LIMEDROP INTERVIEW: Minna Gilligan March 25 2016

Limedrop had the pleasure of speaking to the bright Minna Gilligan! Her colourful work is inspiring. See her top two tips on getting creative!

Who you are? What do you do/ believe in? My name is Minna Gilligan, I’m an artist based in Melbourne. I make paintings, drawings, collages and illustrations. I also write, blog, and used social media rather avidly.

What your top two tips for getting creative? One of my top two tips for getting creative would be to hoard visual material, paper ephemera, etcetera. Pin them up on your walls to look at, and consistently add and subtract from your collection. It’s important to always be looking at things intently, soaking up imagery as much as possible. My second tip would be to work even when you don’t feel particularly inspired - I believe creative uncertainty can always be pushed through by just “doing” and working with the results.

What is something that you never thought would be possible that is now possible? Many things, but perhaps more generally just having an audience for my work, and having opportunities to exhibit in institutions I’ve only ever dreamed about like the National Gallery of Australia among others. It’s humbling to be given opportunities to share my visions.

Image Credits: 1. Photograph by Benjamin Thomson. 2. Minna Gilligan, Thought of you as my peek, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Daine Singer Gallery

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