Jaz Grady is an emerging artist based in the Clarence Valley, NSW - but don’t hold that against her. In the words of infamous fashion designer Mugatu, she is ‘so hot right now’.
Jaz is featured in the 2019 Jacaranda Festival as the inaugural Festival Artist. She favours simple line work using markers and paint to create an easy visual experience to help get her messages across. A big fan of the pun or a quick caption or phrase; part of her illustrative work aims to take a bite and leave a sting with messages and themes that emerge with small town and rural living, as well as global issues and events.
Jaz walks the line between being a proud local and calling things as she sees them, especially the aspects that are less desirable and need to change. By harnessing the use of Aussie humour and perverse local pride there lays the subversive commentary on life in a country town in Australia.
RECEIVER OF THE 2019 YULGILBAR
If a dog goes woof, what does a dingo?
Jaz Grady sees the Clarence Valley as what it is - and draws inspiration from it to create her illustration work. Favouring the use of black markers and paint mops, her ‘switch off and draw’ style flows in simple lines and phrases.
Taking inspiration from those pushing the ideas of accessibility, institutionalisation and perceived values of art, and mixing that with the feelings stirred in the current Australian youth culture, this line of apparel and accessories is made for the people, by the people.
Made with the best attempts to keep things happy and green, all products are built from the most ethical or sustainable goods available, and all printing and labour is contracted from a local source.
STRANGER AND FICTION
Photographer and creator Jaz Grady is born and based in The Clarence Valley of NSW, Australia.
Setting aside the responsibilities of being a contract photographer for a bit, she fell back in to her love of coffee and the ability to focus more time on personal projects - which brings you here to Average Goods.
Expect caffeine fuelled, grease covered, salt crusted imagery and artworks, all shaped and moulded from living in a place called Gtown.
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