The Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios program, widely known simply as 'Open Studios”', is in its sixth year and has become an established event to the extent that it draws more than 4000 visitors to this spectacular region each year.
Open Studios allows visitors to go inside actual working studios, a rare chance to see how top professional artists work, to see how their studios are set up and to ask how and why painters, sculptors, ceramicists, print makers and others’ disciplines create – and to do it at an attractive destination offering a range of hospitable tourism experiences all an easy trip from the city.
25 artists, selected by an expert independent curatorial panel and working in 23 studios, are showcasing their work and talent this year over three weekends in April and May.
The associated group exhibition at Daylesford’s Convent Gallery offers art lovers a chance to sample all of the work and decide which particular studios to visit.
Open Studios was created to help demystify art for art lovers, who normally have a gallery or on-line sales process between them and the creator of contemporary work.