At the end of a short driveway off the South Gippsland Highway at Anderson, the Artfusion gallery is both the showroom and workshop for artists Marlene Abela and Andrew Kasper. It’s a unique experience. When you fall in love with a piece, you can meet and speak with the artist who produced it, and see the tools and techniques that helped create it.
Beautiful glass art, giftware and jewellery are Marlene Abela’s speciality. Her colourful and distinctive glass platters are usable art – as beautiful as they are practical. The Sea Mist artwork series, inspired by the local coastline (currently also on display at Finding the Grain in Newhaven) are the perfect way to bring the ocean into your home. Alongside her striking artwork is a popular jewellery range of glass pendants and earrings. Each piece of jewellery and art, lovingly created, is unique. When you visit the gallery you also see exactly where these colourful and evocative pieces are created.
A walk through the Sculptural Garden behind the gallery is a chance to see Andrew Kasper’s imposing steel sculptures in their natural environment. Beauty and simplicity meld in Andrew’s work, which is equally at home in art collections and beautifully landscaped gardens. Harmony, nature and the cycle of life are explored, as Andrew imbues a part of his soul into each piece. The collection includes a standard range of permanently available sculptures or you can invest in a limited edition creation.
Artfusion Studio and Gallery is a living, breathing creative space. This is no standard gallery. Marlene and Andrew have created a uniquely personal artistic experience. Drive in to see, feel, touch and talk with them.