sydney office mural. 📷 @maddy_ritchie
I’ve teamed up with @ridersbyleeau to create an artist’s range of embroidered denim in the Emerald Dreams collection out this Spring. The illustrations feature a few my favourite things: florals, snakes and lettering! 🥀🐍✍🏼 Here are some of the sketches from the early stages of the collaboration. Looking forward to sharing the final pieces from the range later this month.
Heaps Decent is turning ten and one of my pieces is up for grabs in their Charity Art Auction this Wednesday night, 6-9pm at Special Group Projects in Surry Hills. The auctioneer will be Australian legend @myfwarhurst and if you can't make it, you can place an absentee bid by contacting the @heapsdecent team via the website: heapsdecent.com/category/iheart/. 🌸Details of the artwork: 420mm x 594mm, Giclée Print on Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Photo Rag Paper, Framed.🌸 If you're not familiar with the amazing work of Heaps Decent, they are an arts organisation that works with young people & emerging artists from marginalised & disadvantaged communities to provide a means by which they can tell their story in their own way. All funds raised from the art auction will go directly into delivering projects where they are most needed.
Making progress on my installation at MODA (Museum of Design Atlanta) for the exhibition "Text Me: How We Live in Language". The show is curated by @debbiemillman and opens this Saturday, continuing through to February 2018.
Recently I chatted with @thedesignkids about my first jobs, my dream client (spoiler alert: Alain De Botton) and what I look for in a great portfolio. Read the interview online at thedesignkids.org/interviews/gemma-obrien. Link in bio. (P.S If you don't already know about @thedesignkids ...it's an amazing platform to connect design students and industry, run by superwoman @frankieratford 💪🏼🌞🚐.)
Flower Power💪🏼💐🏁 Painting the final touches on my mural at the Textile & Fashion Museum in Borås, Sweden early this morning. Thanks to my amazing assistant @katerinakerouli for 4 long days of painting and to @shaidahanofficial for inviting me out to be a part of No Limits festival! More process shots in my story ☝🏻👀
Arrived in Vegas for Adobe Max! I'll be hosting an expressive lettering workshop tomorrow afternoon. Here's Ugo Rondinone's amazing desert sculpture - about a 30min drive from the Strip.
Last month, the Skillshare team followed me around New York to capture some behind-the-scenes of my @skillshare class and painting a mural at @llreps . The result is a 8-minute video profile about my art and design practice, here is a little teaser. You can watch the full version via the link in my profile or at skillshare.com/gemma. Aaaaand more importantly….save the date: my Skillshare class will launch next Tuesday October 24th! ✨✍🏼🥀💥
Presenting my talk for Smashing Conference in the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona earlier today. It was hard to compete with this incredible building! 💥💥💥Next stop Las Vegas to host a workshop at Adobe MAX. 📷 Monica Dinculescu
The incredible balcony of the Palau de la Música Catalana! 🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹
Happy to be back in beautiful Barcelona to speak at Smashing Conference tomorrow afternoon💥
▪️YOU ARE HERE▪️The installation I hand-painted for the "Text Me: How We Live in Language" exhibition at MODA Atlanta is up until February 4th 2018. The show was curated by @debbiemillman and features work from over 60 artists and designers, including Jean-Michael Basquiat, Paula Scher, Jenny Holzer, Miranda July, Marian Bantjes , Ed Fella and more.
Just finished a couple of days of painting a 25ft mural in the New York office of my lovely US agents @llreps. Tomorrow, I fly to Sweden to paint at No Limit Art Festival ✈️✈️✈️
Finally got my hands on one of the @runthejewels & @flatbushzombies posters I designed for Another Planet Entertainment last month! 🔥⛓💎🐍💜
Wrapping up the second day of filming for my @skillshare class in New York today. The class will be live in the next few months🌿 ✍🏼🌿
I've been painting in San Francisco this week for an exciting collaboration with augmented reality startup, Lightform (@lightforminc). This is just a tiny preview, the full project will be revealed at a later date. Stay tuned! 🥀✨🔮📽💡
LOVE IS LOVE! 🌈Australia: It’s the final days you can enrol to have your say in the marriage equality vote. It’s ridiculous that its come to this, but important you’re registered to make your voice count. The electoral roll closes for new enrolments or updates on midnight Thursday, August 24 ⏳⏳⏳DO IT here: www.aec.gov.au/enrol/