Artist Spotlight #47: Rebecca Sheedy

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-8-30-39-pmRebecca Sheedy

The epitome of Adelaide cool, Rebecca Sheedy creates zines that appeal not only to the capricious millennial, but also the romantic nostalgist. In our latest spotlight, she tells us what her preferred artistic instruments are and what the title of her autobiography would be.

Q: Hello Rebecca! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself?

A: Hello, I am an Adelaide based zine maker who really enjoys watching The X-Files. I’m currently trying to teach myself how to play One Direction songs on the electric guitar in my bedroom without any of my housemates hearing.

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-8-30-49-pmRebecca Sheedy and Georgina Chadderton’s zine, Sock-tober

Q: Who inspires you? What inspires your art?

A: Nostalgia and the banalities of everyday life. I would be happy to draw the contents of my kitchen cupboard for the rest of my life.

Q: Do you have a preferred medium?

A: Pen and paper. Artline Drawing System pens are best, but I’ll take Uniball if need be.

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-8-30-57-pmOne of Rebecca’s zine’s

Q: How would you describe your style?

A: Bright and familiar.

Q: Can you please describe your artistic and creative process i.e.: from lingering idea to putting it into practice?

A: I primarily create perzines, where I take events from my life that have been rattling around in my head and interpret them in my work. I generally begin by dotting some points down in my notebook to jog my memory then dive straight into the final piece without drafting.

I’ve recently collaborated with Georgina Chadderton for a project called ‘Sock-tober’ where we individually drew our socks for the month of October and created a split zine. George and I often travel to zine events together, so Sock-tober allowed us the opportunity to produce a joint publication to showcase our different styles.

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-8-31-05-pmRebecca’s love of the X-Files is included in her zine works

Q: Where do you see your art practice taking you in the next five years?

A: Hopefully not talking about socks.

Q: If you could recommend one artist, who would it be?

A: Vanessa Berry. Zines, memoirs, guided tours, and maps – Vanessa does it all and is just a really nice person to boot.

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-10-18-37-pmRebecca working on her next zine

Q: Where can we find more of your work?

A: I have an Etsy store where I sell my zines and you can also have a look at my Mild Scribbling Facebook page and Instagram page if you like. 

Q: What would the title of your autobiography be?

A: ‘Everyone Has a Dog but Me’ because I go for a lot of walks in local parks and have constant pupper envy.

– Masya Zabidi

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