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
- 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.
Download your Brochure
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Meet Our Makers
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.
3. Lisa Kurec
0400 686 634
Inspired by the environment and Ukrainian customs, Lisa works in the traditional processes of printmaking, specialising in etching.
4. 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.
5. Gary Miles
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
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.
0418 318 187
Exploring space, time and afterthoughts.
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).
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
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.
12. Wendy Twyerould
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
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.
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
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.