2nd Life

277 Flinders Street (The Former Opal Shop)

This pop-up is a collective of work by four artists – Margot Douglas, Marion Gaemers, Jane Campbell  and Jennifer Yunkaporta .

Margot Douglas A silversmith, jewellery and small object maker of 25 years, participating group/solo exhibitions + Public art projects.  Margot has also worked with plant fibrepapers for artist books and sculpture.  Plant fibres & recycled materials have been prominent in sculptural work.

A Recent /current focus has seen a shift to photography working on collaborative projects ABC Open/Lenscap 2013-15.   Currently, she is exploring small woven objects giving a second life to computer/electrical wiring materials.

Marion Gaemers A contemporary weaver since 1988, Marion is currently using ghost nets as a medium to explore issues of sustainability and recycling.

Jane Campbell  An emerging contemporary fibre worker/artist,  focusing on coiled rope work, knotting and weaving.  For past four years, she has worked/ experimented with hand woven basketry in natural fibres, plus establishing a retail presence for rope homeware products.


Jennifer Yunkaporta  A Wik-Mungkan woman from Cape York who is a weaver/basketmaker working primarily with pandanus. With her 30 years experience, she has authored a language book in basket making.