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Greenwich Village Arts Trail
2 November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
One event on 3 November 2019 at 10:00 am
A record number of artists have signed up for Greenwich Village Arts Trail as the ever-popular event enters its 8th year. A fabulous collection of 29 artists and craftsmen, from Archibald finalists and award-winning professionals to talented first timers and skilled home hobbyists, will be displaying their art at various studios, shops and garages across the idyllic harbour-side suburb of Greenwich.
Susan Rothwell is one of the well-established painters in the artists’ group, having been an Archibald Prize finalist and hung in many galleries and exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne over her decades of painting. As an renowned architect with a successful career, Rothwell now delights in donating all the proceeds from her Arts Trail sales to the charity “Youth in Search”.
Another altruistic artist is Petrina Slaytor, a long-term Greenwich resident who has potted from her garage studio for over 40 years. For months leading up to the first-weekend-in-November event, Slaytor works tirelessly to fill her shelves and front garden with her beautiful ceramic bowls, plates, and garden ornaments. But no matter how hard she works, demand outstrips supply for her sought-after wares – and long before the end of the Arts Trail weekend, Slaytor’s shelves will be bare and her coffers filled with aid for Mahboba’s Promise, an Afghan’s women charity.
At the other end of the scale, come 10am Saturday 2nd November, newcomer Richard Towell will be putting out his shingle for the very first time. When he moved to Greenwich 4 years ago, Towell was blown away by the quality and success of the annual open studio event and has now decided to become a participant instead of a visitor. As a long-time hobbyist, Towell is looking forward to opening his garage door for his inaugral public viewing of his breathtaking landscape photographs.
The Arts Trail studios are open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, 2nd and 3rd of November. There are cafes and refreshments available for visitors, and maps can be picked up from the local shops or online at www.greenwichvillageartstrail.com.au. Follow the walking trail suggested on the map, or hop on-and-off the free local bus circling the suburb, generously supplied by Lane Cove Council. There is plenty of parking available, or alternatively, take the train, bus or ferry to Greenwich.
Like lots of others, why not make a day of it – and bring your friends and a picnic?