CACTVS (pronounced cactus) is an art and design label created by illustrator and animator Chloe Pisani. Bold colours and neons feature prominently in Chloe’s work which is often inspired by pop culture. New to the market, we look forward to seeing Chloe’s brand grow!
Jessica Jane is an exhibiting artist, illustrator and designer from Melbourne, Australia. Her work can be described as whimsical and feminine with interests in nature, animals and costume. Her detailed ink drawings are inspired by nature and traveling, often visualising flora and fauna she has referenced with self captured photography when exploring. Jessica’s products include original artworks, giclee prints, cards, zines, wrapping paper, stickers, badges and more!
Inspired by a passion for animals and a love of native flora, Mia is a Melbourne based artist and illustrator whose work playfully brings our awareness back into the natural world. She works mainly with watercolours, pencil, pen and acrylic, and is always experimenting with new ways to connect with her environment. Her work is gentle and warm, using a calming palette and intricate detail. Mia finds great joy in capturing all she sees around her and finds her two pet snails Humphrey and Lauren to be the most dependable life models.
Inspired by nature, space, the ocean and repetition, Tarn Watkinson creates intricate and often peculiar worlds with a super fine liner on paper. His black and white drawings are full of life and adventure.
Originally from New Zealand, via seven years travelling the world, we're happy to have Tarn and his artwork in Melbourne.
We are Able and Game and we make greeting cards from our studio in Brunswick. Anna has a fine art background and Gareth has a computer science background. We put these two skills together to create our little card business. We both work on the card concepts together with Anna doing all the illustration. Gareth grew up in Scotland and Anna grew up on a sheep farm in East Gippsland. We love watching TV, watching people and looking at everything and how it relates to a card. We just went over to Hobart recently and visited Mona which was really amazing. So many rock star artists. Oh and cats and booze also seem to feature strongly in the cards so I guess they are big inspirations.
We just got a new printer, so lots of ideas are coming from all the things we can do with paper now. We love being able to create our own products so we can release lots of weird and wonderful things.
We have been doing Rose Street for a few years now and it really did help Able and Game get started. We love having a little mini shop set up every weekend and talking to the customers about which cards they love. We often say we love hearing people laughing at the cards and share stories after each market on who we spoke to on the day.