The Best Creative Pages on Instagram to Follow in Australia
Create| By Alexis Teasdale | January 19, 2021
Want to take your social media scrolling to the next level? These are the best creative pages on Instagram from Australian creatives to inspire you daily.
If you’re finding your Instagram feed is looking flat, inject some creative inspiration by following Australian artists, designers and craftsmen. Whether you’re passionate about interiors, painting, fine photography or a perfectly crafted sweet treat, you’ll find plenty to feast your eyes on thanks to these ten best creative pages on Instagram to follow in Australia right now.
House Illustrator: @inkling_house
Created by Newcastle-based designer and illustrator Inga Campbell, whose work has appeared in ELLE and Inside Out magazines and more, this offshoot account is solely to display the homes she is commissioned to draw. If you appreciate architecture and beautiful homes, you’ll fall in love with the intricacies of the detail in each piece, from the tiniest leaves to door handles.
Tinsel Maven: @imakestagram
While Brisbane’s Rachel Burke specialises in wearable art (her effervescent jackets are world renowned and have been worn by the likes of Miley Cyrus and Kesha), you’ll find a riot of colour, texture and art of all kinds on the @imakestagram feed. Rachel documents DIY projects, both big and small, inspiring her followers to attempt their own pom pom creations, customised sunglasses or a headband made of Lego. If you love glitter, whimsy, magic and sparkle, this account will make your day.
Modern Ceramicist: @bonnie_hislop
Forget old-school notions of plain terracotta pots and behold a new world of ceramics that is fun, colourful and all kinds of inspiring. Brisbane-based creative Bonnie Hislop hand builds her designs using juicy shades and intricate details. Think mini vessels, 3D ceramic lettering popping off pots, cheeky-message jewellery, doughnut dishes, leopard planters and more. Her account is electric and eclectic, fresh and totally unique.
Interior Stylist: @stevecordony
Having worked on Belle magazine as a style director for many years, Steve Cordony is a well-known figure in the interiors world. His feed is gorgeous, as you would expect from a stylist, and his masterclass video posts mean you’ll pick up plenty of tips and tricks to try in your own home, too. Prepare to be totally captivated by his recent transformation of Rosedale Farm, a Georgian homestead built in 1877 and located in Orange, NSW. Steve and his partner bought the property in 2017 and have since been lovingly renovating it with the plan to create a breathtaking luxury farm stay with flawless decor and all the trimmings. While Rosedale has its own account, Steve’s updates and before-and-after posts will wow you.
Jewellery Creative: @hausofdizzy
If you love big, bold shades, sparkle and bling with plenty of personality, you will love Haus of Dizzy creations. Wiradjuri jewellery designer Kristy Dickinson’s handmade designs are laser cut and assembled in her studio in Fitzroy, Melbourne. With a strong focus on her Indigenous culture, her Instagram account is full of zest and Kristy’s pieces often have a social message, giving the brand a current, important point of view.
Paper Engineer: @paperform
While the name gives you a big clue, you would be forgiven for doing a double take as you look through Paperform’s feed. Are they really all made of paper?!? Yes! The detail and masterful art created by Sydneysider Benja Harney and his team adds a definitive elegance to your daily scroll.
Cake Artist: @sweetbakes_
Melbourne-based cake artist Alisha Henderson’s delicious creations are just as much art as they are baked goodies. Many of her items are hand painted and look so beautiful, it’s a wonder her customers can bear to cut into them! Her bright and bubbly personality is infused into her feed with lots of video clips and updates on her Cake Mail service that delivers treats like cookie postcards around the country.
Children’s Author: @scottcreates
Not all heroes wear a cape. Some wear an Elsa costume. Which is what author and dad Scott Stuart donned when he went to the cinema with his son, who loves dressing up as Elsa from the Frozen movies. Together they wore their blue sparkly dresses and quickly went viral, with kids and parents from around the world cheering for the Melbourne dad, who completely embraces his son’s creativity. So much so, he penned the children’s book My Shadow Is Pink and crowdfunded a successful campaign to turn it into a short film. Now he has another book releasing, How to Be a Real Man, and Scott’s feel-good feed will brighten your day with its relatable posts and interesting parenting insights.
South Australia loves its wall art, and as you drive the streets of Adelaide you may discover several of local artist Leah Grant’s murals. From the walls of primary schools to spots in the CBD and even Stobie poles (a termite-resistant concrete pole for power lines or telephone wires, with a big flat panel perfect for painting), her bright, eye-catching aesthetic instantly livens up any surface. Leah’s Instagram account is a joyful injection of colour, and her time-lapse videos are addictive to watch.
Artist and Digital Illustrator: @Yarli_creative
Artist, digital illustrator and mother Madison Connors, now a Melbourne resident, is a proud Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung and Gamilaroi woman who creates soulful art, with many pieces reflecting women and motherhood. Her recent collaborations include one which has transformed some of her art into giant wall decals for children’s nurseries. Her feed is beautiful, thought-provoking and fascinating as she shares the stories and process behind some of her pieces.