Open Studios - Ballina, Byron and Beyond
Ballina, NSW, 2478, Australia
27th April 2019 to 4th May 2019
Open Studios - Ballina, Byron an Beyond (OS-BBB) is an exciting studio adventure trail designed to allow the public to discover and experience the diversity of working studios of local artists. Across two weekends, artists of all genres open their studios and workshops to the public to allow them to learn more about the creative and production process, discover original creations and buy artworks or sign up to workshops/classes. The inaugural event was held in May 2018 with sixteen studios participating. Feedback from the public was extremely positive. Many people expressed the hope that it will become an annual attraction for the region. It was so successful that it was mentioned in the NSW Government's Legislative Council Hansard on 22 May 2018. The trail offers a fascinating spectrum of art - such as painting, drawing, ceramics, steel and woodwork, sculpture, jewellery, silk, textile art, mixed media, flower arranging and many more. In addition to the joy of seeing artistic creation in the making, the trail offers the fun and adventure of discovering studios in places that the public would never normally be able to access.