A chat with Anna Small & Warren Pickering, Metal Artists, Sculptors, Jeweller, Gallery Owners
Anna Small & Warren Pickering metal artists, sculptors, jeweller, entrepreneurial artists of A Small Art Factory and owners of Fleurieu Arthouse gallery in McLaren Vale.
“Fleurieu Arthouse is an artisan-hub in the heart of the wine region of McLaren Vale.
Managed by the partnership team of Anna Small & Warren Pickering, supported by the City of Onkaparinga.”
202 Main Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
“Anna Small & Warren Pickering, whose shared passion for considered design and attention to detail led to working collaboratively from their shed, in the beachside suburb of Moana, making metal sculptures for walls and gardens.
Both trained in the fine arts, sketching designs that translate into a digital format that is then laser cut and hand finished.
Recently opened a gallery in Hardys Tintara 'Fleurieu Arthouse'. It has artisan studios a retail space, an exhibition gallery and a workshop space for art classes.”
In this podcast we discuss
- How to price your artwork
- When do you call yourself an artist and what that means
- Building a network of people within the arts community and the benefits
- Grants from local government
- Opening an art gallery
- Pivoting your arts business when situations change like covid-19
It was an absolute pleasure to interview Anna and Warren, they live such busy lives creating their artwork individually and collaboratively with each other, running an art gallery working with artists as well as a family life. After saying all that they have a way of making time for everyone and making artists and visitors to their gallery all feel welcome even me coming to interview them for my podcast during their busy day.
Their gallery is a welcoming place full of artwork of local artists including their own art, artists studios, exhibitions in their exhibition gallery, art activities/workshops happening and a delightful cafe in the centre of their Fleurieu Arthouse gallery.
Anna and Warren are an inspiring couple, talented artists and genuine lovely people.