Rubato Upstairs

Rubato Upstairs

A new co-working space for creative professionals.

Located right in the heart of Brunswick, Rubato Upstairs is home to a growing community of smart and passionate people from across the creative industries – including media, entertainment,

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Tamara Russell

Tamara Russell is a Textile Artist specialising in free machine embroidery and hand stitching based in Melbourne, Australia.

She is always exploring her surroundings and interpreting what she sees through the medium of embroidery. In her works composition she combines light, colour, shape and texture to recreate images that inspire her. She considers herself a painter using threads, an artist drawing with a sewing machine. Her work has been exhibited in the United Kingdom and Australia.

All work incorporates up-cycled, recycled and reclaimed materials. Each piece uses photography, watercolour painting, machine stitch and/or hand stitch, either alone or in combination. This creates depth, perspective and richness to the work and combines effectively to give detail and texture.

She is currently curating the Moreland Quilt – a community engagement project to create a quilt representing City of Moreland resident’s cultural diversity, whilst recording the history of participants.

She is happy to accept commissions for her work.  All items are handmade in Melbourne using sustainable methods, ethically sourced materials and designed to be kind to the earth.

Or if you are looking for handmade greeting cards, browse her collection at puddleduckdesigns.com

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Rebecca Newman Photography

Rebecca Newman is a Melbourne based photographer specialising in advertising, portrait, lifestyle and food photography.

Rebecca has recently launched a fine art print shop selling landscape photos from around the globe.

For any enquiries please email info@rebeccanewman.com.au or call 0417 698 306.




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Ashley Ronning

Ashley Ronning is an illustrator based in a studio in Brunswick, Melbourne.  After studying graphic design, Ashley found her way into freelance design, set dressing and prop making, and now spends her time in her sunny studio illustrating and risograph printing.

Ashley loves to draw plants, explore anxiety with illustration, and ponder space through her mysterious, playful and sometimes haunting ink drawings. She enjoys working with others to realise their vision through her illustrations, and is currently working on her next solo exhibition. Ashley also runs a risograph publishing project called Helio Press. When her pen and ink cartridges are down, she’s playing pinball, going to gigs, or having a tinnie in the sun.







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Stephanie Rooney

Stephanie is a commercial photographer based in Melbourne successfully covering fashion & portrait as well as architecture & interiors photography.

Returning to Australia at the end of 2015 from working in the photographic industry in London, Stephanie is now applying gained knowledge to strengthen her aesthetic.

Her creative personality parred with an organised and professional approach, result in bespoke images that are honest, energetic and inviting. With over four years experience working in both Melbourne and London Stephanie’s ability to fulfil your brands brief is unquestionable.

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Ryan Design Studio

Ryan Design Studio is a design drafting studio directed by Tim Ryan based in Brunswick Melbourne.

The studio strives to create buildings, interiors, landscape, and furniture which are derived from the design process.

By recognizing the aspect, climate, history and potential of the site and combining them with the hopes and aspirations of the client allows us to create a meaningful and integrated built environment.

Ryan Design Studio will guide your project from sketch design and town planning stages through to working drawings for tender and building permit.

Tim Ryan Director holds a Bachelor of Architecture. (U.W.A. 1992) and has 17 years experience working in Melbourne. He is a registered as an Architectural Draftsperson with the Building Commission and is a member of the Building Designer’s Association of Victoria.

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Jane Routley

Jane Routley has published four fantasy novels and  twice won the Aurealis award for Best  Fantasy novel. She also created the Flinders Street Station Blog for Arts Victoria and works as a mentor for Writers Victoria.

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