Brad Gunn is a sculptor working in a range of contemporary materials and techniques. Balancing a professional sculpture and fabrication business with his own personal practice he has worked for an array of private and commercial clients.
His own practice is often figurative and explores the human condition through surreal characters. Brad completed a Bachelors Degree at the Victorian College of Arts and has since exhibited in solo and group show both in Australia and overseas establishing himself as an artist and maker in Melbourne.
Celeste loves to get lost in the flux and flow of the artmaking process and is drawn in by the unpredictable nature and organic movement of working with inks and fluid painting. She invites the viewer to lose themselves within the picture and at the same time, the pictures themselves stare back and hold the viewer's reflective attention.
Emma's recent nudes are an exploration of the posture, curves and line of bodies. She combines photography with painting. A photo shoot sets up the images she wants to paint. The paintings are partly driven by her own feelings of modesty and privacy. The work is intended to empower steering away from the more erotic gaze. It is subtle, rather than confrontational. She explores the curves and lines of bodies in different postures and poses. It’s tonal shadowed fabric and skin.
Applying her creative background, Jessie has a skill for remaining ‘on the pulse’ of design aesthetics, silhouettes and colour palettes that people are drawn to, which is observed in her works.
Inspired by Victoria’s rural landscapes, Jessie translates her surroundings into misty mountain-scapes, whimsical ‘Nebulas’ and is drawn to experimenting with mixed mediums including acrylics, oil pastels, gouache, and metallic pigments.
"I start from an open place within, just as I start with a blank canvas. I avoid a self- conscious intention. Abstraction for me, is a way to communicate the ineffable. Colours carries emotion, capture and reflect light. The way the colours exist together, side by side and in varying layers of transparency and opacity is my vehicle, my means towards a perception of visual delight, ease and harmony."
Struan’s art is rebellious and brash. His is a mixture of street art, grunge and manga. But with an expert illustrators touch. He will explore the idea for an image over and over, sometimes in doodles and line drawings in the diary or anything else that’s handy.
Struan’s work is at the edge of contemporary trends, adapting manga, anime, tattoo, grunge and street art. He is a close observer of the rapidly exploding images in the online world.
Paul Ainsworth is a self taught artist now living in Daylesford working primarily in oil paint. Although painting has always been an interest, only relatively recently has Paul been able to devote his time to learning and developing his art.
Subjects range from portraiture, landscapes and still life painting in a traditional style. It was during the limitations of the lockdowns that Paul explored still life subjects with objects at hand as inspirational sources. These works are a collection of reflective and nostalgic themes that will continue to develop and evolve with universal appeal.
If you were to ask anyone who knows Eamon they will tell you that for as long as they’ve known him, he has always been a maker and creator of
things, regardless of the medium in which he would work.
Give him a cardboard box, some scissors and tape and without a doubt you would lose him for hours, lost creating his own world.
He currently works full time as a professional LEGO Model Builder where he creates
boundary pushing sculpture and art pieces for clients around the world. Taking the humble construction toy and using it as and artist medium in both conventional and non conventional ways.
In future Eamon hopes to take what he does professionally now, along with his previous practices and combine them to hopefully create
something truly unusual and inspiring.
Sally Hastings is an emerging contemporary artist from Melbourne, Australia.
As a self-taught painter, her work explores themes of nostalgia, pop culture, kitsch Australiana, street art, hover cats, heaven, hell, phallic objects and the generally absurd. Working in acrylic paints, she uses big bold colours and expressive brushstrokes to bring her pop surrealist artworks to life. Drawing on her 20 years’ experience as an art director/designer in the advertising industry, Sally creates compelling, graphic compositions that draw her audience in. She has made finalist at 'Feel Good Art Prize 2024' at Quadrant Gallery and exhibited at 'Fifty Squared 2023' and 'Small Works 2024' group shows at Brunswick Street Gallery.
Her painting time is split between Melbourne and her new studio in Buxton, regional Victoria.