Meet MoB: Lucy-Belle Rayner
What does a day in the life of the Creative Enterprise Lead look like?
MoB Shop is my main focus at the Museum, I curate the range of work available by local artists and designers. I also collaborate with our artists to develop new products for the shop, and design merchandise to complement each MoB exhibition. Currently I am organising BNE DESIGN; a market showcasing our incredibly talented Brisbane artists and designers which will be held at Reddacliff Place on 29 November.
Can you tell us a bit about your personal background, and what led you to your current role at MoB?
My family has always been very involved in the arts, I grew up surrounded by artists and designers so my passion for creativity was fostered from a young age. My background is in fashion design, I run my own fashion label and have worked freelance on a variety of projects designing products, branding, stationery, packaging through to working with artists constructing garments for national and international exhibitions. When I was offered the opportunity at MoB Shop, it seemed like the perfect fit!
Everyone has a secret talent! What is a fun fact or talent we wouldn’t necessarily know about you?
A fun fact! My family loves to tell stories of our Bushranger heritage, my fourth great uncle is Ned Kelly.
What is your favourite artwork or item currently on display at MoB? And why?
I’m obsessed with the colour red, so I’d have to say the artwork by Jun Chen – it’s a stunning textural piece depicting native Poinciana trees in flower. I have my eye on it for some future MoB Shop merch!
– Lucy-Belle Rayner, Creative Enterprise Lead