I thought this would be a good addition to my Workplace/Space category.
Artists’ studios have a reputation. They hold secrets. They are brimming with works in progress, ideas half-realised. Notes, sketches, drafts – everything is piled in layers, and the layers are filmed with dust. They are not to be touched by the fortnightly cleaner. Visitors and grandchildren are escorted down by invitation only. They are almost sacred places. I did say almost.
So the Open Studio?
If you google artist studios lots of images come up. Not much dust in sight, but lots of activity in most. They are exciting places.
What was I thinking in February when I decided to open my studio for the South Australian Living Artists Festival? Something different for me. A chance to talk to some punters, hear what interests them and hopefully have some interaction about my work. It definitely will burst the dust bubble and force open the front gates. They are usually closed against…
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