Art & Design
Posted by Glennise Pinili
01. May, 2014
It’s something quite special when art is experienced rather than just observed, which The Open Studios weekend celebrates. Curious and artistic minds have the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes into artists’s working environment, or even catch them while in the zone.
Visitors can summon their inner-artist through workshops, classes, demonstrations, or buy artists’s work directly, if the creative-hands-on-thing doesn’t seem to channel itself.
Featured artists work across a range of mediums- pottery, wood carving, digital and textiles, while postcarded against the majestic landscape of the Dandenong Ranges.
Fine artist and designer, Emma Jennings showcases her gouache and watercolour paintings on canvases such as Japanese papers and decorative wrapping papers. Wildlife artist and photographer, Stephen Powell explores Australian wildlife through his camera lens and in oils/watercolours; and wood carver, Yanni Rigos exhibits his hand-crafted sculptures and jewellery boxes—just some of the region’s 30+ artists who will be donning their work.
Creativity is also abundant at the Open Studio’s Burrinja Gallery—all participating artists feature their work in a group exhibition, with this year’s chosen theme of ‘balance’. It explores each artists’s take on the theme, while in the one gallery.
Either way, Open Studios is more than just the final product up for sale; it’s a culmination of artists’s pure passion, life stories and commitment to their form.
Open Studios Weekend
Saturday 3 May- Sunday 4 May; 10am-5pm
Group Exhibition- Balance
Tues 22 April – Sun 18 May
For more info and full program guide visit: openstudios.org.au
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