“I’m opening my new art studio in our old Shearing Shed, for the first time, for the Surf Coast Arts Trail, so we have been very busy getting it up to scratch. Our property is quite well known in the district as one of the original farms in Winchelsea, and I plan to host workshops and art groups from this space in future.” Local artist Sally Miller talks lovingly about her new gallery and workshop space. “It’s been used as a storage space for years and I’m very excited about its new identity.”
“Our property is the old Quambatook Shearing Shed at 135 Winchelsea Deans March Rd. The Surf Coast Arts Trail, is next weekend, 6th and 7th August from 10-4pm. Wear your gumboots or sensible walking shoes as a number of studios are in rural locations.
“We are hoping for good numbers for the 10th Surf Coast Arts Trail this year, after two years of cancellations. A number of new studios have been included in the trail. We have a strong arts group in my area, Winchelsea, called ‘River Lee’ and a few of these artists are showing their works in the arts trail too. Find out more and download the map here https://surfcoastartstrail.com.au/
@SallyMillerArt studied Fine Arts at RMIT and came back to it after her children left home. However, she describes herself as ‘always an artist, formulating ideas.’ She’s been mainly painting in oils for about 15 years, and has recently expanded into water colours and mixed media. She’s been learning print making techniques at the Anglesea Art House.
If you can’t get along to the Arts Trail next weekend, you can find Sally’s exhibition ‘Tread Lightly’ at Eagles Nest Gallery in Aireys Inlet during August and September. Here 3 or 4 artists are on show for 8 weeks. Her exhibition is mainly of native orchids and it coincides with when the native orchids of the area, are out in spring.