Sayraphim Lothian creates playful experiences for people.
Her main body of work, ‘Guerrilla Kindness’, leaves tiny handcrafted artworks out on the street for people to find and take home, injecting tiny, unexpected and magical moments in passers-by’s lives. They aim to remind people of the niceness of life, as rewards those who take the time to stop and look around them once in a while. These works can be found in streets all around the world.
Her participatory work creates bridges between participants, allowing moments of loveliness to flow between strangers. They are about the sharing of experiences and the fleeting but meaningful connections made. They are about rediscovering joy in oneself and realising it abounds in other people.
Sayraphim aims to facilitate meaningful connections between people through craft.
2015 Prain, Leanne Strange Material: Storytelling Through Textiles Arsenal Pulp
2014 Greer, Betsy Craftivism: The Art and Craft of Activism Arsenal Pulp
2010 Howell, Vickie, Craft Corps Lark Books
2009 Johnson, Garth 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse Quarry Books
2014 Te Papa Museum, Wellington (NZ) Little Robbie (soft sculpture)
The Canterbury Museum, Christchurch (NZ) Little Ra (soft sculpture)
2013 National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra (AUS) New Games: Play in the UK (documentary)
2012 Trades Hall Archive (AUS) HERE (soft sculpture)
2011 National Gallery of Victoria archive (AUS) 150 years (crocheted granny square)
2009 Museum of Modern Art Permanent Collection, New York (USA) The Afterlife Ball (digital print on card)
Monash Heart Art Collection, Melbourne (AUS) Contradictory Corresponding (digital print on canvas)
Monash Heart Art Collection, Melbourne (AUS) Big ol’ black steam train (embroidery on linen)
She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in photography, a Graduate Diploma in Primary Teaching from La Trobe University and a Masters in Art in Public Space at RMIT, Melbourne.