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Free art road trip to see inside artist studios
Sand Path by Jenni Macauley
Sand Path by Jenni Macauley


Have you ever wondered what an artist's studio would look like? Over 2 weekends, you have the opportunity to see artists work in their own environment. The Peninsula Studio Trail is on. From painters and jewellery makers to candle makers, here's your chance to see how these very different types of art are made.

Suzie Lawrence studio
Ceramic artist Suzie Lawrence in her studio


There is no set trail. This event is free to attend. The studios are located around Sorrento, Frankston, Westernport and Port Philip Bay. It's an art trail along the Mornington Peninsula. 19 studios are participating in this year's Peninsula Trail. From 10am to 5pm, on the 14th & 15th, and 21st & 22nd weekends of November, the studios will be open.

Some artists will not be participating in both weekends, so please check the artist page to plan your trip. Information on individual artist's studios and contact information for each artist is available on that page. Artist biographies are also available. A map of the whole peninsula trail is available here.

Similar to AOHF you have the chance to purchase some art pieces on your visit. You can meet the artist and buy their work directly from them. Whether it's a piece for a Christmas present or taking someone on the trail as a present, art lovers will enjoy. Many of the artists will also be presenting workshops into their craft.

Katrina Newman's studio
Artist Katrina Newman's studio


You'll find yourself immersed in the aroma of drying paints and inks, turning wet ceramic wheels, the fun of threading needles, stretching canvases, the heat of hot burners and pouring molten. Some workshops and demonstrations include:
Katrina Newman, gold and silversmith, demonstrating cuttlefish casting and lamp-worked glass bead making
Hands on ceramic workshops for children and adults by ceramic artists Sandi Faulkner and Susie Lawrence
Marilyn Townsend demonstrating textile necklace and cuff making and work-shopping painting aprons for Christmas gifts

Blue moon by Suzie Lawrence
Blue moon by Suzie Lawrence


Earrings by Katrina Newman
Lamp worked glass bead earrings by Katrina Newman


So what can you expect to see on a journey into these art studios?

Artist and president of Peninsula Studio Trail, Katrina Newman says, 'firstly, you'll meet some wonderful people that are passionate about their work as artists. Our artists work across all mediums including painting, murals, printmaking, Gold and Silversmithing, ceramics, and textiles."

Since 2009, the Peninsula Open Trail Artist Studio initiative has brought visitors into the work spaces of local artists. A group of diverse artists and their equally diverse mediums are a part of this initiative. The art mediums included are painting, printmaking, ceramics, goldsmithing, textiles, murals, silversmithing, glass and sculpture. It's a not for profit group that aims to show their work collectively. The variety in art mediums allows for 2 weekends filled with diverse art experiences.

Celebration by Inta Goddard
Celebration by Inta Goddard
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Why? Free art studio trail
When: 10am - 5pm
Where: Along the Mornington Peninsula
Cost: Free
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What a wonderful opportunity to see more than just the finished product. It's always so interesting to talk to the artists.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7398) 1467 days ago
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