The beautiful Hawkesbury Valley, just over an hour from Sydney, has long been known as the "Home of Artists" and is home to the Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Trail.
The Trail was created by Artists for Artists and its members are some of the most talented and well-known Artists and Artisans in the Hawkesbury region.
You are invited to enjoy a weekend celebrating the arts with some of the Hawkesbury Region's most well-known Artists and Artisans. Members of Trail will be throwing open their studio doors to the public, showcasing their talents and creations in their own studios, during the Annual Open Studio Weekend on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August, from 10am to 4pm daily.
Members of Trail will be throwing open their studio doors to the public, showcasing their talents and creations in their own studios, during the Annual Open Studio Weekend on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August, from 10am to 4pm daily.
On display will be fine art in all mediums including jewellery, photography, woodwork, furniture, table art, millinery and more!
This premier event on the Hawkesbury Arts calendar gives visitors an opportunity to explore Hawkesbury, visit the studios, meet the Artists and Artisans, learn more about their Art and watch them create. Here you can find out the Artists' stories and why they are driven to create and purchase affordable fine Art direct from members.
Some members will have guest artists at their studios, so you can see more artists and artisans in one location.
Several members also teach across all mediums, give demonstrations and run workshops, so if you feel inspired during your visit to the studios and want to unleash your creative side, feel free to ask about tuition or a workshop. Lessons are available for both adults and children. We look forward to meeting you in our studios!
Participating Art Studios include:
Annmaree is a traditional studio landscape artist, predominantly painting with oils and palette knife. Her paintings are sourced from images from our travels throughout Australia. Annmaree's latest inspiration is to create paintings, write a small emotive poem and transport that
emotion into a piece of distinctive jewellery.
Address: 8 Michael St, North Richmond.
Janelle creates from her studio in Grose Vale. Her mosaic work is made from a combination of repurposed tiles and custom ceramic tiles which she creates in her studio. Janelle runs regular workshops in many areas including mosaics, polymer clay, ceramics, beading and resin. Zilch Artz Studio has plenty of on-site parking.
Address: Zilch Artz Studio is located in Grose Vale, NSW.
The beautiful Little River Art Studios at Grose Wold will once again be part of the 2022 Art Trail. Featuring many works by Jeanette Starr, as well as guest artists Mellissa Read-Devine, Lizzy Newcombe, Elizabeth Green and Margaret Walters. Artists' demonstrations will be happening on both days and there will be tea, coffee and cake, so please pop in and say 'hello'!
Address: Bracken Stud, 226 Grose River Road, Grose Wold
Phone: 0414 761 308
Leanne Jones is an Aboriginal Artist who belongs to the Darug and Wiradjuri Nations. Her art tells of her history and stories using watercolour, mixed media and acrylics. A response to light is what motivates Leanne, and her vibrant paintings address qualities of transparency yet are marked by a strong use of colour and cover a wide variety of subjects and styles on paper and canvas.
Her studio, Mellow Crest, in the Hawkesbury Highlands is a delightful environment for visitors to discover award-winning, contemporary Aboriginal and Traditional Art.
Address: 22 East Street, Kurrajong Heights
Phone: 0245 677 400
Penelope is a professional artist who has been the recipient of various art prizes and a finalist in this year's Gallipoli Art Prize and The Northern Beaches Environmental Art Prize for 2022. She will be joined by her husband Darren Oates as a guest artisan, known throughout Australia for his unique hand-crafted contemporary fine furniture and sculptures as well as fellow painter and art educator, Kristine Ballard.
Address: 117 Bells Rd, Grose Vale 2753
Phone: 0417 249 340
Richmond Art Supplies, formally a part of The Pitt Gallery, has been operating in Richmond for over 30 years. Now managed by Deidre and Satya Morrison, a mother and daughter team, who both share a passionate interest in art and the artistic community in the Hawkesbury.
Richmond Art Supplies specialises in fine artist materials while the Gallery features artwork by local artists. Art classes are held in the classroom 5 days a week for adults and children. Workshops for resin, acrylic pouring, lotus leaf painting and for kids will be held during the school holidays.
Address: Shop 1, 328 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW 2753
Phone: 02 4578 3555
Yvonne has travelled widely in Australia and overseas in order to create paintings of a great variety of colour and design. Her art includes traditional landscapes in oils, acrylics and watercolours through to flora and fauna in watercolour, pastels and acrylics. She also produces contemporary abstract pieces in mixed media. She has won many awards the most prestigious award was second prize at the Sydney Royal Easter Show with her piece "Still Life with Dancers" in 2012. Commissions welcome!
Address: Studio 46' - 46 Douglas Street, Hobartville (Richmond) 2753
Phone: 0245 784 523
Marcia paints with a love of light and colour, but added to that, there is a deep appreciation for the intrinsic beauty of the Australian landscape.
Travelling extensively throughout Australia painting plein-air, often taking tea with the cows in the paddock after a day's painting. Marcia has painted in many other countries Bali, France and Bordeaux and Cinque Terra in Italy and Venice. In 1995, Marcia was invited to exhibit eight of her works at the trade fair in Dubai.
A recipient of numerous and impressive awards, with representation in the Municipal Collection, as well as private and corporate collections here and around the world.
Marcia paints in oils. Her studio is Marcia Rea Fine Art Studio.
Address: 522 Terrace Rd, Freemans Reach
Phone: 02 4579 6338
Karen is an artist, sculptor and painter. She uses a wide range of materials and techniques. Her works include mixed media, eco dying, burnt wood, soldered wire, silk and watercolour. More recently, Karen has experimented with sculptural forms using wire and natural light, or feature lighting, and shadows to create a cascade of images.
Address: The Old Shed. Entry by way of the paddock gate, 119 Redbank Rd. North Richmond.
Phone: 0409 159 640
In the early 1900s 'The Piggery' was an important and active part of the Hawkesbury Agricultural College and is presently the Working Studios and Galleries of six resident artists; Sharron Whittington, Shelley Whittington Marian Wilcox Jenny Lloyd, Kym Morris and Malcolm Robertson
Address: Piggery Lane Studios, Building D9, Campus Drive, Western Sydney University, Richmond
Phone: 0417 456 153
You can pick up a trail flyer with maps from Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor and Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre at Clarendon, 238 Hawkesbury Valley Way, Clarendon, near Richmond. Opposite the RAAF Base.