Linda Cheok

  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Pottery

Pottery and painting are my passions and this year’s works will follow the theme of Hana 花 (flower). Newly returned from Italy, Japan and India to implement myriad ideas.

Studio Details

Linda's Art Studio
191 Blythe Road
Yallingup Siding
Yallingup (Perth is nearest City)

Opening Hours

  • Sat 9 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 10 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 11 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 12 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 13 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Thu 14 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 15 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 16 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 17 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 18 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 19 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 20 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Thu 21 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 22 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 23 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 24 Sept10am - 4pm

Linda has worked as a civil servant and in banking, owned and operated a business in Singapore importing art materials and art prints and organizing painting seminars. She is currently tutoring Art History in the University of Western Australia and commutes weekly between Erravilla Estate in Yallingup and Perth.
Having completed a Masters in Fine Art in 2015, she went on to hone her pottery skills in Japan with master potter Setsuro Shibata in Tajimi, Japan. Painting skills were acquired chiefly through the 1990’s from spending time in America, Japan and Australia painting with established folk and decorative artists. To these technical skills was added the theoretical and conceptual ideas through six years of full-time fine art study in UWA.
As her thesis focused on Nonya porcelain ware made in the 19th century, she decided to learn about every stage of the production process through making it for herself. Linda’s pottery journey took off in 2013, learning from several teachers in Perth, and, in 2015 and 2023 with pottery residencies in Japan. She enjoys applying her painting and carving skills to her pottery, creating unique one-off pieces. Everything is fired on site in Erravilla Estate.
She has straddled both art and craft and fine art in her creative journey and this fusion of skills set is what she will be bringing to this year’s Margaret River Region Open Studios. The theme for her new works is Hana 花 which means ‘flower’. So, paintings, mixed media works and pottery will all be related to the theme. Flower vases, mugs and vessels decorated with floral designs, canvasses featuring flowers and so on. Basically, she will work with the materials that she has amassed over the years for her artworks – Japanese mulberry and chiyogami paper, fabric, beads, strings, feathers, dried plant material. There will also be artworks in oils and acrylic on canvas and on paper of wildflowers in her immediate vicinity.
Her work is a syncretic mix of cultures, Peranakan, Singaporean, Australian and Japanese as these cultures are part of her lived experience. These elements are strongly present in her work in terms of style, imagery and materiality. Creating pottery for daily use, making objets, drawing and painting are all deeply satisfying pursuits that are an integral part of Linda’s life. She believes like Matisse, that there is a place for art that is soothing, calming, relaxing and beautiful. Her aim is therefore, not to change the world, but rather to add a


Not sure at this stage. Will liaise with Harry Wykman to see if we can do some pottery demos or painting sessions.