Predominantly influenced by her love of landscapes and brave colour combinations – (not to mention a rich tapestry of nostalgic childhood travel experiences to draw upon), British born Ali McNabney-Stevens has quickly and notoriously become one of the most collectible emerging artists within Australia, whilst simultaneously attracting worldwide attention for her art practises.
Bethany was born in Newcastle in 1984 and attributes her artistic development to the Steiner education her parents encouraged her to receive. She has had her textiles and prints exhibited at various galleries in Australia and has also designed cosmetic packaging and worked cohesively on a textile collection for Catherine Martin.
Pepa Martin and Karen Davis founders of Shibori, a boutique textile agency, are renowned for pushing the boundaries of this ancient Japanese craft. By exploring and modernising old techniques on modern fabrics the pair injects a strong design element into their work making an old craft new again.
Sparkk designs from our Sydney studio. Our designers follow trends and market demands to create sophisticated coordinating designs.
Grace Garrett is an exciting textiles range which combines many years of work, travel and life experience. Grace has been working in the design industry for close to twenty years. She teaches colour at Sydney Design School and has extensive experience as a colourist and designer in Australia and overseas.
The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. Today, the V&A’s collections, which span over 2000 years of creativity in virtually every medium and from many parts of the world, continue to intrigue, inspire and inform.
Graphic designer, textile designer and former Creative Director of Sparkk, Saskia spends her time traveling and translating design trends for our Australian market. Born into textiles and inspired by each places she visits, her bold and playful designs have made up the majority of the Sparkk Studio collection and continues to grow.
After 20 years in advertising as a graphic designer and art director, Patricia embarked on a new career in surface design, and quickly fell in love with it. Working from her Sydney studio, the discipline enables her to combine her strong eye for composition with her passion for beautiful hand illustration, creating her signature style.
A self-confessed home-body and magazine-junkie it seemed inevitable stylist Tim Neve would focus his creative energy on stylish but practical lifestyle and interior design. His first book Sandcastles, Interiors inspired by the Coast explores such sea-inspired styling.
Lumiere Art + Co founder Emma Cleine is one of those special kinds of designers who, as a true artist at heart, has managed to design a collection that is universally admired and respected.