Wowee! Podcast

Honest discussions for creative peeps.


EPISODE 11
ABBEY RICH

It's officially time to turn on and tune in because we have the super duper lovely and talented Abbey Rich on the poddy today! In this juicy nugget of an episode, we chat to Abbey about her practice as an artist, textile designer and clothing design magician. Listen closely as we talk about the importance of pursuing slow, ethical fashion and what it's like to juggle working full time on your label whilst still studying!

Find more about Abbey on her website and follow her on instagram


EPISODE 10
WAAN PIVASIRI

Oh my gosh, it's Wowee's tenthiversary! Happy ten episodes! In this very special episode, we welcome to the podcast the amazingly funny, smart and talented candle making genius Waan Pivasiri! Working under the label You, Me and Bones, Waan takes us into the haunted world that inspires her creepy, awesome and unique candles, ceramics and accessories. And by haunted, we mean haunted! Ghost stories abound in this episode everyone :0

Find more about Waan on her website and follow her on instagram


EPISODE 9
FRANCES CANNON

Welcome to the podcast Frances Cannon! We are head over heels excited to have the super talented artist on the show this week. Sit back and listen in on our convo with Frances as we talk drawing, copyright, mental health, bodies and what it's like to be a famous woman on the internet.

Find more about Frances on her website and follow her on instagram


EPISODE 8
GEORGIA ANSON

In this episode of Wowee!, we drag the infectiously creative multidisciplinary artist Georgia Anson into the bunker and get her to tell us all about the colourful world she builds through her art. We also put her on a mission to review some local exhibitions in Melbourne, including Deborah Prior's show 'Slipping to Close' at Rubicon ARI. Listen now to hear Georgia's awesome insights on art, animals and some exciting new shows!

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EPISODE 7
TEACH ME WOWEE!

Yes! It's another Teach Me Wowee! In this heady and dense episode, Esther tells Penny all about the rich and colourful world built by Japenese visual artist Yayoi Kusama. Penny then grabs her teaching hat and explains to Esther just how incredible the 1960s Scottish folk band The Incredible String Band actually are. Don't miss this one!

For more info about Yayoi Kusama:
Yayoi Kusama artist website / An interesting article / Another interesting read

To listen to some songs by The Incredible String Band:
Koeeoadi There / October Song / Ducks On a Pond

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EPISODE 6
JOHN BROOKS

Talk about wowsers! Please welcome to the podcast, the unbelievably amazing and super lovely John Brooks! Based in Melbourne, John is a multidisciplinary artist who primarily focuses on weaving and video work. In this episode we discover that yes, John's life is as rich and textural as his art! We also talk weaving, Icelandic residencies and get all up and around the insides of astrology.

Find more about John on his website and follow him on instagram


EPISODE 5
CAT RABBIT

Oh my goodness! Super talented and all around amazing craft superstar Cat Rabbit joins us in the bunker today! In this episode we are taken into the magical world that Cat builds with her adorable felted plush characters. We also talk about the realities of running a small business, publishing children's books and what happens when your Instagram blows up!

Find more about Cat on her website and follow her on instagram

Recommendations corner links:
Bocconcini
Australian Tapestry Workshop
Doreen Chapman

Photo of Cat by Tatanja Ross.


EPISODE 4
TEACH ME WOWEE!

In this first Teach Me Wowee! minisode, Esther and Penny get out their notebooks and teach each other about a super cool creative thing that has inspired them and made them go 'oh boy, wowee!'. Learn all about the amazing and unique illustrations that came out of a tiny, isolated village in Northern Greenland back in the early 1900s. Then sit back and hear all about Bauhaus textile genius Gunta Stolzl and the rich tapestry that her life came to be.

For more info about Drawings from Thule: Greenlandic/Danish polar explorer Knud Rasmussen Some images from the exploration

For extra info about Gunta Stolzl:
Bauhaus 100 Website
Gunta Stolzl Artist Website
New York Times article on Women in the Bauhaus

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EPISODE 3
ASHLEY RONNING

We are absolutely honoured to have graphic designer, illustrator and Risograph printing zine queen Ashley Ronning joining us in the bunker this week! Currently based in Melbourne, Ashley combines freelance work with her own design projects including her super amazing publishing project Helio Press. You've probably seen Ashley's work in the pages of Frankie Magazine, at your local zine fair or postered up around the streets of Melbourne. In this episode we chat about Ashley's biggest wowee moments, creative blocks and how damn cool space is.

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EPISODE 2
Shuh.

Please welcome Melbourne based Shuh Lee to Wowee! Podcast. Shuh. is an amazingly talented designer and illustrator who works across many mediums including textiles, jewellery and ceramics. In this episode, Shuh talks to Esther and Penny about her work process, favourite Malaysian dishes, dream collaboration and much more.

Find more about Shuh. on her website and follow her on instagram


EPISODE 1
MEET THE HOSTS: ESTHER & PENNY

In the first episode of Wowee! Podcast, Penny and Esther successfully navigate the recording bunker and their microphones and go on to discuss the purpose behind Wowee, their current inspirations and talk shop about life and work.

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