Visual artist - Fiona Verity

A local visual artist and teacher, Fiona is often out in the landscape immersing herself and finding inspiration in the natural environment of the Northern Beaches. A constant curiosity drives Fiona to draw daily in her sketchbooks, a discipline that underpins her creative practice that is constantly evolving in new and exciting ways.

“My regular dose and connection with nature, provides a constant source of imagery and inspirations.”

Earlier this year Fiona launched a podcast called Art W**k with fellow artist and friend Julie Nicholson. They share their own creative stories in a friendly and relaxed way in combination with incisive interviews with other artists, curators, gallery owners and teachers - discussing the art world with a comical spin.

Find her online or on social media as @fionaverity

Designer/Maker - Toby Eagle

Local metalsmith and jeweller, Toby Eagle built an artists’ hub in Brookvale called 'The Vale Studios' in 2015, where she shares the space with other local artists. Toby’s practice focuses on traditional techniques, creating one-of–a-kind pieces with an eco-conscious twist, using reclaimed sterling silver and gold. “When I built the Vale Studios it was with the intention of surrounding myself with other talented creatives and to establish a supportive culture, collaborating on projects.”

Find Toby online or on social media as @tobyeaglejewellery