The front cover art for the beautiful Issue 9 of Platform Magazine comes to us from the
incredibly talented Alice Cooley. We first met Alice at a Manga art workshop being held at the LINC State Library in the summer of 2016, where we quickly noticed her amazing skills and immense passion for Anime.
Soon after that, Alice came under the wings of our Youth ARC staff where she was mentored by Chris Mister to develop her skills and create a body of work for our National Youth Week Event, Light up the Lane, as well as her end of year school exhibition.
Once the mentorship finished, we didn’t know if we’d see Alice again but since then she has become a committed part of the Youth ARC family, being a regular visitor and creative arts workshop participant.
With a Japanese influenced upbringing and having studied at Tarremah High School and later at Taroona, Alice developed a love for all things K-POP, Cosplay and Anime. Her repertoire of skills are ever expanding as she experiments with Posca pens, Copic markers, water colours, acrylics and much more.
We’re super excited to have had her amazing collection of works on exhibition at Youth ARC for the launch of issue 9 of Platform and even more excited to be able to feature her story and share it with our wonderful readers.
We hope you enjoy this small glimpse into the vibrant world of miss Alice, and if you’d like to see more, checkout her instagram at @poofa_shploofa and be sure to pop into Youth ARC to see the collection while its up!
We wish you all the best in your creative journey Alice, we think you’re defi nitely destined for success!