01 Let Our Songs Speak For Us

Let Our Songs Speak For Us was an exhibition that celebrated 50 years of the Centre of Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM). 

Located within the Univeristy of Adelaide, CASM is the only dedicated university centre for studies in Australian Indigenous music, and is an epicentre of musical training, community empowerment, and societal impact.

I designed a custom typeface for the exhibition's visual identity, inspired by the staunch activist spirit that brought CASM into being. The hand-cut lettering style pays homage to the posters, banners and signs created by Indigenous activists in the 1970s, the era of CASM’s inception.

I worked on this project as a designer for Cause/Affect Studio.

 Exhibition visual identity
 Visual identity & branding
 Analog Process
Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music
Kaurna country (Adelaide), Australia

02 MAVA Substation

In 2022, Metro Arts transformed the heritage site ‘Substation No. 9’ into the MAVA Substation, a community workshop and artist studio space.

In the lead-up to the launch, I designed the visual identity for the community outreach campaign, used across MAVA's social media and marketing.

The rough, grungey aesthetic references the DIY nature of the space, connecting with Metro Arts’ roots and the opportunity for community to come and get their hands dirty.

 Visual identity & branding
 Art direction 
Meanjin (Brisbane), Australia

03 Collide Public Art Initiative

Collide Public Art Initiative supports independent artists in the creation of public artworks and installations. 

I designed a branding system that would communicate the contemporary and boundary-pushing art they support, as well as appealing within more formal contexts of city councils, architects and investors.

 Visual identity & branding
 Public art
Naarm (Melbourne), Australia

04 Human Rights Arts & Film Festival

“Follow the threads that lead our stories together”
I designed the visual identity for the 2022 edition of HRAFF, in collaboration with designer & illustrator, Nadia Prihani Hooton.

Together we developed a collaborative method that united our practices as illustrator & collage artist.

Nadia created four illustrations in response to the festival’s themes: Ancestors, Bodies, Distance and Environment. ​Then, I used a collage approach to combine these illustrations, allowing us to make endless combinations across the festival’s collateral and representing the different themes.

The result was a unique, flexible and expansive visual identity for the festival.

 Visual identity & branding
 Festival collateral
 Collaborative process
Naarm (Melbourne), Australia

I acknowledge the Yuggera and Turrbal people as Traditional Custodians of the lands on which I live and work, and extend my respect to all First Nations people across this country. Sovereignty was never ceded.