Gone Rustic specialises in eco printing and dyeing (upcycled and vintage fashion, handmade accessories and textile art) by artist and owner Rita Summers.
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery opened in 2003 in a rented building. In 2004 Rita and Ian Summers purchased a disused historical industrial building in St. Marys, Tasmania, Australia. Ian (a highschool art teacher) did most of the work of transforming the dilapidated building into a studio and gallery in his spare time over the next 18 months.
In 2012 the building was repainted inside and out in two shades of grey, with white and red trims. In 2015, new vinyl banner signs were installed, designed in collaboration with son John Summers of Black Marketing + Creative - http://www.black.marketing.
This is where Rita makes, displays and sells her own work (as well as other people’s quality handmade items), offers classes, and hosts exhibitions of local artisans and touring art displays.
37 Main Street
St Marys, Tasmania 7215
- Educational Resources
- Ethical Manufacturing
- Made in Australia
- Recycled Materials
- Repair & Mend
- Thrift / Resale