WHEN: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 March, 2015 (10-4pm each day)
WHERE: 483 Balmain Road Lilyfield
LOST 2015, (Leichhardt Open Studio Trail) is an event held in conjunction with Art Month each year in March. oneplus2 artist studios will be open to the public along with other art studios throughout the Leichhardt area. This is a rare opportunity to enter the personal creative realms of participating artists and take a peek into many creative spaces, all in one building.
40 artists have been working together as oneplus2 artist studios for over 15 years.
The art studio building on the corner of Cecily Street and Balmain Road was the site of Sydney’s first automated bakery, ABBCO. Now the creative impulses of artists is what’s rising! Come and browse our working studios - painters, photographers, ceramicists and glassmakers.
Eve D'Alessandro || Press
I don’t intend to allow a colour, shape, line or title to ‘close’ off my work but to think of it as a window of thought, open ended, a reflection or reference for others to identify with and respond to. How would I best describe my work? Abstract yes, digestible landscape with hints of the obvious. Australia has a wealth of abundant colour, I love autumn so I often find myself painting with the colours that derive from that season.
Sometimes it’s a ‘scape’ not necessarily of or about the land but of an emotion or experience. If I’m moved by a place visited, travelled or enjoyed I may reflect on the colour, mood or atmosphere, this may provide for a possible series, however I don’t always have set rules for painting. Sometimes I just go about painting and allow the marks and the movement of colour and shape to play, interact. Making abstract art is an art in itself, there are many variables and you have to be willing to lose and regain until it works. The best marks made and paintings created are when I seemingly disappear for a while in my work, and when I return then I know that I have had some kind of ‘happening’ with the canvas.
11am Make a Plate with Dagmar Ackermann, glass artist
Make your own decorative and functional square plate. Create your own design or use an existing pattern. Learn about glass cutting and fusing. No experience necessary.
Cost to cover materials and firing: $25
Bookings essential. Call Dagmar 0414238832
12.30 Free Guided Tour of studios – featuring abstract and landscape painters
Meet in the Gallery with your tour leader Felicia Findlayson
2pm Drinks with the artists
Gather for a drink and an informal chat with studio artists
11am Drawing Animals for Fun with Judith Johnson
Suitable for children aged 4 to 10.
Duration 2 hrs approx, no fee. Places limited. Book with Judith 0414816193
12.30 Free Guided Tour of studios – featuring figurative and portrait painters
Meet in the upsatairs Gallery with your tour leader Dot Wilkin
2pm Matisse Mediums 101 with Eliza McInnes
The product Manager from Derivan will take you through the fundamentals of using Matisse acrylics and mediums. Eliza will show you how to push acrylic paint to its limit. This fun and informative demonstration will have you leaving with many new ideas to approach working with Matisse acrylic paint and mediums.