Makers and Artists

The Gallery represents over 200 Makers and Visual Artists. Most makers also accept commissions. Contact us with enquiries on commissions or work from a particular maker.

The following makers and artists regularly contribute work to the Gallery for exhibition and sale.

Willy Mongta

Willy Mongta was born in Bairnsdale Victoria in 1966 of Aboriginal descent of the Monero tribe. He was taught how to make snakes when thirteen years old by his Uncle Fred and considers his Uncle to have been the finest snake maker ever. He is very proud to carry on his Uncles tradition. Willy makes his snakes and other artefacts as a hobby. Making a snake involves going into the bush and finding the appropriate sticks on the tree. The branch is de-barked while green and then sanded and dried slowly and carefully. He then uses an iron-core poker to burn the fine details of the snake. and...

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Xanthe Gay

Xanthe Gay began making jewellery at the age of 12 and had her first market stall at 13. She continued to sell her jewellery throughout high school while also teaching classes on weekends at a large bead and jewellery shop in The Rocks Sydney. She completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree majoring in Jewellery and Object Design. She relocated south for Post Graduate Studies in Gold and Silver Smithing at the Canberra School of Art and now lives in Bungendore where she owns and runs her X Gallery. Her preferred material is sterling silver however she also works in other metals including...

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