ABOUT THE ARTIST
‘The second iteration of Ginger Beerd takes a slight deviation from the salty sea dog we all know and love. Steve’s new creation depicts a beautiful ginger bearded lady, dressed in a blouse reminiscent of the mid 18th century, the era of the first brewed ginger beer. In her regal pose, she has the face of a classic beauty combined with the ginger beard of a salty sea dog. Steve imagines the bearded lady as more than just a freak of society, in the same way that ginger beer is more than the odd member of the beer family. Both Ginger Beerd and ‘The Bearded Lady’ are beguiling in their own way, beauty with a touch of roughness.’
Steven Falco is a Brisbane based fine artist, mural painter, illustrator and digital artist who has been by our side since day one, having designed much of the artwork for Aether’s core range labels since our origin. Steve’s life revolves around art, he paints large scale artworks as part of the mural collective Brightsiders, as well as working as an art handler/installer at QAGOMA.
All of his creations come from a place of positivity, using his artwork as a tool to uplift communities, individuals and environments. Drawing on inspiration from the natural world, life experience and artists from the past and present.
As a homage to all that Steve has done for our brewery, we commissioned him to do a piece specifically for our Ginger. For so long, our gothic style pigeonholed what Steve could do for us and we wanted to show that he is so much more. For now and always, thank you Steve for all the hard work you’ve put into our little brewery. We couldn’t have asked for a better ginger beard to grace our Ginger Beerd!
Your New Favourite Beer + Artist.
We pride ourselves on making damn tasty beers. Delicious beer deserves beautiful imagery. Artists who make beautiful imagery deserve appreciation. Introducing Aether’s new-look core range of craft beer, ginger beer + seltzers. Find your new favourite beer + artist below.