“I have a passion for sculpture
but I’m good at drawing.
However, I always want to be a painter,
but my work usually ends up with installation art.”

Originally from Korea, emerging artist Kwony has travelled and studied in 35 countries before settling in Hobart for her arts practice.

Kwony’s early work predominately focused on drawing and painting but later moved into abstract works and installation art using non-traditional artists mediums like pulped paper, wood and light.

She has a deep rapport with the textures, patterns and forms found in the built and landscape while firmly connected through the plants, which are in turn the physical matter of her art.

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

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.

Established in 1994, Hammer & Hand Metal and Jewellery Collective is a working Metal collective with the Workshop and Gallery

Displaying works ranging from forged iron pieces, contemporary jewellery, hand cut and set gems, stainless steel utensils and sculpture, with the emphasis on Metal, recycled or new, and always designed and made by the Members of the Collective.

Every day of the week you will find a different Member in Hammer & Hand, at the bench, working on their own creations.

Hannah Blackmore is a Tasmanian-based painter who creates abstract landscape paintings in acrylics. Her work primarily explores the beauty of light, colour, and atmosphere in the landscape.

Hannah was born in Jersey, Channel Islands, and has made art all her life. Immigrating to Tasmania in 2012, she found studio space at Salamanca Arts Centre and has been painting full-time since 2015. 

Hannah has travelled extensively throughout Australia and now resides in Hobart, which she is happy to call home. Her love for nature and travel prompted her to focus on the landscape genre of painting. Never too far from the ocean and beaches, she enjoys exploring and painting Tasmania’s picturesque and often wild coastal scenery.

Her art now lives in countries worldwide and she enjoys working as an independent artist. She has also authored a business book for artists called ‘This Business of Art: How To Become A Professional Artist.’

When not in her studio painting, she loves having coffee with her husband Steve and spending time with her giant Leonberger dog, Oscar.

Jock Young is a contemporary landscape painter whose main interest is the sea, particularly the interface between sea and land

“I am a full time artist with a career spanning 30 years. I paint in watercolour, gouache and oil paint and makes prints using linocutting. I have had over 30 solo exhibitions in Hobart, Sydney and Melbourne. I have traveled widely to make plein air paintings that I then develop in the studio. Highlights include painting trips to Europe, Asia and mainland Australia.”
– Jock Young

Julie Payne is nationally recognised artist in the fields of sculpture and drawing

Julie Payne has exhibited nationally in the fields of sculpture and drawing and has been shortlisted for many prestigious art prizes nationally.

In her arts practice, Julie utilises a diversity of materials and techniques to devise rich visual stories. Themes range widely and include interests in Dutch Masters symbolism, Renaissance art practice, material and drawing studies, and contemporary observations of Tasmania. Her background in sculpture and architecture influences many of the works. Recent work has included the creation of site specific text gardens and drawing journals focusing on natural and man made history.

Julien Scheffer is a photographer and emerging visual artist whose practice explores the ways in which people perceive and are shaped by their environment

Julien‘s work often relies on unconventional ways of producing photographic images to promote new ways of looking and alternative interpretations of familiar experiences.