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COMMON PEOPLE #14

Tania Nguyen, Wollongong NSW

Whether it’s the movement of the trees swaying or the colours of the sky at sunrise it’s the beauty of nature that inspires Tania Nguyen’s art with pressed flowers. Tania believes that nature brings her the gentle escape from a busy life that we all strive for and shares her therapeutic project with us through her workshops and art. 

Common People #13 - Lea Fernandez

COMMON PEOPLE #13

Lea Fernandez, Wombarra NSW

A daydreaming artist from the historic city of Avignon France has made her way to our shores settling for the slow life of Wombarra. Lea Fernandez is known for her line drawings of distinct feminine figures that depict strength and grace. An endearing paradox that speaks loudly through Lea’s work and her urge as a woman to detach from the typical titles and expectations of society.

Common People #12 - Elise Idiens

COMMON PEOPLE #12

Elise Idiens, Austinmer NSW

Raised on a fourth generation grazier property in central NSW to now the picturesque escarpment of Austinmer, and a few places in between Elise Idiens brings her rural life to the city through expression made in her photography and creative writing. Elise’s extensive career as a hairdresser and passion for rural Australia has led her through a journey using these mediums determined to make Australian’s know their Australia better.

COMMON PEOPLE #11

Jana Stewart, Petersham NSW

From the beautiful landscape of Mornington Peninsula to the creative launchpad of Sydney’s Inner West, Jana Stewart shows us that nature and city life can co-exist. This budding Microbiologist has transformed a space to call her own , a Mini Mart inspired by a road trip through Japan it’s filled with greenery and local art and designed for people who think outside the box. Jana takes her plant show on the road with her Plant Parenthood Workshop teaching the basics and science behind keeping those plant pets alive.

COMMON PEOPLE #10

Therese Petre, Stanwell Park NSW

The Thirroul based potter and creative, Therese Petre fondly known as Peacharoo is a humbled example of working for yourself and following your passion. After 20 years in the world of graphic design and art direction Therese has worked with some of Australia’s biggest brands and somewhere along the way has reconnected with her love for pottery. The growing desire for handmade products has allowed her creative nature to transition her passion for pottery from an inspiration fueled hobby to a new career.

COMMON PEOPLE #9

Kate Bezar + Rebecca Percasky, Auckland NZ

There’s such thing as re-inventing the wheel when it comes to sustainability like we’ve learnt from a couple of Kiwi’s who are the creators of “The Real Dirt Bag”. Bec & Kate and their company The Better Packaging Co. are redefining the way our e-commerce industry post, pack and send. They’ve started something that is part of an eco-revolution using limestone quarry cutoffs and biodegradable materials to help e-commerce stores really be enviro-friendly with their packaging.

COMMON PEOPLE #8

Rachel Potter, Killara NSW

A mother, freelance chef and sustainability advocate Rachel Potter has created her own little oasis in her suburban backyard. Rachel takes us through a tour of her garden full of fresh produce, chickens and honey beehives. Being raised by her Gran, Rachel has been waste-free cooking for as long as she can remember and teaches us that you really can feed a tribe with only a few cents to your name.

COMMON PEOPLE #7

Tanya Pont, Clifton NSW

It’s difficult to not feel grateful for our beautiful part of the world as you cruise over the Seacliff Bridge and watch the sun rise over the ocean. This is part of Tanya’s daily lifestyle and one of the captivating reasons for her move down South from Sydney. The creative lover of all good things spends most of her time in her Clifton seaside cottage and finds the positives in her daily commute to Sydney by taking the opportunity to do the things that we normally wouldn’t make time to do.

COMMON PEOPLE #6

Cindy Hsu Zell, Los Angeles

Invigorating the feel-good part of people is one of the main inspirations behind Cindy’s unique jewellery line, WKNDLA. The Los Angeles based creative wants to inspire confidence as well as sustainable business practices. The intriguing shapes make for conversation starters and storytellers, embodying all that is good and wrapping it up with handmade love in 14k gold. Cindy takes the diverse nature of California she adores to influence the quirky twisting turns of her jewellery; the perfect example of doing what you love on weekends until it becomes what you do everyday.

COMMON PEOPLE #5

Kristen Pumphrey, Los Angeles

From humble beginnings to global success, PF Candle Co founder Kristen Pumphrey brings a whole lot of love to her unique candle and fragrance line with thoughtful consideration; gathering inspiration from places and experiences rather than things. With her partner in life and business, Tom, by her side and their daughter Poppy, they continue to collectively conjure up a range of depth with candles that represent those sweet Californian vibes from the heart of it all in Los Angeles.

COMMON PEOPLE #4

Alex & Xanthe, Port Kembla NSW

A creative power-couple redefining the industrial stereotypes of Port Kembla. They recently opened Bike Park Gallery, which has become a supportive space for sharing stories and ideas. Their quirky character ensures a diverse range of exhibitions, while the artistic talent running through both of them makes the jump into starting a contemporary gallery an exciting move forwards into an emerging arts hub for the Illawarra.

COMMON PEOPLE #4

Alex & Xanthe, Port Kembla NSW

A creative power-couple redefining the industrial stereotypes of Port Kembla. They recently opened Bike Park Gallery, which has become a supportive space for sharing stories and ideas. Their quirky character ensures a diverse range of exhibitions, while the artistic talent running through both of them makes the jump into starting a contemporary gallery an exciting move forwards into an emerging arts hub for the Illawarra.

Common People #3 ~ Louise & Daniel

COMMON PEOPLE #3

Louise & Daniel, Gippsland VIC

Meet Dan and Lou- two down to earth, adventure loving wanderers who will make you want to quit your day jobs and build a tiny home. The artist and carpenter from the Gippsland region combine creativity, imagination and skill in the realisation of alternative living where the not so common, and often under appreciated aspects of daily life, thrive in their tiny house truck.

Common People #2 ~ Sion Griff

COMMON PEOPLE #2

Sion Griff, Thirroul NSW

The world of graphic design has found a rule-breaking signwriter and generally talented man in Sion Griff. From the humble beginnings of a small fishing village in Wales, Sion combines tradition with modern design in the perfect pairing for Kraken Kreative.

COMMON PEOPLE #1

Rhiannon Gill, South Coast NSW

Rhiannon lives on the South Coast in NSW, a local inspiration of an artist living her dream by taking the jump from hobby potter to full-time ceramicist. When Rhiannon isn’t working in her backyard studio you’ll find her walking the beaches and escarpment bush tracks looking for her next muse.

COMMON PEOPLE #1

Rhiannon Gill, South Coast NSW

Rhiannon lives on the South Coast in NSW, a local inspiration of an artist living her dream by taking the jump from hobby potter to full-time ceramicist. When Rhiannon isn’t working in her backyard studio you’ll find her walking the beaches and escarpment bush tracks looking for her next muse.