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Micro Show | Layla Bacayo

Layla Bacayo is a multidisplinary artist who brings together illustration, digital art and painting with her DJ persona DJ Lay Da Best. Her work highlights contemporary culture, luxury cars and new media. Since her solo exhibition, Fast Car Girl (2017) at Riverina Community College Gallery, Bacayo has been in numerous group exhibitions and presented floor talks, at Shift (2019), Coolamon Up-to-Date Store and Yeild (2019) Griffith Regional Art Gallery. In 2021 she exhibited Mash-Up at The Curious Rabbit, a collaboration with Sarah McEwan and Veronica Watson. In 2022 Bacayo's contribution to the arts was recognised, being awarded the Achievement Award for Community Colleges Australia Student of the Year Awards.

Q & A with Layla

When did you start creating works?

I started to draw when I was about 3 years old and have been drawing ever since.

What kind of works do you make?

I mainly create drawings with coloured pencil and also with pens.


What influences your work?

My work is influenced by DJ equipment, South Park characters, TV personalities and public figures.


What are your aspirations for the future?

I want to DJ in front of big crowds and would like to have my drawings displayed in a city like Canberra or Sydney.


What’s your favourite thing about being in the studio at The Art Factory?

Meeting up with other artists and observing what they do.

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