As part of Minka Gillian's work Mini Mind Garden, now on in Object Space, ADC's CEO & Artistic Director Lisa Cahill asked Minka three quick-fire questions to find out what inspires her as an Australian designer.
What do you make?
“I make woven biomorphic sculptures and installations out of found or recycled materials. I also paint and draw portraits of my sculptures concentrating on colour and texture. In recent years I have become involved in Public Art.”
Why do you make what you make?
“I like textures, colour and repetition and find comfort and calm from making. I make what I make to better know myself, to tether myself to the earth whilst simultaneously tapping into another “realm”, the realm of the unknown, serendipity, happy accidents, creativity. “
What inspires you?
“My childhood growing up in Tasmania in the bush with a creek, nature, undefinable feelings, the human condition, the human body.”