Melbourne based N.Z. artist Philippa Riddiford comes from a comprehensive background in design and fashion.
Philippa received considerable media attention from 1986 to 1996 for her input in the fashion and design scene in New Zealand, with her well known and popular label ‘Philippa Riddiford Accessories’.
Continuing with her creative ventures in Melbourne, Philippa began experimenting with acrylic, spray paints, textas and cut-outs, which led to her current printmaking practice.
Her bold creations pay homage to the Mid Century Modern Design movement. Space, colour and form play a significant role in her work as does the importance of allowing room for chance and spontaneity. A sense of humour and a whimsical twist is always present.
At the cutting edge of contemporary digital art and printmaking, Printmaker Gallery is proud to present her upcoming exhibition NEW NEW, showing from the 11th to 25th of August.
Philippa is married to the well-known guitarist singer songwriter Phil Manning http://www.philmanning.com.au/