The Fax Club

by Insiders Dunedin

The Fax Club studio is a Dunedin-based creative collective which includes jeweller and curator, Kelly O'Shea, fashion designer, Julia Palm and artist Ella Harrington-Knapton. The three women share a spacious light-filled studio in Allbell Chambers where they work individually and collaboratively on projects.

Kelly who is originally from Dunedin, moved to Wellington in 2001 to complete a master class in Art and Creativity, before attending a jewellery course at Whitireia Polytechnic, where she further developed her jewellery techniques. She then relocated to Melbourne, becoming part of the collaborative studio Antiverse. When returning to Dunedin in 2010, Kelly opened Glue Gallery- an art project space. Kelly is currently working on her jewellery practice in the medium of recycled sterling silver and will be approaching art galleries to sell and exhibit her one-off pieces. In August this year, Kelly will travel to Japan to complete a residency on 'Art Islands Tokyo’ along-side artists from all over the world. She is also in the process of launching an online gallery, 'Dirt', which will be a platform for emerging and experimental artists to exhibit and sell their work.

Julia Palm moved to Dunedin in 2014 to complete her degree in Fashion Design at Otago Polytechnic. Graduating with distinction at the end of last year, Julia has been approached to showcase her graduate collection on a New York based website, Agoraphobia- a platform created to promote emerging designers.Julia is looking forward to future projects, one of which is creating a capsule collection. Julia describes this as 'conceptual ready-to-wear clothing' and will include oversized silhouettes, natural fibres, and exclusive prints. It will feature a boiled wool vest, linen kimono and her signature fur clutches for AW16, bound for Palm Boutique and Agoraphobia.

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