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My studio is located in Brisbane, Australia. For the past 10 years I’ve been enjoying creating jewellery designs from an array of mundane materials. Tupperware and knitting needles have remained a firm favourite. My designs have been published numerous times, graced the shelves of many wonderful galleries and stores and been worn by those whose aren’t afraid of colour and attention. All of which I am very grateful for. For several years I’ve also been fortunate enough to work with many businesses as a coach and workshop facilitator.

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Saturday, November 11, 2006


I just realised that the Collect store opens today. The store formally located at The Rocks, Sydney has now moved into their new location at Surry Hills. I am a bit excited about stocking them since Surry Hills is just about my most favourite place.

It was the place I started hanging out with friends since I was a teenager. I lived in a couple of different terrace houses in years gone by and was a regular at my favourite haunts, like the Hopetoun , the Trade Union Club, the Cricketers Arms, Clock Hotel (when they had pool tables), Shakespeare Hotel and No Names restaurant. I guess it is also special since I was one of those babies born at the hospital that has now transformed into Object Gallery.

Surry Hills has had a bit of a makeover since my days as a regular and I guess that is a good thing if I hope to sell work there. Judging by my list of favourite places I wasn't spending much time shopping, unless you count the necessary trips to Woolies on Crown St.


Anonymous said...

I wonder whether we might have been at the same pubs at the same time and not known it. Although I imagine I might be a slightly older vintage than you. I remember the first gig I ever went to was a punk band called "world war 24" at the Trade Union Club as a 16 year old in 1983. I remember drinking kahlua and milk!!

Liana said...

I'm sure you are much, much older than me (actually not!). I think that is highly possible that we were at the same gigs and pubs. It is a little hard for me to remember it all - too much VB and pink hair dye.