… will be in a place called Fremantle this weekend. Well – okay – maybe not all of them, but many of them will be and most of them will be artists, sharing with you the world behind their studio doors!
Artsource’s Old Custom House Open Studio Day is this Sunday! True story. So true in fact; that I managed to entice Cellobella – one of my very savvy ‘Blogmates’ – down from her side of the river, so we could have the pleasure of her company on the preview night – this Thursday just gone. It was great to finally meet you Cellobella – so thank you very much for dropping and making yourself available – very much appreciated!
OCH opens at 10:00am – so you’ll be able to peek into studios from around this time and see what the likes of Rachel Coad; David Turley; Caitlin Yardley; Tim Burns; Chris Hopewell; Carol Wells; Richard Coldicutt; Laurel Nannup; Toogarr Morrison; Pip and Pop (Tanya Schultz and Nicole Andrijevic); Clare Davies Jacinda Bayne; Angela McHarrie and many more
Artists talks start at 2:00pm so you’ll have to opportunity to hear from the horse’s mouth so to speak (sorry guys)! The one thing I’ve learned in the company of these artists over the past year is that some of the most interesting yarns I’ve tripped over since working with Artsource, come from the artists themselves.
Of real significance to me is the fact that 2 local Aboriginal artists also have studios in the OCH building. Nyoongar artist Laurel Nannup will share with you her amazing black and white prints depicting her life as a child, growing up in south west WA, and living a Mission life thanks to the bizarre policies surrounding Aboriginal peoples in this state at that time. Laurel Nannup is a amazingly generous person and you’ll do much worse than drop in and see her amzing works at OCH on Sunday.
Toogarr Morrison is a Bibbulmunn Man who paints amazing collages if you will, depicting the seasons, lifestyles, beliefs, totems and the complex kin system surrounding the Nyoongar Peoples of the South West of Western Australia. There’s a lot of information to share in Toogarr’s work. He has a lot to share! So much has happened in the time of the Nyoongar Peoples that it’s seems almost impossible to capture it all. Come on down and see for yourself and it’s my guess you’ll be pleasantly blown away by the complexity of his works!
I’m sure there’s something for everyone. If you don’t connect at first with one artist – you’re sure to resonate with another! Why not go down and have a little look-see and check it out for yourself!
The WA Circus School is also running a free session on the day, so the little people should enjoy themselves too.
I’m hoping I get down there sometime – just so I can show the family some of the really cool people I get to spend some of my work days with… as I was saying – it’s a dream working with such talented people – and every now and then they let slip some of the most amazing yarns.
One day – I might just share some of these with you…
Belongum – Out!