NEW magazine Purple Skin is celebrating all things artistic on the South Coast.
The brainchild of local artist Nikki Wright, the magazine features profiles on local artists beside gig reviews, guides to coming exhibitions and events and more, all wrapped up in a creative and colourful package.
After studying graphic design at the Ulladulla Institute of Design, Nikki realised she would need to either leave town or think creatively to find work.
With the encouragement of her three daughters, Nikki bit the bullet and Purple Skin magazine was born.
Nikki discussed the idea for Purple Skin magazine with local publishing company Harbour Publishing and was delighted when they came on board.
With the first edition out now through the Harbour Publishing website, Nikki is busy working on the second edition, to be released in March.
“We are getting heaps of interest,” Nikki said of Purple Skin.
“We have lots of artists and creatives who would like to participate in the magazine – it’s great.”
While it had been a hard slog to get the first edition out, and to get started on the second, Nikki said she was excited to be it all come together.
Her aim with Purple Skin is to promote all the creativity on the coast.
“I want to really to promote and celebrate art and artists down here,” she said.
An artist and photographer, Nikki said she had spent years exhibiting on the coast and was always impressed with the depth of talent on offer.
“There are so many talented creative people who need that platform,” she said.
“Purple Skin is a network to promote and celebrate art.
“It really is a platform for any emerging and established artist to promote themselves and their work.”
With Purple Skin, Nikki hopes to cover everything creative – from crochet to dance, theatre to visual arts, music to craft.
“We hope the magazine will embrace the creative side of our communities,” she said.
“Because we have the upcoming exhibitions and gigs featured it will be a great way to keep a finger on the pulse on what’s happening.”
Nikki said Purple Skin would cover the greater South Coast and said she understood why so many talented artists were drawn to the area.
“I think it’s the inspiration – there’s inspiration everywhere here,” she said.
Currently in e-book format, Nikki hopes to offer print editions down the track and is calling on the community to support the project.
Nikki said she would love to hear from anyone interested in contributing to Purple Skin, to be released every two months, or from anyone with ideas for articles or features.
To contribute to Purple Skin, contact Nikki via email on [email protected]南京夜网 or visit the Facebook site at www.facebook南京夜网/purpleskinmag
You can buy the first edition of Purple Skin online now through Harbour Publishing at www.harbourpublishing南京夜网.au.
CREATIVE: Nikki Wright is combining her art and photography skills with her graphic design qualifications to create Purple Skin magazine. The first edition is available now.
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