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Discover Something New – Meet The Maker

10am – 5pm Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th Nov 2018


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 over the weekend.

Our November Brochure – Please note studio 8 will be closed due to illness

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Meet Our Makers

1. Graeme Myrteza

424 Trafalgar South Road, Thorpdale 3835  
5634 6387
0414 346 456
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.

2. Lynne Bickhoff

Lynne Bickhoff Gallery & Studio 
58 Gaul Ave, Darnum 3822
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

3. Russell Lilford

18 Montgomery Street, Warragul 3820 
5622 0730
0432 043 856
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.

4. Anita George

Pen On Parchment Calligraphy
  26 Church Street, Warragul 3820
0437 562 215
With calligraphy as the starting point, you will find many different
mediums in Anita’s studio. Small lettering designs, large abstract art on paper, canvas or wood, garden sculptures, small ceramics and umbrellas.

5. Helen Timbury

37 Albert Road, Drouin 3818 
5625 1999
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.

6. Wendy Hitchins

5 Canterbury Close, Drouin 3818
5625 5349
0407 710 180
Handmade glass beads and jewellery.  See glass beadmaking demonstrations. Unique necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more.

7. Gary Miles

Bradley Hall Fine Art Gallery 
 12 Old Telegraph Road WestDrouin West 3818
5626 8355  
0407 443 606
Gary has recently returned from painting Jugiong in Central NSW and is preparing work for exhibition. The paintings are a dance of line, marks and colour. Not traditional, not abstract.


 143 Old Telegraph Road, West  Rokeby 3818
0407 805 278

We are really sorry, but Sue’s studio won’t be open this weekend as she has sustained a painful and swollen spider bite on her finger and has been advised to DO NOTHING but rest! We hope you will be able to see her studio next April. Sue’s airy studio surrounded by bush holds her ceramics, paintings and wood carving, with sheds outside for the dirtier work! See how the wood-fired kiln is packed ready for firing, and see demonstrations in the studio.

9. Phil Henshall

 1116 Main Neerim Rd,  Rokeby 3821 
0418 318 187
After twelve months in his new studio, Phil has been producing works using ASPECTIVISM™ at the rate of about one per month. It’s time for show and tell.

10. Laurie Collins

 420 Main Jindivick Rd, Jindivick 3818
5628 5224
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).

11. Kay Lancashire

 7 Addison Street, Neerim South 3831
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.

12. Judy Mackintosh

 1525 Neerim East Road,  Neerim 3831
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.

13. Kerrie Warren

Pilgrim Creek Studios
 Pilgrim Creek Road, Crossover 3821
0411 480 384
Through intuitively based artworks that include Large-Scale  Abstract Paintings, Stoneware Ceramics & Installation, ‘life’ and ‘nature’ are poetically explored…

14. Judi Money

Pilgrim Creek Studios
 Pilgrim Creek Road, Crossover 3821
0427 274 501
The clay inspires me to ‘go within’ and I discover more about who I am and how I feel.  Thoughts take flight as I build, carve and sculpt the raw materials.