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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 14, 2019

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Interview with Jemma Lobwein

Interview with Jemma Lobwein

| On 20, Nov 2013

Sunshine Coast native, Jemma Lobwein, is now making a name for herself in Brisbane with her eclectic and vibrant style of art.

Much liker her art, Jemma’s is a bold and outgoing girl.

This was obvious when Creative Drinks asked her about art, inspiration and her love of Oreo cheesecake!

CD: How did you get into art? 

JL: From an early age my brother and I used to create our own picture books illustrations mainly revolving around talking cats. It’s always been an expressive outlet throughout my life but It wasn’t until year twelve that I really became serious about pursuing art along with the encouragement from my teachers and parents. 

CD: What inspires you?

JL: People, nature, different cultures, emotions, experiences, the past, the present, the future, music, history and love, it’s hard to choose one thing. 


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

JL: It’s awesome to see a large number of emerging artists within Brisbane and the growth of opportunities to participate in events that showcase young artists. There are so many talented artists within Brisbane and spaces that offer inspiration and potential for creative ventures. I notice more street art every time I walk through different places in the city and I definitely think Brisbane needs more exposure to art and visual experiences should be integrated within Australian culture more frequently. 

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

JL: It would be my dream to collaborate with Leif Podhajsky, if his personality is anything like his art (which looks crazy) I want to meet him. 

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

JL: My dream job would ideally be a combination of working as a freelance artist and teaching/helping disadvantaged youth overcome their issues by through art and visual expression as I think art contains more power than people realise as it can be universally understood. I love the fact that anyone can enjoy and appreciate something aesthetic, plus bringing happiness to people has always been a goal in my life. 

CD: What is your favourite TV show and why?

JL: The Inbetweeners for the win, I have watched every season at least five times and still laugh at the same jokes. 

CD: Favourite food?

JL: Oreo Cheesecake, forever and always.

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

 JL: Eccentric, fragile, organic

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

JL: Insane, compassionate, loud

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


Jemma Lobwein will be showcasing at our event, Art on the Fringe, buy tickets here!