I've been a long time fan of Kate Banazi's work, not only because it is unique in the way oit looks, but for the fact that it is all screen printed. In what could be considered a lost artform in this digital age, Kate continues to push new boundaries daily. I'd suggest everyone following Kate on Instagram to see exactly what I mean by this. Enough of my blabber, let's ask Kate our 10 Qs before her Field Trip performance which is taking place this August 30th in Sydney.
1. State your name, location, medium, and the last meal you ate.
Kate, in bed in Sydney, silkscreen, breakfast.
2. What are you working on at the moment?
Pitches and Personal work, large format monochrome silk screen prints.
3. Describe the last person you saw do a live talk that really inspired you.
Seeing anyone who is well respected in their field is inspiring so to choose just one would be hard. I watch TED talks regularily to give myself a kick up the arse.
4. Name a tool of the trade which you use, digital or otherwise, that is absolutely essential to your workflow.
Squeegee and fresh mesh.
5. What are the top three tracks in your 25 most played iTunes playlist?
My studio is overwhelmed by a playlist that is dictated by someone else. If I could, I'd have a mix of The Inkspots, Mos Def, The Smiths, Kylie Minogue, Vivaldi and everything in between because I'm greedy.
6. If you could boil down the most important lesson you've learned as a professional creative to three words, what would they be?
Enjoy your job.
7. What is your favourite website for comic relief?
I've come to not rely on the internet for any type of relief.
8. Can you tell us a bit about your plans for your Field Trip performance?
What I plan and what may happen could wildly differ. I intend to print a couple of variations of a field trip poster. This will probably change at the last minute because I've forgotten to bring stuff.
9. What do you hope the Audience will take away from your presentation?
That everything's a work in progress and that screenprinting is much harder than it looks.
10. Who is your daddy and what does he do?
My Mamma made me.
Thanks Kate. Early Bird tickets are ending soon, so jump straight on over to the shop and secure yours now. Also, if you wanted to get up on stage and be Kate's assistant for the event, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You just need to be a ticket holder for the day to take part.