Ruby, a mother of three, crochets children’s toys as well as creating jewellery with a traditional influence and contemporary relevance. Indigenous cultural practices seep into her work. Wearing her crocheted lizard as a stole is not so far removed from carrying a dead goanna to the fire.
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Photo by Greg Woodward
Marie and the Topouzian brothers practice a unique craft of traditional bespoke shoemaking in the face of mass production of footwear. The shoes have been crafted entirely by hand without a pattern, using only simple tools.
Geometric Graphics, 2010.
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Drawing by Zomp
Vashti completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honours at Curtin University in 2000. Hoping to rediscover a sense of play, she carves sensual, curvaceous bracelets from tree bark. The natural process of the bark falling from the tree and beginning to curl provided the inspiration for her sculptural pieces. Through her work she seeks to merge notions of human skin with the trees bark, in an exploration of adornment.
Model: Juliana Nuic @ Viviens Model Management. Image copyright of WA Museum
Photo by Penny Lane