SQUARE ONE: Emily Devers

Meet Emily, one of the artists for our Square One exhibition opening on 2nd of March.

Illustrator, painter, tattoo artist, curator and all round supporter of the arts, Emily has a long list of accomplishments under her belt, from mural commissions to being a featured designer for Made In The Now to working in Brooklyn. We’re very excited to have Emily be a part of the show!


Where can we see your work on the internets?


As an artist you’re very multidisciplinary, do you find yourself being drawn back to a certain medium?

There’s nothing like the feeling of a freshly sharpened HB pencil in your hand.

When did you realize you wanted to be in your chosen creative field?

As far back as I can remember I’ve wanted to create. I think most artists have a complex about creative output as income, but of course it’s always going to be be my intention to call the visual arts community my home.

Favourite place in Brisbane?

Watching the sunset with my bike, my partner, and a tallie, riverfront in West End.

How would you describe the Brisbane art scene?

Brisbane’s art scene is a complex one. It can be friendly yet cliquey, open though selective. There’s an amazing collective of artists, however the government’s relationship with emerging art has a lot of room for improvement. I’m still working it out! 
I’m excited for the future of art in Brisbane. It’s going to require local businesses, the government, artists and our immediate community to work together, but it’s going to be incredible.

What does the term ‘Square One’ mean to you?

Back to the drawing board, back to the essentials, a fresh start.


First movie you ever saw?

The first movie I can vividly remember watching was Michael Ende’s Never Ending Story. Falkor pops up in dreams now and then.

Last project you worked on?

The most recent project was during my stay in Brooklyn, New York. I spent a couple of days at an all vegan doughnut shop working on some swish lettering and stylish chalkboards. The local coffee and fresh doughnuts were the best perks!

All images courtesy of Emily Devers at Daily-Make.com