Open studio events return

Artist Jerry Osadczuk will be taking part in the December open studios events. PICTURES: SUPPLIED

Despite our long lockdowns, many of our local artists have taken advantage of the quieter time to create new and exciting works.

Fourteen artists, ranging from potters, painters, sculptors, photographers and fibre artists will be opening their private creative spaces, their studios, to the public on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 December.

Each year they look forward to welcoming art lovers and of course other artists, to their little slice of heaven, a shed in the garden or the garage or spare room and in some cases a purpose-built studio.

Some studios even have glorious views which contribute to their inspiration and creativity.

Artist Rachael Rose has been refining her sculptural vessels over the last year, experimenting with glazes and scale, in what she says is a most satisfying process.

“I call it my “heart work” because it’s so immersive and direct, and I’m loving the results,” she said.

This is your opportunity to meet an artist you follow on Instagram, ask questions about their techniques, and buy direct from the maker.

Studios are open 10am – 5 pm (no need to book) and Covid requirements will be adhered to ensuring a safe event for both artists and visitors.

Start planning the weekend by downloading the map at website and map details which artists are open and studio addresses.

Details: Yarra Valley Open Studios

11 and 12 December 2021

10am – 5 pm

Free event

Open Studios Group Exhibition 2 – 13 December – at the Memo Gallery, Healesville – sales online using QR code available in gallery or via this link