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Selected Media

2015

The Age, 20 March, 2015
“Lothian is an expert when it comes to creating whimsical interruptions to our daily lives.”
http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/craffiti-artist-sayraphim-lothian-presents-a-marriage-made-in-melbourne-20150312-1420er.html

Craftivism.com, 31 March, 2015
“Sayraphim Lothian is an artist I really admire, especially her work around Guerrilla Kindness.”
http://craftivism.com/blog/sayraphim-lothian-craffiti-and-authentically-connecting/

mrxstitch.com, 16 April, 2015
“Sayraphim Lothian…has a new artist in residency project that is very interesting!”
http://www.mrxstitch.com/the-cutting-stitching-edge-craffiti/

 

2014
Sometimes Melbourne Theatre, 4 August, 2014

“Craftivist Sayraphim Lothian says A Moment in Yarn is a participatory craft experience; I say it’s absolutely beautiful…”
http://sometimesmelbourne.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/a-moment-in-yarn.html

Crafting a Green World, 24 May, 2014
“Sayraphim Lothian is a craftivism superstar…”
http://craftingagreenworld.com/2014/05/24/8-crafty-examples-urban-beautification/

Make, 12 May, 2014
an artist who leaves sculptures of cupcakes with little anonymous notes in public places for people to take…”
http://makezine.com/craft/book-review-craftivism-edited-by-betsy-greer/

Buzzfeed, 23 April, 2014
“The artist leaves foam cupcakes around Melbourne for strangers to find…”
http://www.buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/people-who-use-crafting-for-activism

CTV News interview, New Zealand, 19 March, 2014
“…a random act of kindness from one overseas visitor…”
http://youtu.be/DHrzcrZ1f0U

The Press newspaper, New Zealand, 17 March, 2014
“…acts of guerrilla kindness”
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/christchurch-life/art-and-stage/9834934/Kakapo-sculptures-hidden-in-Christchurch

New Zealand Herald, 2 February, 2014
“…an arts project that will temporarily double the country’s kakapo population.”
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9679789/Crafty-Kakapo-an-exhibition-of-kindness

Crisp Magazine, February, 2014
An interview by the editor of Crisp
http://www.crispmagazine.com/sayraphim-lothian.html

 

2013
Milkbar Magazine, 30 July, 2013
Interactive artist Sayraphim Lothian wants to create a little moment of enchantment in your everyday life. She wants you to stop and take notice of things normally unseen.”
http://www.milkbarmag.com/2013/07/30/sharing-link/

Naomi Bulger : messages in bottles, 30 July, 2013
It is mid-morning. You are walking through the city, minding your own business, when you spot something colourful on a stone fence up ahead. You pick it up. It is a journal, lovingly hand-made, and beautiful.”
http://naomibulger.com/2013/07/30/the-found-notebook/

Peppermint Magazine, 30 July, 2013
If you’re lucky enough to find one, you can keep it, or pass on the goodwill by adding your own message and leaving it elsewhere”
http://peppermintmag.com/sharing-ink/

Meld Magazine, 29 July, 2013
“…each book promises to be one heck of a find for whoever is lucky enough to stumble upon it. Sayraphim will be quietly dropping her books in places over Melbourne from August 1 to 10, so keep your eyes peeled for the colourful tomes!”
http://www.meldmagazine.com.au/2013/07/sharing-ink/

A City with a Quirk, 18 July, 2013
Sharing Ink is a participatory art project which focuses on strengthening communities via shared experience.”
http://acitywithquirk.com.au/sayraphim-lothian/

Everguide, 17 July, 2013
Through a treasure hunt of human kindness, artist Sayraphim Lothian hopes to bring the community closer together with her latest project, Sharing Ink.”
http://everguide.com.au/arts-and-culture/visual-arts/news/find-30-handmade-books-hidden-in-the-cbd.aspx

SYN FM Radio interview, 4 July, 2013
Listen to it here.

Time Out Melbourne, 3 July 2013
“In an attempt to highlight the beauty and unpredictable nature of modern life, artist Sayraphim Lothian will be leaving handmade, inscribed books in various places around the CBD as a gift to whoever picks them up.
http://www.au.timeout.com/melbourne/aroundtown/events/7943/sharing-ink

Crafty Magazine, 24 April, 2013
“We grill Australian artist Sayraphim Lothia on the joy of Guerrilla crafts and making something special for a stranger.”
www.craftymag.com/item/256-sayraphim-lothian

Hobson’s Bay Leader newspaper, 23 April, 2013
“DRAGONS are being scattered throughout Hobsons Bay in a bid to inspire people to appreciate their usually unloved lairs…”
www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/west/spot-a-dragon-in-hobsons-bay-for-a-free-coffee/story-fngnvmj7-1226629436125

Dialogue at BAC, 12 January, 2013
“I love this project for so many reasons…”
welcometodialogue.com/bac_documentation_knowing_whats_real.html
www.welcometodialogue.com/bac_documentation_a_moment_in_yarn.html

 

2012
“Stitched-up pests take to the streets” Dandenong Leader newspaper and website by Raelene Wilson
dandenong-leader.whereilive.com.au/lifestyle/story/stitched-up-pests-take-to-the-streets/

“Critters in the concrete jungle”Dandenong Journal newspaper and website by Cameron Lucadou-Wells
dandenongjournal.com.au/story/424053/critters-in-the-concrete-jungle/?cs=1200

“Opening the door to a fun filled favourite”The Age newspaper and website by Cameron Woodhead
www.theage.com.au/entertainment/theatre/this-is-a-door-20120729-235zg.html#ixzz22HltmPJZ

“MUST for this weekend”Sometimes Melbourne blog by Anne-Marie Peard
sometimesmelbourne.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/must-go-to-this-weekend.html

“The play’s the thing: let the adult games begin”The Age newspaper and website by Robin Usher
ww.theage.com.au/entertainment/theatre/the-plays-the-thing-let-the-adult-games-begin-20120722-22i14.html#ixzz21mHdesWV

“Pop Up Playground”Deep Fun website by Bernie DeKoven
www.deepfun.com/fun/2012/07/pop-up-playground/

Interview for “Cultural Cringe” column Inpress street paper and website by Rebecca Cook
themusic.com.au/local/vic-tas/columns/2012/05/17/cultural-cringe-16/05/2012/

“Crafting brings the joy” Whipup blog by Sayraphim Lothian
whipup.net/2012/05/14/guest-series-crafting-brings-the-joy/

“Gilding the City” Curvy World website by Nicole Tattersall
curvy-world.com/2012/01/gilding-the-city/

“Gilding the City” Whipup blog by Sayraphim Lothian
whipup.net/2012/01/09/guest-post-gilding-the-city/

“A Moment in Yarn” Curvy World website by Carmen
curvy-world.com/2012/01/a-moment-in-yarn/

 

2011
“Art @ Monash Medical Centre” Melbourne Art Critic blog, by Mark Holsworth
melbourneartcritic.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/art-monash-medical-centre/

 

2010
“Ilnor” (image) Antithesis, volume 20, 2010, School of culture and communication, University of Melbourne, p172

2009
Kodak Salon catalogue, p4 www.ccp.org.au/docs/catalogues/kodak_salon_2009.pdf

“Sayraphim Lothian Talks About Her Work”, Superpunch blog, by John Struan
superpunch.blogspot.com/2009/03/sayraphim-lothian-talks-about-her-work.html

“Behind the scenes look: Where The Wild Things Are”, Puppeteers Unite blog, by Tom Stewart
puppeteersunite.com/?p=1028l

 

Image: Heads on and we shoot, the making of Where The Wild Things Are

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