Saturday, 27 August - Sunday, 4 September
Meet the artists
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Image credit: André Lipscombe, Painting after painting, (detail) 2018-21, acrylic paint on Ashwood, 44 x 44 x 5 cm. Photograph Victor France.
André Lipscombe is a visual artist based in Perth, whose practice is centred upon painting. He has exhibited regularly since graduating from (WAIT) Curtin University in 1983 and in his early career was a member of a Perth based group of artists committed to representation and figuration, later exhibiting as Oddfellows. Over thirty years he has conducted studio practices in Melbourne, (1990-96) and Esperance, WA (1997-2002).
André Lipscombe is represented in private and public Collections in Western Australia including City of Swan, Curtin University of Technology, Edith Cowan University, Shire of Mundaring, Shire of Esperance, St John of God Hospital and University of Western Australia.
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11am – 3pm Sat, 27 August 2022
Ann Ong is a letterpress printer who lives and works in Perth, Western Australia. Growing up in Hong Kong, she was forever spending her pocket money on pretty pens, papers and cards. And it was through her stationery obsession that she was introduced to letterpress printing from art and design blogs. She began her hands-on letterpress printing experience in 2011 and honed her craft working in a print shop under the tutelage of the owner that had over 50 years of printing experience. Ann took over the business in 2019 when the owner retired, and is now the owner of Bright Press, a unique small business with a large collection of working vintage printing presses and equipment. She loves to explore printing using contemporary methods combined with traditional movable type.
27 Aug & 3 Sept 10am-3pm,
29 Aug 3.30-6pm,
30 & 31 Aug 10-2pm,
2 Sept 3-5.30pm
Annika Stenvall was born in Frankston, Victoria and is a Creative Arts Facilitator
at Mind the Change Inc, a Not for Profit who provide artistic experiences to
those living with Dementia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Edith
Cowan University Majoring in Textiles and Printmaking, and further graduated
with a Diploma of Education from Edith Cowan majoring in Arts Education.
“Weaving” her way across the globe, Annika has come from a long line of
artistic women, and from her Swedish heritage, has developed a love for
textiles and fibre art, cultivating a passion and talent for weaving and basket
making. Annika has 20 years’ experience as an Art Specialist for the Education
sector and has invested this diverse and inspiring experience back into her art
Annika has run many community art groups and exhibited a number of times in
group shows and solo endeavours. Her enduring strength is a passion for
shared knowledge and learning with community groups and using the power of
art for communication, self-exploration and healing. She is passionate about
visual art as therapy and how it can be a powerful tool for story-telling and
connection, and continues to be an advocate for the transformative power of
art within her day to day life.
Sat 27/08 10am -3pm
Sun 28/08 1pm -4pm
Thur 1/09 10am - 4pm
Fri 2/09 10am - 4pm
Sat 3/09 10am - 3pm
Sun 4/09 1pm - 4pm
Hi, I am Belinda Eldridge, a wildlife and pet portrait artist working from Ellenbrook
Community Library for Open Studios 2022.
I have always had a fondness for Australian wildlife. Making art was also such a natural
part of my childhood that I have continued this passion through to my adult life. Whilst
learning and perfecting my craft, it was only natural that these two elements would
collide and set me on the creative path to where I am today.
Bush walking in the Perth hills inspires me to paint with authenticity and passion. There
are often native birds and marsupials visiting the surrounds and this is a big part of why
I love to create.
My art is made using acrylics, watercolours, or mixed media as I explore the themes of
beauty in nature on canvas, wood, or paper. It is my goal to convey the wonder that
wildlife brings me in a way that the viewer can also connect with peace and joy that
In 2016, I began to offer pet portrait services as a way for clients to celebrate the joy
and happiness that their pets bring to their lives. A beautiful sentiment that drives my
passion to create pet portraits for others.
I am also an arts worker and will soon be sharing my love of the arts through hosting
workshops for children to help inspire confidence in their creativity and themselves.
August : Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th,
September : Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd,
Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th
10-3 Thursday and Friday
10-5 Saturday and Sunday
As a young child Bonnie was drawn to colours and shapes which inspired her to create her own works, and surround herself with art.
This would be her path throughout her lifetime.
Living in Australia for the past 20 years has awakened her palette of colours and her imagination.
Painting with oils on canvas for the past 35 years, she has mastered her unique recognisable style as a minimalist and colourist.
Her compositions are strong and simple with bright, strong, and uplifting colours, while her paintings are inspired by the Australian outback.
Creative, and imaginative, her works are guaranteed to capture your heart.
You are invited to visit her Art Gallery which she opened in 2010, is full of surprises. Original Oil Paintings, Canvas Prints, Art Cards, Crystal Art and Bonnie’s Silk Scarf Collection are available, all created by Bonnie.
“Ultimate Simplicity Leads to Purity”
Charlotte Eden is an emerging artist from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills. As well as studing Fine Arts at Curtin University, she is also pursuing Anthropology and Sociology studies. Charlotte is excited to be an artist in residence at the Guildford Library for the Open Studios program, where she will explore colour and form through sculpture.
Every Day 27/8 - 4/9:
2.00pm til 5.00pm
I am a largely self-taught artist and have been learning about drawing, painting and sculpting over the last three years. My practice is still limited and is evolving into regular the study of the human form - including both portraits and the whole figure - and the natural landscape.
My subjects are usually found in life studies, though I also include imaginative, abstracted and extemporising expression. In my 2D studies, I’ve used pencils, brushes, knives, scrapers and my fingers to work with charcoal, conte, inks, watercolour pencils, pastels, oil pastels, watercolours, oil paints and acrylics, all using various kinds of paper, canvas and boards; and I have produced 3D objects in wax, bronze, clay, plaster and stone.
Most of my learning so far has been in monochrome, though I have recently begun to explore the properties and effects of multi-coloured works. In these respects, my work so far should be placed within the traditions of western/classic visual studies.
My purpose is to better see the world around me and find the means – the materials instruments and techniques - to describe it. In this way I hope to deepen my understanding of the world, to develop my friendships with other artists, with models, and to contribute to the artistic community.
I consider myself to be a complete new-comer to this, but I love it. I’m 66 and commenced this in the very recent past, having passed most of my life – approaching 60 years - without the belief that I could produce any art at all.
A good deal of my time has been spent in drawing groups, and I run these several times each week at various locations in Morley, Bayswater and Midland.
27 August and 3 September
10 am - 4 pm
Greg established Hovea Pottery, Perth WA, in 1980 after graduating from WAIT ( Curtin University ) with qualifications in Architecture and Design (Ceramics).
In 1985 he began a career lecturing in ceramics with TAFE and ran the ceramics workshop at
Carine – TAFE until 2002.
In 2010 he left TAFE and has taught pottery on a casual basis at various venues and at Hovea Pottery.
He has exhibited widely in Australia in both solo and group exhibitions since 1980.
Greg has taught and run workshops in the US, Japan, Singapore and Europe.
In 2008 he undertook a 3 month McKnight Ceramic Artist Residency at the Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA and subsequently was in the McKnight exhibition in 2009 at NCC.
His work is included in many collections including the WA Art Gallery and Queensland Art Gallery.
Other times by Appointment
Born in South Africa in the mid seventies, Hayley is a full time acrylic artist living in Ellenbrook, Western Australia. Inspired by the strength and architectural form of native Australian plants, she paints with bold colours and shapes, enjoying the challenge of capturing light on form.
Her work is an honest, emotional response to what she sees in the natural world.
Hayley also holds regular workshops, generously sharing her acquired skills and knowledge with others.
“When I experience the incredible beauty and miracle of a single tiny flower, I want to translate the wonder I feel into an image that captures that overwhelming happiness in my soul.”
I have been a potter for 30 years, during which time I have been a founding member of Whiteman Park Pottery in Western Australia, and a current member of Guildford Village Pottery in Guildford Perth.
I am a ceramic artist living on a vineyard in the Swan Valley.
She does functional work with stoneware clay and sculptures with paper clay.
9.00-4.00 Saturday and Sunday
every day except Mondays
Artist Jay Heather is a digital creator and painter producing portraits in acrylics and oil paint.
The portraits feature unblended brush strokes and heavy texture. They are purposefully unrealistic colour schemes combining saturated hues of light and dark.
Jay loves to explore a variety of genres but tends to keep being drawn to abstract portraits featuring celebrity and pop culture.
Her high school art classes lay the foundation for her passion so when she was gifted her first easel in her late twenties, she set about immersing herself in her art practice.
Two decades on after making Perth home in 2007 Jay began really fine tuning her works as well as learning digital painting techniques. Jay has been selling her art since 2004. She now sells her works from her art and home store ‘Imagine That’ in Guildford Perth Western Australia.
After being in the wedding industry as a hair and makeup artist for over 5 years, I realised that there was a huge gap in the market when it came to bouquet preservation. I would see so many incredible bouquets come through the door and always found myself asking the bride what she intended to do with it at the end of the day. If you’ve ever been married, you know the money, time and research that can go into finding the perfect florist to create your vision. One day scrolling through TikTok, I found myself lost in the world of resin and flower preservation. I briefly discussed the idea with my family once my beauty business was closed due to COVID-19 (the first time), I decided it was time to take it more seriously.
I began casting already dried flowers bought off Etsy, Amazon and eBay and discovered that resin was a temperamental and expensive medium but I was hooked. My kitchen table became my studio for six months, I completed my first market and I would work into the early hours of the morning after my boys had gone to bed. Once I received and cast my first bouquet, Pretty Lane started to take off and I now work out of a small studio in my parents granny flat with plans to open a shop front/studio in the next couple of years.
Saturday 27th August 10am to 3pmSunday 28th August 10am to 3pmWednesday 31st August 11am to 2:30pmThursday 1st September 11am to 2:30pm Friday 2nd September 11am to 2:30pmSaturday 3rd September 10am to 3pmSunday 4th September 10am to 3pm
John Ned Kelly
My name is John (Ned) Kelly, Ned is a nickname that has stayed with me most of my life and I prefer it over John.
I am mainly self taught but have had some coaching and limited lessons. I started as “class artist” in my hometown of Quairading until I finished school and continued till I was 26 and had a huge break until 5 years ago when I retired.
My choice of medium is acrylic on canvas and I have my own home studio and gallery where I paint most days.
On my journey I have been recognised and awarded with some of my art which I treasure and feel very honoured.
27th & 28th August
3rd & 4th September
Now retired, having more time to spend in her garden studio is a joy for Bellevue based visual artist, Julie Hein. After a career as a secretary, Julie realized her dream of working as an artist and completed an arts degree at Curtin University.
Julie’s interests and disciplines are constantly evolving as she explores concepts and materials. An ongoing engagement with the natural world provides an infinite source of inspiration. As well, humankind with its charming ordinariness, holds great fascination for Julie and she likes to inject this into her whimsical creatures and story book characters.
Most recently, Julie has been capturing stilled moments in oils, and enjoying projects exploring the minutiae of her own garden, in watercolours and inks, which she presents in artist’s book format.
Saturday 27 August 10am – 4pm
Sunday 28 August 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 31 August 10am – 4pm
Thursday 1 September 10am – 4pm
Friday 2 September 10am – 4pm
Saturday 3 September 10am – 4pm
Sunday 4 September 10am – 4pm
Award winning artist Kat Ferguson, was born in the UK where she completed her art studies before emigrating to Australia in 2008. Taking this opportunity to fulfil her dream of becoming a full-time artist. Kat now practices from her studio in Morangup and her gallery in Guildford. For four years (2009-2013) she lived and work in an aboriginal community in the Kimberley region of WA. This experience fuelled her passion for colour and abstract creation. Her practice lies in creating large scale abstracts, painting emotively and gaining colour references from the world around her. “Although I have painted many genres throughout my career, such as life drawing and landscapes; it is abstract art that pushes my skill set the most and truely gives me the freedom of creativity I crave”. In 2017 Kat co-created a gallery space in Guildford where she sells her work and that of other local artisans. Part of her art practice is producing large scale public art murals. She has created murals for various organisations including shires, schools, businesses and private properties. Kat sees art as inherent in all things and champions artists and their importance of art in society.
Every day 10am - 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
during the week by appointment
Born in 1956 and originally a plumber and then a self-taught sculptor and steel artist for over 35 years.
There have had many studios over the years, large and small but his most creative place now is at home, in the backyard shed. He loves to surround himself with interesting found objects and bits and pieces…you never know what will spark an idea and take you on a journey.
Expect to see the journey of an idea from start to finish.
Lee developed his love of steel art when he went to work with his brother, designing and constructing candelabra in North Fremantle. Discovering that he loved creating objects that were not hidden beneath floors or in walls, Lee began exhibiting his candelabra work in local exhibitions throughout the vibrant Fremantle arts scene.
Recognising he had a flair for metal form, Lee transferred his attention to other practical and decorative interior objects such as chairs and furniture. In the early 1990s, Lee took part in his first joint artist exhibition at the renowned Nedlands Gallery, Code Orange. His first solo exhibition was at Kallayeedup Gallery at what is now the Midland Junction Arts Centre.
His work encompasses sculptures, security doors, gates and lighting, as well as intricate pieces of furniture and organic water sculptures. He uses mostly steel, but also copper and other metals, including found objects such as engine parts and fencing wire, and occasionally incorporates weathered wood into his designs. Each work is closely tied to the source of its materials, telling the story of origin, locale, and ecological identity.
Lee is known for connecting geometric shape with organic forms in the style of the Art Deco school, to create harmony or juxtaposition between the true and untrue; realist and idealist; natural and artificial. Lee’s art depicts growth and change that takes place through reflection and time in nature – the positive that has the potential to emerge from negative space in a jaded modern society.
After teaching art for many years, she enjoys exploring texture, colour, shape and line through mixed media. Her subject matter explores the natural environment including landscapes, flora and fauna.
In her home studio she uses a range of mediums in her work these include oil, acrylic, paper and recycled materials.
Saturday and Sunday
August Sat - Sun 27 & 28 and September Sat - Sun 3rd & 4th,
weeks days by appointment.
Perth visual artist Michael Rice was born in Salisbury Mashonaland East Zimbabwe and immigrated to Perth WA with his family in 1972 when Michael was 10 years old. Michael had a love for art from a very young age but did not have the opportunity to study the visual arts until his early forties.
Michael enrolled as a mature age student at central Tafe Perth WA in 2004 and graduated in 2007; he continued his art studies at Edith Cowan University in 2009 and graduated in 2014. In 2015 Michael took on the Village Art Gallery at Whiteman Park with fellow graduating artist and designer Simone Hicks. The Village gallery at Whiteman Park is now home to six resident local artists including Michael and is part of the many attractions at Whiteman Park.
Michael is a contemporary artist who likes to think outside of the box. “Playing in the studio with everyday objects, colour, form, shadow, two and three dimensions and it’s fun, and so much more to come as the work generates a journey of related concepts”. Michael works with plastic containers used to hold foods, sauces, cleaning solutions repurposing the containers into sculptural canvases.
Muriel Hillion Toulcanon
Investigating a range of traditional dance technique’s Muriel’s residency focuses on the development of a dance syllabus for Maloya dance. Researching this originally improvised art form, born out of slavery on Réunion Island in the 17th century, Muriel aims to identify common movements across the practice of the dance to develop a contemporary model of teaching for professional dancers and community members with an interest in Maloya choreography, music and performance.
Muriel was born in Réunion island where she has embodied different rhythms and dance styles from a very young age, and has developed into a natural dancer, specialised in improvisation. Drawing from her skills, she took up the challenge to develop Maloya choreographies, which is originally an improvised art form, and decided to teach the dance.
Muriel is now in the final stage of her Doctoral studies at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) on the subject of Maloya dance and music.
Muriel Hillion-Toulcanon, 2021. Photograph by
11am – 3pm Sat, 27 August 2022
Nicola is originally from Scotland and was trained in Fine Art Printmaking at Grays School of Art where she gained her honours degree before moving to Australia in 2005. She has been building an arts career as the co-owner of The Artists Nook, an art gallery in Guildford, exhibiting regularly at community art awards and group exhibitions and working with government bodies, schools and small businesses to deliver arts workshops and murals/public art.
She has won multiple awards for her printmaking and painting. Working from her home in the Avon Valley she is surrounded by the natural environment which informs her practice. Her artwork is filled with native flora and fauna with art deco and figurative influences. She works mainly in relief printmaking and watercolours, often combining the mediums. Her current practice concentrates on still life and imagined landscapes filled with recognisable flowers and birds.
Her open studio is shared with her business partner and fellow Ellenbrook Arts Open Studio participant Kat Ferguson at their gallery in Guildford.
Nicola Cowie. Floral Vase #1.
Monday, Tuesday Closed
Saturday 27/08: 10am to 1.00pm
Sunday 28/08: 10am to 1.00pm
Weekdays by appointment / call
Saturday 03/09: 10am to 1.00pm
Sunday 04/09: 10am to 1.00pm
Rada has always been creative and loved art; while studying pharmacy and interior design she always took art classes but largely put aside her artistic aspirations throughout her adulthood to raise her 4 children and support her husband’s career in working all around the world.
After a 20 year hiatus when the family finally decided to come back and settle here in Australia, she leaned into her long suppressed desire to create art. She took numerous classes with various teachers and started painting daily.
Her passion is abstract art and she loves that freedom to express what must be expressed without any words, the capability to touch someone by strokes of colour and line. The magic of pure imagination. The power of story-telling trough the forms and shapes, tones and values, texture and dept. She feels so liberating in creating something never before seen by anyone, her included; believing that the greatest thing in creating art is to plunge in and see what one’s passion can reveal.
You are warmly invited to visit her new beautiful studio in Baskerville hills where she presents a range of acrylic and water colour paintings.