Season One, episode one kicks off with artist and educator, Dawn Tan.
Dawn lives in Melbourne and is known for her whimsical water colour paintings depicting every day items such as potato chip bags, chocolate bars, fruits and vegetables, and other treats. Dawn's art practice also includes personal and commercial commisions which has seen her work published in the press, magazines, and online. These include Gourmet Traveller, Frankie Magazine, Smith Journal, Hooray Magazine, Inside Out Magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Design Files, A Cup of Jo, Apartment Therapy.
Dawn shares her passion for art and creativity by offering workshops, but it is the classes run from her bright self-built Little Art Yurt that she has come to be known for.
In episode one,we speak to her about her early days in Singapore and exploring the range of cultures and traditions she was exposed to. We also talk about her choice to undertake graphic design and then move to Australia to start her fine arts career.
As part of our values here at Brown Girl Pod, we also asked Dawn to share the names of fellow creatives, entrepreneurs, and innovators who are creating a path for themselves.
Dawn share the work of the following people for us to connect with:
Ly Yeow - @lyttlespace
Dawn and Ly went to design school and still keep in touch after all these years. Like Dawn, Ly and has started art classes in her home called Lyttle Space. Dawn and Ly connect regularly to discuss all things teaching and thinking of ways to capture the energy of early learning and creativity.
Antoinette and Stanley - @thelittledrömstore
Designer couple Antoinette and Stanley, of Little Dröm Store have expanded their Singapore-based business to produce and design amazing local inspired merchandise. Dawn admires their tenacity to start something new and innovative with success all those years ago and still remain humble and generou.