Thursday, October 6, 2011

HILL END ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO DAY

WHAT SUCCESS! It was the best best day
The 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

Happy town
Raquel Mazzina with her exhibition at Arthouse Rushcutters Bay Sydney

Janet Haslett


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
Doz enjoying
Glenn Woodley artist of Hill End
Hui Selwood sculpture
Danelle Bergstrom drawing
John Firth Smith

Doz and Wendy

Ana Young studio
The End

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