Ashe's art practice is conceptually based and deeply rooted in exploring the politics of belongingness and the human condition. He creates works that are both poetic and evocative, delving into the emotional intricacies of the human experience and exploring the complexities and nuances of identity, belonging, and marginalisation. Ashe is focused is on extending his installation practice into new forms of expression and territories, by fusing live static performative gestures and the ready-made with various mediums such as photography, sculpture, text, and video. This approach allows him to create dynamic and multi-layered works that engage the viewer on numerous levels, both visually and conceptually. Ashe’s practice questions our broken social systems and reflects on the ongoing search for a sense of belonging in contemporary society, highlighting the vulnerability that comes with it.
Ashe graduated from Sydney College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Photography) in 1995, and a Masters of Contemporary Art (with distinction) from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2014. Ashe has held solo exhibitions at VOID_Melbourne, MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury), Kings ARI, Blindside Gallery and BUS Projects. He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions across Australia, and internationally, at Parliament House Australia, Canberra; Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh), Melbourne; Lehrter Siebzehn, Berlin; tête, Berlin; Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington; HOTA, Gold Coast; The Substation, Newport; Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart; Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown; and Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs. Ashe has received funding from the Australia Council for the Arts and Regional Arts Victoria for the development of his practice. He was the recipient of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust Emerging Artist Grant in 2014 and the National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association Award in 2013. His work has been selected as finalist in awards including, Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award, Incinerator Art Award-Art for Social Change, Bowness Photography Prize and the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. Ashe was artist-in-residence at Picture Berlin (2014) in Berlin (DE) and for the Laughing Waters Artist Residency Program (2013) in Eltham (AU).
A beautiful art gallery showcasing fine art and design by professional and collectable artists from the region.
Donna’s practice is based in mixed media with a focus on textiles, collage and assemblage.
Donna exhibits regularly with Gateway Gallery and in both joint and solo exhibitions.
Donna enjoys sharing her skills in both collage and stitch in workshops and with her peers and the community. She has run collage workshops in conjunction with exhibitions at the Albury Library Museum, Write Around the Murray Festival and at Gateway Gallery and facilitates contemporary play mixed media stitch groups. Her collaged works were part of the City of Wodonga Ephemeral Art Public display in 2022. Two of her stitched works form part of the Southern Midlands Council (Tas) Art Collection.
Donna’s work is thematic and influenced by an idea, material at hand and surroundings. Donna’s work can be found on her website. She welcomes commission and workshop enquiries.
My Original Artworks are created by moments of spontaneity, drawing inspiration from current emotions & studies. I always enjoyed the challenge of experimenting with various mediums & through this, my mission is to deliver a diverse range of styles in my creative makings. Currently the major of my current wall Art is with the use of Epoxy Resin. With my current style, this has then expanding into the creation of original Jewellery pieces. Born local of Albury, I have sold my Artworks locally and thru ought Australia. Please view my current Artwork listings online and past Art via my socials. www.kerriemaydesigns.com.au
Kirrily Anderson is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Chiltern. The primary focus of her creative practice is a blend of bold murals and delicate ink and watercolour works on paper, with the common them of nature running through these two different art forms.
With a background in graphic design and street art, Kirrily’s current practice has been heavily informed by her surrounds in North East Victoria after moving from Melbourne in 2017. She has received a number of art awards and completed over 20 murals in the region in this time.
Past projects include working with community, schools, government organisations, small businesses and private collectors. Clients include Wodonga Council, Albury City Council, DWELP, Ritz-Carlton Melbourne, Caulfield Grammar, Yackandandah Primary School, Falls Creek Child Care, James & Co Rutherglen and Bridge Road Brewers.
Kirrily has a passion for art as a means of connection and conversation and to promote a slower pace. She continues to explore these themes in her work following a number of projects in bushfire recovery zones since 2020. For more details visit her website or social pages.
Parallel Wilds: an immersive and empowering 3D platform for youth, featuring creative writing, digital photography and videography, cosplay and modelling, 3D and drone imagery,
and sound composition. This innovative convergence of artforms allows youth to express self-identity in the natural world, to create a speculative universe on the future of wilderness,
set in the year 2050. For more information contact Craig Dent via email: email@example.com
Growing up in Albury, I always had a pencil or brush in hand. During one phase, I drew only clowns. I painted my bedroom curtains in Ken Done brights. I could knit before I could read.
So becoming an artist wasn’t a choice. What I do is who I am.
These days—after a long, acclaimed career as a residential, commercial and retail interior designer whose Sydney home starred in a 10-page House and Garden feature called ‘Sarah Stamm’s Design Tricks’—that means I do what I love every day.
I’m the multi creative founder, art director and principal artist of global-but-local Australian business Salisbury and Maude. I’m an artistic thought leader, guest speaker and podcast guest many times over, who has studied metal work, woodwork, printmaking, ceramics, photography, drawing, graphic design and textiles (my university major.)
I’m an artist of repute who handmakes one-off beautiful treasures from Australian merino wool, international fabrics and faux botanicals. My pieces are bought by a global audience, featured in national magazines and newspapers (Home Beautiful, Country Style, the Australian Women’s Weekly, The Australian Newspaper) and collected by actors, influencers and TV lifestyle hosts.
I don’t take commissions. No orders. No website. No need—I make just one thing at a time, using my original designs and patterns. When it’s done, I post images to social media and the piece finds a new home in minutes.
Being coveted by collectors is a lovely place to be, eight years after I started making quilts for friends from inherited fabric. I work seasonally—Scottish tartan quilts in winter, wreaths at Christmas—and in between I make with complete creative freedom; what I want, when I want and how I want, once I dream it up.
My ability to create by my own hand means more because I nearly lost it at age 22. A bike courier plowed into me, and my drawing hand and interior design career nearly died. Surgeons saved both, yet the challenge of permanent disability—a 20 per cent loss of strength—remains.
Things I love: classic style, flat shoes, life in a glorious country Victorian town, orchestral music, my husband and two adult children. The memory of my Beechworth homewares shop and design studio I ran for eight years, moving through life’s phases with integrity, keeping customers happy.
I learned the power of exemplary service during my years in corporate services at David Jones—I worked by day, studied by night! Shopping for major corporate customers and the influential, rich and famous taught me to deliver on promises.
I am honoured to work with Albury City Council as a selected member of the Albury PumpHouse Think Tank in 2023, our very own nurturing, empowering and collaborative space for artists of our region to flourish.
Yes, I can still design you a house. But I’d rather make you a smaller, more personal work of art that you can treasure forever.
To view my work and enjoy stories of my rural life outside of Beechworth, overlooking the Victorian Alps, I welcome you to follow my Instagram/ Facebook account. The best way to contact me is to send me a Direct Message (DM)/ Private Message (PM) via my social media accounts.
Silvereye Press is a printmaking studio for collaborative projects, artist services and workshops.
Established by artist and printmaker, Kasia Fabijańska, the studio has facilities for intaglio and relief printing, it is a place for collaborative or commissioned projects, artists’ services such as editioning, and workshops. The studio is located on the Murray River in Albury, N.S.W. and operates on a flexible, appointment only basis.
If you are seeking to produce a print with a printmaker, learn traditional etching, or have a project idea to discuss, have a look at the Silvereye Press website and get in touch through the contact form or sign up to the newsletter.
Smith and Clo provides professional (cultural heritage) conservation and art services. We are interested in growing our business within the region, with a focus on public art conservation care & maintenance. As trained and experienced makers (sculpture/painting/carpentry) we have an active workshop, maintaining our own practice and assisting other artists with the design and fabrication of their artistic projects.
My purpose built house on the hill in East Albury is a private space in which I make art but it also doubles as my own studio and gallery. Living here has been inspirational. Beautiful views of the hills, sunsets, wide horizon, sky, weather and seasonal changes have inspired my art making. Not only paintings, I have been creating sculptures, mosaics and garden.
Variety of oil, gauche and reverse oil on glass paintings are on permanent display. Some larger artworks can also be made available for viewing.
My body of artistic work comprises paintings and sculptures inspired by my personal life experiences, my observations of people and landscapes.
During my 4 year of formal art education in Ljubljana, the historic capital of Slovenia, I studied Art History and Art in all different forms. As part of my study I attended many art exhibitions and galleries in Europe. I also pursued more art education after arrival in Australia and attained a Diploma in Visual Arts.
In Australia, I commenced a career in commercial art. After settling down to a family life in Albury-Wodonga, I continued my career in graphic art, painting and later teaching art at a Secondary College, TAFE and private tuitions. I have regularly attended international artist’s retreats in Slovenia and I exhibit regularly in solo and group art shows.
I collected numerous awards and have held 30 solo exhibitions, 5 internationally. Many of my art works can be found in public and private collections in Australia and other countries: England, Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, USA and Bulgaria.
I am blessed with being able to work full-time as a professional artist in my studio at GIGS Artists’ Studios, Gateway Village, Wodonga. Although I have exhibited regularly I am always exploring new avenues including murals, some of which I’ve completed locally and abroad.
Two of my great passions in life are the environment and painting. Through painting I question our role in relation with nature as I seek to spread the awareness that the natural world is threatened both directly by human abuse and indirectly by overpopulation. It is obvious that we – modern society – have become increasingly detached from nature and in order to secure a place for future generations (all species alike) it is vital that we tune ourselves in with the environment and regain greater awareness of our planet and thus take better responsibility of it.
Environmental themes have always dominated my paintings yet a passion for the human form is ever present.
The struggle is over. You can stop wasting precious time checking local furniture stores and scrolling the internet to find the perfect piece. Trying to match something to a specific space in the right colour, design and timber is no easy feat. But it’s a challenge I love to overcome.
My passion is creating custom wood furniture that tells a story or becomes place makers for new ones. I use sustainably sourced and reclaimed materials to fashion tailor-made furniture driven by a customer’s vision.
The goal is to ensure you get exactly what you’re after, so you value it forever.
I inherited my love of wood crafting (and custom furniture) from my Swiss grandfather. I fondly recall days spent as a child watching him carve animals from pieces of wood that he found around Wellington. I also helped him to make the most beautiful cuckoo clocks, one of which still hangs on the wall of my parents’ home today.
I don’t offer a standard range of furniture, aside from some signature pieces, which means that each piece of furniture I make is specifically tailored and hand-crafted to your needs.
Assisting you in this process, we discuss each piece in detail and help you with design and timber selection, before commencing a build.
The material I use is sustainably sourced or reclaimed which means my pieces are ethically produced, hand-crafted, and one of a kind. But don’t let that scare you either. People are often surprised by how competitive my prices are.
And for what it’s worth, for every product I make I donate 5 trees to One Tree Planted.
My clients include the Royal Hotel in Corowa, Speirs Ryan law firm in Sydney, Alpine Hotel in Bright, Pandanas apartments in Mollymook, Ground Cafe in Wollongong, Enhance physiotherapy Albury, and Brokenwood Wines in Pokolbin.
I’ve also made and donated a timber bench to be displayed as part of a memorial at the Wodonga Army Barracks.