This category covers current and up-coming events to the gallery.

Artist feature: KATHLEEN HUNT for “Greensmith: An Exchange Exhibition of Eco and Ethical Jewelry,” January 2016

Sunshine Coast artist Kathleen Hunt uses found and discarded objects to create wearable art that addresses the environmental impact caused by consumer objects.

Artist feature: JANDY PANNELL for “Greensmith: An Exchange Exhibition of Eco and Ethical Jewelry,” January 2016

Jandy Pannell is a jeweler who is strongly influenced by the beautiful tropical surrounds of her home in Cairns, and the delicate balance required to maintain it.

Artist feature: HELEN MORIARTY for “Greensmith: An Exchange Exhibition of Eco and Ethical Jewelry,” January 2016

Brisbane based artist Helen Moriarty seeks to return precious materials to circulation as wearable art by reusing and re-purposing donated unwanted jewelry.

Artist feature: ELIZABETH SHAW for “Greensmith: An Exchange Exhibition of Eco and Ethical Jewelry,” January 2016

Elizabeth Shaw has completed her Masters in Visual Arts at the Queensland College of Art where she currently lectures in Jewelry and Small Objects.

Artist feature: CLARE POPPI for “Greensmith: An Exchange Exhibition of Eco and Ethical Jewelry,” January 2016

Jeweler and metalsmith, Clare Poppi, is a Fine Arts Honours graduate and grant recipient now lecturing in eco-jeweler.

Artist feature: ASHLEIGH HEARNE for “Greensmith: An Exchange Exhibition of Eco and Ethical Jewelry,” January 2016

Ashleigh Hearne, a featured artist in our January show, Greensmith, uses recycled sterling silver and reused glass to create a beautiful necklace that anyone would be proud to wear.

Artist Statement: Jennifer Brazelton, for “Bumpy Terrain,” showing October 2015

Artist Jennifer Brazelton wants you to experience nationalism in new and unexpected ways. For the past three years she has been creating sculptures using maps of nations whose shapes are altered by human population data. These oddly distorted two-dimensional cartogram drawings were created by Benjamin D. Hennig’s PhD research.

Jennifer transforms these maps through research and her creative process into three-dimensional sculptures. She layers organic and patterned surfaces over the “bumpy terrain” in an effort to make the sculptures pulse with life. The countries she sculpts are topical and in the media. Often, just the act of sculpting a particular country becomes a political act. These population-distorted maps are a Trojan Horse for a different view on a country or culture.

Artist Feature: ANNA VAUGHAN for “The September Show,” September 2015

Anna Vaughan is an artist and educator living in Oakland, California. Originally from the Midwest, Vaughan’s creativity was nourished at early age by her mother, who was an art teacher and remains a practicing artist.

Artist Feature: FREYA PROWE for “The September Show,” September 2015

Freya Prowe was raised by a bicultural family in the United States. German fairy tales informed much of her early imaginary world.

Artist Feature: DANIELLE SCHLUNEGGER for “The September Show,” September 2015

Danielle Schlunegger grew up amongst the shell shops and sand dunes of Ventura, CA. Currently working and living in Oakland CA, her artwork is strongly influenced by 18th century Cabinets of Curiosity and early explorers.