Creative Harvest

"There's An Artist In My Food Garden"

Creative Harvest 2021
        Creatives profiles

Alene Bonser- Mosaics

 I have been painting for 21 years and was then bitten by the mosaicing bug and it’s addictive. I was lucky to be taught by Mary Gabriel while working on the compass rose in the Warragul Park.  I love the chance to recycle and give objects a second life

Alene will be on site at The Rowley's Garden, 33 Rankins Rd, Trafalgar.

Anita Day

Preserving your own harvest is so satisfying by making jams, chutneys and marmalades. It is something that I always enjoyed to do in my professional life as a chef. Nothing more comforting come winter time to open the pantry cupboards and see glistening jars of this and that……a reminder of the summer past.

Here at Vue, we run a boutique Eco Conscious Bed and Breakfast, where we love to serve what is homegrown, local and seasonal.

For Creative Harvest, there will be a range of our favourite preserves for sale.

Do pop by our table and say hello.

Anita will be at Vue.

Peter Norton- worm farming

Laurel Foenander- Painting

A practising artist for 25 years, Laurel Foenander remains unconfined to any genre as she continues to explore and evolve images and ideas with passion and drive. Many of her paintings are held in private collections in Australia and internationally, in particular her studies of Australian birdlife which today push on abstract boundaries.

She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows and has won more than 100 awards for her captivating paintings that range from detailed wildlife to pure abstraction. 

Laurel will be at Eurabbie.

Caroline Hammond- Beekeeping

A colony of bees teaches us that we aren’t in this life alone, we have an entire community around us that want to support and encourage us. Visiting open gardens, meeting likeminded people and sharing our thoughts and passions gives us an opportunity to connect with our communities, near or from afar.

Come Fly With Me Beekeeping is my little bee business which was born to celebrate the connections we have with each other and our environment through the meeting and mentoring of like-minded people. 

By teaching, I aim to empower confidence and understanding in people around me who are willing to give things a go. I have a good selection of local raw honey, beekeeping equipment, protective clothing, live bee sales, paradise honey hive equipment, extraction services,  unique gifts and artwork (coming soon).


Caroline will be at Green Hills Farm on Saturday and Sunday.

Cathy Almond- Preserves and Drying

I started making jams and chutneys because I hate seeing food go to waste.  90% of my produce is obtained locally, usually from friends excess garden stock. All produce is made in my kitchen in Warragul and am happy to share or receive ideas for stock I don't have. 

Cathy will be at House of Joy.

Helen Timbury- Linocuts

Helen Timbury’s colourful and optimistic linocuts are primarily figurative, evolving from a background in illustration and graphics. She has a BA in Visual Communication and makes limited edition art prints from her Drouin Studio. Flora and fauna hold a special significance for her as an artist. Through her work she seeks to raise an awareness in others, pointing out the fragility, beauty and diversity of the environment. 

As urban development builds up around her hometown of Drouin her themes encompass a Gippsland wilderness which becomes increasingly valuable to her as commercial and housing developments encroach on the natural habitat.

More of Helen’s work can be viewed online at

Helen will be attending Green Hills Farm.

Jindi Free Range Eggs

Graham Duell- Sculpture

Graham is a sculptor who makes outdoor pieces intended for garden installation. The sculptures are typically figurative or animal based and with a quirky sense of humour, and frequently feature wombats in tu tu's.

Graham will be attending Vue.


Wayne Foenander- Sculpture

Wayne Foenander has been keeping the beat most of his life, a working drummer in countless bands over the years. In recent times he has also turned his attention to sculpture and the creation of unique furniture and homewares. Often these pieces are related to music or another love, the sea, resulting in quirky drum tables or brass instrument light fittings, fantastical fish or boats made of all manner of strange things. 

His sculptures are constructed rather than welded, often tending towards a steampunk aesthetic, but uniquely his own. In Wayne's World, kick drums and tom toms turn into coffee tables, a tuba becomes a standard lamp and French oak wine barrels transmorph into fruit bowls, serving trays and candelabras.

Wayne will be at Eurabbie. 

Joan Best- Textiles

Joan is a textile artist who works with eco-dyed wool to create forest images. The wool can require three or more repeats in a dye bath to add depth and develop layers of colour.  The work is then over-stitched with up to 15 different coloured threads, after the colour from the leaves is transferred onto the wool.

Joan will be attending Monkey Gully.


Joan Bognuda- Watercolour

Artist, Tutor, Arts Therapist. Joan mainly works in fine watercolour style from old homes, sheds, gardens and portraits of people with life stories to tell. Also working now as an expressive artist in mixed media. Painting to present desires, give me Gippsland gum trees and one of our beautiful scenes any day. I love showing people the ‘how to’s’ for watercolours so look forward to seeing you at Butler's Garden.

Spider Lee- Children's Author and Illustrator

Spider Lee is a dynamic indie children's author and illustrator who will be sharing some of the developmental images and finals of her picture book, Black Dog, Brown Dog. Personally signed copies of all Spider's books will be on sale and extra bookmarks and colouring freebies for the kids.

Spider will be at The Taylor's Garden.

Sharon Anderson- Pastel Drawing and Cyanotypes

Sharon has been as a practicing artist for thirty six years living and working in Latrobe Valley.  She creates her pastels, paintings, cyanotypes, and screenprints in her Moe studio. Many of her artworks are about memory and nostalgia and often depict the land in Latrobe Valley where she has a generational connection.

She also teaches art workshops in many of these mediums. Sharon is also an active member of the arts community in Gippsland. She is involved with the artist run space arc Yinnar which is an important creative organization in Latrobe Valley.  She was one of the founding members of Moartz which organizes Open Studios Latrobe. 

Sharon will be creating at John and Jan Tulloch's garden.

Harry Hoo

Fresh Asian rolls.


Cathy Smith- Painting, Sculpture

Cathy works in a variety of media when reflecting her interest in Central and South American fauna, culture and arts.  Here she will work with clay, making small objects based on animals and birds from Inca mythology.

Cathy will be attending The Taylor's garden.



Claire Mosely

Marty Dunn

Jeff and Jeanette Hyde

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