The very talented, very clever and very cool (way cooler than me) Anya Brock is having her first exhibition back in Perth since her stint in the UK styling it up with some of the who’s who of London fashion … Christoper Kane and Richard Nicoll just to be a name dropper.
HOPE + PRAY is the latest instalment in her drawing/painting/creating career.
I’ve known Brockie for a few years now… we go wayyyy back to college days together… and she is most certainly one to stand up and take notice of, this girl is going places.
Opening night is this week, so get down and check out what she has been toiling away on, you won’t be disappointed.
Thursday 24th Feb 6pm – 9pm @ the Violet Pilot - 261 Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle, WA
The Hope + Pray exhibition will run from 24th Feb – 10th March
I caught up with the girl about town to find out all her deep dark secrets and get the low down on her new work… trust me, you are going to want one of these babies … she even gave me a sneak peek to share.
Peace & Brockie
Ali Cotton: What did you want to be when you were a kid ?
Anya Brock: A fashion designer
AC: How did you discover drawing ?
AB: I don’t know… all little kids draw right? but i went to art schools etc etc.
AC: Music you are rotating on your ipod right now ?
AB: Radiohead, The National, Iron and Wine, Sufjan Stevens
AC: Favourite thing to do on a Sunday ?
AB: paint, see a film
AC: What’s your favourite medium to work with ?
AB: acrylic and house paint
AC: Obsessed by ?
AB: right now… the new lykke li song i follow rivers, cold weather, symmetry and unexpected colour palettes oh and black. Oh and this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjiswvTXdzA
AC: I want to own this right now?
AB: I don’t really want anything. (probs the enemy answer to this question right) AC: yes, total enemy. thanks.
AC: Most beautiful city in the world ?
AB: hmmm well this is subjective right…. time of year etc etc. i like Stockholm and Perth and Porto.
AC: Biggest artistic influence ?
AB: right now… baker overstreet and geometric patterns from the 20′s.
AC: You draw when you are …… ?
AC: Can’t live without ?
AC: If you were an animal what animal would you be ?
AB: I‘d like to think bird but people say cat… I’m not a big cat fan.
AC: If there was a movie about your life and you had to chose an actress to play you who would it be ?
AB: Well I’ve had this conversation with friends and they thought charlize theron… which I’d be happy with! But really I don’t know… do you go with looks or someone who you actually like? and who knows who they really are anyway. ( AC: let’s just say Charlize then. She’s hot.)
AC: If you weren’t an artist what would you be ?
AB: I think I’d still just be me
AC: How many tattoos do you have ?
AB: a million
AC: Next tatt you want to get ?
AB: I don’t have anymore room. a million is a lot.
So there you have it!! and if you still want more, check out Anya’s blog here.