Gunyang: East Gippsland Craft Map

The wonders of East Gippsland await. While exploring its wonders, we encourage you to get out of the car and discover the beautiful things that locals make of their world.

This listing features makers in East Gippsland, which combines the township of Bairnsdale with communities in scenic Alpine, bush, coast and lakes.

The motif for this map is Gunyang. Gunyang is a local name for the kangaroo apple, a flower local to the East Gippsland region. It is a pioneer species that is one of the first to appear after a bushfire.

This is a listing of East Gippsland makers and where you can find their products. It is designed for those travelling through the region and looking for something locally made. This map is in association with the Phoenix Trail and is supported by a Diplomacy Grant of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It is a pilot project of the Australian Craft Map which is part of One Village One Product.

If you’re a maker in East Gippsland and would like to be listed, you can fill out this form.


Great Alpine Gallery

Address:
6881 Great Alpine Road, Swifts Creek, VIC 3896
Contact:
greatalpinegallery@gmail.com
History:
The Great Alpine Gallery features work from local artists, including painting, sculpture, photography, fibre arts, basketry, printmaking, woodwork and much more. It opened in 1998 to support artists, and continues to be a vibrant hub for creativity in the region.
Offering:
The Gallery offers a variety of quality arts and crafts for sale by local makers, as well as workshops, themed exhibitions, residencies, community art projects and more. For up to date information find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greatalpinegallery/

oneofftwo contemporary jewellery + painting

Address:
96 Kleinitz Road, Nungurner, Victoria
Contact:
https://www.instagram.com/dorestockhausen
History:
We have extensive experience hand making contemporary jewellery as we both commenced our training in the field directly on leaving school, Dore having studied in Germany at the Zeichenakademie in Hanau and Marcus at RMIT in Melbourne and have been working together since 1991. More recently, Dore has been handling a paint brush more often than a hammer or pliers, resulting in her beautiful abstract acrylic paintings which are always on show in our studio.
Offering:
We offer Marcus' handmade jewellery and occasional jewellery classes, please see our website for when classes are available. We also show and have for purchase Dore's more recent acrylic paintings together with a large range of our cuttle range of affordable and fun jewellery.

The Foundry

Address:
75a Nicholson St, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Contact:
https://www.facebook.com/foundrybairnsdale, https://www.instagram.com/f_o_u_n_d_r_y/
History:
Foundry is a little artist collective hiding down an urban laneway in Bairnsdale. We recently had our 6th Birthday which was also a launch of our new hallway Gallery. We love supporting local talent and stock an incredible range of handmade, locally created goods and have over 50 contributing artists.
Offering:
From hand-formed recycled sterling silver jewellery to ceramics and fine woodwork, Textile art, unique illustrations, paintings, prints and cards. And lots more.

Crossley Guitars

Address:
85 Kings Cove Boulevard, Metung, Victoria
Contact:
https://www.facebook.com/crossley.guitars
History:
Crossley guitars have been making extremely fine concert grade instruments for over 20 years, and are a first choice for discerning musicians.
Offering:
A full range of Custom built Acoustic and Electric Guitars. Also custom built Irish Bouzoukis. we also offer a full range of repairs to stringed instruments and modifications

Timberwolf

Address:
51McCullough Street, Lakes Entrance, Victoria
Contact:
0437251453
History:
Been woodturning for thirty odd years made a transition from being a fitter and turner toolmaker to working with wood
Offering:
Bowls grinders and much more plus tuition. I run one on one woodturning lessons.

Victor Greenaway Studios

Address:
35 Kleinitz Road Nungurner 3909 Victoria
Contact:
0447108373
History:
My career as a ceramic artist has spanned over 55 years. The development of work over the years has been beautifully illustrated in the monograph produced by Beagle Press back in 2005. Since then I have spent over 10 years living and working in Italy. I returned to Australia in 2016 and established my new studio in East Gippsland, working both in painting and ceramics.
Offering:
Porcelain, painting and ink drawings. I am willing to consider master classes for one or two people at a time in both ceramics and painting.

Jenny Marsden

Address:
My work can be found at Amegilla Gallery in Bruthen.
Contact:
History:
My husband and I moved to East Gippsland from Castlemaine in 2003. We love the diversity in the landscape and being close to rivers, mountains and sea. I have been creating and making all of my life. I am a mixed media artist who loves nature, pattern and colour.
Offering:
I started making artisan jewellery in the 1990s but after awhile I wanted to make my pieces truly mine and decided to make my own beads. By chance I found polymer clay in 2009. I am amazed by the infinite possibilities of this material. In the last few years I have started making 3D forms. A lot of my pieces are covered recycled glass giving them a whole new lease of life. I also make small boxes which are not supported by glass. I call them treasure boxes. I occasionally run small classes in my studio at Tambo Upper.

Happywattle Handweaving

Address:
Workshops available at Liz Green Arts in Eagle Point VIC. More venues coming soon.
Contact:
happywattlehw@gmail.com
History:
I have been weaving for over 7 years. I have a background in Building Design, and have always been deeply interested in colour and texture. For me, weaving brings these two elements together in a tangible and intriguing way. ​Weaving is a very old craft, and I love the connection to history as well as the practical outcome of a physical finished object.
Offering:
Weaving workshops, Spinning lessons, Talks & Presentations on weaving/spinning and the fibre arts.

Amegilla Gallery

Address:
Amegilla Gallery, 61 Main Street, Bruthen, Vic 3885
Contact:
History:
The amazing artwork created in East Gippsland inspired me to open Amegilla Gallery to promote local artists to a wider audience.
Offering:
Amegilla Gallery has a huge range of fine art and craft items in the Retail Section and offers individual artists, or groups, the opportunity to exhibit in the Feature Artist Section that changes every month.

Malcolm Boyd Ceramics

Address:
Fernbank, East Gippsland
Contact:
0475377501
History:
Malcolm Boyd graduated with a Diploma in Visual Arts from the Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education in 1977, and has worked as a professional artist potter since then. He operated the Black Cockatoo Pottery from around 1980-1995, starting in Essendon, then moving to Ascot Vale, Stratford, Bairnsdale and finally Fernbank. The pottery produced both domestic ware and creative pieces. He has had exhibitions at Scotchmer Gallery, Elgin Gallery, Footscray Art Centre, Gippsland Gallery and Potters Cottage, to name just a few.
Website:
Offering:
Malcolm's work is sold from his Fernbank workshop. He teaches ceramics in Bairnsdale.

Di Deppeler

Address:
Di's workshop is in Clifton Creek. Her work can be found also at Amegila Gallery, Bruthen.
Contact:
0437831788
History:
When I make furniture/sculpture I use approximately 95% recycled and otherwise discarded wood. The non recycled components are the paint and varnish although I have found an occasional discarded tin of paint, screws and or nails are sometimes recycled as I pull apart discarded/found items. but sometimes I have to use new. Material and/or leather components come from many opp shop visits.
Offering:
Di Deppeler is a unique maker who recycles furniture parts that she reassembles and paints into cabinets and tables with secret stories.

Kate Shone at Daniel Jenkins studio

Address:
Coolavin Road, Metung
Contact:
0438063359
History:
I am a visual artist and have been working with metal for twenty years . I also like to use collage effects in my two dimensional work. Themes are mainly ocean ecology based as that is where my passion lies . I love working with copper and every patina is a surprise. I create small objects which can be held in the palm of the hand and also larger sculptures for the outdoors .
Offering:
I sell my work directly at the studio , or can discuss commissions with clients there .