Founded in 2019, Alchemy Orange is the physical expression of proud Yorta Yorta artist Shahn Stewart, and curator, writer and painter Eden Fiske. An Aboriginal-owned creative business, Alchemy Orange is rooted in floristry, Organic Architecture and botanical art. The business also extends its focus beyond these perimeters to encompass a collective and multidisciplinary approach to contemporary Aboriginal art.
Shahn Stewart is an interdisciplinary artist whose decade of experience as a florist has evolved into a contemporary floristry style that channels many influences including her proud Yorta Yorta heritage. As the owner and founder of Alchemy Orange, Shahn’s works express the creative possibilities of organic architecture, as well as the deep importance of connecting to culture through working with sustainable materials, and in turn healing Country.
Eden Fiske is a curator, writer and painter. His practices are driven by a continued exploration into alternative histories and the fact of Aboriginal sovereignty in Country, creativity and the self. In an attempt to pull apart the narrative of Australian art histories, he displays the complexity of physical and spiritual identities and connection to place. This is informed partially by exploring his own mixed Aboriginal and settler heritage. Eden seeks to address the ways in which language, gesture, aesthetics and memory coalesce inter-culturally between Aboriginal/settler histories in art and in oneself to create a holistic image of something/someone tactile. Eden is one half of creative business Alchemy Orange with Shahn Stewart.