Nillumbik has long been a place of creative inspiration. Artists sought picturesque landscapes early this century discovering Eltham and surrouding areas. Well known names such as Clifton Pugh, Arthur Boyd, Walter Withers, George Baldessin. the Jorgensen family and Alistair Knox, amongst many others, chose Nillumbik as their base. From painters' camps colonies of artists, such at Montsalvat and Dunmoochin were established.
As the years passed, painting and drawing crossed over into architecture and sculpture, music and literature, as talent and talented families flourished. And the legacy lives on. In studios and galleries, in bookshops and at performance venues around the shire discover the arts of Nillumbik.
There are a number of highlights in Nillumbik's annual arts calendar: The Artists' Open Studios in May and November each year is a key event in the area (see below) and many galleries, exhibitions, displays and mudbrick tours highlight the diversity and creative community that is Nillumbik..
Click here to view the latest Arts and Culture ebulletin produced by the Shire of Nillumbik Arts and Culture department listing a wide variety of Arts events, workshops and exhibitions held throughout the area during the coming months.
Nillumbik Artists' Open Studios
The next Artists Open Studios will be held on 4th and 5th May 2013
Open from: 11am to 5pm
Studios scattered throughout Nillumbik will open their doors providing a rare opportunity for the public to talk with, and see up to 38 talented artists at work. Our artists cover many disciplines including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, textiles and photography and most of the work on display is for sale or you may wish to commission a special work. Bookings are also available for workshops at many studios.
For more information visit www.artistsopenstudios.com.au and donwload a copy of the latest brochure.
Many of the artists in the Open Studios Program will open by appointment for visitors to have a browse outside of Open Studio dates - there are a dozen or more studios who will open by appointment.
Individual artists profiles - Artshub
Ona Henderson and Syd Tunn
Stay tuned for more profiles to be posted here.
Find out more about Nillumbik Artists