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FI­BRE ARTIST, 42 This NSW South­ern High­lands-based artist ease be­lieves be­lieve sin dress­ing mind fully and with ease.

What in­flu­ences you as an artist? The ru­ral land­scape and it’s colours, my craft education and time spent in Indige­nous com­mu­ni­ties — I want to con­tinue to col­lab­o­rate with other cul­tures, us­ing craft as a means to pre­serve com­mu­ni­ties and con­nect peo­ple to place. Is fash­ion an in­ter­est for you? Eth­i­cally, I am ac­tu­ally quite anti-fash­ion, but cloth­ing choices say so much about what you be­lieve in and how you ap­proach life. As a busy work­ing mother, it has to be about ease and com­fort. When I do dress up, I like to keep it fun and a bit edgy. When­ever I have a wardrobe cri­sis, my hus­band Mat says, “Just dress like a fruity artist!” What are your spring essentials? Sim­ple boxy linen T-shirts made by one of my stu­dents, Kasey Lock­wood, of Clear Skies Cre­ative — I sell th­ese in my Moss Vale stu­dio, Green Bridge Stu­dios, along with fair trade clay and wood jew­ellery from Wood­folk. I’ll part­ner th­ese with sailor pants and Birken­tocks. What about ac­ces­sories? Aus­tralian jew­ellery de­signer Elke Kramer does in­cred­i­ble things with resin. I also made my­self two ban­gles in a resin jew­ellery work­shop — they make a great clink­ing sound while I am weav­ing — and like all good bohemians, I have a zil­lion scarves. What do you ad­mire in other artists? In terms of per­sonal style, I ad­mire strong women who use their art to ex­press their in­di­vual­ity. At home, we have work by my aunt Gail English, Noreena Ash­ley and Zoe Young. I think our next pur­chase will be a paint­ing by my cousin Matilda Du­mas. (I hope she reads this!) Favourite beauty brands? It’s all pretty pure and sim­ple. My daugh­ter Clemen­tine and I both had eczema un­til we switched to nat­u­ral prod­ucts. My friend Har­riet Turn­nidge hand makes the most beau­ti­ful soap, Aedel. I just bought some BB cream from La Mav and I only ever use Na­tio An­tiox­i­dant Lip Shine. Who has been your big­gest style in­flu­ence? My mother (the kids call her Sparkles) has great style, as did both my grand­moth­ers — clas­sic, earthy and, oc­ca­sion­ally, ex­otic. What are you work­ing on now? I’m re­ally ex­cited about agri(cul­ture), a project with the Wi­rad­juri peo­ple from the Rive­rina. This is where I grew up, so I’m look­ing for­ward to it. > For more in­for­ma­tion about Har­riet and Green Bridge Stu­dios, visit har­ri­et­goodall.com

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