Kensington artists combine coffee, crafts and conversations at new open studio premises

Robin Wells (left) and Marilyn Lewis Picture: Jon Hewson d481910
Robin Wells (left) and Marilyn Lewis Picture: Jon Hewson d481910

WITH the loss of their old venue, artists Robin Wells and Tanya Cain Abbs will move their seventh annual open studio event to First Avenue Cafe in Kensington.

Wells designs contemporary handmade jewellery, using techniques including etching, anodising, embossing and gold lamination on silver surfaces, while Abbs’ focus is to create beautiful fabrics and linens using sustainable printing methods and water based inks.

Wells said Marilyn Lewis, the owner of First Avenue, opened the cafe with the vision to provide a creative hub where residents could connect.

“We are all really excited to work collaboratively in bringing the community together to bond over coffee, conversation and craft,” Wells said.

“These events have always been popular within the community and as Kensington residents ourselves, provide a great opportunity for us to meet our neighbours.”

Customers that attend the open studio on April 29 will be able to purchase studio seconds and discontinued items.

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