Artists in Residence

In 2017, Starwin grew our Career Pathways initiatives by offering local artists the opportunity to hold space and access mentoring to grow their artistry and develop their enterprise.

This is formalised with an MOU as an agreement, including access to work space and resources at our shopfront, remuneration for retail hours / creative work and the opportunity to receive full proceeds of any workshops artists host on site.

Starwin also connects our artists with corporate clients for commission works, assisting with development of new designs and products for and sales of any creations in store. 

We are currently looking to expand this opportunity in 2021, if you are or know of someone interested, e: 

For the artists story's, follow these links... 


Copy Tatt, 2017

Chidanpee Cultural Enterprise, 2018

Kreative Karina, 2020 & 2021


Port Douglas 

Delissa Walker Weaver, 2019

Plant Based Native, 2019

Heneba Gutchen, 2020

Delissa Walker Weaver, 2021


TESTIMONIAL by Heneba Gutchen

"In the year of uncertainty (2020), I was welcomed into the Starwin Space (Port Douglas) to contribute as an Artist in Residence. This experience was an empowering opportunity to expand on my practice of Traditional Weaving, as a Sovereign Creator. Navigating through the lens of business, Starwin amplified my awareness of how business can be ethical & purposeful through true intentions of a ‘kindness economy’.

I hold strong beliefs that embody Indigenous perspectives of our ‘Ways of Being’ as we celebrate giving through the law of reciprocity & interdependence. Starwin’s foundation & vision aligns with my community values and my experience in this space gave me room to grow forward.

I have gained invaluable skills & insight into ethical business practice & the daily responsibilities that make our visions real.
This Live Installation ‘All Creation is Inaconnected - 2020' manifested during my last week at Starwin, a reflective experience of my connection to Kuku Yalanji Country (Land & Sea) and my journey towards a Traditional Sovereign Weaver."

Art installation Heneba Gutchen

📷 by Heneba Gutchen. Artists installation of woven baskets 'All Creation is Innaconnected'. Corporate gift order for Peppers Beach Club, Port Douglas. 



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