Tell us a little about yourself using a Haiku.
Science art colour combine
To give Artomic
Tell us a little about the origins of Artomic.
Fusing together four unlikely elements: science, art, fashion and education, Artomic founders Marina and Nicki launched a unique range of jewellery in November 2013. The line is carefully handcrafted using artistic scientific research images. Artomic is a response to an ongoing problem in the scientific community: the way it is communicated. The girls who both have a science background as well as a love of fashion, hope that with their eye‐catching designs, the jewellery will start a conversation around scientific research. In this way the contributions of science are passed around from person to person in a language everyone understands. Art + fashion = educating people about science – a truly novel approach!
Each piece of jewellery comes with an information card which credits the scientist who took the image and explains the research behind it in easy to understand language. 30% of the profit from each piece is donated back into scientific research.
Describe your creative process.
We look at scientific images – take in the colour and the shapes to help get the creative side buzzing. Knowing that the images are not only beautiful but also contribute to cures and research knowledge is very inspiring. Cutting the shapes out and placing them alongside each other in different patterns – thinking about what the colour combinations remind us of helps to develop a name for each line.
What inspires you the most?
We are continually inspired by the beauty and vibrant colour we see within the natural world
What are your ultimate dreams for Artomic?
Our ultimate dream for Artomic is to continually inspire young people to appreciate, and have the desire to understand the scientific world, to be curious and to instill the idea that it is a cool thing to smart.
What will will we find from Artomic at our December Bend and Snap Market?
In the December Bend and Snap market you will find earrings, necklaces and cufflinks made from a range of gorgeous scientific images, a variety of colours – something for everyone. Perfect for a unique Christmas gift!
flyer designed by OLIVIA YORK.
Beautifully crafted handmade concrete pots and planters by MRS N HANDMADE.
Handmade products such as owl plush toys (specialising in pop=culture owl characters), embroidery hoop wall art, felt accessories and many more crafty things by crazy owl lady SCRABBLE KITTY.
Home-made soy wax candles hex-jars and amber bottles by ELIZABETH & MARY.
Jewellery from the minimalist to the straight up science to the more mystical with A PASSAGE OF TIME, ARTOMIC ART, INDOVINO JEWELLERY, OH DAKOTA and a special jewellery project from Narrelle M Harris, the esteemed author behind KITTY & CADAVER – A fictional band facing a zombie apocalypse devouring Melbourne and “raising rock ‘n’ roll hell to exorcise the dead!”. Yuka, Kitty and Cadaver‘s angry heavy metal Japanese drummer, wears jewellery made of the salvaged remnants of instruments destroyed when her first band accidentally summoned a demon and everyone but her was killed. Narrelle has collaborated with a number of local artists to create unique jewellery assembled with salvaged remnants of instruments.
Mad science and other curios with turning recycled electronics, antique medical equipment, found bits and pieces, modern oddities, and culinary creations into shiny science experiments by MAD SCIENCE AT WORK.
Original, Handcrafted, Delicate and Unique 3D Paper Sculptures, Artworks, Crafts and Photographic Prints by PLATED IMAGE.
Quirky, custom-made cards, posters, gift-tags, boxes, and, above all, children’s books by NICHE DRAWINGS. (be sure to see Nichla with your ideas – you can work with the artist to develop a story together, and let Nichla work her magic to create a completely unique, one-of-a-kind, limited-edition book, just for you).
In addition to celebrating the work of the local art and design community and our regard for shopping locally, we are proud be featuring a number of our philanthropic stall holders utilising their creations to give back to the community, for instance:
ARTOMIC ART – jewellery sourced the coolest scientific pictures discovered by various science students and researchers and created to raise awareness of such important research.
A portion of their proceeds is donated back into research towards the sourced image – for example, the Midnight Magic Cufflinks, these stainless steel cufflinks are made using an image produced during research into schizophrenia (image courtesy of Candace Wu (researcher at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health), for each purchase of the Midnight Magic Cufflinks, a portion of the profits will be donated to mental health research. http://www.etsy.com/au/listing/206216550/midnight-magic-cufflinks
Personalised vintage & pre-loved second hand clothing.
The Applique Vintage team, following their commitment to act sustainably, have launched their new initiative THE BIG CLOTHING DRIVE where they will collect your unwanted items which will then be sorted, and those that are of a high quality and suit the Applique Vintage style, will be sold in our store. The rest will be donated to charities including the Brotherhood of St Lawrence and the Red Cross. Then, next month they will be starting their monetary donation project, where 50% of all sales from your donations will be donated to a charity of your choice.
Melbourne based jewellery brand, creating unique pieces artfully hand-crafted from 92.5 sterling silver, 18ct gold plating & adorned with semiprecious gemstones, sourced from around the world. Each piece is purposefully designed with a high level of thoughtfulness and detail, and each crystal is carefully hand-picked, ensuring every piece is truly ‘one of a kind’.
Indovino Jewellery aims to use art and jewellery to bring greater awareness to the Water Crisis that is happening all over the world in Africa, South East Asia and Latin America. A portion of every sale will be donated to Charity Water – a charity dedicated to bringing clean water and sanitation to people in less developing countries. (see more here).
Image courtesy of Jasmine Dowling.