Meet The Creators at Low Light, Queenscliff & Point Lonsdale

Posted on May 29, 2019

If understanding how a piece of jewellery or stone-carving is created, then I will be opening my studio on Sunday 9 June for a demo day at Meet The Creators, Low Light festival. For many artists their production is all in the shed. Small spaces can make creative places and SwellARTS will open our backyard […]

Bellarine Arts Trail 2018 Visit Artist Studios on the Bellarine Peninsula

Posted on Oct 24, 2018

A glimpse behind the scenes in an artist’s studio is the focus of the third Bellarine Arts Trail 2018 being held on Saturday 3 November and Sunday 4 November.  33 studios and collective venues will open in the towns of Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria. This lovely […]

Maritime artworks coming to our website soon!

Posted on Feb 5, 2018

A new range of digital poster prints and cards with a maritime theme will be added to the website soon.  Meryl has cast a close eye to the details of our coastal scenes and maritime history on the Bellarine Peninsula.

New jewellery displayed in Geelong

Posted on Oct 2, 2015

 The Great Circle Route  Geelong Sculptors annual exhibition is on at Deakin University’s city campus for October.  This exhibition has inspired artists to uncover the maritime and wool industry heritage that helped establish #Geelong as an important city in Victoria.  Clippers by the Bay has inspired works in steel, silver, clay, timber and found objects.  […]

New Arts Atlas Geelong – arts and artists directory

Posted on Apr 9, 2015

Arts Atlas Geelong goes on-line. The Geelong, Surfcoast and Queenscliff regions in Victoria have now got a great new on-line directory if you are looking for art, artists, musicians, actors and events in the district. puts lots of resources at your fingertips.  I have listed my work under Carolyn McKinnon, including some sample pics […]

New jewellery and garden sculpture at Eagles Nest Gallery in Aireys Inlet, on the Great Ocean Road

Posted on Dec 4, 2014

   Ready for Christmas!   This garden sculpture is a new design made in steel and limestone and is now displayed at Eagles Nest Fine Art Gallery in Aireys Inlet on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.  The gallery is in a purpose built building with a great range of painting, prints, jewellery and sculpture from regional and […]

Sculpture on display at Wildflower Show and Art Exhibition

Posted on Sep 20, 2013
Sculpture on display at Wildflower Show and Art Exhibition

Spring is the time to leave the beach and the Great Ocean Road and head into the bush around Anglesea.  Wildflowers are at their best in the heathlands and bush orchids can be spotted on short walks close to the town fringe.  Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September is the annual Angair Wildflower Show and Art […]

New Steel Garden Sculptures Launched

Posted on Jul 18, 2013
New Steel Garden Sculptures Launched

New steel garden sculptures were launched at the Surfcoast Art and Design Market in Torquay on Sunday 14 July. These welded steel and hand carved limestone sculptures in quirky fish designs were popular and are ideal for indoors or out. The first sculpture, Wave Rider (on the right) has sold so there will be more posted […]

Website Launched

Posted on Oct 20, 2012
Website Launched

Welcome to the new SwellARTS website. SwellARTS on-line is your coastal design stop for contemporary jewellery, garden sculpture and hand-carved stone, inspired by Australia’s Great Ocean Road region. Each day we live by great beaches, walk along sea cliffs, and love to explore the details of the shoreline and forests.  We even live in a […]