My fondness for floral comes from my Mum. Growing up, fake flowers were not allowed past our front door. I would watch Mum transform the spaces which made up our home by adding pockets of greenery or bouquets of favourites from her impressive country garden.
Just South West (JSW) developed in 2015 when I began capturing some of my favourite stems at the end of their best, in a moody but beautiful way. With a fascination of one stem in particular - Pink Peony - which seemed to dry into a perfect petal sculpture. My first release was of five botanical art prints – Pink Peony, White Protea, Pink Protea, Red Peony and Magnolia. I have been celebrating botanicals through photography ever since. Offering open edition and limited edition art prints, as well as an exclusive home goods collection.
I often get asked "Why the name Just South West?"
I wanted to create a brand that was me without being my name, so the use of my initials SJW was the decision. At the time, I lived West of Christchurch and (still) spend time at my family home regularly, South of Christchurch, so Just South West (JSW) was born.
Just South West has been featured in many wonderful publications including; Homestyle, Your Home & Garden, Queensland Homes magazine, Stuff Lifestyle, Latitude magazines. A selection of product is sold throughout New Zealand at bricks and mortar stores - click to find your nearest store. You can also find me at lifestyle and design markets around the country - stay in touch via social media where I announce dates and locations.
"JSW offers prints that approach decent size ( I love BIG!) and make for bold pieces of art. Stacey’s latest additions continue with her interest in capturing that invisible line tread by flowers as they disappear toward a slow but beautiful decay..." - Julia of Studio Home
"Weaver creates her lush, floral work in her spare room. Her desk, uncluttered and well organised, is dominated by an enormous mood board, a crucial tool for her creativity." - Kylie Klein-Nixon
The entire Just South West collection is photographed and created in Christchurch, New Zealand from my sunny studio.
If you have any questions regarding wholesale, commissions, trade relationships, framing, the online store or you just want to say hello, email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Your support means I can continue making art and I am grateful for that!
June 2019 - Solo exhibition 'ART HOUSE Pop Up' - Ophelia series | Tack Rooms, Christchurch
April 2019 - Group exhibition 'Flora & Fauna' - Nirvana series | Selwyn Gallery, Darfield.
December 2018 - Solo exhibition - Just South West collection | Bailey Nelson, City Store, Cashel Street Christchurch
December 2018 - Group exhibition 'ART HOUSE' - Nirvana series | Studio Home, Worcester Street Christchurch
September 2018 - Solo exhibition - Nirvana series | The Corner Store, Cashel Street Christchurch
September 2018 - Group exhibition - 'Awakening' - Nirvana series | Deciduus Gallery, Tirau