Northern Beaches Artist Studios seeks to be a melting pot of creative production in the heart of the Northern Beaches.
Located within Creative Space, Northern Beaches Artist Studios is an initiative of Northern Beaches Council, managed by Arts & Cultural Development.
The affordable studio hire spaces consist of two single studios, one double studio and one outdoor studio.
All studios are:
- Non-residential and are located on the ground floor, offering discrete lockable spaces on an annual basis, with access hours between 7am & 11pm
- Offered at a subsidised rate, ranging from $30-$60 per week
- Hired for a period between 15 January – 15 December
- Provided access to shared kitchen, accessible toilets, free wi-fi and a curated group exhibition
Applications for 2020 are open from 30 August - 31 October
2019 Studio Artists
My current practice centres around drawings, paintings and recreations of the farm which has been occupied by our family for six generations and has recently been sold.
I spent a number of formative years growing up on the family dairy farm at Camden, we lived in an old weatherboard house built in the 1890s, it was primitive but rather romantic in my preteen imagination. Now that this formative part of my life and history is no longer physically accessible it has taken on a mythical place in my mind.
I draw my ideas and then make the original sculpture in terracotta clay.
Then I make plaster mold and produce a wax positive. I then take this wax positive to a bronze casting foundry to have it casted.
I enjoy creating functional ceramic pieces that bring a sense of beauty to rituals- a morning coffee, a shared meal.
I gain inspiration from the works of current ceramic artists like Eloise Rankin, Milly Dent and Katia Carletti as well as many of the teachers and students that I have worked alongside. I like to describe my style as simple but elegant and most importantly practical.
I am a painter, normally of watercolour style work.
I tend to make, as my main focus creature based works. Either 2D articulated pieces, made with card or watercolour paper cut into the shapes of the creatures limbs etc and pinned together with metal split pins. My other works are works on paper and wood.