hands in water

'Soft', original print by Sarah Tee. Courtesy Cream Town

Tell us about you and your creative work.
I’m a photographer and filmmaker from Dja Dja Wurrung country. I mainly work in environmental documentaries, music video creation, portraiture and landscape photography. Two months ago, after losing all my work, I started Cream Town - an online art shop collective of 200 artists who have been financially affected by COVID-19.

How has coronavirus impacted on your life and work?
In the onset of COVID, I lost all of my work. I was lucky to have had the initial impetus that helped me envision the possibilities with Cream Town and the time to dedicate to its creation.

How are you coping or responding at this time?
I’m very fortunate to live with my family and partner, who are immensely supportive. We’re lucky to have each other to be able to get through this time.
I am also very fortunate to now have something to work on to keep my brain active.

Do you envisage new creative sector opportunities emerging from this crisis?
Absolutely! Creators will always create. We’re an industry of people who excel at innovation during chaos.

In three words, offer your fellow creatives some encouragement or advice.
Just keep swimming.

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