In 2009, artisan developed two half day artisan studio tours in partnership with the Ideas Festival. Each tour had 30 people and visited 3 artisan studios where a brief 15 min talk was undertaken by the practitioner and the opportunity for studio sales occurred. The tours were a great success with excellent feedback from both participants and practicioners who opened their studios. Practitioners were introduced to new clients, some sold their works directly to the public and great media was achieved !
Artisan will again conduct artisan studio tours in 2011. We are calling for expressions of interest from practitioners who want to be considered as a studio for visiting. The tours will be Brisbane focused for 2011. If you have a great studio/space/workroom that can accommodate up to 30 people, and are willing to do a short artist talk, then please contact Andrea Higgins, Sector Development Manager, on 3215 0800, to be discuss for this special opportunity. An artist fee of $100 is paid by artisan to all practitioners. You will need to send a photograph of your space, current 2 page CV, 5 images of recent work and a short description of your practice to firstname.lastname@example.org
Expressions of Interest open till end February 2011.
Images shot by Andrea Higgins and Romy Willing for artisan at Barbara Heath's studio, East Brisbane Ceramic Studio and Urban Art Projects.