our artists & makers

kitty calvert

The inspiration for Kitty Calvert’s assemblage sculptures, comes from a love of vintage and a desire to re-use and recycle unique pieces of discarded treasure, evoking cherished memories of childhood and making new cool stuff out of old cool stuff.  

We invite the viewer to reflect on the concept of waste in the world, of recycling that waste into a new form and the potential journey each individual piece has made to its final resting place inside the sculpture.      Our aim is that the sculptures bring fond memories of simpler times and transport you on your own magical journey of memory.

Click on the image to view and purchase Kitty Calvert’s work.

vanessa esau

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.

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deborah mchugh

Deborah is a Geelong based artist and weaver working with refound, recycled and waste materials to make medium scale artworks.
Her process is an art of recovery, as a dormant material is awakened with skill and a playfulness.
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solart gallery

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.

mary-ellen belleville

With a treasure trove of bits and pieces, Mary-Ellen decorates paper mache mannequins that are in turn whimsical, elegant, organic, militaristic or simply fun.

Click on the image to find out more about this piece and other art pieces by Mary-Ellen. 


nyulla safi

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

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 marmaras

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 batten

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 holiday

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

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.