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StartUp Stall :: K-Sut Studio

We love seeing the talent that lands in our inboxes each week and it was our lucky day when an application from Kayla Sutton and K-Sut Studio dropped in. Kayla,…

We love seeing the talent that lands in our inboxes each week and it was our lucky day when an application from Kayla Sutton and K-Sut Studio dropped in.

Kayla, a multidisciplinary artist with a history in the graphic design and fine art field, based in Mullumbimby produces art-based tees featuring her own designs. Here we chat to Kayla about the inspiration behind her business and background.

Kayla Sutton

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am an emerging artist who grew up in Melbourne but spent the last three years in the Inner West of Sydney before moving to the Northern Rivers area where I am living now. My practice is distinctly illustrative but transfers across print making, painting and mixed-media methods.

What is your creative background/qualifications?

I am a multidisciplinary artist with a history in the graphic design and fine art field. Academically speaking, I had a long run of trialling three different degrees from fashion design and graphic design at RMIT to a double degree in Arts/Social Science and Fine Art at UNSW before settling into a Bachelor of Fine Art at UNSW in Sydney. I have done some freelance design work over the years but have focused mostly on the development of my visual art practice overall.

Is this business your sole income or you do have a full-time gig?

It is a small business that has been officially running for about a month so it's very early days so the business has consumed a lot of my time and energy but it is far from being my my sole income yet. As with a lot of artists, I have a casual job which pays the bills. I am also a recipient of the New Business Incentive Scheme otherwise know as NEIS which is a government funded incentive for new businesses.

Tell us about your brand name, how did this come about:

K~SUT is a shortening of my name (Kayla Sutton) and is an important identifier since the brand is linked to my artwork and I have used “KSUT” as a signature shortening to sign my work for some time. I decided to add “Studio” onto the end to communicate that the products come as a result of working creatively within a studio environment and to identify that the business comes as an extension of my art practice predominantly.

What products or services are included within your range:

At the moment I am solely offering art-based products.

The idea is that I am bringing art into the everyday by offering functional items that doubles as a piece of art.

With my t-shirt range, I am doing limited edition screen prints which means there's only so many of a particular product. I'd rather do this than mass produce an item because the product reduces in value otherwise.

What inspires you creatively?

Much of my artwork is fluid and illustrative in style and generally incorporates the human body. I am both fuelled and inspired by reflections on nature and the Anthropocene, suburban life, technology and social media, feminist issues, psychology and mental health struggles.

Do you work from home, an office or creative workspace?

I have a small art studio but occasionally work from home depending on the day and what I need to get done.

Do you implement any sustainable practices within your company?

Yes, I use Earth Positive t-shirts which are 100% organic cotton and made entirely from renewable energy from wind and solar power. My tote bags are made from 100% recycled material, 60% of which is pre-consumer organic cotton and the remaining 40% is made from locally recycled plastic bottles. All my products are also printed with eco-friendly water based inks.

Why did you choose TVM as a platform for your business?

I chose TVM since it is art, design and fashion oriented and my business fits entirely within this category. I also can see that there is a high standard of quality present at TVM which is great.

Where’s your favourite local coffee haunt?

I live in Mullumbimby and there's a lot of good coffee but lately I've been going to Branches cafe in the industrial estate. Great coffee and the industrial setting reminds me of the Inner West of Sydney, ha!

Favourite book?

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind

Favourite podcasts?

The Walls - This American Life

Favourite way to unwind?

Go to the beach or chill at home with a glass of wine and some good tunes

Websites or profiles you’re loving for business inspiration right now?

Play on Play Studio (POP) design studio in Melbourne and Good Publishings, vintage book seller in Byron Bay.

Connect

k-sutstudio.com

IG @ksut_studio

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Art Show: Tesse Terrell’s Hep Kitten Corral

The weekend is rolling around quicker than we know it and if you haven’t made plans, we’ve got a an epic art show for you to check out. Northern NSW…

The weekend is rolling around quicker than we know it and if you haven't made plans, we've got a an epic art show for you to check out.

Northern NSW artist, Tesse Terrell presents her second exhibition Hep Kitten Corral, at Maverick Hair & Art Space on Saturday 9thJune 2018.

Terrell, a true vintage aficionado and fashion lover, draws inspiration from her own personal wardrobe for the 50’s themed collection that stars ideal housewives and rockabilly dancers.

The 20 pieces, created over the past 6 months, sees Terrell expand on her signature mixed-media style, all completed with painstaking detail, as found in her previous collection.

Each work is cut and set by hand, with the exhibition seeing Terrell experiment with additional textures such as jewellery and fabric from her wardrobe archives to bring her works to life.

The Hep Kitten Corral - a tribute to vintage fashion, will be right at home during Coolangatta’s iconic Cooly Rocks On event and comes on the back of her first sell-out solo exhibition, Death Collection.

Hep Kitten Corral runs Saturday 9th– 18thJune 2018 at Maverick Hair & Art Space, Griffith Street Coolangatta.

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Local Artist Profile: Tesse Terrell

Our amazingly talented friend, local artist, Tesse Terrell, debuts her first solo exhibition ‘Death Collection’ this Saturday 21st October at Maverick Hair and Art Space in Coolangatta. Inspired by her lifelong…

Our amazingly talented friend, local artist, Tesse Terrell, debuts her first solo exhibition ‘Death Collection’ this Saturday 21st October at Maverick Hair and Art Space in Coolangatta.

Inspired by her lifelong passion for Mexican culture and arts, Terrell draws inspiration from the Mexican Dia de Muertos, commonly known as Day of the Dead, and presents a curated line-up of artists that passed away during 2016 and 2017.

A passionate painter, Terrell’s first solo exhibition expands on her signature style, a combination of painted timber and mixed media, finished in a 3D setting. Each artist is completed in infinite detail and depth, credit to Terrell’s fine style and attention to detail.

Leonard Cohen, Prince and David Bowie are part of the 20-piece collection that celebrates these iconic artists. Terrell’s portrayal of each artist is authentic, light-hearted and voices true respect to the talent they were and represents the impression they’ve made on her as an artist.

 

Tesse Terrell’s Death Collection exhibition runs from 21st October to November 4th.

Each original piece will be available for purchase and we suggested you get along to the event to check out her work.

Connect with Tesse @tesseterrell here.

This is one stall we hope to see at TVM soon!

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New to TVM: Lilly Piri

We can’t wait to share the talent of Lillian Piri Windisch and her stall Lilly Piri with you this Sunday at TVM! Explore a range of printed artwork and wooden…

We can't wait to share the talent of Lillian Piri Windisch and her stall Lilly Piri with you this Sunday at TVM!

Explore a range of printed artwork and wooden jewellery, ornaments and brooches, all made by the artist herself.


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New to TVM: Heiko Windisch

Talented illustrator Heiko Windisch joins TVM for the first time this Sunday. Heiko draws black and white landscapes featuring animals and whimsical creatures with a touch of colour. Expect to…

Talented illustrator Heiko Windisch joins TVM for the first time this Sunday.

Heiko draws black and white landscapes featuring animals and whimsical creatures with a touch of colour.

Expect to find high quality art prints of drawings and designs, as well as other printed goods, like postcards, note pads, calendars and stickers. Heiko has also recently released his first t-shirt design which will be available also.
 

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