Top 5 Australian Artists of 2020
“Art is too important not to share” – Romero Britto.
If you’re a lover of all things art, whether that be eccentric paintings, resin-dowsed sculptures, intricately handcrafted jewellery or handmade ceramic pieces – this is for you.
We’ve found five Australian artists that have caught our attention and will hopefully capture yours too. So whether you’re searching for a gift or wanting to adorn your walls with the newest statement piece, you’ll find it here.
Based in Sydney, Carla Filipe is a visual artist that uses a range of materials to create free-hand designs. The artworks are described as eccentric, moving and imperfectly meticulous. Beautiful both from afar and up close, her pieces are adorned with a spectrum of shapes and waves of colours that magically cohere together; regardless if it’s featured in the bedroom, kitchen or living area, Carla’s artworks create a mesmerising environment perfect season round.
We present you with Frankie, Melbourne’s very own clay artist. Working out of her home studio with her trusted electric solar-powered kiln, Frankie, or personally known as Amie Luczkowski-Gibson, is a one-woman show creating a range of handmade ceramic pieces using a strict coil method. Not only does she create the intricate sculptures, but she also manages and monitors the storefront – from the creative process through to shipping, she does it all. Frankie features an expansive collection of items from sculptures to paintings, bowls, grounding dishes, jewellery, vases, teapots and wall hangings.
Hazel and Herb
For an intricate gift to give a special someone or as a little treat to yourself, look no further than Hazel and Herb. Found along the Gold Coast, Hazel and Herb specialises in using floral arrangements mixed with resin to create an intimate collection of pendants, rings, brooches, earrings, paperweights and their speciality, ring holders. With custom work available, Hazel and Herb encapsulate a piece of Australian flora within each of the statement artworks. Whether that be a bouquet of flowers from a special day, a memento from a loved one or Hazel and Herb’s native botanical designs. Regardless, each of Hazel’s beautiful designs is filled with memories and love.
Founded by Hannah Stewart at the age of 18, HLSK is now one of Australia’s most intricate and unique handcrafted jewellers. Starting the business from her parents’ garage in 2013, almost seven years on, HLSK operates online as well as from their flagship store in Armadale, Victoria. Using a range of ethically sourced materials including genuine topaz, moonstone, tourmaline, sapphires, amethyst and aquamarine to name a few; HLSK also adorns pieces with conflict free genuine diamonds encased in a stunning gold or silver set. With rings, necklaces and earrings available to purchase, this is definitely one piece of art you’ll want to wear.
If you’re a lover of art, skateboarding and everything in between, we point you in the direction of Rholtsu. Founded by Melbourne based Lochlan Sutherland, Rholtsu was established in 2018 after Lochlan discovered that his passion for skateboarding and art could finally be combined. Skateboarding since he was nine, today, Rholtsu uses a resin skateboard as a canvas that’s then mixed with some of your wildest dreams. Sourcing specimens from Australia, Indonesia and even America, Rholtsu uses scorpions, rose petals, butterflies, barbed wire, agate slices and snake skeletons to embellish his statement pieces. If you’re looking for a piece of art that will get the crowd talking, this is it.