Fast approaching: Open Studio Day at Prisoners of the Crown…

30 10 2019

A declaration of rampant self-promotion!!

The Gang is pleased to announce its upcoming annual event at the Hideout – Prisoners of the Crown holds an Open Studio Day on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of Ned’s hanging day (11 November 1880), which this year it falls on Sunday 10th November.

Anyone visiting the environs of the Bega Valley/Wyndham on the Far South Coast of NSW is welcome to swing by for a mooch around the workshop studios (contemporary jewellery and glass) and our in-house Courtroom gallery. And of course there’s the additional lure of booty with the Lucky Mugshot Prize. Drawn at the end of the day, this year’s winner will leg it with a pair of Ginger’s cast silver Crownie earrings.



For the vast majority of you who are entirely unfamiliar with our practice, you can check out previous Annual Open Studio Day chat here and here and here.

And there’s plenty more to explore at

Doors swing open at 10.30 and slam shut at 3.30pm. Don’t stress too much if you miss it, there’s always next year(!)

Prisoners of the Crown is situated in the Old Police Station and Courthouse, in the village of Wyndham, a scenic 20 minute drive inland from Pambula, on the Far South Coast of NSW. We’re easy to find, just keep an eye out for Maurice de Ute…


Maurice de Ute



Prisoners of the Crown Open Studio Day…

28 10 2017

Prisoners of the Crown’s annual Open Studio Day is fast approaching, for those of you tootling around the Far South Coast and curious enough to poke around our studio workshops and gallery…




Contemporary Jewellery and Studio Glass

Open from 10am – 4pm, 12th November

Follow Google Maps and keep an eye out for Maurice de Ute…




[Only 15 sleeps! n(Ed)]

Open Studio Day at Prisoners of the Crown…

20 10 2016


Maurice de Ute

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13th (only 25 sleeps!)


Courthouse, Wyndham, NSW 2550

For further information have a mosey around the website (here) and/or email us at  



Kicking off 2016…

10 01 2016

Megsie celebrated the new year with her first piece from the new workshop (it went into the kiln on New Years Eve)…


Bottari, Teleo(phonic)morph

Megan Bottari, Teleo(phonic)morph: Channelling Sal (long distance call) 2016,                                   lost wax cast crystal, found object.

Sooo happy to be up and running at last. Yeehar!!

Check us out at


Ned Kelly in Art…

22 06 2015

Ned Kelly in Art at CMAG

Megsie joined Dr Deborah Hart (National Gallery of Australia) and Clare Williamson (State Library of Victoria) on the discussion panel for Ned Kelly in Art at CMAG on Saturday.

And what a thoroughly enjoyable session it turned out to be!

Ned Kelly in Art

More at the Prisoners of the Crown website, here.

Kelly biz!!!…

18 06 2015

PANEL Ned Kelly in Art

Ooh, lovely – focus on our favourite bloke! On this Saturday arvo, at CMAG.

(Click image to enlarge text)

Glass spotto…

6 03 2015

Morning Glory

Megan Bottari, Morning Glory, cast crystal, found potty.

[Yep, she’s growing old disgracefully – just the way we like it. n(Ed)]

Glass spotto…

15 05 2014
Megan Bottari, Rooted (from the Post-modern Tokenism series), lost wax cast crystal, reclaimed hardwood, shadow.

Megan Bottari, Rooted (from the Post-modern Tokenism series), lost wax cast crystal, reclaimed hardwood, shadow.

Because we can…

31 03 2014

You’ll have to forgive a weenie bit of breast beating, because we’re just so chuffed; the Gang did a drive-by of the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery yesterday to eyeball it in the flesh…


New Acquisitions








Settings: the exhibition

28 09 2007


We’ve brought you the opening night of Settings, and the ‘behind the making of prima faeces’.

So now it’s time for…the show itself!

Again we direct you to Craft ACT’s website for the curatorial essay

The images from the show are courtesy of Steven Murray (Creative Image Photography.) Enjoy…