Artist's Studio 106 is one of St Kilda's longest standing independently run artist's collectives, and home to a range of artists, filmmakers, designers and writers who hail from diverse cultural backgrounds and work across a multitude of mediums. Representing artists at both emerging and established stages of their careers, Artist's Studio 106 is one of the earliest known artist collectives in Melbourne, and this St Kilda Art Crawl it will open its doors for a rare glimpse into its working studios and will present a small group exhibition.
Established in 1996 by an independent group of artists with a small arts grant from the City of Port Phillip “the aim was to provide affordable studio space for local artists. An ad was placed in the local paper, and over 60 artists came to the first meeting. More than 200 artists have made use of the studios since those early days and currently around 20 artists work from the independently run space. Resident artists these days work across an incredibly diverse range of mediums including illustration, sculpture, painting, digital art, mixed media, theatre design and film, and often collaborate on each other's projects.
Current resident artists and filmmakers working from the studios:
Ulises Resendiz, JosÃ Ortiz, Helen Gries, Heidi Knoepfli, Elaine Batton, Josie Wadelton, Elina Reddy, Nina Sepahpour, Katrina Mathers, Kelly Lefever, Glenn Morley, Cindy Rodriguez, Jack Raffin, Gemma White, Maria Leonard, Lynden Cunningham, Elena Simik, Ruv Nemiro, Isla Shaw, Sue Guzick and Tamar Dolev
(Please note that not all artists will be available at the studio over the weekend, nor will all be presenting work as part of the exhibition).
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