Designer of the Month

The WAG Shop is a fantastic place to purchase unique local, Melbourne-made and Australian designed products. Every month the WAG Shop features works by artists and designers in their monthly ‘Designer of the Month’ display. Artists working in hand-made silver/gold and alternative jewellery materials, ceramics, glass, fabric and printmaking are encouraged to apply to be featured. 

To forward your application form please email Front of House Coordinator, Oksana Khaidurova: okhaidurova [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au (subject: Designer%20of%20the%20Month%20Application)
If you have any questions about your application please contact the WAG shop on (03) 5559 4949.


January 2019: Rachel Grose

For almost twenty years Rachel Grose has precision crafted jewellery using high quality gemstones and precious metals. From her little Miners Cottage in Ballarat, she continues her family tradition of tinkerers using traditional techniques and hand tools.

February 2019: Caroline Healey

South West artist Caroline Healey travelled from the UK to make her home in Warrnambool. A prolific painter, Caroline is heavily influenced by her immediate surroundings, illustrating the beauty of our local landscape.

March 2019: Dorothy Eller

From her Mortlake Studio, Dorothy Eller produces hand-crafted and unique jewellery in sterling silver using the ancient smithing technique of Cuttlefish Casting. Sourced from local beaches, the fragile nature of cuttlebone means the moulds can only be used once, creating pieces as unique and individual as the wearer.

April 2019: Jan Hetherington

South West artist Jan Hetherington (Jan’s Fine Glass in Port Fairy) works with class, limestone and oil. Her practice draws from elements of life to capture the raw and majestic development of the Earth’s creation.

May 2019: Sue Tate

From her home overlooking the Aire Valley and Cape Otway Coast in South West Victoria, Sue Tate's hand-stitched works explore themes of the environment and physical and mental health. Focussing on the process of repair as an analogy for life she reinforces possessions may become stronger, more intricate and precious.

June 2019: Andrea Radley

Award-winning South West printmaker, Andrea Radley renders an experience of place with a personal sensibility. A myriad of native animals and local sites feature in her work designed to demonstrate the importance of preserving the local habitat for future generations.

Image at top: Jewellery created by Rachel Grose