Artists Open Studios
NILLUMBIK ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS
6th & 7th May 2017
Welcome to a brand new year of the Nillumbik Artists Open Studios Program.
We are delighted to be introducing nine new artists to the program, each weaving a unique layer into the rich and diverse tapestry of practices and creative spaces that makes this program so special.
This year we continue to support young and emerging artists whilst honouring those whom will be celebrating an official 30 years of friendship come 2017. Collectively our 33 artists have exhibited across the globe, from Europe, US and Asia as well as nationally across Australia yet it is the hills of the Nillumbik shire that is home for the creative soul.
The 2016/2017 program will see the launch of a brand new website for Nillumbik Artists Open Studios that we encourage you to explore and map your very own artistic trail. We are taking you on a journey to pockets of the beautiful Nillumbik Shire that have yet been traversed by this program such as Plenty and Nutfield, so pick up a coffee and engage in an adventure!
We hope you make new relationships and connections with the people and places that you encounter throughout your journey of the Nillumbik Artists Open Studios. Elanna Sanderson, Coordinator
MEET THE ARTISTS
One of the beauties of this collective program is the diversity of practices and personalities that are all tied together by a common thread, the love of the landscape. Painters, illustrators, ceramicists and printmakers alike culminate to make a rich tapestry of multi-disciplinaey artworks that can be discovered at your own pace, studio by studio.
Time to Draw the Line by Frontyard Films
Artist Tim Read from Tread Sculptures in the Bend of Islands features in Time to Draw the Line- A documentary featuring Australians speaking out about the Timor Sea boundary dispute.
" On the back of the Mind the Gap exhibition last year, I have a screening coming up for a documentary myself, my studio in the Bend of Islands, and some of my artwork is in.
One of the things I really appreciate about being an artist is that we can use our artwork to highlight injustice and stand up for those who’s voice is not being heard.
I would really love your support in this, and I think you will find this documentary powerful and confronting in the way our government has acted. "- Tim Read
To reserve your tickets, please visit the Demand Film Event Page here:
Unlike a traditional movie showing, our Demand Film screening requires that 60 tickets be reserved in the next 10 days in order for the screening to occur.
The screening will go for 50min from 7pm, followed by a 15min Q and A, with a small panel of people knowledgeable on the issues.