Our Artists 2016-11-18T07:34:10+00:00

WHY WE ARE UNIQUE

While there are several art trails that take place all over the country during the year, our setting in rural Sydney is unique and our dedicated committee members who are passionate about the arts have worked tirelessly over the years to create an exhibition and trail which is one of the most highly regarded and well attended in Sydney. The careful selection of the highest quality and eclectic range of art presented is a testament to the event’s survival and longevity. Research reflects that visitors flock from all over Sydney as well as from areas of the Central Coast, Blue Mountains and Hunter regions.

“I am so pleased to be part of this fantastic well established art event. It is a great showcase of rural Sydney and its local artists.” Jill Davis, jeweller

“I so value my selection to exhibit over the weekend of the Arcadian Artists Exhibition and Trail with so many talented artists competing for a place. After 25 years of growth and improvements, the trail is now one of Sydney’s most prestigious rural events.” Rae Woolnough, textile artist

“The Arcadian Artists Exhibition and Trail is a wonderful way for the public to engage directly with the artist and talk with them about their inspiration and their work. And then at the end of a great day out in the country it is special to be able to take home something unique and hand crafted.” Helen Symons, Northwood, Sydney

“The Arcadian Artists art trail is a must see event and not to be missed. I put it in my calendar every year. It is one of the highlights of the year.” Carol Rydon, Turramurra, Sydney

“It is so much more meaningful to be able to talk to the artist who has created the artwork you are buying and to find out about the creative process it involved. It brings the artwork to life and contributes to its meaning and significance when displayed in one’s home.” Tracey Grieve, Mulgoa, NSW

“Because so many of the artists are local to the area, much of their work reflect the flora and fauna of the area with colours that echo the soft sandstone hues and eucalypts. These pieces are quintessentially Australian.” Pauline Brewer, Southern Highlands, NSW

“We are aware that our trail and exhibition has become an event which is so highly regarded by Sydney’s creative fraternity that we are fortunate to have the pick of some of Sydney’s best talent. With such a diverse range of enthusiastic and talented artists using a wide variety of mediums, styles, materials and subjects, our event is as stimulating as it is unique.” Merilyn Chappel, President

  • Ian lean
  • Darren Oates
  • Wayne Wagstaff
  • denise dean
  • Gavin Stewart

Our Artists (by skills)

Merilyn Chappel

With a background in journalism and interior design, Merilyn is a bold and adventurous mixed media artist with her own gallery in the northern Sydney suburb of Dural. Read more

Denise Dean

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. Read more

Lee Evans

Lee enjoys capturing the individual character of farm animals and much-loved pets and finds the texture of oil paint ideal for these more expressive, realist works. Read more

Melanie Jai

Melanie Jai’s art is a visual documentary of her experiences as a mother with a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Read more

Ian Lean

Ian exhibits in many galleries and art shows and his reputation continues to grow steadily. He has had many solo and combined exhibitions and has won several painting awards. Read more

Jessika Steiner

Jessika Steiner was born in New Caledonia where she lived on her Swiss father’s hand built yacht before settling on the Hawkesbury river north of Sydney. Read more

Karen Tanner

Karen’s training and background is in Graphic Arts. She is an accomplished Painter and Sculptor. Read more

Lesley Davies

Australian artist Lesley Davies paints and draws a wide variety of subjects but her works particularly feature cute interpretations of Australian flora and fauna produced mainly in watercolour. Read more

Maurice Larkin

Maurice has been drawing from his early childhood in Liverpool, England. Read more

Sharon Bartle

Weaving is for me a meditative activity, and is something I try to fit into every day. The collecting of the materials is nearly as enjoyable, allowing me to be out in the bush, walking and looking! Read more

Peter Stanford

Peter Stanford Peter Stanford became interested in art bookbinding as a result of visiting paper makers in Thailand and Laos. Read more.

Ruth Fugar

Ruth Fugar Ruth Fugar is a potter who produces textural and sometimes quirky ceramic homewares in her picturesque studio in rural Glenorie. Read more.

Katherine Mahoney

Katherine Mahoney Katherine Mahoney’s ceramics are represented in many museums throughout Asia and in private and corporate collections worldwide. Read more

Nicole Miranda

Nicole Miranda of Originally Nic is a Sydney Graphic and Visual Artist plus Ceramicist inspired predominantly by nature. Read more

Janine Schenkel

Janine Schenkel Janine undertook ceramics training at the National Art School, Sydney in 1989 and has continued her career as a studio potter and ceramics educator. Read more

Sandra & Maria Vumbaca

Sandra & Maria Vumbaca Maria & Sandra specialise in the production of quality hand-painted functional & decorative porcelain & earthenware pieces. Read more

Katarina Wells

My aim is to express a sense of balance and harmony through my work. I hand build my pieces over a period of a few days, to allow the clay to stiffen sufficiently, before adding more coils. Read more

Kathleen Berney

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. Read more

Diana Booth

Diana Booth is a felt artist born in London to an English mother and Russian father. As she grew up she was exposed to the influences of many cultures. Read more

Katey Ghersini

Katey’s work process is laborious. She knits or crochets the basic shape of the intended piece she is going to create – but these shapes are oversized. Read more

Rae Woolnough

Rae’s experiments in felt making explore different techniques and textural directions. Read more

Darren Oates

Darren Oates Darren first started working with wood in the mid-1990s, but it wasn’t until 2007 that he took it up as a full-time occupation. Read more

Penel Bigg

Penel Bigg The first time anyone sees Penel Bigg’s beautiful and sculptural glass works they fall in love with them – they literally look good enough to eat. Read more

Rhondda Retallack

Rhondda has been involved with art and craft for most of her life. She was introduced to ceramics, pottery and sculpture through her Mum back in the 60s, and it has been an ongoing learning experience every since. Read more

Carole-Anne Lunn

Carole-Anne Lunn works with clay and glass producing beautiful and unique sculptural pieces as well as jewellery items. Read more

Carole-Anne Lunn

Carole-Anne Lunn works with clay and glass producing beautiful and unique sculptural pieces as well as jewellery items. Read more

Jill Davis

Born under the creative Aquarian star sign in Zimbabwe in the late 1960s, Jill grew up in a time where basic necessities were in short supply and imagination made drums out of tin cans. Read more

Eva Dominello

Eva is a Sydney based lamp-worker, making original glass beads using Moretti & Vetrofond rods. Read more

Christina Mija

For me, jewellery is a unique form of artistic expression. The vast array of possibilities that springs from marrying materials and techniques means there is always new ground to explore. Read more

Brigitte Ehrat

After much creative exploration I was introduced to the art of bead work. Read more

Kerri English & Vicki Corney- Gemella

Identical twins Vicki and Kerrie combined their talents and common interests in colour and design in 2005, to launch their designer range of contemporary jewellery at the Pittwater Community Arts Exhibition in Avalon, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Read more

Mark Jones

Mark Jones is a professional leather craftsman and designer. What started as a high school hobby became his occupation and obsession. Read more

Gavin Stewart

Gavin has a life-long connection with metal, working in various forms from industrial applications through to the creative arts. Read more

Wayne Wagstaff

A qualified Blacksmith by trade, Wayne forges each piece by hand and then and assembles it for that personal touch. Read more

Wired for Living – Lee Adams & Barry McLoughlan

Growing up and living in rural Victoria, Barry McLoughlan, from a farming background and Lee Adams, a garden and interior designer have been working together as Wired for Living for over 15 years. Read more

Denise Robinson

Having always been interested in arts and craft, it wasn’t until later in life that the opportunity came to experiment with different mediums. Read more

Merilyn Chappel

With a background in journalism and interior design, Merilyn is a bold and adventurous mixed media artist with her own gallery in the northern Sydney suburb of Dural. Read more

Denise Dean

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. Read more

Lee Evans

Lee enjoys capturing the individual character of farm animals and much-loved pets and finds the texture of oil paint ideal for these more expressive, realist works. Read more

Mel Jai

Melanie Jai’s art is a visual documentary of her experiences as a mother with a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Read more

Ian Lean

Ian exhibits in many galleries and art shows and his reputation continues to grow steadily. He has had many solo and combined exhibitions and has won several painting awards. Read more

Jessika Steiner

Jessika Steiner was born in New Caledonia where she lived on her Swiss father’s hand built yacht before settling on the Hawkesbury river north of Sydney. Read more

Karen Tanner

Karen’s training and background is in Graphic Arts. She is an accomplished Painter and Sculptor. Read more

Lesley Davies

Australian artist Lesley Davies paints and draws a wide variety of subjects but her works particularly feature cute interpretations of Australian flora and fauna produced mainly in watercolour. Read more

Maurice Larkin

Maurice has been drawing from his early childhood in Liverpool, England. Read more

Emma Donaldson

I want to capture that moment in time, that moment that will never be the same again. Read more

Julia Elsey

Since childhood Julia has loved anything to do with paint, pencils, ink, chalk and paper. Throughout her career as an educator she carved out room for a parallel passion in the creative sphere, honing her skills in many artistic avenues at evening classes in Hornsby TAFE, Workshop Arts Centre in Willoughby and Ku-ring-gai Art Centre in Roseville. Read more

Ulric Steiner

Swiss – Australian sculptor blessed with links to many magnificent ancient cultures. Read more

Stuart Weir

Stuart has been a Stone Mason / Structural Landscaper for more than 30 years with his aim to create lasting beauty in the outdoors. Read more

Helen MacRitchie

Helen MacRitchie is a textile artist living and working on the North Shore of Sydney. Read more

Barbara Schey

Textiles are a very tactile experience for Barbara, consequently the many ways one can manipulate the cloth in shibori techniques to achieve new and exciting outcomes are sheer joy. Read more

Meredith Woolnough

Meredith Woolnough’s elegant embroidered traceries capture the beauty and fragility of nature in knotted embroidery threads. Read more

Lisa Shepherd

Lisa Shepherd is a textile designer and visual artist currently using photographic cyanotypes to create delicate, joyful artwork. Read more

Trish Fraunfelter

Living in the beautiful, natural environment of Berrilee, Trish Fraunfelter’s illustrations are a reflection of all that surrounds her. Read more

Lisa Shepherd

Lisa Shepherd is a textile designer and visual artist currently using photographic cyanotypes to create delicate, joyful artwork. Read more

Trish Fraunfelter

Living in the beautiful, natural environment of Berrilee, Trish Fraunfelter’s illustrations are a reflection of all that surrounds her. Read more

Tizzana Winery

Situated in the historic Hawkesbury, Tizzana is a unique agribusiness located on the doorstep of Sydney and within easy reach of the famous Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Listed Area and the magnificent Wollemi Wilderness. Read more

Roy Davi

My enthusiasm for this ancient craft began in late 1997, after seeing a pole lathe/ greenwood turning demonstration, which used traditional, ancient techniques for turning chair legs. Read more

Ron Smythe

Ron has had an affinity for wood and its products from an early age, having spent a lot of his time as a child watching and helping in his Uncle’s cabinet-making workshop. Read more

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  • Katherine Mahoney
  • Ian Lean

WHY YOU SHOULD FOLLOW US

The Arcadian Artists Art Trail & Exhibition has indeed come a long way. Last year we celebrated 25 years of bringing inspirational Artists & Artisans to the local community. We now attract visitors who come from far & wide to enjoy all that is on offer on the second weekend of November every year in this beautiful rural area of Sydney.

Located on the northern edge of Sydney, a picturesque, leisurely country drive links the eight studios and artists within. The Arcadian Artists have created a unique city-country experience for those who attend the event with an eclectic array of artists & artisans presenting work of the highest quality for this exhibition. We endeavour to support an avenue for young and emerging artists, as well as the more established ones,  and to this end contribute to the art department of Galston High Schools’ HSC major works.

Behind all of this is a team of hardworking, dedicated committee members who have adopted the same vision of fostering the arts in the local community & beyond as word has spread.

They work tirelessly throughout the year to create what culminates in an outstanding exhibition with hundreds of artworks exhibited by close to fifty select artists, all with different talents and skills.

Each year we have new exhibitors, our venues change & some of the artists are moved to different sites. All of this is to keep the event fresh and interesting.

Technology, social media and the internet are now very much part of our advertising campaign.

Along with a comprehensive brochure, media advertising & editorials, this year we are very proud to present our new website www.arcadianartists.com.au

Driven by Merilyn Chappel, the website presents a comprehensive look and insight to all of the artists involved with a myriad of photos of each artist’s works, a wealth of information, maps & venue locations. We are also present on Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest so hope you will keep following us throughout the year! You will be able view and download our map with directions to all of the venues from our website.

On the weekend of the 12-13th November Trail will be well sign posted. Printed brochures & maps are readily available from the local shops & an information stand will be located outside the Galston Bendigo Bank – proud sponsor of the Arcadian Artists- on the weekend of the 12-13th November.

Our Artists (alphabetical)

Wired for Living – Lee Adams & Barry McLoughlan

Growing up and living in rural Victoria, Barry McLoughlan, from a farming background and Lee Adams, a garden and interior designer have been working together as Wired for Living for over 15 years. Read more

Sharon Bartle

Weaving is for me a meditative activity, and is something I try to fit into every day. The collecting of the materials is nearly as enjoyable, allowing me to be out in the bush, walking and looking! Read more

Kathleen Berney

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. Read more

Penel Bigg

Penel Bigg The first time anyone sees Penel Bigg’s beautiful and sculptural glass works they fall in love with them – they literally look good enough to eat. Read more

Diana Booth

Diana Booth is a felt artist born in London to an English mother and Russian father. As she grew up she was exposed to the influences of many cultures. Read more

Merilyn Chappel

With a background in journalism and interior design, Merilyn is a bold and adventurous mixed media artist with her own gallery in the northern Sydney suburb of Dural. Read more

Kerri English & Vicki Corney- Gemella

Identical twins Vicki and Kerrie combined their talents and common interests in colour and design in 2005, to launch their designer range of contemporary jewellery at the Pittwater Community Arts Exhibition in Avalon, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Read more

Roy Davi

My enthusiasm for this ancient craft began in late 1997, after seeing a pole lathe/ greenwood turning demonstration, which used traditional, ancient techniques for turning chair legs. Read more

Lesley Davies

Australian artist Lesley Davies paints and draws a wide variety of subjects but her works particularly feature cute interpretations of Australian flora and fauna produced mainly in watercolour. Read more

Jill Davis

Born under the creative Aquarian star sign in Zimbabwe in the late 1960s, Jill grew up in a time where basic necessities were in short supply and imagination made drums out of tin cans. Read more

Denise Dean

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. Read more

Eva Dominello

Eva is a Sydney based lamp-worker, making original glass beads using Moretti & Vetrofond rods. Read more

Emma Donaldson

I want to capture that moment in time, that moment that will never be the same again. Read more

Brigitte Ehrat

After much creative exploration I was introduced to the art of bead work. Read more

Julia Elsey

Since childhood Julia has loved anything to do with paint, pencils, ink, chalk and paper. Read more

Kerri English & Vicki Corney- Gemella

Identical twins Vicki and Kerrie combined their talents and common interests in colour and design in 2005, to launch their designer range of contemporary jewellery at the Pittwater Community Arts Exhibition in Avalon, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Read more

Lee Evans

Lee enjoys capturing the individual character of farm animals and much-loved pets and finds the texture of oil paint ideal for these more expressive, realist works. Read more

Trish Fraunfelter

Living in the beautiful, natural environment of Berrilee, Trish Fraunfelter’s illustrations are a reflection of all that surrounds her. Read more

Ruth Fugar

Ruth Fugar Ruth Fugar is a potter who produces textural and sometimes quirky ceramic homewares in her picturesque studio in rural Glenorie. Read more.

Kerri English & Vicki Corney- Gemella

Identical twins Vicki and Kerrie combined their talents and common interests in colour and design in 2005, to launch their designer range of contemporary jewellery at the Pittwater Community Arts Exhibition in Avalon, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Read more

Katey Ghersini

Katey’s work process is laborious. She knits or crochets the basic shape of the intended piece she is going to create – but these shapes are oversized. Read more

Melanie Jai

Melanie Jai’s art is a visual documentary of her experiences as a mother with a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Read more

Mark Jones

Mark Jones is a professional leather craftsman and designer. What started as a high school hobby became his occupation and obsession. Read more

Maurice Larkin

Maurice has been drawing from his early childhood in Liverpool, England. Read more

Ian Lean

Ian exhibits in many galleries and art shows and his reputation continues to grow steadily. He has had many solo and combined exhibitions and has won several painting awards. Read more

Carole-Anne Lunn

Carole-Anne Lunn works with clay and glass producing beautiful and unique sculptural pieces as well as jewellery items. Read more

Helen MacRitchie

Helen MacRitchie is a textile artist living and working on the North Shore of Sydney. Read more

Katherine Mahoney

Katherine Mahoney Katherine Mahoney’s ceramics are represented in many museums throughout Asia and in private and corporate collections worldwide. Read more

Wired for Living – Lee Adams & Barry McLoughlan

Growing up and living in rural Victoria, Barry McLoughlan, from a farming background and Lee Adams, a garden and interior designer have been working together as Wired for Living for over 15 years. Read more

Christina Mija

For me, jewellery is a unique form of artistic expression. The vast array of possibilities that springs from marrying materials and techniques means there is always new ground to explore. Read more

Nicole Miranda

Nicole Miranda of Originally Nic is a Sydney Graphic and Visual Artist plus Ceramicist inspired predominantly by nature. Read more

Darren Oates

Darren Oates Darren first started working with wood in the mid-1990s, but it wasn’t until 2007 that he took it up as a full-time occupation. Read more

Rhondda Retallack

Rhondda has been involved with art and craft for most of her life. She was introduced to ceramics, pottery and sculpture through her Mum back in the 60s, and it has been an ongoing learning experience every since. Read more

Denise Robinson

Having always been interested in arts and craft, it wasn’t until later in life that the opportunity came to experiment with different mediums. Read more

Janine Schenkel

Janine Schenkel Janine undertook ceramics training at the National Art School, Sydney in 1989 and has continued her career as a studio potter and ceramics educator. Read more

Barbara Schey

Textiles are a very tactile experience for Barbara, consequently the many ways one can manipulate the cloth in shibori techniques to achieve new and exciting outcomes are sheer joy. Read more

Lisa Shepherd

Lisa Shepherd is a textile designer and visual artist currently using photographic cyanotypes to create delicate, joyful artwork. Read more

Ron Smythe

Ron has had an affinity for wood and its products from an early age, having spent a lot of his time as a child watching and helping in his Uncle’s cabinet-making workshop. Read more

Peter Stanford

Peter Stanford Peter Stanford became interested in art bookbinding as a result of visiting paper makers in Thailand and Laos. Read more

Ulric Steiner

Swiss – Australian sculptor blessed with links to many magnificent ancient cultures. Read more

Jessika Steiner

essika Steiner was born in New Caledonia where she lived on her Swiss father’s hand built yacht before settling on the Hawkesbury river north of Sydney. Read more

Gavin Stewart

Gavin has a life-long connection with metal, working in various forms from industrial applications through to the creative arts. Read more

Karen Tanner

Karen’s training and background is in Graphic Arts. She is an accomplished Painter and Sculptor. Read more

Tizzana Winery

Situated in the historic Hawkesbury, Tizzana is a unique agribusiness located on the doorstep of Sydney and within easy reach of the famous Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Listed Area and the magnificent Wollemi Wilderness. Read more

Sandra & Maria Vumbaca

Sandra & Maria Vumbaca Maria & Sandra specialise in the production of quality hand-painted functional & decorative porcelain & earthenware pieces. Read more

Wayne Wagstaff

A qualified Blacksmith by trade, Wayne forges each piece by hand and then and assembles it for that personal touch. Read more

Stuart Weir

Stuart has been a Stone Mason / Structural Landscaper for more than 30 years with his aim to create lasting beauty in the outdoors. Read more

Katarina Wells

My aim is to express a sense of balance and harmony through my work. I hand build my pieces over a period of a few days, to allow the clay to stiffen sufficiently, before adding more coils. Read more

Wired for Living – Lee Adams & Barry McLoughlan

Growing up and living in rural Victoria, Barry McLoughlan, from a farming background and Lee Adams, a garden and interior designer have been working together as Wired for Living for over 15 years. Read more

Rae Woolnough

Rae’s experiments in felt making explore different techniques and textural directions. Read more

Meredith Woolnough

Meredith Woolnough’s elegant embroidered traceries capture the beauty and fragility of nature in knotted embroidery threads. Read more

Our Artists (by Venues)

Denise Robinson

Having always been interested in arts and craft, it wasn’t until later in life that the opportunity came to experiment with different mediums. Read more

Rae Woolnough

Rae’s experiments in felt making explore different techniques and textural directions. Read more

Meredith Woolnough

Meredith Woolnough’s elegant embroidered traceries capture the beauty and fragility of nature in knotted embroidery threads. Read more

Lesley Davies

Australian artist Lesley Davies paints and draws a wide variety of subjects but her works particularly feature cute interpretations of Australian flora and fauna produced mainly in watercolour. Read more

Ruth Fugar

Ruth Fugar Ruth Fugar is a potter who produces textural and sometimes quirky ceramic homewares in her picturesque studio in rural Glenorie. Read more

Carole-Anne Lunn

Carole-Anne Lunn works with clay and glass producing beautiful and unique sculptural pieces as well as jewellery items. Read more

Trish Fraunfelter

Living in the beautiful, natural environment of Berrilee, Trish Fraunfelter’s illustrations are a reflection of all that surrounds her. Read more

Kerri English & Vicki Corney- Gemella

Identical twins Vicki and Kerrie combined their talents and common interests in colour and design in 2005, to launch their designer range of contemporary jewellery at the Pittwater Community Arts Exhibition in Avalon, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Read more

Stuart Weir

Stuart has been a Stone Mason / Structural Landscaper for more than 30 years with his aim to create lasting beauty in the outdoors. Read more

Tizzana Winery

Situated in the historic Hawkesbury, Tizzana is a unique agribusiness located on the doorstep of Sydney and within easy reach of the famous Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Listed Area and the magnificent Wollemi Wilderness. Read more

Janine Schenkel

Janine Schenkel Janine undertook ceramics training at the National Art School, Sydney in 1989 and has continued her career as a studio potter and ceramics educator. Read more

Penel Bigg

Penel Bigg The first time anyone sees Penel Bigg’s beautiful and sculptural glass works they fall in love with them – they literally look good enough to eat. Read more

Wired for Living – Lee Adams & Barry McLoughlan

Growing up and living in rural Victoria, Barry McLoughlan, from a farming background and Lee Adams, a garden and interior designer have been working together as Wired for Living for over 15 years. Read more

Kathleen Berney

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. Read more

Katherine Mahoney

Katherine Mahoney Katherine Mahoney’s ceramics are represented in many museums throughout Asia and in private and corporate collections worldwide. Read more

Mark Jones

Mark Jones is a professional leather craftsman and designer. What started as a high school hobby became his occupation and obsession. Read more

Denise Dean

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. Read more

Wayne Wagstaff

A qualified Blacksmith by trade, Wayne forges each piece by hand and then and assembles it for that personal touch. Read more

Melanie Jai

Melanie Jai’s art is a visual documentary of her experiences as a mother with a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Read more

Gavin Stewart

Gavin has a life-long connection with metal, working in various forms from industrial applications through to the creative arts. Read more

Peter Stanford

Peter Stanford Peter Stanford became interested in art bookbinding as a result of visiting paper makers in Thailand and Laos. Read more

Barbara Schey

Textiles are a very tactile experience for Barbara, consequently the many ways one can manipulate the cloth in shibori techniques to achieve new and exciting outcomes are sheer joy. Read more

Ian Lean

Ian exhibits in many galleries and art shows and his reputation continues to grow steadily. He has had many solo and combined exhibitions and has won several painting awards. Read more

Darren Oates

Darren Oates Darren first started working with wood in the mid-1990s, but it wasn’t until 2007 that he took it up as a full-time occupation. Read more

Maurice Larkin

Maurice has been drawing from his early childhood in Liverpool, England. Read more

Sandra & Maria Vumbaca

Sandra & Maria Vumbaca Maria & Sandra specialise in the production of quality hand-painted functional & decorative porcelain & earthenware pieces. Read more

Helen MacRitchie

Helen MacRitchie is a textile artist living and working on the North Shore of Sydney. Read more

Ron Smythe

Ron has had an affinity for wood and its products from an early age, having spent a lot of his time as a child watching and helping in his Uncle’s cabinet-making workshop. Read more

Eva Dominello

Eva is a Sydney based lamp-worker, making original glass beads using Moretti & Vetrofond rods. Read more

Emma Donaldson

I want to capture that moment in time, that moment that will never be the same again. Read more

Lee Evans

Lee enjoys capturing the individual character of farm animals and much-loved pets and finds the texture of oil paint ideal for these more expressive, realist works. Read more

Merilyn Chappel

With a background in journalism and interior design, Merilyn is a bold and adventurous mixed media artist with her own gallery in the northern Sydney suburb of Dural. Read more

Katey Ghersini

Katey’s work process is laborious. She knits or crochets the basic shape of the intended piece she is going to create – but these shapes are oversized. Read more

Katarina Wells

My aim is to express a sense of balance and harmony through my  work. I hand build my pieces over a period of a few days, to allow the clay to stiffen sufficiently, before adding more coils. Read more

Jill Davis

Born under the creative Aquarian star sign in Zimbabwe in the late 1960s, Jill grew up in a time where basic necessities were in short supply and imagination made drums out of tin cans. Read more

Lisa Shepherd

Lisa Shepherd is a textile designer and visual artist currently using photographic cyanotypes to create delicate, joyful artwork. Read more

Ulric Steiner

Swiss – Australian sculptor blessed with links to many magnificent ancient cultures. Read more

Rhondda Retallack

Rhondda has been involved with art and craft for most of her life. She was introduced to ceramics, pottery and sculpture through her Mum back in the 60s, and it has been an ongoing learning experience every since. Read more

Jessika Steiner

Jessika Steiner was born in New Caledonia where she lived on her Swiss father’s hand built yacht before settling on the Hawkesbury river north of Sydney. Read more

Diana Booth

Diana Booth is a felt artist born in London to an English mother and Russian father. As she grew up she was exposed to the influences of many cultures. Read more

Brigitte Ehrat

After much creative exploration I was introduced to the art of bead work. Read more

Julia Elsey

Since  childhood Julia has loved anything to do with paint, pencils, ink, chalk and paper.  Throughout her career as an educator she carved out room for a parallel passion in the creative sphere, honing her skills in many artistic avenues at evening classes in Hornsby TAFE, Workshop Arts Centre in Willoughby and Ku-ring-gai Art Centre in Roseville. Read more

Roy Davi

My enthusiasm for this ancient craft began in late 1997, after seeing a pole lathe/ greenwood turning demonstration, which used traditional, ancient techniques for turning chair legs. Read more

Karen Tanner

Karen’s training and background is in Graphic Arts. She is an accomplished Painter and Sculptor. Read more

Sharon Bartle

Weaving is for me a meditative activity, and is something I try to fit into every day. The collecting of the materials is nearly as enjoyable, allowing me to be out in the bush, walking and looking! Read more

Nicole Miranda

Nicole Miranda of Originally Nic is a Sydney Graphic and Visual Artist plus Ceramicist inspired predominantly by nature. Read more

Christina Mija

For me, jewellery is a unique form of artistic expression. The vast array of possibilities that springs from marrying materials and techniques means there is always new ground to explore. Read more