Albany artist to show
Albany artist Megan Gardiner is one of 50 creatives from around the State to be selected to take part in Bazaar.
Gardiner’s nature-themed works captured the eyes of judges and will be part of the highly regarded Perth makers’ market and retail heaven.
The three-day markets see skilled local craftspeople travel from all corners of the State to share their craft.
Excited to be involved, Gardiner said she took her inspiration from the natural environment and its subtle details.
“When you stop and look closely, you can see amazing beauty in the detail,” she said.
“My work is about capturing this detail and arranging it in a way that draws people in and brings attention to it.
“I hope it inspires people to slow down and take in what is around them.”
She originally trained in gold and silversmithing at Curtin University before becoming an art teacher and it was during this time Gardiner started to create cards.
After a great response, she began to frame her works.
Gardiner said Bazaar was a fantastic event that showcased the work of talented local artists and craftspeople.
“This year I have really focused on my work and I have new energy and think you can see this in some of my more recent pieces,” she said. “The Fremantle Arts Centre has always been very supportive — they have stocked my work right from the outset when I was just beginning.
“It is a really special place for me as an artist.”
The Bazaar markets take place from Friday, November 30, until Sunday, December 2.
Works are inspired by nature.
Beautiful wildflowers are a feature.
A piece by Megan Gardiner.