As an integral part of the local community, Rowena, Juliana, and Angela form a formidable combined creative force here in Awabakal country. Not unlike the very basis of their business name, High Tea With Mrs Woo embody the synergy of women who have inspired, or who continue to inspire the three sisters; where that love and respect is returned and tripled.
While their design practice is a circular process that encourages resources to be understood and valued at every chapter of life, it is also a concept that ties tightly to their own connected living. Just as the art of kintsugi uses gold to intentionally transform, joining pieces together in unique ways; so too, does Ro, Jules, and Ange. Gently weaving golden familial threads of heartfelt values, global responsibility, and kinship throughout the extended community.
By celebrating the Mrs Woo sisterhood, we consciously put value on creativity, threading some of our own stories, into a more meaningful, connected, and resilient community.
Brydie Piaf is an Awabakal based storyteller and photographer, passionate about projects that bring community together.
We Are is a multi-location multimedia photographic experience highlighting creative women of Newcastle, commencing on Wednesday March 8th 2023 (International Women’s Day) and culminating in a celebration event at The Lock-Up on Friday March 24th.
We Are is a portrait project featuring 20 WH!P Collective members turning their lenses towards fellow female and non-binary creatives to highlight the many benefits that a thriving and diverse artistic community bring to our region.
WH!P (Women* of the Hunter !n Photography) was founded in 2020 to embrace and create opportunities for professional photographers from the Hunter region by leveraging the combined skills, experience and credentials of its members. Fostering a culture of support, celebration, exchange, education, advocacy, action, enjoyment, play and growth, it hopes to actively raise the profile of contemporary photographic excellence, education and experimentation in the Hunter Region. WH!P works collaboratively with those both within and beyond the local area who share our belief that the world should be shown through a lens as diverse as the real world.
*all references to women/woman is inclusive of gender diverse people
WH!P’s logos and graphics designed by Laura Kent
“By celebrating the Mrs Woo sisterhood, we consciously put value on creativity, threading some of our own stories into a more meaningful, connected, and resilient community.