About Stacey Weaver Studio
My fondness for floral comes from my Mum. Growing up, fake flowers were not allowed past our front door. I would watch Mum transform the spaces which made up our home by adding pockets of greenery or bouquets of favourites from her impressive country garden.
Stacey Weaver Studio (formerly Just South West) developed in 2015 when I began capturing some of my favourite stems at the end of their best, in a moody but beautiful way. With a fascination of one stem in particular - Pink Peony - which seemed to dry into a perfect petal sculpture. My first release was of five botanical art prints – Pink Peony, White Protea, Pink Protea, Red Peony and Magnolia. I have been celebrating botanicals through photography ever since, offering open edition and limited edition art prints.
In 2018 I developed my first collection outside of art prints, launching a gift and stationery range of notebooks, washi tape and small textile pouches. The notebook series was developed and made entirely in Christchurch alongside a team of suppliers whom have helped me print my art since the beginning. Later in 2018 I decided to extend myself a little further by producing a small series of silk-modal blend scarves in three floral patterns - moody Bouquet, pretty pink Petals and a classic Hydrangea. The designs were popular and unexpectedly sold out! This gave me the boost in confidence (and funds..!) to try my eye at a series of cushions with matching lampshades. With the help of supportive peers I was able to create a self-driven marketing campaign captured at beautiful local homes - special mention to Studio Home and Isabelle Weston previously of The Britten Stables - to launch Just South West - Home Edition. The following year I added tea towels and a series printed on linen.
My creations have been featured in many wonderful publications including; Homestyle, Your Home & Garden, Queensland Homes magazine, Stuff Lifestyle, Latitude magazines. I am grateful to have developed a relationship with wonderful retail bricks and mortar stores around New Zealand. While I am not currently wholesaling products, you can find a list of these store here. Show your support by shopping their collections of other lovely wares. You can also find me at lifestyle and design markets around the country - stay in touch via social media where I announce dates and locations.
"Weaver creates her lush, floral work in her spare room. Her desk, uncluttered and well organised, is dominated by an enormous mood board, a crucial tool for her creativity." - Kylie Klein-Nixon
The entire collection is photographed and created here in Christchurch, New Zealand from my sunny studio. All art prints are produced with care by local businesses whom have worked with me from the beginning.
Peruse past exhibitions here.
If you have any questions regarding wholesale, commissions, trade relationships, framing, the online store or you just want to say hello, email - email@example.com
Your support means I can continue making art and I am grateful for that!