TRAIL ARTISTS GIVEN RARE OPPORTUNITY
Address: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Mornington-Tyabb Rd Mornington VIC 3931, Australia
Date: 2 May-2 June 2013
Twenty-two artists from the Peninsula Studio Trail (PST) will showcase their work at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery for a month from May 2 to June 2 this year. President of PST, Judy Reekie said this would give artists exposure they are rarely given. “We are delighted and honoured to be given the opportunity to exhibit at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery,” she said. Peninsula Studio Trail, PST, was established in 2009 as an artists’ initiative to provide art lovers the opportunity to enter the private studios of artists who live on the Mornington Peninsula. Twice a year artists open their studios to the public, as well as holding exhibitions at various locations throughout the Peninsula.
Artists’ studios come in many forms; from a room in the artist’s house to a separate, purpose built building and much in between. The studios reflect the personality of the artists who works there, spilled paint, splashes on the walls, clay blobs and the smell of turps. You will see jugs, vases, ornaments, fruit for the still life painter, various styles of easel and tables covered with a variety of painting equipment. The artists of PST have all created their own space. “The success of our group has been the absolute commitment to art by each of the artists and their generosity in welcoming the art loving public into their studios. Visitors are able to discuss the art, see how it is created, and to hear about what inspires each artist,” Judy said.
The next Open Studio Weekend will be held on May 4 and 5 this year and works by PST artists will also be showcased at the Mornington Library during May. For more information see www.peninsulastudiotrail.org or facebook.com/morningtonpeninsulastudiotrail Enquiries: Judy Reekie 0417 553 537