Our general ethos is to encourage the emerging and new makers in the Hawkesbury.
We are supporting 5 makers in 2021 to further develop their making and assisting them to find valuable opportunities.
Funding has been provided by Wentworth Healthcare.
Fascinated by the use of traditional textile techniques Jenni is combining contemporary materials with these timeless skills.
Utilising old and discarded metals and giving them new life is what Jim strives for in his sculptures.
Playing with light and embodying the personality of the subject inspires Libby in her exploration of painting and illustration.
Exploring natural and recycled materials Sally allows the form to grow organically in response to the materials.
Oct - Vin-Tro-Steam
A collection of works inspired by the Vintage, retro eras and Steampunk Genre
Nov- ReTwined Reimagined Fibres
Exploration of fibre and experimental textiles
I am Ella and I have an interest in creating tactile designs, with a strong heritage element. I love creating stories through my designs that give the viewer an insight into an area of history.
As a photographer, I thrive in capturing the small moments in life, with experience in both digital and analogue. I am always up for learning something new and expanding my design horizons. I would love the opportunity to work in an industry that combines both my love for design and heritage.
I aspire to use my design and photography skills to keep history alive and thriving within communities, working in museums and councils to enhance the history and the experience people can have with it. My work is about looking back at history and making connections to the past to see how things have changed.
I consider myself a multi media artist, preferring to explore many different mediums including traditional 2D, mixed, and most currently textile sculptural forms.
I am exploring free motion quilting, made fabrics, bead embroidery, hyperbolic crochet, weaving and illuminated forms.
My development as an artist began with a keen interest in realistic drawing and painting and expanded into textiles. I am attracted to organic, flowing forms and harmonic colour schemes. I often include flowers, birds and the female form in my pieces.
I am inspired by artists of the past including William Morrison, Alphonse Mucha and Beardsley and more modern artists such as Annimeka Mein, an influential textile artist.
Recently I have been exploring how to express emotions through the pieces I create. I often design using intricate patterns or negative space, inspired by shadows made by leafy branches. My work almost always includes spirals.
From a child who experienced fierce joy at the beauty in nature, I've acquired the skills to follow through inspiration. Art, music and creative writing compete for my time.
I'm a portrait artist (people and pets) for jam money. I love creating very complicated landscapes in oil and my ‘style' seems to be something other people can identify- after growing up in a small town and launching my business there, my art is recognisable around Windsor!
I had the honour of painting Susan Templeman MP for the Archibald. She had suffered emotional losses like her constituents and wanted to explore this humanity and emotion that many were experiencing.
Coming from an artistic family through generations expressed through different media, I have worked with metal for over a decade. I am inspired by nature and have a passion to weld and create unique pieces that give new life to otherwise scrap metal.
As a Hawkesbury artist I have completed commissions for public art pieces. My work is currently on display at the Hawkesbury Remakery.
I have learned so many new skills and improved techniques. I've branched out to new materials opening a variety of new possibilities. This year I entered a piece into the Hawkesbury Show & received 1st place for my category.
I joined Instagram in December 2019 & have grown a large following of like minded artists from around the world.
My portfolio can be found at nstagram @jimbosmetalart
I’m a firm believer that everything has an inherent value and should not be wasted.
I love experimenting with natural fibres and recycled materials to turn what might have been wasted into something useful and pleasing to the eye, each of my creations are unique, drawing from whatever comes to hand that sparks my imagination.
I use a variety of basketry techniques including coiling, twining, cobbling and random weaving.
I find the freedom of taking these ancient techniques and translating them to contemporary themes to be exhilarating.
Sally running a workshop