our artists & makers
Vanessa is a Geelong based artist working with a focus on hand-cut collage.
In her collages, Vanessa explores placing familiar objects into unfamiliar situations, settings and combinations. She uses vintage magazines, second-hand books, old postcards and other found materials to create her collages, with 1950s and 60s advertising, bright colours and the natural world frequent themes.
Vanessa loves the creative editing process that goes into making a collage: sourcing, selecting, extracting, refining and combining different images and materials to create something new.
Click on the image to see more of Vanessa’s art pieces.
Working with alcohol and acrylic inks, Leela makes eye-popping vibrantly coloured art for your ears. Each piece is unique. Click on the image for more.
Click on the image to find out more about this piece and other art pieces by Mary-Ellen.
Nyulla is an Australian Army veteran who is drawn to the environment as her subject matter through an intuitive, art therapy-based approach for injuries sustained during her military service.
She works intuitively and is surprised by what appears as her hands move and her mind is immersed in the moment. Click on the image for more details.
Teresa Nunes’ works explore texture and colour through different techniques like carving, clay staining and botanical dyeing using plants and food waste. Click on the image for more.
Katherine’s art practice is process driven as she often finds herself losing all sense of time in the meditative act of random and repetitive mark-making which she utilises to invite the viewer to contemplate, reflect and to take a closer look. Objects found in nature and collected items are often repurposed and feature in her work in an unconventional and unexpected manner. For more details, click on the image.
Sandra is a mixed media artist who lives in a small town in the beautiful Otways, in south western Victoria, Australia. Inspired by old books, ephemera and whatever is on her mind at the time, Sandra cuts, tears, and alters discarded works to create small works on paper by using printmaking techniques, collage, the occasional stitch and oil pastel.
Her ‘Story Book’ series reflects an imagined character often alone in the environment suggesting a personal story or emotion. Click on the image to view Sandra’s work.
Rohana is a Geelong based contemporary jeweller and object maker who creates one of a kind pieces of jewellery.
Rohana’s work focuses on form, texture and imagery. She enjoys looking into the symbolism of the creatures and plants she uses for inspiration, as well as using objects she finds on her adventures in nature. Her work often includes a subtle sense of humour and an enjoyment of the unexpected. Click on the image for more details.
Deb Weston is a regional textile artist who reclaims unwanted carpet yarn from the rubbish tip to create #iwaslandfill yarn and products. Click on the image for more.
Gatbi’s unique products are screenprinted and sewn by hand in Canberra. Click on the image to check out their magpie doorstops in store.