The Artists

john gerritsenJohn Gerritsen is a man with a colourful background who can turn his hand to many things. He’s tried, whittling, carving, woodworking, painting, printmaking and more, as well as being a wealth of knowledge for us on how things work, what things are, the mining industry, tramp art and more.




Shawn Jarvey is a video artist and educator with a background in theatre and drama. He is interested in working with young people, social history themes, indigenous stories and social justice issues.



robinRobin Hines is a professional artist living in Tin Can Bay in Queensland.  He studied art at Caulfield Technical College in Melbourne and Claremont School of Art in Perth. After selling his signwriting business in 1988, he now pursues a career as an artist. He paints mostly in oils and watercolours and exhibits widely.  A very popular tutor, he travels a lot holding workshops around the country.




Rhonda Rettke creates  wearable and 3 dimensional pieces using felt and textile.  Her  inspiration comes from the surface textures and shapes of discarded objects and nature. I use handmade felt, fabric, paper, embroidery, threads, paint, print, dyeing and found pieces in my work





meaghanMeaghan Shelton is a Sunshine Coast based multidisciplinary artist whose first passion is painting. She is currently undertaking her Master of Fine Art by research at QUT. Meaghan’s practice has its genesis in the domestic sphere. By representing objects, materials and techniques associated with the everyday she imbues them with otherworldly qualities.





Barabara Hart works across a range of disciplines and uses many different materials in her work  with an emphasis on revitalizing old objects, breathing new life into them.