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Interview with Artist - April Giblin

Interview with Artist – April Giblin

| On 17, Nov 2013

Studying to be an art and film teacher, April’s scope is impressive.

Sculpture, painting, instillation and video art are all in a day’s work for Miss Giblin.

April will be exhibiting at Creative Drinks Art on the Fringe Thursday 21st November.

Participating in a number of exhibitions this year, including the sell out event ‘A Celebration of the Female Form’ at the Graydon Gallery, April’s colourful and expressive work is not to be missed.

April revealed her inspirations, admirations and expectations when she spoke to Creative Drinks recently.

CD: How did you get into art?

AG: I have always been an expressive person, whether it is verbally, physically or visually using pictures or sculpture. I’m a kinesthetic learner and find art a great way to communicate.

CD: What inspires you?

AG: I’m inspired by other people’s accomplishments in life, it can range from producing a body of work, building a community group or just meeting someone that has passion for life an what they do.

CD: What do you think of Brisbane’s creative scene?

AG: I think Brisbane has a great creative scene; there are always plenty of exhibition spaces and groups willing to work with artists. The art institutions are fabulous such as the Judith Wright Centre and GOMA.

CD: If you could collaborate with any artist, living or dead, who would it, be?

AG: I would love to collaborate with Del Kathryn Barton, a Sydney artist. She does portrait based work, they are very imaginative, decorative, vibrant and usually figurative.

CD: What is your dream job/future and why?

AG: WOW that’s a hard one, I’m studying to be an art and film teacher, which will be rewarding, but I would love to be a short experimental filmmaker and a working artist at the same time with a huge studio and endless art supplies.

CD: What is my favourite TV show and why?

AG: I’m not sure; I bounce between several, Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, True Blood, Archer and Game of Thrones are just some. I usually like the fantasy element or unique characters; sometimes I just love the outfits.

CD: Favourite food?

AG: Oh, I’m a huge food lover, especially funny Greek deli things like marinated artichoke or baby octopus, but I have to say Camembert wins, I just tried one made in France and it blew my mind!

CD: Can you give us 3 words you would use to describe your work?

AG: Vibrant, figurative, abstract.

CD: What are 3 words your friends would use to describe you?

AG: Talkative, energetic, positive.

CD: Can you draw us a quick picture of a creative drink?

Creative cup - april

April will be showcasing her talent at our upcoming event, Art on the Fringe, buy tickets here!