It’s finally here - an online platform for makers, creators, crafters and artists to showcase their work, and basically become a virtual brag board for the already renowned South Australian arts industry. Behold: Guildhouse’s Well Made- a website flaunting the talent of all that is arty and crafty coming out of our very creative state!
The site officially launched last week on the 28th January and is an online space designed to be a first port of call for South Australian creatives looking to promote their work and engage with local communities. The site can also be seen as an online gallery, allowing visitors to trowel through the oodles of talent until they find the artistic piece their heart desires.
Guildhouse Executive Director Rae O’Connell says that Well Made is a website that provides the ultimate marketing and promotional tool for local creatives.
‘Well Made aims to increase sales for artists as well as the commissioning of new work by members of the public and the commercial sector,’ she says. Well Made is also an opportunity for buyers to look for high quality local work with ease. ‘If you are looking for something special, a new coffee table, a special present, a unique piece of jewellery or a new table setting this is where you will find the State’s best,’ says O’Connell.
Well Made was created in support of the State Government’s agenda for the art sector to generate new streams for creative professionals to attract work. The site will also be used from a tourism perspective, marketed towards visitors of the state and showing off some of the best creative professionals on a national and international stage. Through the arts, Well Made aims to promote the quirky creative spaces and vibrant cultural life that South Australia prides itself on. Fittingly, the site is also a delight for the peepers, with high quality photos of artists and their work as well as artist and space bios offering that personalised touch. The ultimate arty escape for all you procrastinators out there looking for a good site-scroll distraction.
From a creative professional perspective, Well Made can also be seen as a new way of thinking, with the site aiming to support local artists and craftsmen in a fair and even way. ‘Well Made allows buyers looking for unique work to purchase or commission it directly from creative professionals or creative spaces. It will also support commissions for public artworks, interior design, creative workshops and services,’ Ms O’Connell says.
The website already features more than 40 of South Australia’s skillful creatives, setting the scene for big things to come. Designed to be a one-stop shop for the arts industry, the site is projecting an exciting future for creative professionals and art buyers alike... not to mention those just looking for a pretty-looking site scroll on their lunch break!
Check out the new site HERE
Images provided by Well Made.
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