Gone Rustic Studio + Gallery
Our business is based in a converted garage / service station in St Marys, Tasmania, Australia.
My husband Ian renovated the building into a studio and gallery in his spare time.
This is where I make, display and sell my own work (as well as other people’s quality handmade items), teach classes and host exhibitions of local artisans and travelling displays.
I also create art at home, especially eco dyeing/printing and handstitching..
As well as doing my own stuff, I organise workshops with guest tutors at our studio and gallery, and showcase artwork by other artists and artisans.
I enjoy putting my creations “out there” as exhibition entries and on the net.
Often there is a hidden as well as an obvious message in my work.
I also love collecting, and feature vintage and retro items in my gallery and my home.
Bachelor of Education - Art Major (distinction)
Diploma - Art Craft Design (Textiles)
Certificate IV - Visual Contemporary Art and Craft
Certificate IV - Assessment and Workplace Training
2015 - NEW - eco fashion range launched (gone rustic studio + gallery, tasmania)
2015 - 'birdsong' (art quilt, second prize, break o'day stitchers exhibition, tasmania)
2015 - 'written in the cloth 7' (art scroll, juried into biblio art award exhibition, victoria)
2014 – ‘doorkeepers’ (art quilt, island quilts tasmania, 2nd prize)
2014 – ‘rivers’ (textile art scroll, island quilts tasmania, best use decorative/mixed media, judge’s choice)
2014 – ‘infusion (mixed media, zen 10 exhibition qld, by invitation)
2014 – ‘the random years’ (mixed media, juried into biblio art award exhbition vic)
2013 - 'agatha's wardrobe' (mixed media, winner of grand art prize, biblio art award, victoria)
2013 - 'doorkeepers' (art quilt, featured in quilting arts magazine, issue 63)
2013 - 'lost/found' (wallhanging, featured in quilting arts magazine, issue 63)
2013 - 'blue roses' (street art, wrapped in st marys, 1st prize in textile art section)
2012 – ’4′ (street art, wrapped in st marys, 1st prize in textile art section)
2012 – ‘odyssey’ and ‘doorkeepers’ (mixed media journals, island quilts tas, each highly commended)
2011 – ‘odyssey’ and ‘doorkeepers’ (quilts as part of display of australian work, international quilt show, houston, texas, usa)
2011 – ‘lifting the veil’ (mixed media journal, island quilts tas, 1st prize)
2011 – ‘apron for a driad’ (judges commendation, island quilts tas)
2011 – ‘narnia’ (island quilts tas, 2nd prize)
2011 – ‘forbidden fruit’ (finalist, one step further exhibition, vic)
2011 – nomination for australian of the year (services to art and music)
2010 – ‘remember me’ (art quilt, professional, island quilts tas, 2nd prize)
2010 – ‘journey of life: light’ (little quilt, open, island quilts tas, 2nd prize)
2010 – ‘remember me’ (break o’day stitchers exhibition, tas, miscellaneous, judge’s choice)
2009 – ‘survival’ (art quilt, professional, island quilts tas, 1st prize)
Owner, Maker, Designer
I create whenever I can, because it’s integral to my life – has been ever since I can remember! My arts focus includes eco printing and dyeing (fashion, accessories; textile art); mixed media (handbound books; assemblages), stitching, drawing.
IMPORTANT - items marked Sold Out are NOT available as they have sold on site at my gallery. Everything in my shop is one of a kind! For all other items, measurements are available by request.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Reserved items to be paid within 7 days unless otherwise arranged.
If you purchase more than one item, I will reduce the cost of sending them to you.
You will also be sent a tracking number once your order has been posted.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
Your order is also lovingly gift-wrapped for you!
I dispatch your order within 3-5 business days.