30 Years of Nillumbik Artists Open Studios

Published on 02 November 2017

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Nillumbik Artists Open Studios will this month celebrate 30 years of diverse and creative practices from painting and printmaking to sculpture, photography, ceramics, glass works and textiles.
This year’s event is expected to be bigger than ever and will be celebrated over two consecutive weekends - Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November and Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November.
A sample of the studio artists’ work is also currently on exhibition at the Eltham Library Community Gallery until November 27, providing the community an early teaser of the quality and breadth of artwork.
Nillumbik Mayor Peter Clarke said the Artists Open Studios would showcase the work of 35 local artists and 25 Nillumbik-based studios.
“We are thrilled to throw open the doors of so many talented local artists and studios exhibiting as part of Nillumbik’s Artists Open Studios,” Cr Clarke said.
“Visitors will be able to meet the makers, view demonstrations, engage children in art-making activities and buy original art and hand crafted items directly from the artists.”
This year five new artists, Clare Dunstan, Katie Chancellor, Jole Di Florio, Glynis Brown and Jessica Jarvie, join well known creative talents from Pittard's Studios, Creek House Studios, Dunmoochin and the Baldessin Press & Studio, who all take inspiration from the local environment. 
Bunjil Ward Councillor Karen Egan said the popular annual event allows the public to gain a unique insight into the artist’s process and celebrates the vibrant artistic heritage of our community.
“We are celebrating 30 years of opening the artists’ studio doors to the public and will continue to do so for many years to come,” Cr Egan said.
Artists Open Studios is hosted by the Nillumbik Tourism Association with support from Nillumbik Shire Council.

Artists Open Studios Weekend: Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November and Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017, 11am-5pm

Artists Open Studios Exhibition: Eltham Library Community Gallery, Panther Place, Eltham. Open during library hours, Thursday 26 October until Monday 27 November 2017.  

For further information visit artistsopenstudios.com.au