Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I'm heading to Sydney tomorrow for the opening of 'Iteration'
, my first solo show in that fine city, which runs from the opening tomorrow night until the 26th of November, at Metalab Gallery, 10b Fitzroy Place, Surry HIlls. If you're up that way please come and say hi!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Losing the Unique, an exhibition of new work by Jasmine Targett

Hi everyone, I'd like to invite you to my latest exhibition.

SHIFTED gallery Presents

Losing the Unique

Jasmine Targett & Debbie Symons

The exhibition runs from Sept 9th to Sept 26th, 2009.

SHIFTED is located at
Level 1, 15 Albert Street Richmond.
Open Hours: WED-SAT 11AM-5PM.

Please do email me if you would like a private tour of the exhibition at any stage.

For more info, check out my Blog,

Love and Light, Jazzy

Sunday, September 13, 2009

a moment at a time

Hi everyone, i'd like to invite you to my latest exhibition.

RMIT Union presents

a moment at a time


Opening Night is this Friday 18 September 6pm

area,Contemporary Art Space

level 1/230 Brunswick Street,(Entry via St David Street)

Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday 12 am - 5pm

The exhibition continues until 4 October.

Hope you can come along and celebrate the exhibition's opening, orotherwise drop in during the show's run.

Best Wishes


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Precious Geometries

Please join us for drinks to celebrate the launch of Deirdre's 'Precious Geometries' range 
@Martin Fella Vintage
Thursday 6th of August
556 Queensbury Street North Melbourne

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

ready, steady...

At brown paper central we're readying the troops for the coming invasion of the factory. Name badges? check, glittering, shimmering, tactile and touching work? check. Warm weather... hmmm, we'll do our best. In case you've missed the details, this is not a design market runs this Sunday, 10am-5pm at 500 La Trobe St, Melbourne. We'll be upstairs on the mezzanine (warm air rises, people!) Pop in and say hi.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Luscious Electric Glass Pendants
Sacred Geometries for Girls and Boys



Fancy a Juicy Light Pod?

......Blue (on white) / Gold (on black)

Some contemporary jewellery glass gems....
...Hot Pink (on white) / Lime Green (on black)

Eletric Violet (on black) / Bright Green (on white)

Hand Blown, Sandblasted and Dichroic Glass Pendants, light weight new aged jewellery design.... They change colour depending on the time of day and what your wearing. Light Pods- $90-$200...



Just a few little fancies I have been working on for the design market this Sunday...

Hand Blown, Silvered, Dichroic and Mirrored Glass Bubbles from $40-$200

Dichroic Glass was originally engineered by NASA for space suit helmets to reflect and refract IR and UV light in deep space. The glass is known as 'Dichroic' because it changes colour depending on the surface it is resting on. Some examples are: Blue/Gold, Magenta/Green, Cyan/Coper ...

Saturday, July 11, 2009

How To

Here's a piece I made a couple of months back, and the how-to guide that I designed to go alongside. This piece, accompanied by the instructions, will be on sale at next Sunday's this is not a design market in the city. The market will see the official launch of the Brown Paper Collective - out of the studio and into The Factory. Catch you there! melissa

Chloe Vallance

Chloe’s current art practice deals with intimate imagery of figures together and solitary, namely drawn with colour pencil on timber, paper or colour swatches. When sequenced together these images allude to the concept of a narration. Chloe recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), Drawing at RMIT University, and is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts (Honours)(Fine Art), at RMIT University. Since 2007 Chloe Vallance has had five solo shows in galleries around Melbourne. Her work has been selected for art prizes and group exhibitions such as the Prometheus Visual Art Award, the Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale, The Phillips House of Fine Art Drawing Prize and the 2008 Public Art Exhibition, held at the Monash Centre, in Prato, Italy. One of five winners of the Siemens RMIT Fine Art Undergraduate travel scholarships for 2007, Chloe used her prize to participate in the RMIT New York Study Tour in December 2008.

My work is personal, peaceful, and playful, based around sequencing imagery to allude to narration. I am interested in exploring the importance of place in relation to intimate experiences of human interaction, a moment at a time. Developed from observation and photographs of family and friends my work explores the simplicity of intimacy experienced by a solitary figure through small scale drawings and paintings on paper and found objects.

I want people to be able to relate to the images I create. I want to make people smile, to stop and look twice. Anyone who knows me understands that I rarely go anywhere without some paper and a pencil. I live to draw, and through my art I draw life as I see it and everyone who brings me joy.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Just a few photos to help entice you to come to craft victoria craft hatch market tomorrow at city library. .  don't forget to follow all the lovely links to the right, lots of great pictures there! 
Some of these items are also available at a new site called estralia, lot's of great Australian made and designed things, and they ship worldwide :-). . .Look out for the jewellery by Felicity Jane Large too, especially if you like colour! (link is to the right).

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Hullo friends, Sarah here. There are a few things I quite like at the moment:
+ Glass
+ Nature
+ Making things

I'm currently exploring all sorts of intriguing colours and textures in glass, through a process named flameworking. I'm working on a range of wearable pieces including rings, pendants and earrings..

I'm also enjoying creating through the process of glassblowing. I rather delight in searching for materials with which to work, and at the moment I'm looking at using glass as a vehicle to capture the unique beauty of things I've stumbled upon in nature. Looking forward to seeing where this takes me..

Monday, July 6, 2009

Something that I like. . .

I have been working with Joanna Mortreaux for a while now and I knew that she was an artist but i hadn't got around to seeing any of her work, I finally got her to send me the link to her blog the other day and the work is sooooo beautiful that I just wanted to share it
I think you will all agree. . 

to Market to Market

Hello, deirdre here. . .  I am very  pleased to announce that the brown paper collective has been accepted into 'THIS IS NOT A DESIGN MARKET' for the 19th of July! (more details to follow) I will also be at the craft hatch market with Jasmine this Saturday at the City Library, 11-4, you can see some of the other artists here:
So I have been busy busy trying to get lots of new things made, above is one of my necklaces, Jazzy helped me to choose the colour scheme at the last market and I sold it off my body the next day at work! 

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

wire me in... regina middleton

Hello there. I'm Regina, I love found objects and alternative materials. I am often found scrounging through skip bins, or more romantically, gathering ephemera at the beach. Sustainability is a chief concern of mine, and so is the reusing of discarded materials.

'Wire Me In' is the latest little collection I have been working on. Born from a fascination with the intriguing lines formed by electrical cables and some pretty coloured wires found in a skip bin, I have become a little obsessed with wrapping and weaving the two together, transforming communication cables into beautiful and intriguing pieces of adornment.

These lovely little pieces currently come in the form of pendants, earrings and bracelets...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

light pods

hello world! here is a little sneak peak at my new jewellery for the upcoming JULY 11th craft hatch market @ the City Library on Flinders Lane. its on the 1st floor and runs from 11am-4pm. hope to see ya'll soon. *jazzy

Saturday, June 27, 2009

It's brown paper world

Well, hello world! By way of introduction, here's an image of some of my latest works. The boxes are two cigarette tins and two powder compacts. Half of the group are brooches and the others pendants, the two front cases having brooch backs and the two centre radial patterns (for want of a better term) having pins. They're all recycled metal (including the silver) and steel cable, with a bit of steel and a blob of solder here and there.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Artists Coming Soon

dear artists

please start uploading images and posts as soon as possible
have fun, go crazy & keep it simple.