Journeys magazine, Oct/Nov 2021 Photo: Stuart Gibson


G’day, we’re The Gents. We tell stories in words, pictures and in person.

We're a creative couple who have been living and working together for more than 20 years. Our work spans writing, photography, illustration, art, design and public speaking. As long as we're discovering stories and places, we're thinking, writing or talking about them.

In 2007, we started the boutique publishing company Arcade Publications and established the successful local goods store Melbournalia in 2011. As authors, we have written travel, history, food and art books for Hardie Grant Explore and New South Books, including the popular Melbourne Precincts city guide. We've also created pop-up shops, space activations, art installations, exhibitions and events. We regularly host walking tours and speaking events with a focus on history, culture and place.

In 2012, we purchased a ten acre heritage property named Hunting Ground in Tasmania's southern midlands. A few years later we began our restoration journey, which was documented for ABC TV's Restoration Australia. We have since launched our 1850s convict-built chapel as an events space and continue to dream up ideas for this special and unique place.

We established our business and brand The Gents Australia in 2015 and continue to write and produce creative work for publications and clients. You can see our portfolio of written work here.

We currently divide our time between country Tasmania and inner city Melbourne, enjoying what we consider to be the best of both worlds. Our latest project is a boutique accomodation offering in Melbourne's arts precinct, which will be officially launched in 2023.

Want to get in touch? Email us at gday@thegentsaustralia.com


Read about our Signs of Australia journey in The Weekly Times.
Read about our Hobart home life here.
Find out how we made it in Tasmania here.