Home artist studio open their doors for Artwalk Freo

Ros De Souza (Project/Event Manager) with artist Pippin Drysdale and Michael Knight. Photo: Andrew Ritchie. d493636 communitypix.com.au.
Ros De Souza (Project/Event Manager) with artist Pippin Drysdale and Michael Knight. Photo: Andrew Ritchie. d493636 communitypix.com.au.

SATISFY curiosity and explore artists’ home studios at the 2019 return of Artwalk Freo.

Four studios will open their doors over the span of a weekend for the popular event, which was founded in 2014.

Event manager Ros De Souza said it was all about education.

“We realised there was a real hunger for this, it was unique as the public had the opportunity to go into the home studio,” she said.

“They could see how the living space affected their art expression and how their art expression was manifested in their living space.

“We find artists who are diverse, who have a solid exhibiting practice of at least 10 years.

“They have to be a walkable distance from each other as well as live and work from home.

“The artists are prepared to have 800 to up to 2,000 people in a weekend go through their home.”

This year’s event includes fashion designer and artist Megan Salmon , ceramic artist Pippin Drysdale , painter and sculptor Michael Knight and painter, arts educator and musician Ian de Souza .

Guest artists including ceramic artist Annemieke Mulders, painter and printmaker Harvey Mullen , writer, journalist and photographer Tom de Souza and emerging neon artist George Howlett .

Ms De Souza said some of the studios will also include fundraisers from local primary schools.

“We’ve had Circus WA fundraise in the past, this year have the mothers committee from Lance Holt Primary School and Kerry Street Community School selling soup and cakes,” she said.

“People can bring dogs if they tie them up, there will water and pooch bags out the front.”

Tickets are $10 to access all studios across the weekend, with all money raised going to future Artwalk Freo events.

THE ESSENTIALS:

WHAT: Artwalk Freo

WHEN: Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 16 from 10am to 4pm

WHERE: various locations around Fremantle.

INFORMATION: artwalkfreo.com