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Newstead Open Studios art trail 2020 – opens this Saturday

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Sat 7, Sun 8 & Mon 9 March (Labour Day weekend) plus Sat 14 & Sun 15 March 2020 – 10am to 5pm

Guides and maps are available at each studio, Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre, in Newstead at Sarah Koschak Ceramics, and lots of other places. Or its on our website too!

Newstead is home to a wealth of artists across a diverse range of media and 17 artists will have work on show at 11 studios and galleries around the town during March.

Over two weekends these artists invite you into their domains to have a look at their working life. Taking the time to visit a studio brings an immediate sense of connection with the maker and their work. It is an opportunity to discuss process and materials, and to see firsthand the environment from which many of the artists draw inspiration. Each studio bears the stamp of the artist and is completely individual.

See prints, drawings, paintings, photographs, jewellery, glass, sculpture and ceramics along with the methods each artist use to create their art. This program is a satellite event to Castlemaine Arts Open, which runs simultaneously.

For the first time this year there is an added incentive to explore Newstead. Visit six studios or more and you will go into a draw to win a selection of handmade pieces from participating artists. The prize will be drawn 29 March. For details on how to enter the draw ask at the first studio you visit.

Artists include:

Chrisanne Blennerhassett (prints) and Angie Izard (ceramics)
Carol de Graauw (silver smithing and ceramics) and Wendy Dwyer (glass)
David Golightly (mixed media)
Chris Johnston (ceramics) and Andrew Kimpton (sculpture)
Ken Killeen (drawing, painting, sculpture) and Diane Thompson (mixed media)
Sarah Koschak (ceramics)
Belinda Prest (drawing) and Trefor Prest (sculpture)
Prue McAdam (painting) and Richard Sullivan (prints)
Roger McKindley (sculpture)
Selina Wilson (painting and mixed media)
Photographers of the Goldfields (Janet Barker, Patrick Kavanagh, Geoff Park and Bronwyn Silver) – at the Newstead Arts Hub

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