SG (SOPHIE GEARON & STEPHANIE GUEST)

Design & Writing working in River Studios


SG is Sophie Gearon and Stephanie Guest. Gearon holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in Printmaking from the VCA, working predominantly in furniture-making, spatial practice and design. She has exhibited at Seventh Gallery, Blindside Gallery, and won Best Emerging Visual Artist or Curator at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2014. Guest has an Honours degree in Australian Literature and is one half of Guest, Riggs, a literature x architecture practice. She has held events and exhibitions at MPavilion, RMIT Design Hub, Counihan Gallery, and as part of Melbourne Design Week and Bauhaus Now! at Buxton Contemporary. Guest,Riggs won the RMIT non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Non-fiction in 2017. Gearon and Guest met at the Melbourne School of Design, where they are completing their Masters of Architecture.

What attracted you to the space and what makes your studio suitable for your practice?

A place to work together, to consolidate and dissipate our various practices. South-facing; corrugations; a view of shipping containers. A certain flexibility.