amTart Designs started with the combined passion of Megan and Jarrah Turton to build all things; the big, the small, and the bizarre. Jarrah started his building journey with a building company specialising in strawbale building; through this and various bespoke building, furniture, and art projects he has developed a glut of craftsman skills. Megan studied architecture at California State Polytechnic University and loved the details and mechanics of design. She was interested in not just design, but the tools and skills to make things work. She studied at the university of Canberra for a time and while in Australia met a young carpenter who shared her love of making and art. Megan and Jarrah, following their love of design, building, and art have worked on numerous art and building projects together. Their work spans from sculpture, fine woodworking, metal and fine art jewellery, plus all kinds of building works including straw bale buildings and quirky drop toilets in fire affected areas. Their focus on bringing function and beauty together to push the boundaries of art, plus an eye for detail make their skills recognisable by art lovers and collectors in Australia and overseas.
I make jewellery, objects and furniture. Primarily, I am a handmade jeweller, but am a welding and joinery enthusiast. After graduating from architecture school in California, I found a passion for making and take many concepts I love from architecture and reinterpret them into my designs. I am an outdoor enthusiast and activist and take inspiration from the bush and the causes that matter to me. Having been part of several group shows I love a collaborative atmosphere and learning new methodologies and techniques. As I grow my art from the small scale jewellery to larger objects I am also excited to have more opportunities for solo shows and larger spaces.
Links to MEGAN
Where @ Fair
9th – 1th Oct: 10am – 4pm
16th – 17th Oct: 10am – 4pm