Discover Something New – Meet The Maker
10am – 5pm Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st March 2019
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
- Start at any studio
- Pay only $5 per person at the first studio you visit (under 18 free)
- Attach your adhesive ticket which will admit you to as many
other studios as you wish over the weekend.
Brochure for March & November 2019
Click image to download MAP
Meet Our Makers
1. Don Barrett
290 North Yannathan Road, Modella, 3816
0438 415 060
Most of my sculpture is contemporary abstract, comprising shape, form, colour and texture; but sometimes during the creative process, figurative shapes appear. I work intuitively, allowing the work itself to dictate the final outcome.
12 Bennett Street, Longwarry 3816
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.
37 Albert Road, Drouin 3818
0408 527 943
The scent of paper permeates this little studio. See Helen demonstrate her linocut printing techniques, talk about ink & press and her prints referencing her respect and interest in conservation for wild bush.
5 Canterbury Close, Drouin 3818
0407 710 180
Handmade glass beads and jewellery. See glass beadmaking demonstrations. Unique necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more.
5. Val Connelly
515 Old Sale Road, Drouin West 3818
0428 252 916
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. 1km on left from Fire station.
6. Gary Miles
Bradley Hall Fine Art Gallery
12 Old Telegraph Road West, Drouin 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.
7. Sue Acheson
143 Old Telegraph Road West, Rokeby 3818
0407 805 278
Sue’s airy studio surrounded by bush holds her ceramics, paintings and wood carving, with sheds outside for the dirtier work! The exploration of techniques created for tableware are utilised for sculpture and expression of social, cultural and political issues.
1116 Main Neerim Rd, Rokeby 3821
0418 318 187
Your perspective on the world may become a little distorted or heightened after visiting Phil’s studio
420 Main Jindivick Rd, Jindivick 3818
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).
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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…
13. 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.
14. Jessie McLennan
64 Platts Road, Buln Buln 3821
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 studio.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. Wendy Twyerould
162 Bowen Street, Warragul 3820
0408 365 848
I am moved and motivated by all aspects of nature and endeavour to recreate nature as near as possible in all my works with love and passion.
18. Lynne Bickhoff
Lynne Bickhoff Gallery & Studio
58 Gaul Ave, Darnum 3822
0411 312 362
Lynne works intuitively and forms a visual commentary on her own environment and to our unique landscape. Working in mixed media predominantly, a love for painting keeps her constantly inspired.
19. Yvette Stubbs
501 Darnum-Allambee Road, Cloverlea 3822
0447 640 038
Yvette is an exciting multi media artist. her works are vibrant, unique and quirky. Visit her studio in a century old school building and say hello.
20. 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.