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Artists In Their Studios
This autumn take the opportunity to visit 32 different working artists studios in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. This is your invitation to observe and interact with artists with many talents and specialities.
What's your fancy? Screen printing, photography, mosaic, contemporary porcelain jewellery, sculpture, clay, ceramics, wood, stone, nuno felt? If not, what about: glass, hand drawn digitally embellished prints, or mixed media? There's all this and more to be found during the Dandenong Open Ranges Studios weekend.
Be immersed in beautiful art by visiting the working art studios of Dandenong artists. This may be your only opportunity to get up close and personal to these artists. Create your own self-guided tour and make a list of all the questions you've always wanted answered about creating your own masterpieces.
Here's a taste of some of the artists you can meet: Christina Johns Her crafts include mixed media, acrylic assemblage and jewellery. Christina likes to incorporate found objects into her art. If you look close you will see her work reveals a personal narrative. If you miss her she runs workshops at other times.
Juliet Widdows Juliet incorporates beauty and function into her ceramics. She has a preference for green and blue glazes, tactile works and carving decorations.
Mark Westaway Mark is a screen printer, photographer, transmography and font designer inspired by nature and imagination. His aim is to develop art that merges traditional and new tech processes.
On top of my list to visit is Joni Cornell who makes lightweight, vibrant colored Nuno felt. I imagine this is a bit like the gorgeous Mongolian felt craft. She uses natural dyes from her backyard.
So pack a picnic lunch or dine in the many cafes in the area. This is an opportunity to interact with artists at work in their own studios. Workshops are offered and art will be available for sale or commission your own special piece.
Be inspired! If you love art there's something for everyone in the 2014 Dandenong Open Ranges Studios. For a sneak preview visit their website, then start saving as you are likely to want to purchase your own original art piece.
A day of visiting other people's studios in the Dandenong Ranges is AWESOME. To get to peek into other people's spaces satisfies my voyeurism and stimulates my own creativity at the same time. It's also fun, driving around the hills. Makes me proud to call them home :)