Artists

Janine Gray

Artist / Textile Artist

Artist Janine Gray who resides in Ceduna, South Australia was born at Koonibba, South Australia.

Her artistic talent began from her high school years which lead her to produce amazing artwork pieces to this day.

Many of her paintings relate to what she has visualised from her cultural journey, which has allowed her to form a range of amazing artwork pieces into traditional dots and stories.

Her paint colours that are used relate to the natural beauty of the earth.

Janine has exhibited her work through Ceduna Aboriginal Arts and Culture Centre in the “Our Mob” Exhibition at Adelaide Festival Centre, Red Poles at McLaren Vale in South Australia.

In March 2017 Janine was approached by Vattessa Colbung co-founder of Desert Gem. She was partnered to create an amazing artwork piece, which was silk ink painted onto fabric for one of the Desert Gem dresses who was a designer entrant at Kalgoorlie Fashion Week 2017.

Desert Gem’s collection is called “Nyuwaari” which comes from the Wangkatja language meaning glamour, pretty, vivacious.

If you are interested in viewing Janine Gray artwork collection please go to https://www.artsceduna.com.au

Beryl Hocke

Artist / Textile Artist

Berly Hocke of Hocke Designs is a Torres Strait Islanders artist/textile artist who resides in Cairns, Queensland.

She is the creator of many amazing contemporary artwork pieces. Many of her artworks are placed onto various fabrics and products which are handmade and produced by Beryl. These include bags, hats, patchwork quilts and sarongs. She started her creative talent as a hobby and continues this hobby as a enjoyment.

Hocke Designs is a supplier of quality handmade products.

Vattessa Colbung co-founder of Desert Gem connected with Beryl in 2012. They yarned through many areas relating to fabric colour dye techniques. Vattessa agreed to use colours that reflected her cultural background and journey. Both Vattessa and Beryl incorporated different fabric dyed colours allowing Vattessa to create the style she achieved. Vattessa and her children painted land and watercolours meet, bush fruits, stars and seasons. In the seasons collection Vattessa and her children purchased various Aboriginal artist designer textiles/fabrics featured as flowers to represent seasons across Australia.

Beryl has achieved many skills including a degree in nursing, is a qualified nurse received a certificate IV in training & Assessment and is currently studying  Certificate IV in Design.

Beryl is looking to showcase her beautiful products. Her future goals are to set up stalls at local markets within the Cairns region. If you are interested in viewing her range of products please go to https://www.facebook.com/HockeDesigns/

Beryl Hocke (artist)
PO BOX 954 Edge Hill
Cairns, Queensland  4870