Be led, fed and inspired on The Makers Trail – a curated day of arty experiences that lets you explore two fabulous art destinations in the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley. Choose Saturday 30 or Sunday 31 March and join fellow art lovers on a fuss-free tour of the inspiring, the thoughtful and the fearless as you discover the delights of Dandenong Ranges Open Studios in the morning, and the moving exhibition by Tracy Moffatt at TarraWarra Museum of Art in the afternoon.
Offered for the first time, The Makers Trail full-day curated bus tour will pick you up at 9:15am from the Melbourne CBD en route to Upwey’s Burrinja Gallery, where you will enjoy priority access and morning tea – gourmet nibbles! – while being hosted by your exclusive Dandenong Ranges Open Studio Ambassador. Your arty bus will then take you on to two more Open Studios destinations including Two Floors in Belgrave, and the Open Studios exhibition ALCHEMY at Sherbrooke Gallery. Meet the artists, embrace the work and perhaps try a little hands-on practice as you are invited into the inner worlds of potters, painters and textile artists.
What is a trip to the Dandenongs without a spot of lunch? An artfully prepared picnic at Kapi Art Space in Kalorama will have you feasting on delicious fare provided by The Little Artisan Catering Co with views across the mountains that will only serve to bolster your ‘en plein air’ appetite!
Post-lunch, take in the moving vistas as you are chauffeured through a landscape that changes from mountainous forests to charming vineyards. There will be a glass of wine ready for you at TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, and an afternoon of luscious gallery encounters as you enjoy a guided tour through the Tracy Moffatt exhibition featuring the work of Tracey Moffatt, Katie West, Robert Drysdale and Louise Hearman among others. Finish your day with a wander of the Makers’ Market where you can unearth treasures direct from a wide range of local artists and makers, and enjoy the generosity of TarraWarra on their Open Weekend. (A little more wine tasting wouldn’t go astray!)
It’s time for a day of arty goodness where all you have to do is enjoy. On The Makers Trail, every detail has been taken care of, leaving you free to be infused with the stunning art of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. Easy, inspiring, unmissable.
TICKETS: LED and FED tickets are onsale now. Bookings essential.
(Led only $40, Led and Fed $70)