Pre-Christmas Open Studio Trail – November 26th & 27th
Eight artists are opening their studios to the public on the last weekend in November. Come and meet Chris Blake, Jacky Lowry, Marilyn Dale-Cook, Dorothy Peal, Kaye Leach, Annie McIntosh, Barbara Willcocks, and Judi Parkinson who will be open only Saturday. They produce work in a variety of mediums including watercolours, acrylics, oils, ceramics, photography to name a few. They are always happy to chat about their work and demonstrate. This is the perfect opportunity to by unique gifts, hand made by the artist you have met!
The Pre-Christmas Studio Trail takes in a beautiful drive across The Blackall Range from Mapleton, Flaxton and Maleny and onto Harper Creek, Peachester and Landsborough. A visit to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland also provides lovely coffee shops, restaurants and B&B’s. We look forward to meeting you!
Chris Blake – Artist
The Blake studio was designed and built by Chris as a studio/gallery/ home in 2000 but being an owner builder it was a few years before it was opened. Built on an acre property it has a circular driveway [come in on the second entry] and it has ample parking for 6 cars or a couple of mini buses [being a dead end street there is safe parking on the road also]. The house set on stumps is of a loft home design with the main Gallery occupying the ground floor. The studio upstairs overlooks the pond-age area from the rear balcony and is a mecca for wildlife [birds and water dragons]. The garden has been planted over the years with callistemon and other flowering scrubs and trees to create a garden for wildlife. There is as yet no wheelchair access.
Address: 36 Graham Dr Landsborough 4550 Click for Map
Jacky Lowry – Printmaker
I am a printmaker, and in my studio you can see my special tool, an etching press.
The studio is at the back of the house. Enter the property, and follow the long driveway through a tunnel of rainforest, past paddocks to the house. Park in the designated area, and walk 50 m past the front of the house, enjoying the big trees, stag horns, and views to the Mary River as you go. Turn right past the house and enter my studio through the studio verandah.
There is plenty of parking, and there is room for a small bus by the shed, with an 80 m walk to the studio.
Address: 941 Aherns Road, Harper Creek QLD Click for Google Map however this is may not be the best directions, Jacky recommends the following instructions:
Marilyn Dale-Cook – Artist
“La Petite Gallery” offers a diverse range of art from Traditional to Abstract at affordable prices.
Set in a great location alongside Baxter Creek and easy walk from accommodation around Mapleton..
Very easy parking for 10 cars and flat disabled access.
Address: 24 Wandoo Court Mapleton 4560 Click for Map
Dorothy Peall – Artist
Dorothy’s studio is situated in her house, her property is on 5 acres which has the panoramic views of the mountains & rainforest looking out across the Obi Obi Valley. The single level house is very accessible, no flights of stairs and has a large area of parking (+/- 10 vehicles), even an area for a +/- 24 seater bus to park away from our driveway!
Address: 21 Suses Pocket Road, Mapleton QLD 4560 Click for Map
Kaye Leach – Ceramic Artist and Painter
As you enter the circular drive which has plenty of off street parking as well as wheelchair access, you will notice my sculptures scattered throughout the gardens. Entry to my studio is through the red door where you will find a display of all my artwork.
Address: 363 North Maleny Road, North Maleny. Qld 4552 Click for Map
Annie McIntosh – Artist
Annie McIntosh lives on a farm outside Peachester fulfilling the dream of painting her surrounding landscape and environs. Over the years she has accumulated a lot of ideas, and now cannot paint fast enough or often enough. Her large garden is a constant source both of solitude and vitality—the rambling plants, the light and shade, the enormous variety of life.
Address: 492 River Rd Peachester, 4519 Click for Map
Barb Willcocks – Watercolour Artist
My studio is part of my home. The property faces east to ever changing views overlooking Buderim and the ocean. Once in my roomy driveway you will find my studio by walking through the pergola down to the sliding doors. There is plenty of car parking in the driveway or on the very wide footpath at the front of the property. Disabled access is also available.
Address: 176 Obi Obi Road, Mapleton Click for Map
Judi Parkinson – Artist and Photographer
Only Open Saturday 26th
Once you’re at the top of my drive just follow the signs and wander along the lawn, pass the rose gardens and wisteria to reach my studio in the backyard. It’s a large shed which now includes a new entrance and renovated gallery. The mezzanine floor is for my sketching, craft and writing; and downstairs provides work spaces for my photography and painting.
There is reverse parking along the driveway, the top of the drive we prefer to keep free for disabled access please. Bus turning is several houses along the street at a T-intersection.
Address: 8 Avocado Lane, Maleny, 4552 QLD. Click for Map
Date(s) - 26/11/2016 - 27/11/2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm