Featured Artists


Emmajane Illustration

I am an illustrator and graphic designer. As a compulsive collector of shapes, textures, patterns and fabrics, I have a huge source of inspiration to draw from, but I need a bigger cupboard. Much of my work is collage based, I relish getting away from the computer and doing things by hand. Interests and influences include: Art Deco, Nouveau, Monet, block printing, Poster art from the 20’s through to the 50’s... I could go on, but I’ll stop there for now.
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John D-C

I am a Graphic Artist and my creative projects are heavily influenced by my many interests and hobbies. These usually include a healthy combination of Brick-A-Brack, Screen Printing, Rock & Roll Dancing, Blues Piano, Velvet Dinner Jackets, Art Deco Theatres, Record Shopping, The Creations Of Jim Henson, Ten Pin Bowling, The Hohner Harmonica, 1979 Bedford Short Wheel Based Vans, Print Gocco, Vintage Comic Books, White Elephant Stalls, Animation, Drive-in Movies and Cuba.
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Andrea Smith

Andrea Smith is a Sydney-based illustrator whose charm-filled, handmade collages recall a lost innocence rarely seen in today’s fast-paced times. Hers is a world rich in storytelling; each illustration drawing the viewer in to take a closer look, resulting in an unexpected (yet always welcome) ‘smile in the mind.’
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 Antipastel

Michaela’s background in illustration and graphic design complements her eye for craft, colour and composition. She creates out of her Sydney studio with the support of her loving boyfriend and the assistance of two inquisitive Tonkinese “helpers”.
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Barocky Chocky

I created Barocky Chocky about 7 years ago as a necessary outlet for my feverish imagination and creativity. I’ve been in love with mid-20th century commercial art all my life: the sense of fun and education, the wonderful stylisation and colour. I’m also a compulsive observer. I decided to combine these passions to see if others appreciated what I did... and they do!
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Bea Bellingham

Bea’s distinctive patterns and designs focus on bringing fun in to our everyday environments through homewares and jewellery. Created predominantly in porcelain, each ceramic item is lovingly hand-moulded and hand-painted by Bea. There’s an emphasis on creating delightfully askew and perfectly imperfect results, meaning every piece is a truly unique work.
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Benconservato

Benconservato is the alias of Emma Kidd an artist / illustrator. She has traveled and lived in Europe and a land of mythical animals. Her heart is still in both, despite loving being back in Australia. She encourages you to find your inner monster.
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Carmen Hui

An illustrator from Sydney’s Inner West, Carmen is very much inspired by animals and nature. Often working with mixed media, her work is very much influenced by early botanical and anatomical drawings. When she is not drawing, you will very likely find her either crafting like a crazy nanna or sharing milky tea with her cat Miso.
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Cat Rabbit

Cat-Rabbit is a Melbourne based textile artist who spends equal amounts of time sewing, drinking tea and thinking about owning a pug dog. Her work has been exhibited in Australia and internationally and is stocked in various nice stores online and in real life. Cat has also made a book for children with Isobel Knowle called ‘Owl Know How’.
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Claire Taylor

Inspired by nature, traveling and collecting, Claire uses various embossing techniques to print organic material such as leaves, grasses and feathers into precious metal.  She is currently exploring and developing new methods of creating textures in metal.  Her extensive travels have recently taken her to Morocco, Spain, Japan, Turkey and Croatia, where she has gathered ideas, textures and inspiration for her current ranges.
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Darling Mills Studio

Darling Mills Studio is the creative atelier of Rachel Moodie. Rachel’s original works are collage and mixed media ensembles using beeswax glazes, cold wax, oil paints, textiles and found objects. These works are explorations of memory, texture and composition.
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Di Conlon

I’ve loved arts and crafts forever, my playroom is overflowing with stuff ready for whatever inspiration comes to mind. New materials to experiment with is my guilty pleasure but the traditional crafts should not be ignored either. Practice, practice, practice and have fun is the best advice ever given.
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Emily Green

Emily Green is a Melbourne based designer whose name has become synonymous with vibrant colour. Her hand-formed polymer clay necklaces have fast become a staple for the Melbourne style conscious. More than four years since their conception, Emily’s original range of colourful 9 bead necklaces are still a coveted design. Emily is well known for her use of unusual and unexpected colour combinations in palettes that suit all tastes.
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Farlands

We pride ourselves on our craftsmanship and take care with all our products. We are a small business so if you love your leather please do let us know, we love to hear from our leather lovers. We use environmentally sustainable materials wherever possible. All leather and hides are a bi-product of the meat industry and are sourced as locally as possible.
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Fox & the Rox

Fox and the Rox is the creation of Sydney based graphic designer Sandra Anello. What started as a little home project built into something more and decided to expand and share. I mainly took inspiration from everything I love: Art Deco, the 80s, patterns, travel, home decor and shiny things. But ultimately I just wanted to design something that made people smile and do something I also love doing. Fox and the Rox mirrors are made with mirrored acrylic and laser cut in Sydney. Designed and produced by me with love and laughter here in Summer Hill. These unique pieces of homeware are light and durable and can be hung or mounted anywhere in your home.
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Ginny & Jude

Inspired by two fictional characters conjured up by Sydney designer Rabia Lockwood, Ginny & Jude Designs was born with the aim to create statement pieces for the perennially overdressed. From hand-knotted semi-precious stone jewellery to hand-woven straw hats, each piece is handmade with care in the Ginny & Jude workroom in Sydney Australia.
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Hayden Youlley

Influenced by an appreciation of life’s vast and diverse experiences and the importance of growing and learning from these. I use the lightness, translucency, mimicry and texture of porcelain to push the material and my skills to find a convergence of crafting and concept, in perfect synchronicity.
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Herbert and Friends

Herbert and Friends is a Sydney-based softie label created by artist Torunn Higgins. Combining her love of nature, fabric and design, Torunn’s creations take on a life of their own. Her range of softies brings together an odd collection of friends, from turtles to alpacas and anteaters. These quirky characters get up to all kinds of mischief, and each one comes with a little account of their latest adventure. The creatures are handmade using recycled felt, up-cycled and new cotton fabrics.
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Historic Society

The Ashfield & District Historical Society, Inc. was founded in 1973.
Each year they publish books and journals providing articles and information on Ashfield’s history for the information and education of members and the community and promote and preserve the heritage of Ashfield’s history.
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Hunter Candles

Hunter candles are a local, hand made business from Newtown, Sydney. They draw inspiration from the natural surroundings their suburb, the art-filled streets and importantly from the people who influence our life with their love and creativity.
Each scent has its own personality, and is individually curated to match the mentor that inspired it. Our vibe is clean, earthy and simple.
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Inaluxe

Inaluxe is an independent art studio combining the talents of fine artists Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd. Our philosophy is simple: Be passionate about the creative process, use the best materials possible, and be responsible and sustainable in production practice.
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Jackie Cooper

Jackie Cooper is a portrait and wedding photographer  based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. She has a distinctive eye for capturing the quirky details of the world. Inspired by flowers, warm summer days, water, landscapes and architecture she creates  moody, vintage and dream like images.
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Jess Chen

Artist, designer, illustrator, Jess is a puppy enthusiast from Sydney, Australia. She is inspired by women, nature, space, anime, and aspects from her Chinese culture and heritage. When she’s not drawing, she enjoys good food, collecting pretty books, and making references to The Simpsons in conversations.
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Jo Everett

Following a career in Graphic Design, Jo had extremely itchy feet for some hands-on creativity and starting creating personal and household items. This indulged her love of fabric, sewing and printmaking and also follows her philosophy that to live every day with things you love is good for the soul. Her kitchen range and wrist cuffs, each one an original design, display her enjoyment in both design and creating, using repurposed, salvaged and new fabrics materials to create a little work of art in each one.
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Julian Henderson

I’m a professional multi-disciplined graphic designer and illustrator. I love getting my hands dirty and I’ve painted several large scale murals for studios around Sydney and also take on commissioned illustration work. The motivation behind what I do comes from my love of exploring and experimenting in different techniques, styles and technologies. My work is heavily influenced by my ‘cheeky’ sense of humour, which I try to incorporate into as many projects as possible.
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Julie Mia Holmes

Julie is a printmaker and natural history nerd. She studied printmaking and drawing at the ANU’s School of Art and currently lives on the particularly inspiring far south coast of NSW. She’s happiest standing next to a press, elbow deep in ink and playing with paper.
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Kate Banzai

I am an illustrator and silkscreen printer from London, currently based in Sydney, Australia. I have a BA hons degree in fashion from Central St Martins and am rather deft with a pair of shears, a cotton reel and a slice of cake. I am brown eyed, right handed and very often melancholy. I am very good at multi tasking. You will often find me eating, talking, drinking and drawing, all at the same time.
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Lamina Godman

Lamina lives in lovely sunny Sydney, where she  indulges her passion (obsession) for screen printing textiles, sewing and her love for making beautiful handmade items. She believes there is nothing better than handmade and to “do a bit” creatively… everyday makes her one very happy lady!
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Little Mateys

Little Mateys are all made by me, Anne Robertson Madoz, by hand with a mix of new and upcycled materials. You’ll still find me sewing away at our home in Croydon, Sydney, bingelistening to podcasts, Fbi radio or lady crooners (Angel Olsen at the moment). The hand-stitching I do in a rocker on the front porch in the sun. True story!
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McKean Studio

The McKean Studio is Joshua & Megan McKean, a Sydney based industrial designer and an illustrator with a passion for travel. The McKean Studio collection of travel keepsakes has grown into jewellery, homewares, art prints and accessories, all representative of our favourite cities.
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Melissa Hartley

I am a graphic designer and artist and have been working for the last 14 years in publishing in Sydney and Edinburgh. In 2010 I decided to pick up the paint brush again and pursue my love of painting. My compositions vary from simple, often nostalgic still-life studies with plain backgrounds, to portraits of animals which aim to capture a very specific sensibility, a unique and thoughtful creature, with a good dose of humor for the viewer.
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 Not Quite Newtown

Rachel Williams and Peter Warrington are Not Quite Newtown. They self-publish the street art photography book series for kids – The Stripey Street Cat, The Girl Who Made Rainbows and You Make the Dreams. Not Quite Newtown bring local streets and street art to life, using photos to connect children to the rough charm and the potential for wonder in their urban worlds.
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RARA Studio

RARA Studio ceramics are designed, hand-built and painted by Aliça Bryson Haynes.
Aliça is a multidisciplinary visual artist, collector and maker with a love for natural materials and objects, especially the look and feel of handmade work. She creates objects that can be used and enjoyed every day, having your morning coffee or a piece of cake!
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Shiztastic

Shiztastic is a textiles & print based label by Katy Dee. Katy is inspired by all things kitsch, playful and bright and is drawn to botanical elements, op shop gold and above all, colour. All the prints in her current collection are hand drawn. Beginning often as painted sheets of paper and collages, all artwork is then turned into digital illustrations and repeat prints of different scales and styles. She designs prints for fashion and interiors, believing the lines can be blurred.

Shiztastic is part of the slow fashion movement, creating small runs of unique pieces of wearable art. Made to last and be treasured.
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Strong Pencil

Hi! My name is Anna Farrell and I’m a local Illustrator and watercolour artist. I love to paint Pugs, Cacti and Succulents and I love painting strange but interesting characters.I try to inject a little bit of humour and fun into my work because at the end of the day...that’s what life is all about isn’t it?
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