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DESIGNER AMBER CLOHESY






Having an artist as a father and a creative mother had a great influence on Amber Clohesy. “I was very lucky as a child to be surrounded by the Sydney art world of the 1980s and 90s,” says the founder of homewares wholesaler Down To The Woods and The Woodsfolk, its retail offshoot. Her artist father Graeme Townsendwould take his family to Africa, Asia and America as well as many trips to the...

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ARTIST BELINDA MARSHALL







After attending a painting workshop in Sweden, Melbourne-based artist and illustrator Belinda Marshall experienced a significant shift in her approach to life and work. The workshop was with Camilla Engmanin Gothenburg. “The trip was so inspiring and liberating and when I came home it really felt like I was at the beginning of something but also there was a fearlessness in regards to what I could...

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DESIGNER NAREEN HOLLOWAY








Sometimes it’s worth getting to know your neighbours. Talk often turned to homewares when the Melbourne-based founders of Marmoset Found, Nareen Holloway and Cherie Slater, got together. “Cherie and I both felt that we were seeing the same products in every homewares store we visited and felt there was a need for more bespoke, unique products,” says Nareen, pictured left.

About five years ago the...

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DESIGNER GEORGIE LECKEY







Georgie Leckeyalways wanted to be surrounded by beautiful product. After studying textile merchandising at RMIT, she worked in the buying departments of Laura Ashley for many years followed by time in Georges Decorating Department and Wardlaw fabric houses. However, it was after she married a farmer and moved to the country that Georgie started experimenting with bedhead designs on the farm’s wool...

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ARTIST ALI MCNABNEY-STEVENS







While she has lived all over the world, and studied in Great Britain, it wasn’t until Ali McNabney-Stevens settled in Australia that her art career started to take off. She has always been focussed on an art practice though - from school days to art school when she completed an Honours Degree at Edinburgh College of Art and went on to St Martinsfor further study. However, it was after Ali met her...

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ARTIST ELLIE MALIN







Printmaking is a coming together of many of Ellie Malin’s interests. She’s been a keen observer of architecture as well as nature and how we move through these environments. “I’m fascinated with the impact and importance they have on our lives and had this idea that if I could translate the beauty and vulnerabilities that captured me and communicate them back to others, that would be the ultimate...

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PHOTOGRAPHER SHANNON MCGRATH







Shannon McGrathis a well-known and respected interiors and architecture photographer based in Melbourne. However, that wasn’t always going to be her path. She started out studying fine art but moved across to photography, which was in turn a way to get into architecture. However, Shannon decided that she wasn’t suited to be an architect or an interior designer, and that to photograph spaces was...

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STYLIST TAMMY NATHAN







Tammy Nathan has managed to find herself at the right place at the right time twice in her styling career. About six years ago she made the leap from working in the fashion industry to starting a property styling business - Styling Properties. It is a Melbourne-based business that has grown every year. “Working in people’s homes every day made me realise that many of my clients loved beautiful...

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ILLUSTRATOR SASHA HEATH







After growing up and studying in the UK, Sasha Heath took a big step in her life and career. She moved to Melbourne and set up an illustration studio Hellotomato in 2011. Her first mural was for The Hub on Bourke Street which lead to another work for Kinfolk Cafedownstairs and she’s been busy ever since. “I never thought I would become a mural artist,” she says. “It’s just naturally developed that...

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CERAMICIST ROWENA HANNAN






Storytelling is an integral part of Rowena Hannan’s work as a ceramicist and teacher for the past 25 years. “Being brought up as a Catholic my childhood was full of stories about saints, these often gory, bizarre tales have always fascinated me,” she says. “My youngest child studied classics both at school and at uni, and we would spend many an hour discussing Greek mythology. The combination of...

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