Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Open studio....

Discover the making of art.

Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 November


Open Studios is a fun and mostly free weekend. Discover, see, be inspired, learn, partake and purchase art from artists, creators and makers in their studios across Melbourne’s west.

Participating Artists welcome visitors to view their art practice in the friendly environment of their private studios. Catch a glimpse of the stories behind the scenes of where art is created, from traditional and contemporary painting, photography, jewellery, sculpture, textile craft, and print making to live music, spoken word and puppetry.

Take a self-guided tour in and around the multiple venues. Pop into one of the Pop Up Studios; which are temporary studio spaces housing an array of artists to be discovered.

Open Studios began with a group of inner west artists wanting to showcase their work. The first Open Studios took place as a part of the 2005 Big West Festival. In 2007, Maribyrnong City Council agreed to manage the program, which now occurs annually and continues to be a part of Big West Festival bi-annually. The program continues to grow each year, and in 2009 extended its borders to neighbouring western regions councils. In 2011 the program is presented by Maribyrnong, Hobsons Bay and Wyndham City.

This year over 50 artists (SUCH AS DIANNE BEEVERS, MATTHEW BRACKEN AND JESSICA MORRISON) and studios will be involved, including MREAM, Post Industrial Design, Red Girl Mosaics, John Howard, Sue Manski, Janet Knight, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Louis Joel Community Centre, Iramoo Community Centre and Kindred Studios...AND DIANNE BEEVERS, MATTHEW BRACKEN AND JESSICA MORRISON.

The program consists of a number of activities to see and do, including artist talks, demonstrations, workshops, puppet shows, live music performances AND A VISIT WITH DIANNE BEEVERS, MATTHEW BRACKEN AND JESSICA MORRISON.

Artists' studios in Melbourne’s west will be open to the public on Saturday 26th to Sunday27thNovember 2011.


So...this weekend if you haven't got something to do come and visit us at Dianne's studio at:

Unit 26, Docklands Cotton Mills, 91 Moreland Road, Footscary.

Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm!

Dianne Beevers

Matthew Bracken
and me!

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