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.


July 2021: Sandra Duncan, Dirty Works Studio

Incorporating earthy tones of the natural environment, Sandra Duncan creates refined water colour paintings depicting wildlife and flora commonly found in South West Victoria. With a subtle colour pallet, Duncan’s practice stems from a deep emotional connection to her surrounds.

August 2021: Leearna Moloney, Kit Ceramics

Port Fairy ceramicist Leearna Moloney creates delicate pots, vases, cups and jugs inspired by the Japanese tradition. Simple in aesthetic and roughly finished, her works employ a muted palette of earthy colours.

September 2021: Jane Downing

Based between Warrnambool and Melbourne, abstract painter Jane Downing layers large blocks of colour often overlaying them with a range of shapes and forms to create highly vivid and energised works of art.

October 2021: Erin Sonego

Erin Sonego is a South West Victorian ceramic and mixed media artist. Fusing the possibilities of clay and mineral, with the concerns of functionality, each glaze is blended from raw materials and applied by hand.

November 2021: Jill Edwards

Port Fairy-based designer-maker, Jill Edwards’ practice encompasses unique, locally sourced leather bags, jewellery, pendants and broaches, made from found objects, and artist books handmade with shibori dyed paper.

December 2021: WAG Christmas

Featuring a curated selection of local design and lifestyle products, WAG Christmas will offer gift ideas and stocking fillers for your friends and loved ones.

Image: Jewellery by Rachel Grose