ipsarty Artist Profiles
Director of Ipsarty
Mama to Edie & Butters
Writer, painter, digital illustrator and ceramic artist, Mel's playful colour palette of muted spring and bright candy pops is easily recognisable. She immerses herself in the abstract world with portraiture, bodily forms, poetry and textiles as story telling for the various aspects of her lived experience and philosophy. Being a Neurodivergent woman, a new mama and mending her life after DV and C-PTSD all influence the storytelling of her work. She is a fierce advocate for identity affirming and humanistic engagement, and believes that healing or mending your life is done by living and learning to experience joy again while feeling your way through what you need to.
Gubbi Gubbi Woman
Digital illustrator, painter, poet, dancer, textiles, polymer clay and ceramic artist. Bianka's art is earthy pastel in colour and organic in shape and form. Exploring time, space and place in abstract and natural forms, her work is influenced by shapes and movement of the land and waterways. Emerging identities, connection, loss and spirit venture forth to be seen and acknowledged. Each piece tells its own story to every onlooker, but delicately holds her lived experience as a neurodivergent woman, glass child, steward of grief and Jinibara woman.
Expressive Arts Therapist
Painter, sculptor and abstract artist, Kel's work pushes the edges of what art is perceived to be. Guided by her curious spirit, she dives head first into the depths of feeling and consciousness. She has a deep connection with Mother Earth and allows the art to take shape through her. She embraces the experimental expression of her being in all its forms. The thresholds of vulnerability are met with curiosity and honesty, giving voice to her lived experience with DV, trauma and coming to know her neurodivergent way of being in the world.
Painter, dancer, visual and ceramic artist, Chloe takes her inspiration from the beautiful world around her. She captures the essence of joy and being with those she loves, and the places and things that make her heart sing. Meeting the edges of her perfectionism, she flexes between real and abstract, healing the masked parts of self that have felt hard to be seen as a neurodivergent woman in this neurotypical world. She blooms across the page and takes shape as the vibrant and gentle soul she is.