Who Is Annex?

Annex Team Michelle Galway and Brina Schenk - makers of mobiles and suspended artBorn in December, 2016. Established in 2018.

Annex Suspended is a new adventure. A keepsake. A connection to our world. This dream team is always exploring new materials, textures and colours – admiring suspended art’s role in a room as a statement piece or as a way to tie in a theme or design. All of our mobiles are inspired by the beauty of the natural world, organic patterns and shapes and the power of community.

Add natural textures with our raw wood suspended art, or a splash of colour with our hand painted geometric mobiles. Mobiles have this magical ability to add height, movement and a bit of whimsy to a room.

Annex is founded by two artists, Michelle Galway and Brina Schenk, who live and create in the beautiful city of Fernie, British Columbia, Canada. Almost every mobile is created collaboratively by the Annex duo, who use a variety of materials including: fabric, paper clay, wood, paper and wool. You’ll also find the two contributing to the Fernie Lantern Festival, a beautiful community event that is full of magic and imagination.

Annex Suspended Team

Michelle Galway, born in Newfoundland, with her background in textiles, carpentry and retail window display design. Michelle adores taking her kids to the local pool, library, biking trails and family community events.

Brina Schenk, born in Ontario, brings to the team a history of graphic design, illustrating and painting. Visit her illustration and painting gallery Annex Collections. Brina adores taking her kids to the library, outdoor skating rink, trails around the city and family community events.

Follow Annex on Instagram to get a look behind the scenes or follow us on Facebook to get to know us a little better.

We’re proud to work with local Fernie businesses. Our Fernie business family is:

Wild Wolves Design
Annex Suspended is so legit, we even have our own Annex hangers, thanks to a small, family-run business from Fernie – Wild Wolves Design.

Lilac Media
Annex is lucky to have Lilac Media only a couple minutes away for brilliant print work.

Testimonials

“I finally put the mobile up and got a picture. It looks great even though my picture doesn’t do it justice… But here you go anyway. Thank you, I love it!” H.C. Fernie, BC Canada

“I received it this morning. Thank you, it is look gorgeous.” C.D. Saint-Apollinaire Quebec, Canada

I have bought these wonderful mobiles as unique and special gifts for my friends who have just had their first (or third!) baby, and they are always received well! Next, I will be adding this beautiful art to my own home :)” – D.M. Fernie, British Columbia, Canada

“I already hung it (Two Feathers) up! Added it to my gallery wall! I love it!” – C.M. Fernie, British Columbia, Canada

“We received our beautiful hand made ornament in the mail today. Not only was it gorgeous but it was such great quality. I always look forward to the new works of art that are being created by Annex Suspended. I look forward to many more of their beautiful creations brightening my home.” – C.I. Calgary, Alberta, Canada

“The mobile is more than we ever imagined – thank you so so much, we love it!” – J.D. Fernie, British Columbia, Canada

“I just received the coolest bike mobile for Christmas from a friend that you made.” – S.H. Fernie, British Columbia, Canada

“I just got the ornaments in the mail and immidiately put them up on my tree! I love them so much, thank you! Very cute, and very pretty.” – C.P. Jasper, Alberta, Canada

“Thank you for the beautiful mobile art ❤️” – V.D. Toronto, Ontario Canada

“Just wanted to let you know that my friend really liked the seahorse mobile, and her baby was fascinated by it!” – D, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

“Excellent service à la clientèle et produit sublime! 💛” – C.D. Quebec, Canada