WHAT SUCCESS! It was the best best dayThe artists of Hill End opened their studio doors on September 18th, the weather shone and the people came, it was Sunday but it wasn't the church we off to. Nevertheless, the church had a hand in it.
The day was a fundraiser for the renovation of the church on the hill to be made into a contemporary artspace in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Heritage and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.
It was a very special insight into the mystery of creative art making of all the highly individual artists. Its very hard not to want to have a look into this world I know when I travel the opportunity to see an artist that you highly admire, to just dip your toe into their world for a moment is a very magical experience, one deeply breathes it all in hoping to take it away with them.
There was music and an exhibition curated by the Hill End Artists 'From the studio' and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery held an exhibition called The Studio and another exhibition The Great Divide with artists Hill End artists Genevieve Carroll, Janet Haslett and Julie Williams, it couldn't have been a better day, a very rewarding experience for all.
We had our friends Wendy Murray www.wendymurray.com and Doz come to give a hand at Hill End Press with their great enthusiasm and sparkiness.
More on this event can be seen on hillendartscouncil.blogspot.com
All monies collected are going to renovate the old church on the hill where it will become a contemporary art space.......... exciting times for Hill End.
|Up early and sparky for the big 'choice' day|
|Bill attending to all the stock of Hill End Press( before his porridge)|
|Doz attending to the stock of marshmallows|
|all hands on deck|
|the future contemporary artspace|
|Lino Alvarez and Kim Deacon La Paloma Potter|
|Janet Haslett artwork at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery|
|The elusive minigraff was spotted on the day at Hill End www.minigraff.com/|
|Luke Sciberras last touches|
|Janet Haslett Bathurst Regional Art Gallery|
|Hui Selwood ready and waiting|
|Luke Sciberras studio|
|Julie Williams Bathurst Regional Art Gallery|
|Raquel Mazzina with her exhibition at Arthouse Rushcutters Bay Sydney|
|Michael Ramsden studio|
|Michael thoroughly enjoying his studio|
|Bill Moseley's great poster made for the event on sale for $20.00 letterpress woodblock edition print|
|Rosemary Valadon enjoying afternoon tea at Hill End.... bliss|
|Genevieve Carroll Bathurst Regional Art Gallery|
|The Blue Chair by Rosemary Valadon|
|Heading up to the park for the music Raquel Mazzina, Hui Selwood, Genevieve Carroll and Doz|
|Wendy Murray on coffee patrol at Hill End Press|
|all from afar came running to enjoy the event|
|Glenn Woodley artist of Hill End|
|Hui Selwood sculpture|
|Danelle Bergstrom drawing|
|John Firth Smith|
|Doz and Wendy|
|Ana Young studio|