The world through the eyes of Scott Rathman is a bright and bold place, brimming with colour.
Scott is a big believer in creating work with a strong message, and you can see an example of this artwork (Growth - Sit Together, Learn Together) created our Standing Together collection. We recently caught up with Scott to hear more about his creative life, his culture and his source of inspiration.
Could you tell us a little about yourself and your cultural background?
My cultural background is Eastern Arrernte, my Grandma was a stolen generation member and survivor of The Bungalows Mission. I was born in Loxton in the Riverland region of South Australia.
How long have you been creating art, and where do you draw your inspiration from?
I have been creating art for 36 years and my inspiration for my art is to continue the tradition of telling stories with art. As a muralist I like reminding people that we are still here as a collective group of people using the most visual way you can.
How would you describe your artistic style?
Bright, bold, interesting and most of all telling meaningful stories.
What made you decide to collaborate with Life Apparel?
I am always looking for opportunities to diversify my practise and this project has allowed me to engage in something that I haven’t done before. It provides me with a wider, more diverse audience and take my art to new places.
Can you give us a little insight into what the work that you created in collaboration with us (Growth - Sit Together, Learn Together) meant to you?
I work a lot in schools as I am a big believer in education being the key element to closing the divide between Aboriginal and non Aboriginal Australia. If people can respectfully sit and listen to truthful stories of the past and present then we can build a better future.
If you’d like to see more of Scott’s work, head over and give him a follow on Instagram here.