Book your ticket via Eventbrite here
We will ask for a small donation at the door, which will go towards local womens and familiy charities in the 2226 area
Food and drinks will be served
Lucky Door Prizes to be won
Fora Studios VIP discounts only on the night
Thanks to our sponsor LISTO we will be serving over 18 year olds one Tommy Margarita cocktail on the evening
Thanks to Dose Jannali five coffee vouchers will be drawn
Thanks to Jannali Delight one lucky winner will receive a gift certificate to spend in their bakery
About Davina Stephens
Back in 2022, Davina walked into Fora Studios with her Como 2226 parents and introduced herself to me. Since then, Fora has been priveleged to stock her Divine Archipelago creations which include sarongs and resort wear.
Davina will launch her homewares and "wearable art" apparel ranges in store on August 18, including cushions, scarves, wraps and dresses.
The Artist's Statement
My research is highly involved with archipelago items and island life, customs and visual emotions that run through the cultural lines of Asia and the Pacific as a whole.
I work with multiple ‘woodblocks’, each time applying a wash of colour, and in many variable methods, focusing on details, I then weave these methods together so that when the painting is viewed as a whole a new visual emotion is revealed. I build up a painting by layers. Sometimes I print using the Javanese ‘Cap’ Batik stamps.
I draw ‘Rumah Adat’, represent the ‘Living House’, use marine charts, play with coral shapes and landscape forms. Somebody has described me as a testimony of the fast changing world of today, where past iconography and techniques are blending with modern solutions, visually recording its manifold changes.
A quieter palette can still make a lot of noise, rendering something with gentleness is visual politeness that can last, be better appreciated and respected.
Today’s life is made of so many facets and even the most populated countries on the planet have really remote locations and untouched beauty above and below the ocean’s waters. Diversity of cultures, flora, fauna and marine life. It’s here, and in these elements, that I find my fascination
★ Extract from DAVINA STEPHENS | Artist statement: https://davinastephens.com/artist-statement
About Liz Schaffer
I'd purchased Lodestars Anthology for the Fora Studios store not even knowing Liz is from Sydney. Imagine my surprise when her dad pops in to deliver my order!
Frustrated with the limited storytelling she'd experienced working in travel titles in the UK, Liz Liz decided to use wanderlust and storytelling as a business model for her own travel publication, Lodestars Anthology.
Listen to Liz talking about her work here