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Artists

  • * REPRESENTED ARTISTS

    Stanley Street Gallery Represents a number of talented early career and established artists this is denoted by the *.   We also regularly exhibit a number of artists, their work is also available in our Stockroom.
  • * Amy Dynan

    Represented by Stanley Street Gallery My contemporary drawing practice merges photorealism with abstract sensibilities to explore the beauty and brevity of everyday life. My art practice rationale is to apply drawing to everyday subjects, symbols and still life objects that represent the full spectrum of life. My work is a celebration of everyday majesty.  
  • * 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…
  • * Black Pacha

    We are inspired by many things in the natural world and find meaning in the history of indigenous cultures and combine these elements with unique contemporary design. We challenge each other within our process and compliment each other’s strengths as we learn and collaborate together.  
  • * Christel van der Laan

    Contemporary jewellery is often concerned with the personal stories and journey of the maker. The selection and composition of materials to give form to thoughts, feelings and memories, is often the most challenging and exhilarating part of the process of making.
  • * 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. Primrose’s method of working is integral to her art…
  • * 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…
  • * 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…
  • * Diane Appleby

    A Sydney based jewellery designer and maker of some 20 years standing, Diane Appleby exhibits nationally and internationally. Diane has a Master of Art from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Most recently she exhibited her "Modern Treasures" exhibition at Stanley Street Gallery.  Her pieces can be seen on the Exhibitions page. Hallmarks of Diane’s handmade jewellery are design,…
  • * 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…
  • * 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

    Gretal Ferguson originally studied Music, attaining a Bachelor degree from the University of Newcastle. Realising this wasn’t her calling, she spent several years traveling, spending months at a time being chased by stick wielding Shifus while studying Kung Fu in China, or working and snowboarding in New Zealand.  When it was time to return to reality Gretal gave in…
  • * James Barker

    James Barker Retrospective - 2015    
  • * 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.…
  • * John Donegan

    John Donegan sold his first photograph to a suburban newspaper as a 14 year old in Melbourne. This passing moment borne from happenstance has led to a lifetime chronicling the best and worst of mankind, revolutions, politics, cultural and sporting events, and daily life in over 15 countries around the world, and across the length and breadth of mainland…
  • * 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 Martin

    Volume allows us to caress, to feel, to travel to each degree of a spherical perspective, in which we can experience the four dimensions.  Time is also present, generative or degenerative evolution is part of the work itself. The fifth dimension waits beating inside us....  
  • * 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…
  • * Shaelene Murray

    At its inception, the Heirloom series was founded on the humorous collision of evolutionary theory and fashion. At its ending, these two pieces 'Blossom' (2013) and 'Feather' (2014), in their own evolutionary process, stand as witness to the potential of the girl child. Made from stainless steel, the works' delicacy and beauty belies their strength. The unwary audience is…
  • * Snem Yildirim

    Sinem Yildirim was born in Ankara / Turkey (1984). She graduated from Gazi University, Department of Architecture, and in 2011 she started to study Architectural Design Master Program at Istanbul Bilgi University.  By Inout Project she produced several art projects within the scope of city and public space. She continued Leather Footwear and Accessories Design Program at Istanbul Moda…
  • * 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…
  • * 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…
  • - EXHIBITED ARTISTS

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  • Bic Tieu

    Artist Statement 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…
  • Brendon Stewart

    Brendon Stewart is a landscape artist whose work explores an expression of a personal connection to place. He lives and works in Sydney and has painted pictures that reflect his deep affinity with his Sydney home.  He has written extensively in both academic and as a more popular author on the idea of home and the poetics of home…
  • Clare Hooper

    Artist Statement I have always been drawn to the creation of making things in small scale. To be able to hold something that displays intricate detailing has always fascinated me. I have realised over the years that this fascination for all things small doesn't have to be only for items created for their novelty value but that they can…
  • Derryn Tal

        “My art is a reflection of cause and effect. My motivation is to be a creator of reactions. I am a conduit to the innovative and to the emotional. I intuitively connect to the reaction, observing the fleeting and ephemeral metamorphosis. I am the conductor, the performer, the instrumentalist, the creator of something living and dying flourishing…
  • 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.  
  • 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

    In the late 1960s Harley went to Wimbledon Art School in London, painting English landscapes in an era of abstract minimalism. Post art school, Harley’s career was in television as an editor at the BBC, then producer and director, making documentaries for National Geographic and the Discovery Channel as well as programs for TV channels in Australia and New…
  • Jo Wood

    In my ceramic work I test the plasticity of clay to its limit.  My method of pleating clay has me pinching, folding and pressing each small or large piece of clay.  Sometimes I use extra texture taken from old wooden batik blocks, and press the flattened clay into this before folding it.  I work quickly, gently pressing each clay…
  • 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.
  • Sally Simpson

    Sally Simpson grew up by the sea in and now lives on a small farm outside of Canberra. She began her studies at the South Australian School of Art in 1982, graduating at the College of Fine Arts, Sydney and completed a Master of Philosophy in Sculpture at ANU School of Art in 2012. Simpson’s artworks are recordings of…
  • Sione Falemaka

    ARTISTS STATEMENT 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…
  • 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…
  • Vicki Mason

    Artist Statement Making jewellery fulfils a need I have to create objects that hold special meanings. These objects 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 ideas. My work references my passion…
  • Zoe Brand

    Born in Brisbane, Australia in 1984, Zoe Brand left the Sunshine State bound for Sydney in 2004. Here she completed an Advanced Diploma in Jewellery and Object Design, worked in galleries, made jewellery, curated shows and wrote words. In 2012 Brand made the move to the Nations Capital, Canberra and in 2014 completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in…