November 25th and 26th
Open Studio Trail
Its November and our Open Studio Trail is on again and is the last Open Studio Trail for 2017, now is the time to get those sort after Christmas Presents.
Artists will have their studios open on the Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November. Some of our artists include Judi Parkinson, Chris Blake, Jennifer Eurell, June Mc Cotter, Jacky Lowry, Cathy Lawley, Glenys Fentiman. They produce work in a variety of mediums including watercolours, acrylics, oils, ceramics, photography and printmaking.
Our Open Studio Trail runs across our spectacular Sunshine Coast Hinterland and surrounds. It is a beautiful drive with many Restaurants and Cafes to drop into for lunch or to have a quiet picnic. And of course it is a lovely way to meet our artists and, remember there will be some amazing artworks to purchase for your home or as gifts.
Our Feature Artist for November is Cathy Lawley – Fried Mud Studio will only be open on the Saturday
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Cathy Lawley – Fried Mud Studio will only be open on the Saturday
I re-discovered my love of ceramics while raising my 4 children.
Clay has always been therapeutic for me. I connect to the earth it’s very grounding, minutes turns into hours before I know it – its all about loosing ones self in the beauty of the day.
‘It makes me happy to know that my work, from the whimsical to the sleek and modern, can be found in homes all over Australia and various places in the world, that these pieces are treasured by people who have seen my work and HAD to have a piece for themselves’.
The Fried Mudd studio runs several workshops throughout the year. You will find a list of our current workshops on the web site www.friedmudd.com We also cater to private groups – if you have your own group of friends let me know what dates work for you and we can create a one day or weekend workshop just for you!
As seen on “The Queensland Weekender” Chanel 7’s “Great South East” Award winning Sculptor – Cathy Lawley Commissions/Workshops “Fun in the Mud” – Gallery sales – Peace of Green Gallery Maleny
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:
Judi Parkinson – Artist and Photographer
My large she-shed – aka studio eight – is nestled in our backyard. The mezzanine floor is my sketching, craft and writing nook, while downstairs provides work spaces for photography and painting. There is a separate gallery area for browsing. Reverse parking is available along the driveway. There’s a short walk to the top of the drive and then wander along the lawn as you enjoy the rose gardens.
There is limited parking and turning at the top of the driveway so we prefer to keep the area free for disabled access please. Bus turning is further down the street at a T-intersection.
Address: 8 Avocado Lane, Maleny, 4552 QLD. Click for Map
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
Jennifer Eurell – Artist
My home is on the escarpment at Mapleton, looking out to the sea. It is within easy walking distance from the village of Mapleton with it’s pub and coffee shops; and Mapleton Falls and Mapleton National Park are only a 5 minutes’ drive away. My studio is under the house and can be accessed via the glass front doors of the studio or through the garage. There is on-street parking (or inside the property if there is room), but be wary of the Post Office Road/Warruga Street intersection in front of the house as the locals are fond of turning there.
Address: 32, Post Office Road, Mapleton QLD 4560 Click for Map
June McCotter – Artist
Artists June McCotter and Paul Musk will be exhibiting at the McCotter-Musk Studio this month.
McCotter ran a gallery at the Big Pineapple near Woombye, for over five years. Under the umbrella of Arts Connect, she is now able to open her studio. The McCotter-Musk Studio has plenty of free street parking, and is wheel chair friendly. You can expect a warm welcome and good old-fashioned country hospitality.
Address: 10 Crescent Drive, Nambour, 4560. Click for Map
My studio is full of colour and containers. There is glass ranging from full sheets right down to tiny shards. I don’t waste any glass, it’s too valuable.
Separate areas for storage, cutting, grinding, grouting and soldering make it easy to have several projects underway at once.
Parking is easy on the street right outside. My studio is at the top of a few steps up from the footpath.
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Date(s) - 25/11/2017 - 26/11/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm