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Five top spots on the 2018 Arts Trail: South Trail

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 12:00pm
Arts and Culture

This year’s Golden Plains Arts Trail is jam-packed with creativity; you’ll find amazing artists, artwork, food, music (and more) across all corners of the Shire. While all our feature artists offer something unique to the Trail, we have put together a list of Arts Trail highlights for those thinking about visiting the South Trail on 24-25 March. 

Golden Plains is located between Geelong and Ballarat, and is just an hour from Melbourne. 

1. Little White Church

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This endearing Arts Trail venue is nestled in the Steiglitz countryside and artist Lindy Allinson will have the space (a former church) transformed into an art piece itself! She will be accompanied by three other artists on exhibition, including Isobel Paton, Tania Alonso and Kaitlyn Church. The Little White Church will feature an intriguing variety of installations, illustrations, paintings, sculptures, pieces of writing and more.

Making this venue even more appealing, the Back to Steiglitz Community Group will have home-baked goodies, tea and coffee for visitors, with proceeds going back to the Steiglitz community.

Visit the Little White Church at 2704 Steiglitz Road, Steiglitz.

2. Lucy McEachern Studio

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This is a must-visit venue on the South Trail, set to feature eight artists and live music by Noah Vernon (on the Saturday). Lucy Lucy McEachern, the artist who this studio belongs to, is an award winning sculpture artist, who has made sure her venue is filled with wonderful artists. In addition to herself, her fellow artists include Ilana Payes, Oliver Ashworth-Martin, Victoria Birrell, Nick Dridan, Serena Zlatnik, Harley Manifold and Libbet Loughnan.

Creative pieces you might find at this venue include sculpture, botanical drawings, contemporary landscape paintings, still life art, oil on canvas and much more!

Come along to see this gorgeous country art studio for yourself, located at 984 Wingeel Road, Wingeel.

3. David and Dolly at Sage Farm

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Sage Farm (home of ‘Sage Choice’ produce) is a local enterprise well-known for organic meat and veggies and the owners are putting on a great exhibition for visitors in Golden Plains Shire’s largest township, Bannockburn.

David Nurzinksi will have his masterfully crafted woodwork on exhibit (made from salvaged and vintage wood) and Dolly Nurzinksi, known for animation, design, illustration, painting (and more), will also have some of her work on display.

Visit David and Dolly at Sage Farm, located at 2430 Midland Highway, Bannockburn.

4. The BOP Arts Co Op


The BOP Arts Co Op is set to be an Arts Trail hotspot. Visitors can enjoy the art of Sarah Hart, Bev Loveday, Ronda Hazell, Samantha Thompson, Kat Christie and Jen Jones. ‘Helen’s Limestone Sculptures’ will also be on display. Art forms that can be found here include sculpture, illustration, painting, textile art and more!

Walk across the road to access a number of lively food venues.

Visit the BOP at 10 Wallace Street, Meredith.

5. Lyn Dickson Studio

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The Lyn Dickson Studio is a top spot on the South Trail, with a number of feature artists getting on board. In addition to featuring the textile art of Lyn Dickson, this venue will showcase the creativity of Judy Anderton, Mayreni Khozouei, Wendy Butler and Christine Bouma.      

The studio will be brimming with fascinating pieces of art, including textile pieces, crafts, ceramics, weave art and more.

Visit the Lyn Dickson Studio at 118 Charlton Road, Bannockburn.

All of our Arts Trail artists are amazing; we've listed all our South Trail artists on the Arts Trail website, so be sure to click the link below.

Find out more about the South Trail

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Friday, 16 March 2018 - 10:37am


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