Meet The Locals

Kirana Haag, Transformational Artist

For Kirana Haag, Director of The Art of Belonging, her mission is to help more people unlock the truth and beauty in art, using it as a "tool that helps us engage, in work and life,” allowing people to connect both with themselves and with each other. Haag moved from Germany to Australia in 1996, […]

Ayana Jewellery

Ayana Jewellery is a lifestyle jewellery brand for the young at heart, combining everyday staples alongside more detailed pieces to create the perfect collection from every day to that special occasion. Each piece of jewellery in the Ayana Jewellery range is handcrafted with love from start to finish, imbuing each piece with a uniqueness. Designer […]

Graffiti Ore

Sydney artist Grace Huie Robbins had been scavenging Sydney’s inner west for fallen graffiti for almost a year before she ever thought of creating jewellery from the old paint. “I looked anywhere that has street art that is regularly painted over.” she said. “Like big outdoor murals in parks, alleys and skate parks” Thin layers […]

James Robinson (Dolsen) – Bound by Sea

With a lifetime love affair with the ocean, artist James Robinson (Dolsen) showcases his unique style of artwork and woodworking. Handmade wooden surfboards & paddles inspired by the traditional Hawaiian surf craft known as Paipo’s & Alaia’s adorned with illustrative detailed artwork burnt into the fibres of the wood in a hand drawn process called […]

Belinda Carter Art

Belinda Carter is a self taught Sydney based artist who specialises in acrylic and various ink medium. She has a love for colour and diversity as well as a talent for colour fusion and trending creations, which shows through in her mesmerising creations. Belinda’s creations have become a phenomenon in the Australian art landscape with her works […]

Billy Bones Club

Billy Bones Club was born out of a ‘who cares’ mentality, by two local Melbourne dudes looking to escape the 9-5 grind. initially making small runs of rad gear for themselves and their friends the brand has since grown due to demand and ever growing support from the club. billy bones club takes design cues […]


John, better known as Pitok, is a Sydney based artist working out of his studio space in Marrickville. his work explores the intersection of kitsch Australiana and the aesthetics of classic and contemporary Japanese art making practices. his creations include original gouache paintings currently on display at Hypmotive hub, as well as limited edition prints, […]

Albert Tse

Upon returning home to Australia from studying traditional jewellery artisan skills at the renowned contemporary jewellery school Alchimia, in Italy, Albert Tse launched Albert Tse Metalsmith in 2014 with the goal of creating jewellery that is unique and inventive. Focusing on creating “jewellery for the adventurer in you,” Tse’s creations are modern takes on traditional […]

John Shepherdson

For the past decade, John Shepherdson has created custom crafted lighting in his workshop in Trafalgar Street, Annandale. His lamps are unique, beautiful pieces which combine salvaged machine parts with select vintage pieces. Recent projects include a desk lamp made from Harley Davidson engine components, another crafted from a vintage fishing rod and lastly a […]

REVIEW: Gweilo

By Rita Bratovich The Evening Star Hotel is a small corner pub, built around 1903, best remembered as a watering hole for journalists from the Kippax Street presses back in the day. When digital killed the newspaper stars, The Evening Star almost met the same fate, sitting near empty, forlorn and mostly forgotten. Then one […]