"My vision is providing unique, handcrafted, contemplative artworks that speak to quality and the hand of the maker". 

Welcome to Artemple.Global, from the beautiful Byron Bay Hinterland, Australia.

Artemple.Global was established as an independent platform for showcasing unique and beautiful fine art photography and other hand crafted artworks, many of them created through slow and thoughtful processes that carry the individual and unique marks of the maker. Increasingly, in response to a world where mass production is not only damaging our environment, degrading the worth of humans through exploiting low income labour in developing countries and devaluing consumer goods in a throw away world, there is a movement that encourages us to quiet the pace of our visual experience and change the way we approach how we make and see art. Slow art. It is about purposely stepping out of the frantic pace of the internet age and slowing our minds down and creating pleasurable internal states of experience through creative experiences. Slow art encourages the beholder to contemplate the art slowly and take in the sensory experience as a meditative event. It is about creating an internal experience through visual aesthetics and appreciating all aspects of the work. It is also about a return to bespoke art created in the realm of artisan ateliers with a focus on showcasing and celebrating the unique features of handmade artworks as precious points of difference. 

"Creating and viewing art should be a contemplative experience grounded in integrating sensations, knowledge, and emotions"

About me...

I am an interdisciplinary artist and process historian and also the founder and principle artist of Artemple.Global. My work is created by bringing together various disciplines working together mutually through notions of concept, philosophy, and process. My academic learnings and fields of practice are used as sources of influence. My visual imagery work draws on objects and experiences with the desire to stimulate the imagination and internal psychological responses of my audience. This visual investigation of the subject matter seeks to engage the viewer on several levels; to prompt or challenge social collective memory and to evoke the viewers’ internal dialogue of their experience and to contemplate what this means.​

I have exhibited internationally and my work is held in various collections including university and gallery collections around the world. Alongside creating both contemporary & photographic fine art, I specialise in combining 21st century digital imagery with 18th and 19th century antiquarian photographic printing processes, creating hand crafted, unique state artworks. The result is a wonderful intersection between the material nature of these one of a kind, precious and historical articles and the ephemeral nature of the digital image in the internet age. It is through this intersection that I seek to create a pause for the viewer to see the digital world through the paradigm of a more refined, artisan and bespoke framework.

I have 7 university degrees and am a qualified life development coach with a Masters of Science (Coaching Psychology), and run an evidence based practice grounded in positive psychology, mindfulness & creativity. I also offer creative workshops and retreats that incorporate mindfulness into an arts based framework at my Studio Atelier located in a beautiful 25 acre rainforest property in the Byron Hinterland. 

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 All artwork, images of artwork and writings on this website or on any social media site connected to Artemple.Global/Vanessa Harper-Mathews artist are the sole property of Vanessa Harper-Mathews and are not to be used or reproduced without express permission for profit, personal or commercial use/gain in any way. Please note that Vanessa Harper Mathews retains all rights to all of her artworks including commissioned and sold paintings. This means that she owns the right to make reproductions or prints of any artworks at any time. ©Vanessa Harper-Mathews 2018  all rights reserved