Art: Zombie Queen's top picks for local female artists right now

Words by Zombie Queen

Between unsolicited career advice from less successful men and trying to make a living from your work, being a female visual artist can be a tough gig. In honour of International Women’s Day, Zombie Queen has compiled a short list of some of the best and brightest lady artists Adelaide has to offer.

Ban She Illustrator

Ban She works 9-5, goes home then works on her art. It's the kind of stuff you wish you were cool enough to have on your walls at sixteen. She was even featured in Frankie a few months ago like the badass that she is.

Image courtesy of the artist.

Image courtesy of the artist.

Zoe Kirkwood

Zoe is a professional artist who breaks down walls and blows minds with her use of colour and command of space. She is the type of artist that you'd discover in year 10 art class, try to mimic and fail miserably because nobody else can do what she does.

Photograph by Che Chorley

Photograph by Che Chorley

Simone Tippett

Simone Tippett runs Union Street Printmakers, a collective of artists and makers and non-makers who work together to embrace the magical realm of print. Simone is single-handedly responsible for the revival of traditional printmaking in Adelaide.

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Image courtesy of the artist

Aida Azin

Aida's paintings are fierce and confident. She has the most remarkable storytelling abilities through her line work and outstanding use of colour. See her work in the group exhibition Home Thoughts from Abroad where she explores her Australian/Filipino/Iranian identity. 

Image courtesy of the artist

Image courtesy of the artist

Véra Ada

Véra is one of those annoyingly talented artists who spends her days working, her nights learning new languages, and the rest of her time expanding on her already seriously vast knowledge of photo-making processes. 

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Photo courtesy of the artist

Emmaline Zanelli

Photographs that are equal parts sensual and disturbing. Emmaline is the ultimate one-to-watch for Adelaide artists. Watch this space.

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Image courtesy of the artist