Showcasing Birregurra’s artistic talent

From left, Tarndwarncoort Homestead’s Tom Dennis, wool and wire artist Barb Muller, art instructor Chris Macqueen and potter Robert Mills.

BIRREGURRA artists will reveal what makes them tick as they open their studios to visitors this Easter weekend.

The fourth Birregurra Open Studio Weekend will feature a range of artists from potters to painters, as well as creative gardeners.

Birregurra’s Robert Mills said he enjoyed interacting with visitors in his pottery studio.

“Last year it was great, you get a real spread of people who want to see how you work and there are quite a few pottery fans out there,” Mr Mills said.

“Pottery disappeared a while ago and glass took over, but people are again discovering that pottery can be very practical as well as decorative,” he said.

Birregurra felting artist Pam Fyfe will open her studio on the weekend, as will textile artist Chris West.

Gardener Anna Hoedeman has invited visitors to take their picnic rugs to her water-efficient Birregurra garden where she will discuss gardening tips.

Fellow green thumb

Ron Eichler will open his eclectic garden that features found objects.

Tarndwarncoort Homestead’s Tom Dennis will open the historic property’s gardens, which will also feature wool craft displays and a fine arts exhibition.

The town’s Sunday market will be at Birregurra Park, with free art activities for children.

Mr Dennis said visiting the open studios was a perfect Easter activity.

“There’ll be heaps of activities for the whole family, so we’re hoping to attract locals and people from along the coast.”

“We’ve got so many talented artists in this area so it’s a great opportunity for them to show off their work,” he said.

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