FOUR MINUTES WITH… EDITH REWA (14th August, 2017)

 

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Who are you and what do you make?

Edith Rewa, or Edie! I trained in textile design (screen printing) but I mostly make pennies from plant-based illustrative work now. I design illustrated silk headscarves, which showcase Australia's native flora and fauna. I also have a range of art prints, gift cards and a small run of clothing in the works. When I'm not working on my product range I'm doing client-based illustration and pattern work.

 

What do you enjoy making the most?

Nothing beats sitting out on the heathland behind where I live, looking out over the Kanimbla Valley, tucked in between leptospermum, casuarina, mallee and banksias with styphelia nipping at my ankles. It’s these sorts of immersive hours spent drawing in the bush that give me the most joy. I recently had a small exhibition, 'Plant Portraits, Blackheath' which was a culmination of time spent in the Blackheath landscape doing just this!

 

What do the Blue Mountains mean to you?

For me the Mountains have been a place of great learning, where I have had space to stretch my legs and have a wonderfully indulgent work life!

 

Who’s you’re maker of the minute?

 Mirador!

 

Edith Rewa’s scarves and cards are available in Atelier of Lyttleton Stores, Lawson.