Some People Can be Creative
But Others Find Producing Creative Work is Daunting
It is one thing to find original, creative product
suitable for giving as gifts; it is quite another thing to find an
affordable range of creative product.
“......(in Australia) the giving of gifts to international business has
traditionally not been particularly good. The Gabogrecan range offered me a perfect solution in
that the items are particularly Australian, they are unique, and are available at a price range
which allows not only continuity, but also distinction.” Chris Fenton, Managing
Director, Alfa-Laval Spiraflo
There are many reasons to give gifts. Family, friends and loved ones are usually the recipients at such special
times as birthdays and Christmas.
Business people are also looking for that something ‘special’ to reward a good client or to make an impression
on someone of influence. They are certainly not looking for mass produced items for these types of gifts. But
regardless of how important the recipient may be to them, they still want the item to be affordable, not only for
their own benefit, but because they do not want to embarrass the recipient either.
I am an artist and taught art for over 13 years at the National Gallery of
Victoria. I get a great deal of pleasure from creating ‘wearable works of art’. We usually think of art work
as something to be framed and hung on the wall – and I have done that too, having had 6 sell out exhibitions
of my silk paintings. But I wanted the ordinary person to be able to wear with pride, an accessory, that was a
real work of art.
I developed a range of silk scarves, where every single one is hand painted, ensuring that the finished work is
original. Even if the design is based on one original drawing – the end results have to be distinctive by the very
nature that they are executed by hand with free flowing colour.
View my painting technique. This video is also listed on page one of You Tube under the keyword 'silk
The gift you have been looking
It does not matter who you want to give a gift to, you are usually looking for it to have certain
Is it affordable?
Is it unique?
Is it appealing?
Is it of high quality?
Does it suit different age groups?
Can you find it without having to spend a lot of time
Is it light weight and easy to pack? (especially for
overseas gifts or ones that have to be mailed)
The Gabogrecan Scarves
A Gabogrecan Original Hand Painted Scarf fills all the criteria mentioned above.
It also has the additional attributes of:-
Using Australian Fauna and Flora designs
Having won 7 of the Australian Gift of the Year
It can have your name (or business name) written with
the artist’s signature
Around 10 colours are used on each scarf ensuring a
vibrant ‘painterly’ look
Each scarf is signed by the Artist
Each package has a short bio of the Artist included
“I have seen Gabogrecan develop an attractive unified product range, highly
suitable for Japanese tourists, and for gift giving within Japan itself...........I would expect
Japan to become, in time, a major market for Gabogrecan products............the success, as it
comes, will be as a result of artistic flair, business acumen and hard work, not an unplanned
accident. It will be richly deserved.” Peter Mackian - Senior Trade Counsellor
(Japan) - Austrade
“I believe Gabogrecan has a high quality product and has displayed
considerable foresight in exploring export opportunities for the product in a planned and
professional manner.” Janine Kirk - Senior Trade Counsellor - Australian Chamber of
“.......Gabogrecan Enterprises .......supplies the Australian Wheat Board with unique and
beautifully hand made silk scarves depicting Australian scenery.........quality and presentation is
of a very high standard......” Angelique Adler - Market Promotions - Australian
You can give an original, beautiful, distinctive hand painted scarf that will touch the heart of those you wish to
thank and reward. The exotic, colourful, dynamic results will amaze you when you see how the luminosity of the silk
texture adds a dimension to the rich colours and organic contours.
Guarantee – if you are not completely happy
with the scarf, simply return in good condition and in its original packaging within 30 days and
your money will be refunded, no questions asked.
“Gabogrecan products, with their vivid colours and highly “Australian” look, have
been one of our most successful promotional items - especially with overseas
visitors.” John Cavana - Group Communication Manager
Zurich Australia Insurance Group
* Each scarf is hand painted to order.
* The motif is placed at one end of the scarf
* There is a cost of $2.95 postage and handling for delivery anywhere in the
1. Artist's Choice
A selection of the artist's favourite designs.
Current designs available (description includes photo, colour, size, cost etc.)