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Discover Something New – Meet The Maker

10am – 5pm Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November 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

  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.

Brochure for November 2019

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Meet Our Makers

1. Don Barrett

   290 North Yannathan Road, Modella, 3816

   5629 4115,

   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.


2. Laurel Foenander

   12 Bennett Street, Longwarry 3816

   5629 9665,

   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.


3. 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 conservation for wild bush.


4. 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.


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.


8. Phil Henshall

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


9. 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).


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


Instagram: jessie.mclennan

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.