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Mike Beer AKA Ghostcat

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“Always believe in yourself and don’t judge your work based on others opinions.”

How would you describe what you do?

 I’m a scratchbuilder / sculptor

What project have you worked on that you’re the most proud of?

Shadowtown at Fiksate Gallery

What is essential for creatives to have in their life?

The freedom to create

What inspires you about Ōtautahi?

The sense of pride and community

What piece of advice about your creative work has served you well?

To always believe in yourself and not to judge your work based on others

What’s the biggest misconception about your creative work?

That it is extremely hard to work in such a small scale

What Ōtautahi artists do you most admire?

Tepid, Dcypher, Ikarus, Jacob Yikes, Askew1, Bolsamatic and Jessie Rawcliffe

What artwork/piece of music/performance has taken your breath away?

A Pool Full of Deep Ends, Jacob Yikes / All eyes on me, Bo Burnham / Lin Manwell Mirander

What do you wish you’d have known about creative work when you were younger?

That it was possible to make a career from doing this line of work

What’s your favourite hidden secret in Ōtautahi?

I love the stairs to nowhere in Christchurch


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