Fempocalypse returns on Saturday, March 13! Wayward is throwing an all-day festival that champions the mega talent of Sydney's female artists, musicians, chefs and brewers — and women everywhere.
On the art side of things, we are chuffed to once again team up with 2D Digital Artist and Illustrator Pep, who exhibited at the original Fempocalypse back in 2017. On the day, Pep will set up in the laneway where she'll create a bespoke piece of art. Once it's finished, the artwork will be auctioned off, with proceeds going toward Women in Hospitality — a not-for-profit organisation that supports and fosters the career development of women in the hospitality industry.
We sat down with Pep to bring you a behind the scenes look at her work and a sneak peak into what you can expect to see at Fempocalypse.
How would you describe your artistic process?
"Sleep, eat, draw, be chaotic, cry, repeat."
What sort of vibe can we expect from your art?
"Illustrative and bold works, often representing mental illness or sexual themes."
Tell us about a few of your favourite artistic projects.
"[Apart from] Fempocalypse 2017, my debut solo show was held in both Melbourne and Sydney in January 2019, followed by a three-month residency at Batch Brewing Co. 2019 wrapped up with "Ideal Spaces", held at DOWN/UNDER Gallery alongside Bianca Wilson, Miranda Clout, and Rebecca Trajkovski."
I've also worked professionally for the past three years as an artist for studios such as Entropico, Prodigious Films, Pedestrian TV and Babekuhl. Productions have included names such as Sam Smith (Musician), Google and Samsung."
How does it feel to be our headline artist for Fempocalypse 2021?
" was bloody fun [and] I'm honoured to be brought back to the event that stages and supports women and those fem-identifying."
Can you give us any hints on themes and colours you're considering for the artwork you'll create during Fempocalypse?
"Nothing beats that bold yellow and black. Tank Girl is a personal favourite character icon of mine, and I think the bad-ass 'no fucks given' personality she portrays will complement this event very well."
To catch Pep's live art demonstration — and to nab one of her incredible pieces — head down to the Wayward Taproom on Saturday, March 13 from noon. While you're here, you can also enjoy tunes by Canned Fruit DJs, Asian-fusion eats by Vege4Love and a tap takeover by some of the best brewers in the industry. For the full details, head to our Facebook Event.