Five minutes with Fella;
Dina Broadhurst is an Australian artist, photographer + collector. Using photography + 3D mixed media, her vibrant work playfully explores the worlds of both fashion and art. Fella was fortunate enough to sit down with Dina for our Five Minutes feature, read on for the interview.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
I am based in Sydney, Australia, and I also grew up here. My background is half Italian from my mother’s side and half Australian from my father.
WHAT DOES THE NOTION OF 'HOME' MEAN TO YOU?
Family, comfort, quiet, privacy, relaxation, friends, life, cooking, food, collecting and making.
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO SWIM?
Sardinia in Italy.
IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW, WHERE WOULD YOU GO?
I would love to go to Iceland.
TO ME, SUMMER FEELS LIKE...
Bronzed skin, warm light nights and it feels like holidays even where you are home.
We have all been spending more time at home than ever. Have you perfected any recipes of late, and if so, would you please share your favourite with us?
I would have to say my eggplant pasta, I can’t go past a simple red sauce and pasta — it always satisfies. For the sauce, chop garlic and fry with a lot of olive oil. Add one tin of peeled and blended tomatoes, fresh cherry tomatoes, olives, and season with salt & pepper. Once the sauce is cooked for 15 minutes, I just stir through the eggplant which has been pre-cooked — I cut in rounds and fry, or even just put in the sandwich press with olive oil until they are cooked through — as well as some fresh bocconcini, buffalo mozzarella or goat’s cheese. Then pour over the drained pasta and add fresh chopped parsley, Parmesan, and sliced jalapeños. Delicious!
HOW DID YOU FIND YOURSELF WORKING IN YOUR INDUSTRY?
It’s something I’ve always done, collages and covered things, but I guess it took off as a business through Instagram. Being able to share what I was creating and reach a global audience.
FAVOURITE LOCAL SPOT?
YOUR FAVOURITE MALE NAME FOR FUTURE FELLA INSPIRATION?
WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION?
In nature, from my personal relationships and through my own self-discovery. Looking at other artist’s work or exhibitions, books, architecture, or travel is always also an endless source of inspiration.
CURRENT BOOK, PLAYLIST OR PODCAST?
Always books, and at the moment I’m hugely inspired by Araki.
What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Balance, and live in the present moment, of which I must constantly remind myself.