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Showcasing 2016 - Design Talks

Hobart Town Hall, 26th & 27th Nov 2016

Saturday 26th 1.30 pm  - Dr Zoe Veness and June Hope

Sunday 27th 1.30pm - Till Julien and Andrea Barker

Join us on Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 and 2.00pm for some insight into the world of our designers and makers, to see and hear a little about what inspires them and how they create their work.

Dr Zoë Veness

Contemporary Jeweller and academic

Dr Zoë Veness is a contemporary jeweller and academic with interests in issues of materiality, process and body-object relations.


Her work has been selected for numerous exhibitions in both in Australia and overseas, and is held in private and public collections including the National Gallery of Australia and the Art Gallery of South Australia.  She is the recipient of numerous awards, grants and residencies including an Australian Postgraduate Award in 2011 to undertake PhD research at UNSW Art & Design.

In July Zoë commenced as Lecturer in 3D Design at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, UTAS in Hobart

June Hope

Textile Artist

Ulverstone based textile artist, June Hope specializes in traditional felt-making with a contemporary flair. Whilst she is best known for her stylish, often colourful wearable art, she also creates sculptural and visual work.


Fleece and fine silks, soapy water and June’s physical effort are the only elements required to create her original handmade art pieces.


June’s art has been presented in many exhibitions and she is a stallholder at several boutique art/craft fairs including the Tasmanian Craft Fair and her work can be found in galleries around Tasmania.

Till Julien

textile artist

Till Julien is a textile artist creating contemporary hand screen printed textiles for the home and by, from her studio in southern Tasmania. Through her textile practice Till explores relationships between the illustration of living forms and the creation of printed cloth and functional objects.
Her design philosophy focuses on combining elements from the natural world and placing these forms and patterns into domestic interiors, aiming to produce work with a conscience of sustanability and beauty.
“I am inspired by the capability of what a seed or bulb can transform into and to reveal what was living and growing under the soil. It's exciting for me to illustrate these living forms, into bold and

playful prints for cloth and functional objects.”

Andrea Barker


Andrea Barker is a ceramic artist and educator who has been working in her discipline for 30 yrs.  She works with porcelain, a material that presents extreme technical challenges, creating objects that challenge the very nature of clay as they gently touch the surface they are resting on, creating a space for contemplation and tranquility, where silence, stillness and restraint abide alongside a notion of simplicity and humility.


Each or her pieces gently blur the boundaries between sculptural form and functional object as they present a sense of curve and balance, enclosing space, time, memory and emotion.  She exhibits regularly & her works are held in public & private collections throughout the world.

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