More about our artists
Olive & Silk
Soap alchemist and silkworm farmer
I am married with twin boys and have been in Darwin since 2006. I have been making soap for many years but I am still just as fascinated by soapmaking process today as I was when I made my first batch. It’s a little bit of science, a little bit of art ... and just a little bit of magic.
Bev & Trevor Hinchcliffe
Bev and Trevor arrived in Darwin in 1989 for months. They’re still here and consider Darwin to be a way of life.
They have both been woodturning for over twenty years and share a love of timber - the colours, the texture and the grain - and the way the first coat of a finish brings it to life.
They use both Australian and exotic timbers and are always on the lookout for new timbers to turn.
Boo is an independent artist and designer working from a home studio at Darwin River, NT. Studied in many things, she is primarily a fabric designer.
All bippidii boppidii fabrics are printed in Australia from her original designs. Boo and her son Dorian then cut and sew homewares, bags and accessories in-house.
Boo is inspired by the natural environment and has developed a soft spot for birds in particular.
Chiggy is a local artist who uses her intuition, bright colours and some good old positive thinking to create her semi abstract artworks, influenced by our amazing and harsh, yet beautiful, landscapes plus all the shapes and colours nature has on offer. She has exhibited both as a solo artist and in group exhibitions both in Darwin and interstate and is keen to further develop this side of her work. Chiggy has also developed and produced a range of products from her artworks.
I have always been around old Stuff since I was a kid as my Dad is an antique dealer. Going to work with him was like searching for treasure.
I started out making jewellery from Stuff back in England as a sideline to my electrical career. It was always in my mind that I wanted to make furniture and homewares though, and I made a few pieces for a mate’s barber shop. It was when I moved to Australia and got settled in a place with a much-needed shed that I really got to work. I love being in the shed and giving once-useful things a new purpose.
Deb Josling has been a Darwin local since 1992. She started using glass as her preferred medium over sixteen years ago in stained glass. Since 2015 she has been creating beautiful kiln formed glass such as those displayed here.
All pieces are unique and hand crafted by Deb.
Sands of Time
I have been designing and making glass beads and jewellery for 15 years. My main passion is for sculptural glass pendants of birds and animals, however I also work in gold, sterling silver, bronze, brass and copper. Largely self taught, I create functional and decorative and unique pieces of jewellery in a wonderful array of colours and patterns. I continue to develop my skills through trial and error along with the help and generosity of spirit of other artists.
Doreen has lived in Darwin since the early 70’s. She started patchwork and quilting in 1986 and has embraced other craft/art techniques over the years, such as:
‘ittyBits’ jewellery made from fabric, beads, recycled buttons and wire;
eco-dying/printing, using Eucalyptus and other local plants;
contemporary and traditional textile art and