Melbourne Based Illustrator and Ceramicist, Nani Puspasari used a 5 colour Fish Safe Paints palette to create “Contaminated”. Check out her work at

What did you enjoy the most about working with Fish-safe paints?

These natural, non-toxic paints are similar to watercolour and easy to use. The pigment from raw materials is quite playful and inconsistent during layering but resulting an interesting flow of colour while mixing with water. I’m also impressed by the volume of paint I can use from such a small tin. Seeing these paints on recycled metal bottle caps made me evaluate how many plastic bottles of acrylic paint I use for a single big canvas painting. Knowing about these types of colours taught me to become more aware of the environmental impact that my everyday practices can have.

How do you think clients would react to sustainable but ephemeral art?

Most ephemeral art is created for public awareness with some purposes or stories behind the temporary creation.There’s always space for the appreciation of the artwork created by the effort of people who wants to make a small or big difference to our polluted world.

This collaboration was made possible by Regional Arts Victoria’s Sustaining Creative Workers fund.