Posted by Flavia Julius on 18th Oct 2018
Liberté, egalité, fraternité.
Brazil is going through hard times, I hope the universe conspires and it gets better.
I stand for freedom of speech, equal rights, human rights; I am against all sorts of discrimination.
Love is love.
I believe we have to take care of our environment, and we need to stop harming nature.
I support Indigenous people and know how much we can learn from them. They are the custodians of our Land.
Education is the key for a better future. Good quality public education. Modern education, creative thinking, problem solving, empathy, sustainability, critical thinking.
Hard won knowledge, instead of instant fake news.
These are things that are dominating my mind at the moment, and inevitably transpiring into my art.
At this day and age, it seems supporting the topics above should be a no brainer, however we know it isn´t the case. Unfortunately. Why is it so hard?
This is a topic that has always bothered me: social inequality. Here in Australia, it´s no secret to anyone that Aboriginal people have much harder lives than others. It's also no secret why this happens, their existences having been so messed up for decades. In Brazil, things are worse. Much worse...The five richest people there have [...]
I'm working on the series "Roots" at the moment. My roots. Family. My Dad passed away last year and deeply affected my roots. I was so close to him, and very similar to him in many ways. Thanks to him, we grew up listening to music all the time. Nat King Cole was his favourite (and [...]
Naidoc Week has just finished, and it was ever so inspiring. I celebrate Aboriginal culture here in Australia, as well as Indigenous and African culture in Brazil. Aboriginal people are the traditional owners of our land, and Brazilian Indigenous people, the "Indios", are the traditional owners of Brazilian land. If here in Australia we [...]
Some of my artworks are on show at 4Dverse, as part of the St Kilda Art Crawl. If you happen to be in Melbourne, go and have a look, please! I haven´t seen it personally, however the photos look great!! :)
I haven´t written much lately, as I´ve been working on commissions. The piece I´m doing right now is a Brazilian flag, which will be completely full of dots. It´s a large canvas, therefore patience needed, that´s for sure, however I´m loving the process!! Listening to some very interesting documentaries while I paint, so absorbing a [...]
I'm back!! :) I was visiting my family in Brazil, back to Sydney and to work now. While in Sao Paulo, I was very pleased to receive an invitation to take part of the first edition of the St Kilda Latin Festival, which will hold the Latin American Art Exhibition in St Kilda. Thanks so much [...]
As I´ve mentioned before, we moved to Avalon six months ago. We´re loving it, and looking forward to experiencing for the first time the Avalon Beach Market Day, the largest community market day on the Northern Beaches. Sounds fantastic!! Sunday 19 November from 9am to 4pm. I´m also very excited to show my paintings to my [...]
I was in Sydney in year 2000 (this is before this city became home for me, 12 years ago), and remember one night ending up in Darling Harbour with a friend, totally by chance. There was this festival happening there, with Latin music, and I couldn´t believe my luck!! It was the first ever Ritmo [...]
We´ve just come back from a 30-day trip on a campervan through England, Wales and Scotland. I´ve always loved backbacking, however now with the three kids, plus my back being not as strong as before, a campervan seems to be the next big thing!The absolute highlight was the Scottish Highlands, I just loved how powerful, [...]