Posts By: Teresa

Why we started Side Project

The Side Project origin story

Everyone has the capacity to be creative. Yes everyone! It doesn’t matter if you’re colour-blind, haven’t made anything more creative than a sandwich in forever, or can’t draw anything but stick figures. Maybe you work in a creative field but want to try something different without the pressure of income, or maybe you do something non-creative and want to balance things out but don’t know how to begin.… More

Why we are crowd-funding

Issue 5 is almost ready for layout – in fact our newsletter subscribers got a peek at the new cover! It’s now over a year since we started Side Project magazine and we have bigger and better things planned for our second year of production, but we’re going to need a little help.

We’ve been working really hard (whilst also producing Issue 5) on a crowd-funding campaign to keep Side Project going and make it even more awesome.… More

Sneak Peek: Anya Brock interview

With her distinctive bold hues, surreal portraits and geometric patterns, Anya Brock’s work can be found splashed across walls in Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Fremantle. She opened her Fremantle gallery in 2013, her flagship Sydney store in 2014, and is launching a homewares line this year. Here’s a little peek at our chat with her for Issue 4.… More

Flowers and Poetry in Anthologia

We like to keep in touch with our previous contributors and see what they’re up to – creative people always seem to be working on something exciting!

A few weeks ago I attended the opening of Anthologia, an exhibition by Alina Tang (interviewed all the way back in Issue 1!) and SJ Finch at Paper Mountain. The concept was beautifully unique – beginning with a floriographic dictionary detailing the traditional meanings of flowers.… More

GIRLBOSS – on running a creative business

Last week I was lucky enough to be asked to speak at #GIRLBOSS, an event run by the Colour Association of Australia’s WA chapter. Along with florist Rebecca Const of Fox and Rabbit, stylist/journalist Emma Bergmeier-Varian from Dropstitch and stationery designer Kelsie White from K Gets Organised, I spoke about my experiences as a creative person finding my way and being part of the Side Project team.… More

Brush Calligraphy Workshop

Back in December, I was delighted to be asked to run The Art of Inky Letters workshop hosted by our favourite little shop and studio, Beau Est Mien.

I branched into brush calligraphy after learning the basics of the far more rigid copperplate style pointed pen calligraphy. Compared to pointed pen, brush lettering is more forgiving, more free, easier to get the hang of and I’ll admit, more fun!… More