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My passion comes from connecting, appreciating and painting animals in nature from ocean to bushland. Taking my watercolours with me while travelling in my van to spend time connecting with animals and the environment. On my travels I always end up making friends with the wildlife. My intention with my art is to connect the human to the eye of the animal and feel a sense of respect and love for all mother nature’s creations big and small.
Art experience: Grade 11 & 12 Fine Arts & Cartoon Illustration. TAFE Cert II & III of Contemporary and Fine Arts.
I am an outdoors and beach lover by heart, so my craft tends to reflect this. Any shells I've used have been collected on family camping holidays. My airplants have been purchased either locally or from an Australian online company. I am an all-round crafter and prefer to dabble in a lot of different projects rather than mastering in one.
I also love any form of origami, for a multitude of reasons. It's unique, colourful, portable, inexpensive, sustainable, keeping my mind active, as well as passing on a skill to future generations.
“I have always been a maker. I’ve intuitively sought new creative interests and, I’ll readily have a go at anything to build new skills and satisfy my curiosity. I then reflect, edit, adapt and combine ideas to create pieces that are truly my own.”
Kylie combines the traditional techniques of slab building, pinching and coiling to create beautiful ceramic wares. Hand building, as opposed to wheel throwing really allows the ‘hand of the maker’ to shine through in each finished item.
Every piece is slightly different.
Every piece is perfectly imperfect.
Banjo & Alice
BANJO AND ALICE
Designed & made by Dianne Rissler and Erica Hammond. Created off grid in Tenterfield. A partnership respecting collected treasures from times past—hand crochet and embroidered pieces, vintage jewellery and lace garments feature original printing with romantic and thoughtful words, french
labels and images of vintage French boudoir dolls.
Banjo married Alice in a little church in Tenterfield and we hope to keep that romanticism alive as you tell the story of your piece of wearable art. There is poetry in every piece.
"My background is in book illustration and my artwork tends to reflect that. Illustrative work and quirky drawings are the kind I most enjoy. But whatever the subject matter of my artwork or it's ultimate purpose, it's drawing that underpins everything I do. I just love drawing!
I hope that my drawings and paintings will find an audience and delight others as much as it delights me to produce them."
Bruce Tindale Photography
Bruce has been taking photographs since 1977. He has a long time interest in the more fringe elements of Sydney rock 'n roll, having played in several bands in the late 1970s and early 1980s (Screaming Abdabs, Miss B Haven, The Professors, Room 101, Coupe de Ville, Decline of the Reptiles and The Ewings).
He has also worked in regional arts development and public gallery management across New South Wales.
Tina Thurtel/Willow’s Wonder
Willow’s Wonder is an Australian brand skin care, bath and body, health and wellness products. The products are botanically based and inspired by nature.
We make all our beautiful soaps by hand using the “cold process soap making” method.
We have worked hard to create a range of gentle, natural soap bars that are as varied and unique as you. Sometimes sensual, sometimes sweet, playful, fun, simple, luxurious or just plain practical. There’s something in the range to suit all needs (and desires).
Megan has been passionate about textiles since early childhood and then graduated from College with a Major in Weaving and Textile Arts.
Covering a broad spectrum of textile arts, including Felting, Weaving, Pojagi and Stitching, Megan creates a wide variety of finished pieces, such as Clothing (Scarves, Beanies and Hats), Functional items (Tea Cosies and Hot Water Bottle covers) and Felted Vessels.
Megan has a strong emphasis on colour and texture and this is clearly seen across her variety of work.