Troy Emery is an artist based in Melbourne and has an art practice encompassing sculpture, painting, and drawing. He works primarily with textiles in a sculptural practice to produce animal-like forms. His artwork examines the discourse surrounding the delineation between fine arts and craft, as well as animals as both entrenched decorative motifs and tokens of ecological ruination.
Troy’s work is held in various private and public collections, including The National Gallery of Victoria, Art Bank Australia Collection, City of Townsville Art Collection, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery Collection, Deakin Art Museum, and Macquarie University Art Gallery. http://troyemery.net/sculpture-1
A partnership between Australian Fashion entrepreneur Danielle Chiel and women who live in southern India who together produce the highest grade handmade knitted products for the big fashion brands. This partnership is changing lives by educating, empowering and employing unskilled women. Making positive change in the villages where knitting hubs are established. Each artisan undertakes a paid seven month apprenticeship, where she learns practical English, basic maths and becomes an expert knitter. Each item is meticulously and personally produced- no machine intervention, no waste & no carbon footprint.