One of a kind pieces. Rustic Elegance.

Rani is a self taught silversmith that isn’t confined by traditional methods of fabrication. She has a passion for creating jewellery and wearable art that celebrates imperfection and is infused with symbolism and meaning.

Rani uses traditional tools and slow handcrafted methods to create one off individual pieces of jewellery with a modern ancient aesthetic whereupon marks and strikes of the hammer can be seen. She adds symbols of meaning and dot work on each piece.

Rani enjoys the contrast of working with mixed precious metals and vibrant coloured gemstones. She is inspired by the Medieval and Byzantine eras to create pieces of rustic elegance.

Each piece is filled with intention and meaning as she works the transformation of materials into amulets, talismans and power rings.

The signature logo of Rani Baker Jewellery is the alchemical symbol of Amalgamation which represents the joining of elements and forces to bring balance and unity.

She welcomes commission pieces and collaborations with her clients to create personal amulets that mark a particular transition or accomplishment in their lives.

Jamin is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in nipaluna/Hobart, where he creates vibrant murals and contemporary visual art.

Jamin (Dr. Benjamin Kluss, b. 1976, Sydney) is a multi-disciplinary artist of mixed cultural heritage, based in lutruwita / Tasmania, who is known for vibrant murals, street art, and contemporary visual art. With a career spanning 20 years, Jamin’s innovative works draw from a variety of artistic styles and experimental techniques.

Inspired by philosophy, science, and the natural environment, Jamin’s practice reflects a dynamic engagement with multiple conceptual frameworks. He has produced mural work internationally and been selected for prestigious exhibitions, including the 2018 Biennale of Australian Art in Ballarat and the 2008 exhibition Contemporary Australia: Optimism at QAGGoMA in Brisbane.

Jamin holds a PhD in Fine Art from the University of Tasmania. He served as a Visual Curator and Artistic Associate of Mona’s MONA FOMA festival from 2015-2017 and has worked with many museums, public institutions, and private galleries.

Jamin shares a studio with his partner, Emily Eliza Arlotte Jewellery.

‘Atlas’, Jamin, 2019, machine cut aluminium and spray paint, 120 x 120cm
‘Black Swans on the Huon River’, Jamin, 2021, Mural for Huon Valley Council, Huonville

Expanding from a practice of drawing and printmaking, Emma Bingham utilises the inherent physical and metaphorical properties of materials to create abstract objects, images and installation artworks.

Emma’s studio-based research draws on theoretical and philosophical ideas of the body as a site of inheritance, encounter, and transformation, and on the combined aspects of her life: as mother, partner and neonatal nurse. She considers how abstract form can highlight the evocative and affective capacity of process, and how the material properties of paper, cloth and wax can evoke the body, a sense of holding and the traces of touch: the connections and residues which are formed through our encounters with others.

Halima is an Arabic Calligraphy visual artist.

Halima is an Arabic Calligraphy Artist from Lahore; Pakistan. Her artwork reflects deep connections and
sacred knowledge with every stroke and letter. Halima creates art that is deeply lyrical, spiritual,
and calligraphic.

Honing her skills as a calligraphist during the pandemic lockdown, Halima modulated the ancient art with a unique contemporary touch. Her paintings are deeply poetic and are seeped in meditational practices, where she creates intricate patterns in her work which draws from Arabic and Urdu quotations and verses from Holy Quran and Sufi poems, by which she expresses the element of peace and connectedness in her paintings.

Halima has been an artist in residence at Youth Arts and Re-creation centre, where she presented her debut exhibition “The Butterfly Effect” with the launch of the YARC Gallery (2021) and have recently moved to her studio in Salamanca Arts centre. She has presented her arts at various venues and shows as Winter Light Festival (UTOPIA NOW), Light up the lane, Hobart Artists market, Royal Hobart Art Show, Minds do matter Arts exhibition, Story Telling Festival, and now actively facilitating Arabic Calligraphy workshops at various venues, designed for community cohesion to promote inclusivity, belonging and connectedness.

Halima is also a Medical Research student (UTAS) and is currently working as Admin Officer at Mental Health State services. Halima is passionate about Mental Health awareness, where she wishes to correlate the brain research to her artworks as an ultimate art-therapy. Her work delves into universal values of love, faith prayer and tranquillity that integrate feelings and pictograms through distinctive strokes and lettering, that remains a manifesto inspired by classic Islamic Art. As an artist and thinker, Halima aspires to spread a positive influence of unity and balance through her work, that go on to create emotional bonds with eternity, empowering the heart, body, and soul, and believes that her artworks are gifts to be shared.

Halima Bhatti: Selected for Minds do Matter Exhibition 2021/ Oil and acrylic
Halima Bhatti: Selected for Minds do Matter Exhibition 2021/ Oil and acrylic
Halima Bhatti: 2021/ Opening Ceremony of Debut Exhibition - The Butterfly Effect 2021
Halima Bhatti: 2021/ Opening Ceremony of Debut Exhibition – The Butterfly Effect 2021

Mixed medium textile and 2D worker.

Donna Oakford is an abstract intuitive artist who works in textiles and 2D medium on paper and canvas. She is an emerging artist, Tasmanian by birth (and current residence), who has lived and exhibited around Australia particularly Central Australia, Melbourne and Adelaide. She has a passion for colour, texture and exploring her process with a stream of consciousness approach, without overt patterns or intention to discover new images and ideas. The adversity of the Australian bush and earthy colours is reflected in her bushfire Kimono series and her current exploration of transmuting textile into a series of abstract patterned pieces on paper and canvas.

Donna Oakford /multi fibre /free form /2020 /colours of Western Tasmanian rainforest
Donna Oakford /multi fibre /free form /2020 /colours of Western Tasmanian rainforest
Donna Oakford/ acrylic on canvas/ 84x60cm/peace for Ukraine/2022
Donna Oakford/ acrylic on canvas/peace for Ukraine/2022
Donna Oakford/acrylic on paper/30x42cm/study for series in progress
Donna Oakford/acrylic on paper/study for series in progress

Contemporary designer / maker.

With a passion for designing and creating and an eclectic mix of interests, I like to experiment with various creative techniques and materials. Over the years this has included wood, fabric, paints & pencils, metal and stone.

I had been woodturning for some years before studying jewellery, so it was no surprise that I began to combine timber with sterling silver to create my unique pieces of jewellery. Using predominantly Tasmanian species, the different timbers create a diverse palette of colours and textures to draw inspiration from.

With the old adage in mind “Variety is the Spice of Life”, I will continue to design and create, with inspiration coming from playing with shape and texture, experimenting with new materials and techniques and the simple desire to try something new and make something unique.

Jacqui Renton - hands of friendship, brass and bronze with sterling silver
Jacqui Renton – hands of friendship, brass and bronze with sterling silver
Jacqui Renton - colour pencil on brass and copper with sterling silver
Jacqui Renton – colour pencil on brass and copper with sterling silver
Jacqui Renton - faces rings in sterling silver and brass
Jacqui Renton – faces rings in sterling silver and brass

Old school photographic magic in a throw away digital world.

In Phillip England‘s photographic studio you can sit for your tintype portrait or arrange one for someone you care about. Wet plate collodion tintype photography, invented in the 1850s and commonly used for portraiture until the end of the 19th century, exemplifies a return to hand crafted image making. The beguiling materiality of a tintype photograph is unique in modern photography. Philip’s artistic practice also embraces other analogue and digital photographic media.

Black and White tintype photograph of a person with long hair wearing a black fedora hat.
Phillip England. Dexter (2016). 5 x 7 inch collodion tintype photograph.
Black and White tintype photograph of a man holding a banjo. The man is wearing a dark jacket and white shirt, and has a beard.
Phillip England. Fred (2019). 5 x 7 inch collodion tintype photograph.
Black and White tintype photograph of a man's face. The backgroud is very dark and the only light is on the left side of the face.
Phillip England. Ryk (2016). 5 x 7 inch collodion tintype photograph.

Drawn to worn, textured surfaces, colour and pattern, Antoinette Ellis works primarily in mixed media and collage.

Often using hand coloured papers and found materials, Antoinette seeks to recreate scenes in an alternate form.

Catherine Arsaut is a French-Australian artist and printmaker, working primarily with linoleum, with the most recent focus being the creation of multi-layered relief prints.

Having moved from Europe to Tasmania over a decade ago, Catherine’s prints are a direct reflection of her surrounding environment and depict an endless wonder at Australia’s and most particularly Tasmania’s unique and bountiful fauna and flora.

Emily Snadden is a contemporary Jewellery designer / manufacturer

Emily Snadden’s practice includes production works inspired by Tasmanian flora, contemporary wearable art pieces and one of a kind commission works.

Emily completed a BFA (with Honours) at the University of Tasmania in 2003 before embarking on training to become a qualified manufacturing Jeweller. She graduated from the JAA accredited BA (Jewellery) in 2006 and completed a Master of Arts Practice (Jewellery) with High Distinction in 2009. Emily has worked in the Jewellery industry for over 11 years, both in sales and subsequently as onsite manufacturing Jeweller in a respected high end Jewellery store in Hobart. For the last two years she has concentrated on establishing a small business – Emily Snadden Design. Emily works in precious materials and natural gemstones; my range includes contemporary production works, exhibition pieces and one off commissions.

Emily’s work is heavily influenced by the natural beauty of the Tasmanian landscape and our native flora. She takes inspiration from the unique natural forms within the local environment. Emily is intrigued by the variety of flora, its abundance and the proximity of it to the built up environment. She spends a lot of time wandering in the native bush land collecting specimens to sketch or work from directly through the process of lost wax casting. Her work is both organic and structured – a reference to the proximity and integration of flora and infrastructure within the built up environment. Emily often combine handmade and machine made/cast components which reference the contrast of the forest to the architecture of the city. Her work is both delicate and whimsical; Emily hopes to capture the intricate details, textures and geometry within the Tasmanian environment.