A Festival of Open Studios & Galleries across the Goldfields in Victoria
Arts Open presents a diverse program featuring over 70 artists who are opening their studios to the general public. Many of the artists are some of Australia's leading including David Frazer, Lynne Edey, Bill Sampson, Robert Maclaurin, and Phil Elson to name a few.
Not only will there be Open Studios manned by the artists themselves but there will also be Exhibitions, Workshops, Demonstrations, Artist Talks, and even a Gala Ball at Australia's oldest theatre- Theatre Royal. Arts Open aims to present a behind the scenes, personal look at artists in their natural habitat - discuss their artwork and techniques - and in many cases purchase directly from the artist.
Importantly, Arts Open is not about people practicing art as a hobby, it’s about meeting the professional makers - printmakers, painters, sculptors, digital media. This is real life for all the artists involved, who are sharing their most personal of physical and creative spaces – their studio – in the spirit of warmth and hospitality.
If you would like further information or would like to organise an interview with any of the artists feel free to visit the website: http://www.artsopen.com.au
Arts Open is run solely by local artists, sculptors, printmakers and photographers in Castlemaine with the aim to better promote their work and the region in general.