During the Castlemaine State Festival eight studios will open their doors providing access to a diverse selection of passionately created artworks from 11 artists.

Open during the weekends of 18th & 19th and 25th & 26th March 2017 from 10-4pm with some studios open throughout the week. Please check the website for more details.

Download the map here: Newstead Open Studios map final

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Brochures are available from various outlets in Newstead, Castlemaine and Maldon… or you can download the guide directly on your phone or tablet: Newstead Open Studios map final The artists are looking forward to sharing stories of their artistic journeys. They want to inspire visitors with their endeavours and hope guests appreciate the uniqueness of their artwork and support their efforts with a purchase that has an intriguing story attached.

Below is a small glimpse of what is waiting for you at the Newstead Open Studios

Chris Johnston’s medium is clay; sculptural and functional, which reflects her connection to place and the land.

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Roger McKindley’s Antares Iron Art Garden is where broken and discarded objects morph together to live once again.
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Brass and copper are manipulated by Trefor Prest to create intricate, organic and mechanical oddities – with a touch of Steampunk.
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Sarah Koschak creates functional wheel thrown porcelain pottery for everyday use. Her pieces are simply elegant.
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Sally Roadnight explores the landscape through the artistry of various found objects and media including drawing, sewing, printing, sculpture and basketry.

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Printmaker Richard Sullivan is influenced by his environment which is reflected in the artist books, collage and altered books he creates.
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Prue McAdam’s special love of abstraction and gestural marks is explored in her paintings. Prue paints using a variety of media.

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Striving for the highest quality of woodwork of which his hands and mind are capable, Lachlan Park makes ‘things’ from wood.

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Krissy Scherlies is currently allowing her imagination to take control as she paints colourful, contemporary canvases using paint and sand.

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Julie Patey utilises printmaking and mixed media to explore the process of art making through the use of colour, shape and texture to echo her connection to the landscape of central Victoria.

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Stunning nature photographs of the bush reserve surrounding the Old Walmer School are captured by photographer Bronwyn Silver.

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Thanks to Kristin Scherlies.

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