Mel Forrest is our artist in residence for 2014 - and we invite you to contribute to the community cloth - stamp, print or mark a textile piece that will be stitched into a celebration of Open Studios and creative communities everywhere. We will have mini-workshops each day at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
Beyond the Open Studios weekend, enrol in a full day workshop - try dyeing, printmaking, journalling and explorations in mixed media - the full workshop program for the remainder of 2014 will be available over the Open Studio weekend.
The Garage Gallery will be operating again this year - we have another international art quilt exhibition - Celebrating 25 years of Studio Art Quilt Associates - around 50 small works that will be seen first in Australia at Aliquilts Studios.
Feel free to bring a picnic and a blanket and simply enjoy the gardens.We'll be having a sausage sizzle using products from our friends at Aratula Butchers - bring a chiller bag or esky and call in on your way home from Open Studios. Suzy Buhle's gallery is also open each weekend in Elizabeth Street, Aratula - and don't forget Patena Moesker and Sally Hart over at Bunjergen. Can't wait to see you at our place and welcome you to Open Studios. Look for the red and white Open Studio signs along the Tarome-Rosevale Road and then Niebling Road.
Sunday, 20 April 2014
Friday, 18 April 2014
Thursday, 17 April 2014
Hilary Peterson at this week's Contextart Forum was part of my Queensland Regional Arts Award prize. It has been an wonderful, exhausting and stimulating few days - learning more about natural dyes and being with seven like minded artists ... experimenting with silks, wool, linen and various papers. Thank you Hilary, Janet de Boer, TAFTA and Flying Arts Alliance Inc for this incredible experience.