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The Ethics of Creativity

On 2 June, The Ethics Centre and Vivid Ideas presented The Ethics of Creativity.

Four artists – Mirrah, Sasha Brandt, Brett Patman, and Scott Marsh – offered us a peek into their creative processes. Where the rapper Mirrah cautioned us to slow down before making grand political statements, the ever-elusive street artist Scott shrugged and said a few mistakes in the quest for political literacy didn’t hurt. He even uncovered his face before saying so.

Brett, a photographer far better at breaking and entering than you’d expect, shared his scepticism at the law being a moral standard. So too did Sasha, tattooist and co-owner of The Darling Parlour Tattoo Studio, a professional at the forefront of rapidly shifting attitudes to skin and body.

A lively Q&A session with harbour views in the background topped off this afternoon sesh. If you missed out, here are some photos from the event.

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Brett-Patman.pngBrett Patman is the photographer behind Lost Collective, a project capturing abandoned built environments. The sites he shoots have rich histories of communities past but are often privately owned and gated – like old pubs, power stations, and hospitals, destined for demolition or gentrification. 

Untitled-design.pngMirrah is a rapper and singer known for energetic performances and a positive attitude to music and creativity. Record labels find it hard to pigeonhole the recording artist who is Indonesian-born with African heritage and brought up in California and Australia. Alongside her art, she is dedicated to youth work.

Scott-Marsh.pngScott Marsh is a graffiti artist who juxtaposes the ‘high art’ of galleries with the street art found on trains and walls. His canvases feature floral bouquets with trade tools like bolt cutters and spray cans. His socio-political murals take on lock out laws, environmental policies, and famously, Kanye West.

Sasha-Brandt.pngSasha Brandt is a tattooist and co-owner of The Darling Parlour Tattoo studio. She is passionate about creating designs she knows will last for decades on a person’s skin. Her artistic creations are colourful floral and animal pieces. Tattooing is Sasha’s first and only job.