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News_Move-in x Ellie Malin

Move-in x Ellie Malin

Ellie's artworks are inspired by a love for travel, memories, and also from the most meaningful to the insignificant moments in life, in all their beauty. Get to know her Northside faves below!

Ellie Malin is a Melbourne based artist working predominantly in relief woodblock printing and experimenting in painting, installations and collaborative projects.

Her bold, visceral artworks reflect an intuitive approach to image making where colours and form construct the landscape. Her artworks are inspired by a love for travel, memories, and also from the most meaningful to the insignificant moments in life, in all their beauty.

Get to know a few of her Northside faves! …

MI - What are you currently reading?

EM - My current reading list includes:

Accidental Icon by Iris Appel. Such a fun book to have in the collection. I’m inspired by her wit and passion for creativity and originality.

A Shape of Thought, by Mikala Dwyer. Described as playful, provocative and excessive.

Co-Art: Artists on Creative Collaboration, Ellen Mara De Yachter - full of great insights into how and why artists work collaboratively.

The Secret Lives of Colour, Kassia St Clair. For a colour-obsessed like me I love reading these unusual stories of the 75 most fascinating shades, dyes and hues.

MI - What was the best thing you heard yesterday?

EM - I’m absolutely hooked on ABC podcasts. Whenever I’m printing in the workshop I’ll switch between soul music/silence and podcasts. Some recent favourites include Ladies We Need to Talk with Yumi Stynes, Mindfully with Brett Kirk and Smiling Mind, Big Ideas with Paul Barklay, The Philosophers Zone with David Rutledge… and the list goes on!

MI - What is your favourite thing to do on a Sunday in Melbourne?

EM - We love going to South Melbourne Market to stock up for the week or checking out the latest exhibitions at the NGV, a stroll down to to Botanical Gardens, cooking up for the busy week ahead and catching up with family.

MI - What is your favourite building in Melbourne and why?

EM - It’s hard to narrow down to just one favourite building in Melbourne, but I have to say, I love walking around my local neighbourhood Richmond. I’m fascinated with the history of the place and the amalgamation of modern and historic styles of architecture all within one block really inspires the voyeur in me.

MI - What are your top local tips for the best food/coffee, shops, art / design at the moment?

EM - In no particular order:

Rowena Corner Store in Richmond - always welcoming, it’s like a home away from home.

For delicious Italian just like Nona makes we go to Ms Frankie in Cremorne, and for feeling like we’re back in Japan we love Aka Siro in Collingwood.

Shopping - I always finds great gifts at A Quirk of Fate on High street, Northcote. For beautiful modern silk staples to elevate ones wardrobe instantly, I love Melbourne brand Banded Together available exclusively online.

To catch up on contemporary Australian art and Mid Century design I recommend Modern Times on Smith St, Collingwood.

Book shop - I could literally spend an entire afternoon (and the entire contents of my wallet!) perusing the shelves at the Avenue Bookstore on Swan Street.

For my favourite art fix and day out with the family we go to Heide Museum. Pack a picnic or lunch at the cafe. Always fantastic exhibitions to see and stunning location surrounded by park lands.

Thanks Ellie! You can view more of Ellie’s stunning work and purchase a special piece for yourself at Modern Times.

Photography of Punthill Ivanhoe by Martina Gemmola, styling by Ruth Welsby.