Artists Open Studios – with a difference

4 and 5 May 2019

Held across a range of locations in Nillumbik, the Artists Open Studios Program offers visitors an opportunity to get a rare glimpse of local artists at work in their own environment. Visitors can meet the makers, view demonstrations and buy original art and handcrafted items directly from the artists. This year artists are offering an extensive workshop program offering opportunities for the public to engage in art-making activities.

khstudio, Artists Open Studios – with a difference

(Above: Kate Hudson in her studio)

Mayor Peter Clarke said Council was proud to continue as the major funder of the Nillumbik Artists Open Studios:

“Nillumbik Artists Open Studios showcases diverse visual arts practices from painting, photography and printmaking to ceramics, sculpture, textiles and glass. There is something for everyone.  It serves not only as a culturally enriching experience for the community but also as a tourism drawcard to the Shire,” Cr Clarke said.

workbench, Artists Open Studios – with a difference

(Above: Mel Rayski-Mati in her studio)

The Nillumbik Artists Open Studios was formed three decades ago by a small group of dedicated artists opening their studios several weekends per year. The group host their annual survey exhibition at the Eltham Library Community Gallery where this year artist Syd Tunn will be doing painting demonstrations on the first three Sundays of the exhibition from 2-5pm in the Library Gallery. 

Artist Open Studios, Close up

For further details or to help plan your tour pick up a booklet from the library or download a copy from


Artists Open Studios Weekend: Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May 2019, 10am - 5pm. 

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Nillumbik Shire is located 25 kms north-east of Melbourne and the southern boundary is the Yarra River.