The Artists and Makers of the Huon Valley have joined forces with two local wineries to welcome visitors to the Huon Valley just in time for the Holidays.
Tasmanian Artists and Makers of the Huon began as a virtual art trail on Instagram and Facebook two years ago to feature and promote professional Artists in the Valley. This year eight artists have combined forces with two of the valleys premium wine makers and are opening their studios and cellar doors to the public:- Henrietta Manning / Lisa Britzman / Lysbeth Driessen / David Rauenbusch / Bronwn Clarke / Brian Looker / Richard Stanley / Ross Paterson-Gill / HomeHill Winery and Kate Hill Wines.
This is a rare opportunity to visit some of the secret studios hidden away in the valley and see the artists in their creative spaces. A chance to talk to them about what inspires their work and buy special pieces direct from the artist.
Over three days, December 4-6, 2020 the wineries and participating art studios will be open from 10am to 4:00 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for an opportunity to call in and sample wines and view the art works. Trail Maps will be available at each location, or you can visit the web page with an interactive map and participating artist information.
Web Page: https://tamohuonvalley.wixsite.com/tamoh
Each of the participating business has implemented a COVID-19 safety plan so you can travel around and visit in health confidence.
The artists and wineries have also put together two fabulous prizes comprised of a mixture of art works, vouchers, and wine. There will be an opportunity to fill out an entry form at each participating studio. The draw will take place on Monday December 7th at the Huon News in Franklin, Tasmania. You must be 18 years old to enter.
STUDIO WATERLOO is in a heritage apple packing shed, once a common feature of the Huon apple growing district but sadly many have fallen into disrepair and disappeared. The work space of artist, contemporary realist painter, Henrietta Manning this will be the first time that the studio is opened to the general public. With stunning views down the Huon River to Sleeping Beauty and Mount Wellington come and unwind, chat to the artist about an artists life and work practise.
Together with examples of work past and present on display Henrietta is launching unique limited-edition prints. Artist Prints are produced by the artist themselves working closely with the printer to approve the colour match and quality to the original work. These prints are on archival paper for longevity and reproduce the work exactly to the scale of the original, including the detail of the original art works boards imperfect edge [all the artists boards are sawn and sanded by hand] Each comes signed and numbered by the artist, with a certificate of authenticity. An Artist Print limited-edition print run is still an important collectors item, as once that edition has been sold there are no more produced. Henrietta has selected work from her personal collection and the popular Nesting and Cambodia Series, and is also happy to discuss the possibility of these unique prints being made from other works in the studio.
An original work can sometimes frustratingly be just beyond your budget, or in the artists personal collection and not for sale, but now at a more affordable price option is available…. Artist Limited Edition Prints… the next best thing.