Caitlin Shearer, 27, Designer/Curator/Illustrator (Melbourne AU)


I’m a clothing & textile designer, curator and illustrator. What inspires me is womanhood, roses, longing, intimacy, old cinema, kink, crayon scrawlings. I've been drawing, painting, dabbling since the age of 16 - the last ten years have been a natural progression of skills, whilst working all sorts of different creative jobs - I'm just trying to figure myself out via the work that I make. It's like a diary - an outpouring of all emotions. I aim to convey in my work a wordless interpretation of what's inside of my brain - dealing with atypical types of bonding, strange feelings towards intimacy, unrequited love, a burgeoning sense of self and blossoming understanding of feminism.