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  • * REPRESENTED ARTISTS

  • * Amy Dynan

    Represented by Stanley Street Gallery My charcoal drawing practice merges photo-realism with abstract sensibilities to explore the beauty of being alive. For me, the gestural act of drawing offers a vehicle to investigate who and what we are. The dynamics of light and shade in my drawings work as a metaphor for interrelated opposites in nature and in ourselves,…
  • * Andjana Pachkova

    Represented by Stanley Street Gallery As a visual artist I am captivated by everything an eye can see. I am also enthralled by the things an ear can hear—music and exploration of sounds really help the development of my visual language and expression (sometimes even the encounter) of my themes. But my outmost deepest interest lies in the sphere…
  • * Barbara Ryman

    Represented by Stanley Street Gallery Barbara Ryman has been a leading influence in Australian Contemporary jewellery for more than 30 years, primarily for her exquisite and extraordinary work with vitreous enamel. In recent years she has spent much time in Japan studying Japanese enamelling techniques with master craftsman and mentor, Tsuyura Sakurai. These influences have provided many new directions…
  • * Christel van der Laan

    A love of materials and how they can be transformed into poetic jewellery objects are central to Christel’s practice.   A collector of all manner of things, she searches for carefully considered relationships between sometimes disparate elements, with the intrinsic qualities of the materials as her starting point.   Placed together, the mundane, the discarded and the overlooked invite the viewer…
  • * Claire Primrose

    Represented by Stanley Street Gallery Inspired and informed by many different locations from the Australian landscape. Primrose is interested in recreating the surfaces, textures and colours evocative of a particular place, although each work is a culmination of many different images, spaces and experiences, achieved through memory and experimentation. Future Solo Exhibition I am Going Outside 6th November –…
  • * David Collins

    Represented by Stanley Street Gallery My painting draws its inspiration from the environment in which I live and the places I have been fortunate enough to visit. Since moving to the Hawkesbury in 1987, the river, with its surrounding bushland, bridges, boats and jetties has been the primary focus of my work. Regular trips to the outback have provided…
  • * Denis Clarke

    Represented by Stanley Street Gallery My way of working involves both observation and experiment, madness and discipline. In creating work from natural subject matter, it is paramount that I work in front of it, in it, and surrounded by it. The outdoors becomes temporarily ‘the studio’. I don’t see this as restrictive - on the contrary it is the…
  • * Elizabeth Kelly

    Represented by Stanley Street Gallery My work in glass over the last 20 years has focussed on industrial handling processes of pressing and centrifuging to design works repeated in production incorporating a specific (largely transparent) colour range. During the last decade I have focussed on the composition of elements to construct larger objects, moving from utilitarian objects to a…
  • * Gretal Ferguson

    “The disappearance of tools from our common education is the first step toward a wider ignorance of the world of artifacts we inhabit” Since the beginning of man, people have used their hands to make tools and objects to simplify and enhance their daily lives. Over thousands of years we have repeatedly found new and more efficient ways to…
  • * Jackson Farley

    Represented by Stanley Street Gallery Farley creates figurative, arresting images where stark reality intermingles with the divine. With a particular focus on old notions of masculinity in the contemporary, he explores phallocentric Histories and notions of ‘genius art’. His works juxtapose classical iconography with crude cartoon characteristics and bold pops of colour. Underpinning his works is a symbolic marriage…
  • * Margaret West

    Margaret West (1936-2014) was one of Australia’s finest contemporary jewellers. Her restrained yet passionate works in stainless steel, stone and marble are thoughtfully conceived, impeccably crafted. More than that, they share the allusive compression that West explored in her other great passion in later life, writing poetry. These companion practices were sustained by West’s constant habit of observing the…
  • * Margarita Sampson

    * Represented by Stanley Street Gallery Margarita Sampson’s work carries the indelible impression that sea forms made on the artist as a young child on Norfolk Island. Forms are soft: they multiply, colonise spaces, change and warp. They droop and split, leaving cavities and supporting structures in a state of un-becoming, re-assessment, compromise. Colours are languorous, decadent, overblown, lolly.…
  • * Nicole Taubinger

    Represented by Stanley Street Gallery To create my jewelry, I use objects of every day use, those which surround us everywhere, and are so close to us that we no longer see them. I find these and set them into a new context, so they become visible again. Objects consisting of polymers exist in beautiful colors and forms. If…
  • * Oscar Martín de Burgos

    Oscar Martín de Burgos studied Sculpture and Environmental Design at School of Art and Design of Alicante (Spain) and Urban, Environmental and Landscape Design. In his professional career he has received a number of grants and awards in Europe in recognition of his work. His artworks are held in numerous public and private collections all over the world. Martín…
  • * Shaelene Murray

    Shaelene is a conceptual artist with a history of sculpture across a variety of mediums.  Her work articulates her concerns, experiences, history, interactions and observations.  Always from a feminist perspective, and largely referencing the domestic. She likens conceptual art to a mathematical equation. Material + design + size + relationship of objects + resulting object = concept. Her work…
  • * Shaun Hayes

    Represented by Stanley Street Gallery My art practice revolves around using ceramics to convoy humor. Combining elements of a typical ceramic vessel with slip cast toy parts, molded plastics, and other throw away everyday objects both enhances the individual parts whilst challenging the ideal ceramic vessel. Ceramic shapes that hold significant reference to cultural history and the past and…
  • * Snem Yildirim

    Represented by Stanley Street Gallery   “For me contemporary jewelry is the way to express my self. I create by taking inspiration from the cultural texture and the geography I live in. The diversities and the contrasts of this geography are the colors of my universe & works. I experience the materials and production techniques by blending the contrasts…
  • * Tor Larsen

    Tor’s artwork is inspired by film making processes in which a scene is defined by a camera frame enclosing environments, objects/props that viewers mentally and occasionally physically interact with. His disturbing and surreal creations are infused with a sense of lost history, changing social/philosophical values as well as well as darker subconscious themes. His recent work is based on…
  • * Yu Fang Chi

    Through my practice of making art jewellery and objects, I have reflected on the concept of body ornament through a process that involves repetitive fibre-related techniques. During the creative process, convoluted wires are twisted and interweaved, documenting the continual and steady mood. My work involves the extension of weaving components of varying sizes and shapes. Through soft yet sturdy…
  • - EXHIBITED ARTISTS

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  • Becky Bliss

    Becky Bliss graduated from Whitireia in 2010 with a Bachelor of Applied Arts majoring in jewellery. Since then she has been a participant in Handshake 1 and Handshake 3. Her mentor was Fabrizio Tridenti. She has taken part in national and international contemporary jewellery exhibitions as part of Handshake and individually. She has been an exhibitor in Schmuck (2015)…
  • Bic Tieu

    Bic Tieu is a Sydney-based contemporary jewellery object designer-maker, very much influenced by the sensibility of the aesthetics in Asian art. Her works investigates these visual languages as her conceptual basis to reinterpret these esoteric ideas within the parameters of contemporary jewellery, wearables and small objects. These impressions are conceived through the exploration of traditional art methods and digital…
  • Brenda Ridgewell

    A Western Australian, Brenda was born here and has worked in Western Australia except for one life-changing year spent at Workshop 3000 in Melbourne. A graduate from Curtin University and later RMIT with an MA, she has worked extensively in arts education, including primary and secondary teaching then full time lecturing for many years in the Jewellery /3D Design…
  • Claire Townsend

    For many years Claire has been making jewellery that explores the marks we leave on each other through our interactions. This has previously resulted in two part rings; how they work together and the impressions or marks they leave. This new body of work has moved slightly to focus on memories of Claire's grandmother, using her embroidery as inspiration.…
  • Daehoon Kang

    As a silversmith the use of traditional silversmithing techniques, especially hand raising, allows me to create the fluidity of organic sculptural objects, which have a close relationship to natural forms. Often my work is imbued with Korean wit and humour, and overlaid with elements of my own experiences that I’ve had since moving to Australia. Some of my work…
  • Diane Appleby

    Diane says “Contrast plays an important part in my work. I choose materials and forms which, when combined, accentuate each other’s properties. This may take the form of soft glowing silks alongside brightly coloured gemstones, or finely formed ebony in combination with beaten gold and highly polished silver. I enjoy sourcing beautiful and unusual materials to incorporate into my…
  • Eden Lennox

    Represented by Stanley Street Gallery Eden Lennox’s passion for art became a calling at the age of 18, when she completed a Diploma of Fine Art. Since then Eden has contributed works to more than 25 solo or joint exhibitions in Perth and Sydney. In 2010, she gained a Masters’ degree in Visual Art (Jewellery Production), from Curtin University. Eden…
  • Felicity Peters

    As an established and award winning jeweller Felicity Peters has artwork in public collections in Australia and overseas. Felicity has been selected into many overseas and national exhibitions and her work is featured in a number of international publications. Available Work Exhibitions A Time of Gifts -  5th December – 22nd December 2018 The Art of Giving - 29th November…
  • Felix Gill

    "I have a quirky sense of humor and a unique way of seeing because of it. I am inspired by nature and the phrase “implied symmetry” the same difference of two leaves, trees, or pair of rocks, by modern architecture with open spaces and closed boxes. As a maker I am influenced greatly by the process and am very…
  • Fiona Meller

    Fiona Meller has worked as a jeweller/sculptor for the past decade. She has qualifications in visual arts, jewellery and object design. She has exhibited her work at Mosman “In Situ” (2013) and Sculpture by the Sea (2014) as well as other galleries and exhibitions around Australia. Fiona trained first in sculpture then in Jewellery and Object Design at the…
  • Harley Oliver

    Though best known for his career in television, Harley’s first love was painting. His Great, Great, Great Grandfather was well-known English portrait artist Samuel Massey, who married the sister of his friend and fellow painter JN Rhodes. His Grandfather who, along with Harley inherited the middle name of Rhodes as all first-born sons in his family have done, was…
  • Helen Aitken-Kihnen

    Helen Aitken-Kuhnen’s work embodies “boldness and freedom”, it is translated into the quick, darting traces of birds in flight. The colours are muted – soft hues against light sky – with the small figures leaving momentary traces across the sky. Hardly there, and quickly gone from sight. Most recently Aitken-Kuhnen studied the moriage technique with Tsuruya Sakurai, a process…
  • Helena Bogucki

    Helena Bogucki combines formed and found pieces that reflect a passing moment or conversation. Her work begins in the field. Researching; taking samples; and collecting field notes from her explorations whilst revealing fragments of Western Australia’s history and her role within the portrayal of these narratives. She documents the collection and making process from her studio; the catalogued information…
  • James Barker

    Exhibitions James Barker Retrospective - 2015     This Exhibition is a selection of the work of James Barker, highlighting a significant career spanning 60 years of professional practice. James Barker’s grounding was at East Sydney Technical College in the early 50’s under the guidance of teachers including Douglas Dundas, Ron Millen, Godfrey Miller, Jean Appleton and Dorothy Thornhill.…
  • Jennifer Laracy

    There was always something creative going on in my home growing up, so have naturally been guided towards life as a maker of things. I generate ideas through sketching, sometimes in a sort of stream of consciousness. over the years have developed a sort of language of symbols and ideas. Jewellery and art making for me are about figuring…
  • Jill Crossley

    Represented by Stanley Street Gallery Abstract images gleaned from two very different tree types are glimpses offered as a metaphor or allegory for the countless racial, cultural and personality differences in ourselves, the human race. One is a rain forest tree, a weeping Ficus with huge smooth muscular sensuous limbs bearing a canopy of quite small bright green leaves.…
  • Joungmee Do

    Since working as a contemporary jeweller and metalsmith in Australia I have experienced numerous new processes and concepts however I find myself continuing to seek out my cultural uniqueness, and as the work has evolved I have tried to employ these qualities in a more subtle and symbolic manner. This cultural component is now a significant element of my…
  • Linda Hughes

    "I develop ideas where a dynamic optical illusion elicits a 3D effect from a flat surface within the clear linearity of stripes. Surface lines arise and subsume back within the shape and the mobility of a pendant, reinforcing the illusion of 3D. The stripe is a device of agitation, unfailingly capturing attention. Stripes are the small nervous strokes of…
  • Merilyn Bailey

    Merilyn Bailey is a Jewellery Designer and Maker who has worked for over 20 years at developing her own unique style.  Her work can often include the use of vitreous enamel or similarly can incorprate the bold use of textured metal and coloured stones.   She  has worked as a jeweller making work for exhibitions and also commissioned pieces.
  • Mio Kuhnen

    Mio Kuhnen is informed by her background as an Environmental Scientist, specialising in marine and sedimentary geology. In her works there are two final transformations. An image built on collected data is then re-imagined in embossed metal. And then there is a transformation of scale: the vast miles of inaccessible sea floor is condensed into small circular metal forms…
  • Raewyn Walsh

    As a universal motif, rocks speak to ancestry, collecting, memory, and material -though the rock says nothing until we story it with our own narratives.  The idea that we animate the inanimate is part of my story. Available Work   Raewyn Walsh is a jeweller who lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand. She participated Handshake2 and Handshake3 -…
  • Robin Lawrence

    Early years Robin grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney in Merrylands. She attended Parramatta Girls School up to the Intermediate Certificate (Year 9), she was encouraged in her ability and gained a scholarship to East Sydney Technical which then became the National Art School. She was 15 years old when she started. After the introductory 2 years…
  • Sione Falemaka

    Artist, Sionemaletau FALEMAKA is a triple citizen of Polynesian descendant, Born Niue in the year of the Tiger, educated in Niue, New Zealand and Australia, currently lives, studies, and works in Sydney, creating beaded work that incorporates feathers, seeds, beads, yarns, textiles and other mixed media. Sione was vigorously taught Polynesian weaving techniques as a child. The Falemaka art…
  • Spalding

    Spalding’s paintings immerse viewers in the windswept and weather-beaten landscape of the Snowy Mountains, as dense mist and snow give way to twisted gums and scrub. Fascinated with capturing Australia’s mountain landscape as he experiences it, Spalding feels the landscape through his paintings. Up on the worn peaks of our ancient mountain ranges, he observes the intense colours of…
  • Susanna Strati

    Susanna Strati references funereal ritual, Catholic religious performance and devotional objects as a framework for creating new work. The material dimension of her practice extends declining traditional mourning customs through objects, expressing the spirit of lamentation, ritual, and commemorative- performative space away from their original contexts. Her objects combined with gesture, function to mediate sentiment, register emotion, and explore…
  • Tom Christophersen

    TOM CHRISTOPHERSEN is petrified of beautiful things and death. It is primarily the car-crashing of these two themes which permeate the hyper-realistic, almost surrealistic, often dark portraits he produces. In a world of instant gratification and ‘fast art’, Tom aims to bring focus back to things that take a very long time to draw, paint or make, and that…
  • Toni Messiter

    ‘If the planets are in alignment there are times you get to do the things you want. For me that happened when I rented a studio space where I was able to fully discover the joy of painting. Art has always been my passion, but it had always been something I did on my own way. Visual expression influences…
  • Vicki Mason

    Artist Statement For Vicki Mason, making jewellery fulfils a need she has to create objects that can be worn, that hold special meanings and can potentially provoke in the wearer and viewer a need for a response or interaction of some kind. A dialogue is opened up – jewellery then acts as a portable tool for the communication of…
  • Zoe Brand

    "I make jewellery that uses jewellery archetypes, ready mades and text to explore the performative nature of jewellery as a device for communication. I am concerned with finding language that can describe both the object or the idea of the object, as well as the person who might wear the piece. My current body of work draws from readymade…