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'Tis the season for beautiful art
If avoiding mass-manufactured products is high on your wish list this season, then you will love this arts-based Christmas at st baker studio and gallery. Everything from alaias (ancient Hawaiian surfboards) to kokedamas (Japanese moss balls) will be available in this chic, industrial artspace. Owner, artist and curator Jo St Baker is hosting A Steampunk Christmas, a celebration of the unique and unusual, that features her own work, as well as artwork by Bec Peart and Martin Pedder (Blackbird's Emporium), Barry Smith, Nola Atkins, Tim Wallace, and Carol Robinson.
This year, multi-talented Jo has been capturing the serenity and beauty of our coast in her stunning ply and alaia woodcuts of wave riders and gliders. Jo's eye-catching woodcuts and large coastal paintings convey an urban surfing representation, and perfectly complement the modern edginess of her gallery.
Celebrating our coast. Hand carved surfing alaia 180 cm x 42 cm (Jo St Baker)
Redcliffe aficionados will love Jo's contemporary designer tea towels that celebrate all things beach and 'postcode 4020'. Why not come and see the 'real thing' — visit the gallery at elegant Mon Komo Hotel, located on the waterfront.
Celebrate the essence of Redcliffe with one of Jo's tea towels (Jo St Baker)
Following their highly successful exhibition at st baker studio and gallery in mid-2015, Blackbird's Emporium (Bec Peart and Martin Pedder) are returning to offer more of their unique Steampunk-inspired sculptures and bespoke jewellery.
Be intrigued by creative Steampunk-inspired artwork (Blackbird's Emporium)
Enjoy strikingly unique jewellery made by Bec Peart (Blackbird's Emporium)
Like the idea of a living gift? Then you'll love the kokedamas (Japanese moss balls), created by Nola Atkins, that will be bringing greenery to the gallery. Have a yen for nostalgia and the good old days? Then you will be thrilled with Barry Smith's unique metal lamps –— beautiful and practical.
Original, one-off lighting (Barry Smith)
Why not let 'art reveal your heart' this Christmas. Visit the imaginarium created by Jo and other talented artisans and feel a sense of wonderment as you marvel at their creativity and ingenuity. You may even find a unique treasure to take home.