Erin Green is an amazing artist and a lovely person. She’s been an absolute dream to work with so far and we couldn’t be more excited to officially release her as an Arthouse Collective artist. Living in Brisbane and studying at QCA, Erin creates beautiful hand cut collages that represent native florals, recycled bottles and beetles. Her works are so unique and her ability to use colour so differently is what stood out to us when we first saw her work. Erin’s first piece for The Arthouse Collective will be released online for sale this Sunday! So let’s get to know a little bit about Erin…
I have been lucky enough to be surrounded by artists and creatives from a young age. Growing up my Mum was a jeweller and my Dad made furniture and worked with artists to make installations. I was encouraged to create, making my own jewellery, sketching and taking paint classes. I was always nervous to pursue art, not knowing whether it was even an option for me. I ventured out into the corporate world when I was 18, working as an assistant for both a law and accounting firm for two years. I felt like I had to make sure this life was what I wanted. As I left my last job my boss told me he knew I was doing the wrong thing, that I needed to be doing something creative. Since then I haven't looked back!
The Arthouse Collective x Erin Green
We were lucky enough to be introduced to Erin’s work through a mutual friend. As soon as we saw her colourful creative collages, we knew we wanted her work as part of our collection. It’s a different style of collage than we’ve seen before. Her works are so intricate and detailed and give her subjects an edginess that we love.
The work Erin has created for The Arthouse Collective has generated a lot of hype so far. People love it and we get it. The work is a bunch of Australian natives (Banksia flowers) in a old gin bottle vase. The work is so detailed and the print has been reproduced so beautifully that each print looks like the original, 3d and sticking out of the page.
Q&A With Erin Green
1. Where are you from?
Montville, Sunshine Coast
2. Where are you living now?
3. What’s your favourite colour?
I love all colours for different reasons. If I had to choose, I would say green - and not just because it's my namesake!
4. What’s your favourite food?
5. How do you find life as an emerging artist in Australia?
I feel like I am relatively new to the community, I have only really been putting my work out there in the last year or so. I follow the work of amazing artists in Sydney and Melbourne but I am also a huge advocate of the arts in Brisbane. I have seen it come so far in the four years I have lived here and it is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with. In my own experience the creatives here are so supportive of each other. Brisbane is a great place to be as I am establishing myself as an artist and I'm excited to see it continue to grow.
6. What is your dream as an artist? What’s your ultimate goal? Your dream job?
I have so many! In regards to my own art, I would love to have my work turned into textiles. My dream job would be to teach art. I would love to be a part of ensuring that art is not lost as a form of expression in schools. I would also love to establish a creative workspace for those who identify as women in Brisbane to discuss ideas, make art and exhibit together, similar to spaces that already exist in Melbourne and Sydney. I have met so many creative ladies here and I would love to see what would come out of a powerful feminine environment.