Gently bumping into treasures
Hidden amongst the noise and dirt
Willing to dust off a dream and live it
Arielle is an artist, activist and people wrangler whose work aims to harness the powers of creativity and collaboration to create meaningful change.
Arielle co-founded and launched Groundswell Giving in early 2020, a community of business and cultural leaders who are funding and accelerating high-impact climate action in Australia. Arielle curates a series of dynamic and inspiring events for Groundswell, bringing new people and communities into the climate conversation, focussing on narratives around climate justice and climate solutions.
Prior to Groundswell, Arielle co-founded and curated a group exhibition with some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, All We Can’t See: Illustrating the Nauru Files. This national exhibition and impact campaign shed light on the unacceptable human cost of offshore detention. The project toured Australia in 2018, raising funds for legal and advocacy support for asylum seekers and refugees. It was included in the Melbourne Art Week and was exhibited at the Australian Labor Party 2018 National Conference where it lobbied the party for changes to their 2019 election policy platform.
Arielle began her career as a book designer and illustrator, and remains passionate about the role and power of storytelling in society. Former clients include HarperCollins, Murdoch Books, HardieGrant, Veuve Clicquot and Collette Dinnigan. Arielle maintains an art practise in embroidery and tapestry, with a BHons (1st) Design in Visual Communication at the University of Technology Sydney, where she has also taught. Arielle is a Fellow of Australian Progress.