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Embrace the change


We are writing to say thanks for all your support over the past few months. Some of you visited a couple of the studios open on the weekend, even though it wasn’t an actual official event. Visitors were happy to embrace the changes and we wholeheartedly appreciate that!

Others gave us some love on social media, and a few resourceful souls found their own ways to connect with artists via websites. We have found your support and connection strengthening.

We are excited Victoria is on the move again with some of our art events, such as markets and exhibitions kicking off. It has been a strange year and Lockdown has changed us. You’ll find many of our artists now open by appointment all year round, and some have a greater web presence or have developed online shops, all due to the year we’ve endured together.

We are already planning our next event around April 10 & 11 in 2021: fingers crossed it will be a face-to-face event in the studios, but it’s probably prudent to have a plan B tucked away too.

We’ll keep in touch…


Discover Something New – Meet The Maker

 TBA ( around April 10 & 11 in 2021?)

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.

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Meet Our Makers

1. Helen Timbury

   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 the conservation of wild bush.


2. Wendy Hitchins

   5 Canterbury Close, Drouin 3818

   0407 710 180

Handmade glass beads and jewellery. See glass bead-making demonstrations. Unique necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more.


3. Lisa Kurec

   431 Main Neerim Road, Drouin West 3818

   0400 686 634

   More on Lisa…

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


4. Val Connelly

   515 Old Sale Road, Drouin West 3818

   0428 252 916

Val works predominantly in pastel and draws inspiration from the natural world – trees, birds, the shoreline, flowers. Bold skies, strong contrasts, shadows and reflections feature in her vibrant paintings.


5. 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.


6. 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.


7. Phil Henshall

   1116 Main Neerim Rd, Rokeby 3821

   0418 318 187

Exploring space, time and afterthoughts.


8. 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).


9. Kerrie Warren

   Studio off Pilgrim Creek Road, 1st drive on RHS , Crossover 3821

   0411 480 384

Dynamic large scale paintings ‘Abstract Expressionism’ and stoneware ceramics which evoke a love of landscape and life. Artwork for corporate spaces and private collections, prints.


10. Lauren Murphy

   Level 1  – 97 Queen Street, Warragul 3820

   0432 608 897

Lauren Murphy is a freelance photographer specialising in compelling, authentic portraiture and documentary-style photography that captures the uniqueness of people – their personality and life journey.


11. 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.


12. Wendy Twyerould

   162 Bowen Street, Warragul 3820

   0408 365 848
   More on Wendy..

Wendy works in the style of photorealism. She paints with passion and flair to recreate the beauty of nature and Australian landscapes.


13. Russell J Lilford – CLOSED for NOVEMBER


14. Yvette Stubbs

   501 Darnum-Allambee Road, Cloverlea 3822

   0447 640 038

   More on Yvette…

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.


15. Lynne Bickhoff

   Hawthorn Ridge – 141 Loch St, Yarragon 3823

   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.


16. 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.