Anna Sutherland


 
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ARTIST & DESIGNER

Anna comes from a rural background growing up in the New England, NSW. She has always had a strong passion for art and design throughout her schooling which led to her completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Textiles (Honours) at the Australian National University in 2013.

Anna launched her exclusive label in 2014, formerly known as Maddison Jayne. A collection of unique and limited edition screen-printed homewares and accessories. 

A variety of textile techniques are used to create her vibrant and heavily patterned product range. All fabric designs are initially hand drawn before being transformed and put into repeats on the computer ready for multiple textile applications. Anna screen-prints each design in her studio, most of which are multi-colour designs. Along with dyeing silk and velvets to use in the limited edition products, Anna weaves decorative braids and trim for upholstered items. This is a time consuming but thoroughly enjoyable process for Anna which adds that extra special detail to a piece of upholstered furniture.

Anna currently lives in Sydney having recently moved from Brisbane. She enjoys working with clients on interior design projects ranging from a single custom piece to dressing a room.

In addition to Anna's product line she is currently a featured designer for Rug Couture, UK. Through Rug Couture you can find a collection of her designs available as beautiful wool and silk hand knotted rugs that make a great statement piece in a room or space.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society Canberra - Young Arts Award

  • Belconnen Arts Centre - Exhibition Award

  • Craft ACT: Craft & Design Centre - POD Exhibition Award

  • Design Institute of Australia - Encouragement Award & Membership

  • Kaori Gallery - Exhibition Award

  • Spinners & Weavers - Membership Award & Guest Speaker at AGM

  • The Bespoke Company - Design Competition Winner

  • Brisbane City Council Art Force Awards - Shortlisted in Overall Winner Category