Sharon MacKay, ShazMacCreations

Sharon MacKay, ShazMacCreations

Sharon (Shaz) encountered pottery at high school, where she first began to develop her love of this art form.  Over the next few years she was able to focus on her art, ably supported by her (to be) husband Colin. He proved himself a keeper when he made Shaz her...
Well Done, Sydney Phillips!

Well Done, Sydney Phillips!

Well done Sydney Phillips for winning the Best Aboriginal Artist award at the 2022 Minawarra Art Awards. Syd’s painting, Despair, depicts the desecration and loss of his country (Boodja), family and culture. The judges commented that  “This is an intimate and...
Rouen and Mai-Lin

Rouen and Mai-Lin

Today’s blog honours two fabulous and resilient Cambodian women, Mai-Lin and Rouen. Both have suffered chronic ill health, are the bread winners for their extended families and are currently supported through the Siem Reap Food Bank (SRFB). Mai-Lin Mai-Lin is a widow,...
Tatiana’s Eco-Printing and Fashion Studio

Tatiana’s Eco-Printing and Fashion Studio

I spent a delightful afternoon with a very vivacious Tatiana Shkurenko, a fashion designer who specialises in assisting designers to grow their labels– combining her technical knowledge with an innate ability to capture what the designer has imagined. Always keen to...
Tut Hae, Wood & Stone Carver

Tut Hae, Wood & Stone Carver

Tut began carving in the 1980s, following a severe landmine injury that prevented him continuing in the army. Having lost both legs he was unable to find what he terms “proper” employment. He is now an accomplished carver and says that “sculpting with wood is a...