Our Artists

We treasure our artistic community and their talents. The artists we work with currently and have worked with in the past are featured here.

Find out more about their style and their process by reading their profile and following them on their social media.

Curated by Creative Director, Rachael King each artists collections will be available exclusively at Material Difference for set periods – minimum 6 months but some may be around a little longer.

Enjoy!

Georgina Forbes – Lordy Dordie

We couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to our most recent Featured Artist – the glorious, Georgina Forbes from Lordy Dordie! 
Having the gorgeous Georgie and her art be part of the Material Difference family (even for a short while) is such a thrill. Keep reading to find out more about Georgie and the inspiration behind her artwork. 

Jac Slade

We are very excited to bring you the artwork of talented surface pattern designer Jac Slade this month. Jacqui is a Surface Pattern Designer from the beautiful Central Coast near Sydney. Her work has been described as bright, bold and sophisticated with a modern vintage vibe.

Jennifer Reid

We are thrilled to have talented Jennifer Reid come on board as our Featured Artist for April. From the outskirts of Sydney, Jennifer’s designs are inspired by nature and we can’t wait to see what you do with her gorgeous collection!  

Rachael King

Rachael is a surface pattern designer who lives in the Samford Valley, North West Brisbane. Author of Pattern Pulse, Rachael turns her amazing watercolours into repeatable patterns that make stunning fabrics.

Ann Nguyen – The Artful Grimmer

The talented Ann Nguyen, who creates under the brand The Artful Grimmer, is an artist who enjoys living her best creative life with her family of five in Brisbane, Australia. Ann was our first featured artist, her first foray into using fabric design as her creative medium.

Deb McMaughton – August 2021 – January 2022

We love Deb McNaughton’s work and when we started Material Difference, Deb was very high on Kasey’s list of ‘must have’ featured artists. Not only is she one very talented artist, she is also authentic, delightful and just an all round fabulous human.

Jasmine Kroeze – February 2022 – July 2022

Jasmine Kroeze is an artist and textile designer based in Tauranga, New Zealand.

She paint original artworks and large scale murals and has a background in fashion and adores creating digital art in the form of textiles, surface patterns and art prints.

Rach Jackson – September 2021 – February 2022

Rach Jackson’s art was with us for 6 months from September 2021 – February 2022.  Rach Jackson, is a wonderful artist from Victoria who spends her days creating stunning pastel art on canvases and skate decks – and now fabric!  Kasey has been a long time fan of Rach and her work and knew we needed to get her on deck! So we did.