Kathleen Berney 2017-10-05T06:18:01+00:00

Set amongst a rural backdrop amid bushland foliage.

  • Kathleen Berney
  • Kathleen Berney
  • Kathleen Berney
  • Kathleen Berney

A few kilometres along Bloodwood Rd in Arcadia is Kathleen Berney’s fashion design and textile studio. The studio is situated on Kathleen’s family property which is a beautiful place to work and a beautiful place to live. It feels as if you are really a long way from city life. The road continues on and ends in Murramurra National Park.

Our Location

Set amongst a rural backdrop amid bushland foliage.

31 Bloodwood Rd Fiddletown NSW 2159 Australia

Our Art

  • Locally designed and manufactured women’s clothing
  • Handmade ceramic homewares
  • Locally designed and crafted leather bags
  • Realistic and detailed paintings of the natural world
  • Hand forged metal homewares.

Our Artists

Arcadian artist Kathleen Berney has worked with textiles for more than 30 years and is an established fashion designer, but working with sculptures is a new challenge.

Kathleen Berney
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Kathleen Berney
Kathleen BerneyFashion designer
Kathleen Berney has worked with textiles since the early 1970’s. She originally studied arts at Sydney University and then was drawn to a more practical hands on approach. She was self taught in batik and was a founding member of the Australian Textile and Surface Design Association (ATASDA) Kathleen spent a year in Sri Lanka and Indonesia furthering her studies and knowledge of batik. She then ran numerous batik and textile dyeing workshops both in her own studio and for the Arts Council and Australian Crafts Council in various parts of Australia.
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Denise Dean
Denise DeanPainter
Denise Dean is an artist, graphic designer and illustrator. Renowned for her wonderfully decorative and colourful children’s book illustrations and watercolours, she is also highly regarded for her work in the graphic design industry. With over 20 years experience as a freelance designer and working in some of the best design and advertising agencies in Australia, she now focuses on her real love – painting. Denise excels at capturing the natural world, cultures, people, animals and landscapes have all been subject matter, however Australian flora and fauna is her passion and preferred subject. Denise works from her spectacular bushland property on the outskirts of Sydney, she exhibits regularly at galleries and artist showcases in and around Sydney
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Simone Read
Simone ReadPainter
My passion for art started at a very young age and I have been very fortunate to be able to pursue my practice as well as develop and encourage the next generation of artists through my professional career as a high school Visual Arts teacher.
I am highly influenced by John Olsen and the deep engagement he has with the Australian landscape. His abstracted view and reflection of our ever-changing space inspires me to explore the intense richness of colour and intricate detail of the landscape.
My works invite the audience to explore and to feel a sense of belonging. The aerial view perspective suggests a whimsical journey of exploration, calmness and tranquility, intuitively created out of my distinctive visualizations. My works reflect the love I have for our vast space, a place of wild imagination and natural bewilderment.
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Wayne Wagstaff
Wayne WagstaffMetal artist
A qualified Blacksmith by trade, Wayne forges each piece by hand and then and assembles it for that personal touch. I operate out of a workshop or from The Australiana Pioneer Village at Wilberforce NSW. Many of my pieces incorporate natural hardwoods taking advantage of their Australian grown beauty. By combining them with the raw coldness of hand forged steel with the warmth of native timber, these items are both subtle, yet bold in their presence. By using the time honoured blacksmithing practices of old, each piece represents the effort of hand forging hot steel into forms of useful art items. Blacksmithing is a tradition which has been passed down over time and yet is also a craft which looks forward to the future. Whereas the traditional blacksmith of old spent his time mainly producing pratical implements, in modern times age old skills are used to sometimes produce products which are works of art.
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Katherine Mahoney
Katherine MahoneyCeramic artist
Katherine Mahoney’s ceramics are represented in many museums throughout Asia and in private and corporate collections worldwide. She trained as a production thrower in the UK in the mid-1970s, taking an apprenticeship with Keith Harding at Cranbrook Station Pottery.
After managing one of Cranbrook Station’s branch potteries, Katherine and her brother opened their own pottery studio in Kent (Fulling Mill Pottery) and produced a range of domestic ware.
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Mark Jones
Mark JonesLeather craftsman
Mark Jones is a professional leather craftsman and designer. He exhibits at the T’Arts Gallery in Adelaide, sells work to galleries and shops around Australia and travels to the best European fairs for inspiration and research. Mark has been teaching his craft over the past few years enjoying sharing his skills and knowledge.
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Zana Oates
Zana OatesJewellery maker
Zanna Oates is a jewellery maker that works in a variety of materials particularly bright, colourful resin.
Influenced by the Fauves use of vivid colour each piece is a celebration of life. It’s all about embracing the chaos.

Images From Our Exhibiting Artists

Kathleen Berney Splatter Tunic

Kathleen Berney

Katherine Mahoney, Ceramic artist

Katherine Mahoney

Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Denise Dean, painter

Denise Dean

Wayne Wagstaff, Metal artist

Wayne Wagstaff

Simone Read ‘Heart Reef, QLD’

Simone Read

Zanna Oates – Red Spikes

Zanna Oates