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Plaza Art in Four Parts

Four weeks, four artists, four perspectives.

October saw 16 days of live art in Eastwood Plaza with 4 amazing artists.

See a completed version of each artwork below.

Chris Yee

Chris Yee (b. 1989) initially majoring in graphic and textiles design, is an East Ryde (Sydney) based Artist, working Illustrator, Designer & Animator specialising in traditional “pen and paper” methodologies.

He believes in the power of character and storytelling and is heavily drawn to constructing narratives ranging from the humorous to the monstrous and macabre.

Growing up in 90’s Ryde, amongst the strong communities of Eastwood he is a proud member of the evolving Asian-Australian Creative identity. He strongly believes there is a unique character and original narrative found within this changing community.



Freda Chiu

Freda Chiu is an independent illustrator and visual artist from Sydney, Australia.

She creates art notably for books and editorial. Her selected clients include Puffin Books UK, Penguin Random House, ANZ, The Galleries and The Australian Broadcasting Corporation among others.

Freda is inspired by her love of children’s picture books, horror movies, comics and a love of interesting stories.

Outside of her art practice, Freda lectures on Illustration and Animation Design at the University of Technology, Sydney.



Lorraine Simiana

Tuesday 20 October to Friday 23 October

Lorraine Simiana is a local artist who graduated with a Diploma (2013) and an Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts (2014) at Meadowbank TAFE.  She continued her studies at the National Art School and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2016.

Lorraine found painting to be a form of expression and she found her niche in Abstract Expressionism. Her work continues to evolve as she experiments with different mediums and techniques.



James Patrick

Inspired by Surrealism, Manga and the retro children’s television program Mr. Swiggle, James Patrick is an artist specialising in detailed artworks with several layers of both imagery and meaning.

A life sized sculpture made of Tim Tam Biscuits, an artwork painted with Coffee and a 1 year detailed illustration project are just a few of the achievements by James over the past few years. With a keen interest in the strange and surreal you’ll notice distinct elements of nature along with subtle social commentary in James Patrick’s Art.



Last updated on 5 November 2020