Fleurieu Arthouse
Sonja Maclean Australian bush and vines painting


Painter/Arts Consultant

With a love of the Australian Bush and its stories , I’ve spent 9 years Living and working in the Arts on the SA Pitjantjatjara Lands (APY)  and then a further 9 in Alice Springs again as Director Alice Springs Festival and in Arts Management. Returning to SA 7 years ago, to come home to family and raise my children. I feel I am once again surrounded by the stories, colour and ‘spirit’ that fill and inspire my work. We take our experiences and stories with us. they make us who we are.  Add that vibration and energy that is life and this for me makes magic.. and is the focus of my art! I work in all paint media predominantly acrylic paint, and a number print media too. 

Formal training through a BVA at Underdale, SA University and a background in both Regional and Indigenous Arts Development.

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Che Chorley



Che Chorley is an award winning photographer with a passion and affinity for the ocean. Che is blessed to be in a position in which he can pursue such an accidental art-form, taking photography seriously, but not necessarily expecting serious results. Photography has been a natural accompaniment to his travels and he continues to strive to convey the beauty and uniqueness that surfing, adventure and travel allow. Che studied photography at the Centre for Creative Photography in Adelaide. Che has worked throughout Australia and internationally and continues to work commercially for a variety clients when he's not bobbing about in the ocean. 


Che is available for commercial, editorial and commissioned work.

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Chris Small studied painting at North Adelaide School of Art what seems like centuries ago. In the last few years she has been dabbling working up to renewing her passion and drive to paint. She can be found most weekends squirrelling away in her studio obsessively.

INSTAGRAM: @chris_small_art

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visual artist

At the heart of Eileen’s art practise is a love of nature. Through her paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations, Eileen hopes to focus people’s attention on the natural environment to show it’s beauty and fragility in the face of climate change and the loss of open and green space.
Eileen also organises art classes for children and teenagers and casual art groups for adults on Tuesdays.



Claire Kennett


Visual Artist

Having worked as an artist and teacher for over 25 years I appreciate Arts capacity to connect, repair and enable.

I work across a range of media including mixed media, mosaic, printmaking and jewellery to explore our common threads; engaging with the community through art works, workshops and classes, commissions and collaborations.

Through my arts practice I create opportunities that connect us with each other, our pasts, our futures and ourselves.

P: 0428 252 475

E: artisticclaire29@gmail.com

F: artisticclaire

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Wildlife Conservation Artist

I am greatly concerned with the conservation of wildlife and their habitat throughout Australia and worldwide. It is my mission to be a voice for the voiceless through my arts practice as I feel more needs to be done to preserve these great creatures for future generations.

Working in both charcoal pencil and oil paint, my pieces are highly detailed in a hyperrealistic style. When approaching my work I want the viewer to relate to the animal, see the world through their eyes and resonate with the struggles these creatures are facing due to habitat loss, illegal poaching etc. It is important that I can create a sense of empathy from the viewer. It is my belief that with empathy, there is care and once we care we are more likely to change.

Apart from creating, I also love to teach charcoal drawing workshops.

If you would like to follow my journey please sign up to my mailing list at www.brookewalker.com.au or follow me on Instagram @brookewalkerart and facebook brooke.walker.art.

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printmaker / painter

Elizabeth is a printmaker and painter residing in Maslin Beach. Among her qualifications are Batchelor of Fine Art, Master of Visual Art and Post Graduate in Art History. Elizabeth has been employed as an instructor in Printmaking, Design, Leather-craft and Painting. The past few years Elizabeth has concentrated on experimenting with various techniques in printmaking and painting.

Having the opportunity to be one of the inaugural studio artists at Sauerbier House Cultural Exchange, City of Onkaparinga, Port Noarlunga in 2015, gave me the opportunity to research further my roots, having lived and loved growing up at Port Noarlunga.

At the moment Elizabeth is experimenting with texture, pattern and print.


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indian ink illustration on paper

There are extraordinary stories behind the diversity of life on Earth today. I use art as an investigative tool to broaden my understanding of the (pre)history and the fragility of the life and culture that surrounds me wherever I go. The experiences I have had while traveling the world have captured my imagination and fueled a hunger to find out more, so that I can better translate my encounters with other life forms to my creative process at home in South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula. It is my intention to keep the character of both the subject matter, and the culture alive in each piece through intricate line work in pen and ink, inspired by the many ways that different cultures around the world have traditionally used patterns.