We sat down with local Melbourne artist Minna Leunig, the talented mind behind our exclusive Terra Incognita print. Minna paints “playful, primal and earthy images inspired by the natural world”, and shares with Kuwaii a profound love and respect for the Australian landscape and all its life forms. With our SS19 collection taking inspiration from the rich colours of the Australian bushland, we thought Minna was the perfect match for a very special collaboration this season.
How did you get where you are? Study – work – life – mentors – inspirations
I’ve always tended to follow my nose a bit. Having grown up in an artistic family and environment, my own artistic temperament was something I took for granted early on. I never really gave much thought to studying fine arts after I finished high school, in fact I think I almost dismissed the idea; too close to home maybe. Instead, I enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts course and ended up majoring in gender studies.