We grabbed five minutes with a couple of the founders from KisVis – Keeping it Simple at Visible Ink – to talk creative, hanging out, and how their new project is just all of their favourite things bundled into one chill evening.
We’ve known you both for a while now, having worked with Visible Ink on Youth Week 2017 including the Launch on King George Square and The Pod on Brunswick Street Mall, but how did you actually find out about us?
Wanita: I heard about Visible Ink while at school and wanted to check out the space.
Skyler: I thought it was a great youth space with awesome resources I had to use.
And currently? What are you doing here at Visible Ink?
Skyler: KisVis – A once a month event for young people 15-25 years to collaborate and relax on a Friday.
Wanita: We’re hoping to bring together creative types from all forms of art and all walks of life.
Skyler: Yeah, I just wanted to get a bunch of young creatives together.
Wanita: And I’m always working on personal art and film projects. Also there’s Youth Week 2018 planning.
So what do you two love about all of these projects, why are you so passionate about the arts?
Wanita: I love learning new skills and sharing what I know with other people doing artsy, creative things.
Skyler: I’m an Artist that works on projects here and there. I love it because visual art is a whole other language, it embodies everything in life from culture to your personal self.
Hanging out in their down time, Wanita and Skyler can’t help but become a “jack of all trades” when it comes to creative projects.
Wanita: Artsy stuff are my hobbies, writing and all forms of creative media.
Skyler: I’ve done a short film, painting, drums but mostly sleeping because hell yeah!
Wanita: There’s also skating, thrift shopping, coffee drinking…
One last question, how would you suggest young people get involved in this opportunity or opportunities like this?
Wanita: Come a long to Visible Ink and check out the space. There are so many chances and people here for you to connect with, just coming in and checking it out.
Come along to the next KisVis – check the Facebook page for upcoming events.