Joined July 2008

Public artist, craftivist, investigator of constructive play & guerrilla kindness, cofounder of Pop Up Playground /...

Sayraphim Lothian creates playful experiences for people.

Her street work attempts to inject tiny, unexpected and magical moments in passersby’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.

Sayraphim and her work can be found in a number of books and publications including Garth Johnson’s 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse, Vickie Howell’s Craft Corps, Heads On and We Shoot: The Making of Where The Wild Things Are from McSweeny’s Publishing and Betsy Greer’s upcoming Craftivism: the Art of Craft of Activism.

Her work is held in MOMA (New York, USA), The Canterbury Museum (Christchurch, NZ), the archives of the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, AUS), in the Monash Heart Art collection (Melbourne, AUS), as well as in private collections and on the streets in cities around the world.

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.

  • Joined: July 2008


Exhibition coming up

Deborah Hally, Sayraphim Lothian, Tebani Slade exhibition at Obscura Gallery. Opening on the 5th of July from 4 til 6pm. / Venue: 1st Floor, 284 Carlisle St, East St Kilda. Open til 24th. / I’m really excited to be a part of this show. I’m in awe of the amazing Deborah Hally and I’m honoured to be in an exhibition with her! / I haven’…
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I won an award :)

The other day I won the Photography award at the Pivot exhibition at Red Earth Gallery for The Afterlife Ball. / / I think that’s ace :)
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A number of features!

Wow! I’ve been away from the journal entries recently, but here’s a run down of the last month’s activity… / “The captured sea monster” was featured in Not What It Seems / “The Afterlife Ball” was featured in ABSTRACT DIGITAL ART AND WRITING and The Art of Intrigue / “Mysteries in the bottle” was featured in Dirty pretty things. / “…
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sales and exhibitions

I sold a copy of Still Life with Myths in an exhibition for the Food and Wine festival! I’m so pleased, it’s always lovely to have your art out in the world… / And I have two images in the Kodak Salon show at the Centre for Contemporary Photography; / 3rd April – 23rd May / CCP / 404 George Street / Fitzroy VIC / / Come on down and check it out!
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