As part of our ongoing Creative Business Development Series we are excited to welcome the following creative studios, visiting us in Port Hedland to offer professional development workshops. You can purchase their unique product ranges only at the West End Markets, Saturday 25th March, 3:30pm – 7pm.
To learn more about the brunch seminar series with Becc Sharrock from Studio Twocan, to be held on Sunday 26th March, read more here.
Sisters Becc and Maddie Sharrock, from Studio Twocan, will be showcasing their unique cement ceramics range. “Inspired by Australian landscapes, each piece is polished with natural oils, sealing the cement with a satin finish, celebrating imperfections and ensuring that each piece is unique.”
Textile designer Esther Sandler from Togetherness Designs will showcase her unique range of clothing, homewares, ceramics, illustration and jewellery. “I use unique patterns mixed together with contrasting elements including flora and fauna, traditional textile motifs and abstract geometric shapes.”
Perth-based design duo favourites Future Shelter will feature their diverse range of homewares inspired by Western Australia’s unique natural and built environment. “We have a passion for good design and craftsmanship, and are committed to local, in-house manufacturing.”
For those wanting to move beyond traditional art activities with their children, Perth ‘mumtrepreneur’ and creative Sonia Johanson brings Blank Canvas gifts to the Pilbara. “From the beginning I wanted to create beautiful pieces children would be proud to decorate and wear. It was all about getting kids’ art off the pin-up board where no one sees it and on show for the world to admire.”
The Little Press creative, Emily Shingleton designs and prints gift cards, stationary, homewares and art prints from her Leederville studio. “Having control over the final stage of the design’s life – the printing stage – is just amazing. The process itself creates another level to the design, and can result in un-planned but lovely results.”
Amid the West End Markets, you are invited to take part in the development of a unique public sculpture, Fluid Journeys, guided by artist in residence, David Brophy. This workshop is accessible to all ages and levels of artistic experience and offers you an opportunity to re-purpose recycled materials into a collaborative sculptural journey. The resulting collaborative sculpture will be unveiled in May at the opening of the Courthouse Gallery’s next exhibition, featuring David Brophy, Trace Elements.
David Brophy is a Western Australian born multidisciplinary artist who has exhibited extensively across Australia. David works predominantly with paint, sculpture and installation, and is drawn to engaging communities through artmaking. His work is influenced by his interactions with the natural world, in particular by his experiences as a surfer.