406 - Sonny Day

Once you get a taste of professional happiness you will want to let the rest of the world in on what seems like a secret. The real leap comes in tapping into your self confidence, determination, and desire to live a life that is uniquely your own. Sonny and Biddy of We Buy Your Kids recently took their own next step by moving to Orange and giving back to their community by running Ludlow Creative Space. After years of traveling the world and using their loud and colorful voice, Sonny tells us about culling all that experience together to educate and inspire the next generation of artists through workshops and art shows running out of Ludlow Creative Space. By focusing on youth based programs Sonny paints a very realistic to these up and comers about sharing their vision through various mediums to leave their own footprint on the earth of their time here. All we can say is... awesome!

Check out ludlowgallery.com.au to see upcoming shows and pick up a few Ludlow exclusives.

Talking Points

  • The effects of encouragement early in life.
  • How a school bully was the first person to assign a value to Mark's artwork.
  • Style vs. perfection and the purpose of a medium.
  • The responsibility in showing the next generation the value in creativity.
  • Putting your fate into someone else's hands.
  • Sharing the joys of self employment with everyone you know.
  • Control and the pursuit of professional happiness.
  • From Sydney to a small town: We Buy Your Kids moves to Orange.
  • Taking an honest look at the earning potential of your profession.
  • Expanding past the traditional gallery format.
  • Inspiring your community.
  • Teaching people to actively contribute to what they are interested in.
  • Shooting for the moon means you'll at least build a skyscraper.
  • The opening of Ludlow Creative Space.
  • Showcasing commercial art as a valid form of expression.
  • Incorporating various styles to show that talent isn't the same as style and artistic success.
  • Exercising restraint to avoid overwhelming a new audience.
  • Running workshops, making zines, and the importance of music.
  • Tablets or traditional media?
  • Making things feel real by putting it in proper context.
  • How does Ludlow Creative Space make money?
  • Shifts in career priorities that come with age.
  • Helping shape young minds.
  • Planning out the first eighteen months of shows at Ludlow.
  • Why art prints inspire people more than movie posters.
  • Understanding your profession from multiple angles.
  • Pears in Orange and putting the art back in art show.
  • Making La Haine as We Buy Your Kids.
  • How world events affect your subject matter decisions.
  • WBYK future work in video and music's role in it.
  • Not letting your geographic location limit your dreams.