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Our next Meet The Maker is November 25 & 26 2017

Discover Something New – Meet The Maker

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November 2017

A weekend to meet with the creative minds who make amazing artwork in their home studios. discover places you never knew existed. Listen to the story behind the work, browse and buy direct from the maker.

This is a self-guided tour.

The number beside each artist’s name corresponds with the same number on the map

  1. Start at any studio
  2. Pay only $5 per person at the first studio you visit (under 18 free)
  3. Attach your adhesive ticket which will admit you to as many
    other studios as you wish.

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Meet Our Makers

Laurel Foenander
12 Bennett Street, Longwarry 3816

p: 5629 9665
m: 0438 399 664

A professional artist known mainly for wildlife and flower paintings, her colours have overflowed to include landscapes, still life, abstracts and even furniture and garden pieces.

Helen Timbury
37 Albert Road, Drouin 3818

p: 5625 1999
m: 0408527943

The scent of paper permeates this little studio. See Helen demonstrate her linocut printing techniques, talk about inks, her press and her limited edition prints.

Wendy Hitchins
3 Canterbury Close, Drouin 3818

p: 5625 5349
m: 0407 710 180

Handmade glass beads and jewellery.
See glass beadmaking demonstrations. Unique necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more.

Lisa Kurec
431 Main Neerim Road, Drouin West 3818

p: 5625 3152

Inspired by the environment and Ukrainian customs, Lisa works in the traditional processes of printmaking, specialising in etching.

Julie Gray Wickham
Yanco – 410 Old Sale Road, Drouin West 3818

m: 0408 464 655

An experienced professional artist, specialising in animals, with nearly
all works being commissioned. Julie works in all mediums, excelling in pastel. Currently working towards her own exhibition.

Val Connelly
515 Old Sale Road, Drouin West 3818

p: 5625 2916

Val has won several awards for her bold and vibrant pastels shaping her vision of nature. Inspiration may come from a breaking wave, a striking bloom or the curve of a hillside.

Sue Acheson
143 Old Telegraph Road West, Rokeby 3820

m: 0407 805 278

Sue has changed direction over the last year – you can see paintings as well as sculpture in ceramics and wood at her studio in the bush.
Also see the ongoing work inspired by her recent residency in the Flinders Ranges, SA.

Graham Duell
180 Rokeby-Jindivick Road, Jindivick

p: 5626 7237

Graham produces quirky ceramic sculptures across a range of themes, mainly for outdoor installation.
You can buy a foxproof chook, near lifesize figurative pieces, and strange creatures large and small.
Handbuilt and fired to mid range and stoneware temperatures, these pieces will enhance any garden.

Laurie Collins
420 Main Jindivick Rd, Jindivick 3818

p: 5628 5224
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Wander around the sculpture garden and visit Laurie’s Red Tree Gallery. Find the shed near the piles of rusty metal! Look for the fence with the dragons, fairies and FJ Holden (and the artist leaning on the letterbox).

Judy Mackintosh
1525 Neerim East Road, Neerim 3831

m: 0418 134 615

Local farmer, animal & bird lover, and passionate artist, Judy offers pet portraits in oils on canvas. Judy’s gallery and studio, once part of
the old dairy, features portraits, landscapes and still life paintings.

Kay Lancashire
7 Addison Street, Neerim South 3831

m: 0419 507 594

Kay’s work is contemporary in nature. Discover the textures and 3D sculptural qualities that can be wrought with beads, wire and metal.
Many things inspire her work: history, texture, nature, music, folklore

Jessie McLennan
64 Platts Road, Buln Buln 3821

p: 56267045

Jessie’s sculpture studio is crammed with her figurative sculptures. She works in ceramic, plaster, concrete and metal and also teaches sculpture classes in this
Instagram: jessie.mclennan

Russell Lilford
18 Montgomery Street, Warragul 3820

p: 5622 0730
m: 0432 043856

My work moves through personal mythological experiences. I use painting and printmaking to realise an ongoing discourse with humans, culture and environment to examine the situation of our existence.

Anita George – Pen On Parchment Calligraphy
26 Church Street, Warragul 3820

p: 5622 1510

A practicing calligrapher also working with abstract lettering art.
Anita is passionate about lettering and art in lettering. Traditional
calligraphic work and vibrant freeform pieces.

Lynne Bickhoff Gallery & Studio
58 Gaul Ave, Darnum 3822

m: 0411 312 362

Lynne’s work is contemporary in nature and favours an interpretative view of her subject. Her artwork aims to form a connection with the audience by attempting to provide visual commentary on our unique landscape.

Elisabeth De Koke
26 Pedder St, Darnum 3822

p: 5627 8282

Elisabeth works in the mediums of painting and ceramics. Her work reflects her outlook on life from small inspirations to larger social statements. Canvases, ceramics equipment and a pottery wheel fill her small studio.

Angela Betheras
Nickelby At Darnum – 308 Darnum Shady Creek Rd, Darnum

p: 5627 8121

On the day Angela could be doing anything with alpaca fibre from weaving, felting, dying, spinning or just playing around designing. Learn about
the entire process from paddock to rack.

Graeme Myrteza
424 Trafalgar S Rd, Trafalgar South VIC 3824, Australia

p: 5634 6387

Graeme, a farmer from Gippsland, paints only in oils and mainly paints around the Gippsland area capturing early morn and late evening light.
Getting there: best route via Cooks Road.