Celebrating 30 Years| Nillumbik Artists Open Studios
Montsalvat Barn Gallery |Thursday 8th March- Tuesday 2nd April 2018| FREE
A multidisciplinary group exhibition celebrating three decades of Nillumbik Artists Open Studios.
Featuring current program artists; Chris Pittard, Mary Lou Pittard, Jessie Pittard, Jack Latti, Marlize Myburgh, Michael Wilson, Kate Hudson, Sue McFarland, Susan Elizabeth Woodfall, Wendy Hicks, Clare Dustan, Glynis Brown, Diana Jackson, Katie Chancellor, Ona Henderson, Syd Tunn, Tim Read, Jessica Jarvie, Bruce McKay, Jacquie Campbell, Mark Wotherspoon, Jole Di Florio, Karena Goldfinch, Robert Hails, Silvi Glattauer, Tess Edwards, Judy Trembath, Lynne Godina-Orme, Mel Rayski-Mati, Rob Hayley, Sandra Nicolaides, Simon Cross, Stephanie Davies, Andrea Tilley, Sharon Edwards.
Celebrating 30 Years marks a pivotal milestone which has seen studio doors open twice a year throughout the Nillumbik Shire for the past three decades. The Nillumbik Artists Open Studios program was born in the hearts and souls of a small tight knit artistic community who wanted to share their spirit of artistic life and creative endeavours.
Nillumbik Artists Open Studios has grown to become a flagship event in the annual Nillumbik arts calendar as it collapses the boundaries between private and public. It invites people to experience art and the artistic process empirically leaving lasting connections.
Collectively this exhibition features artists who work with metal, glass, paint, printmaking, photography, fabric, clay, ink and mixed media. The native flora, fauna and human personalities feed the inspiration for works that have a distinctive visual language of the local habitat. Since inception, the program has welcomed and encouraged a vast breadth of artistic talent, all with a special link to a shared sense of place.
Celebrating 30 Years will be on display at Monstalvat Barn Gallery, running from Thursday 8th March -Tuesday 2nd April.
Nillumbik Artists Open Studio will run on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May 2018 11am-5pm daily.
Nillumbik Artists Open Studios is generously supported by the Nillumbik Shire Council.