Noosa Open Studios
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For ten days in August, Noosa and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland becomes a haven for art lovers as 69 artists open their studios to the public, providing a rare opportunity to watch artists working in their own creative spaces.
Now in its fourth year, visitors to Noosa Open Studios can experience a wide array of mediums including ceramics, glass, mixed media, photography, pastels, digital media, sculpture, paper and textiles painting.
Additions to this year’s event include a metal artisan who creates bespoke knives and a sculptor whose work features both maritime and indigenous themes.
The region’s art galleries also form part of six distinct art trails, one of which, the iconic Halse Lodge in Noosa Heads, will showcase the creative works of emerging local artists who don’t have their own studios.
A highlight of the festival is the ability to watch preeminent and prolific British pop artist, Peter Phillips at work in his impressive gallery space. With a colourful career spanning six decades, Peter is recognised worldwide for his exceptional achievement in the arts.
A number of workshops will be take place throughout the week that will allow participants to learn new skills and techniques and perhaps a few well kept secrets. Visit the Noosa Open Studios website for details on the available workshops.
Noosa Open Studios runs 16 - 25 August and all studios will be open on both weekends of the festival. Some studios will also be open during the week and others by appointment only. Check the studio guide for full details.
Boasting an enviable winter climate and stunning environment, it is no wonder that the Noosa Open Studios is becoming a popular attraction to the region that provides so much inspiration to the artists who live there.
For further details or to request a studio guide, visit www.noosaopenstudios.com.au