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Artist Carla Uriarte on collecting journals and trusting your instincts

Carla Uriarte Pandora

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“1.) wear cool clothes 2.) hang with sis 3.) talk don’t be quiet 4.) have fun”... is valuable advice to live by according to artist Carla Uriarte, recorded in one of her journals (two weeks or two decades ago..?).

Carla is an authentic and genuine creative soul, her artistic endeavours spanning from painting, to ceramic making, DJing, and hosting community events and some of the most fun you can have of an evening in Sydney at Chippendale’s Freda’s bar.

The pieces on her Pandora's Moments Charms bracelet are quirky and fun, just like her. We spoke to Carla about her journaling process, who is inspiring her in 2020 and what music you can expect to hear at her grandmothers birthday party.

 

 

My name is

Carla Uriarte.

 

Where did you grow up?

San Francisco, California.

 

What’s your favourite colour at the moment?

Pea green.

 

 

Tell me about your journaling process – do you journal everyday? What inspires you to write? How old were you when you started collecting your journals?

I write sporadically - whenever it's needed. The process stabilises my thoughts - gives me clarity and shines some light on the weird things that live in my head. I've been writing since I was 7 years old, it used to make me feel mature lol.

 

If you had to choose a favourite piece of writing in an old journal, what would it be?

My list on how to be cool that I made when I was 10 in the year 2000.

“ How to be cool”

1.) wear cool clothes 2.) hang with sis 3.) talk dont be quiet 4.) have fun.

 

What is your earliest childhood memory?

Making music videos with our VHS camcorder.

 

 

Do you feel you can communicate better through drawing or writing?

They play hand in hand.

 

What is your most treasured and sentimental item that you own?

My piles of diaries, of course.

 

Who is your favourite visual artist at the moment?

Tracey Emin.

 

What are some rules you live by to lead a happy life?

Listen to your body / trust your instincts.

 

 

If you were to DJ anyones birthday, who would it be and what song would play at midnight?

My grandma's bday would be fun. I would play New Orders ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ as it is a family staple.

 

What advice have you been given in life that has stuck with you?

Do things 100 percent or not at all.

 

Who is your hero and why?

Larry David because he provides me with comic relief.

 

 

If you had to sum up 2020 in a few words, how would you describe it?

WHO KNEW.

 

What are you looking forward to at the moment?

A very large and sweaty dance party.

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