During these unpredictable COVID times, we are finding it really hard to plan for our next event (isn’t everyone?) which we have scheduled for 13-14 November 2021.So please understand that although the artists will do their very best to be open, anything may happen at the last minute leading to some studios being closed.Please check the website and our social media prior to visiting anyone on the list – and please follow the COVID guidelines to keep everyone safe.Hoping we can catch up for a lovely relaxed weekend from the Open Studios Team.
Discover Something New – Meet The Maker
Next open days – November 13 &14, 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.
Meet Our 2021 Makers
1. Don Barrett
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.
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.
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.
0407 710 180
Handmade glass beads and jewellery. See glass bead-making demonstrations. Unique necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more.
5. Lisa Kurec
0400 686 634
Inspired by the environment and Ukrainian customs, Lisa works in the traditional processes of printmaking, specialising in etching.
6. Val Connelly
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.
7. Gary Miles
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.
8. Sue Acheson
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.
0457 099 094
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. Lauren Murphy
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.
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.
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.
13. Graeme Myrteza
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.