Jumptree Studios, Jerilderie
Helene Mortlock returned to her home town of Jerilderie to enjoy a slower pace of life after spending 21 years in Melbourne and abroad. Armed with study in Architecture, Helene specialises in graphite illustrations of buildings and houses.
Upon arriving in Jerilderie, the family resided in temporary tent accommodation on a property by the Billabong Creek. And whilst the setting was serene, needless to say, it was difficult for Helene to complete her commissioned artworks without a dedicated studio space.
Helene decided to rent a building in town, now home to Jumptree Studios. Initially, it was not Helene’s intention to use her studio as a public space, however she soon opened the doors to the locals which has now become a creative community space for residents and visitors alike.
At Jumptree Studios you’ll find everything from scented candles, to free range eggs, gift cards, crochet rugs, jewellery and music – all made by Jerilderie devotees. Jumptree also stocks books by renowned writer (and ex-Jerilderie resident) Rosalie Ham. Check out the Winter edition of the Insider’s Guide magazine here.
40 Jerilderie St Jerilderie
0409 029 564
Studio is opened on Fridays and when the sign is out