Open Studios Sunshine Coast – 18-26 May 2024

 In Exhibitions, Journal, The Studio, Workshops

It’s on again – Open Studios Sunshine Coast!

73 artist studios and galleries – along 6 scenic drive trails.

Artists are opening their studio doors in May – printmakers, painters, sculptors, photographers, mixed media artists and more!

The Studio (that’s me!) will open
Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2024
10am-4pm daily

10 Nadi Lane, North Maleny
#H23 on page 54 in the Trail Guide

For 2024, the HINTERLAND studios open on the second weekend of the program –  24-26 May. The previous weekend (18-19 May) enjoys the opening of the COASTAL studios. The demarcation line is the Bruce Hwy – studios on either side of the highway have been grouped into Art Trails.

  • Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 May – 36 COASTAL studios and galleries over 3 different trails from Pelican Waters up to Coolum Beach and Yandina
  • Monday 20 – Friday 24 May – 20+ workshops are running at different studio locations, with some artists’ studios during the week.
  • Friday 24 – Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 May – 37 HINTERLAND artist studios and galleries over 3 different trails from the Glass House Mountains and Landsborough to Maleny, Montville and Nambour.

Open Studio Sunshine Coast 2024 Art Trails

Visit the dedicated Open Studios Sunshine Coast website. In there you can read profiles of participating artists and galleries. The map below shows the Hinterland studios. Head back to the top of the page to see the map showing the whole region.

Click here to download the Trail Guide from the Open Studios website.

I am super excited about the upcoming Open Studios Sunshine Coast 2024 art trails! Whether you’re a returning visitor or couldn’t make it last year, mark your calendars because this year promises even more art-filled delights. As a printmaker artist deeply passionate about the craft, I can’t wait to welcome you to my studio once, again, or as a first-time visitor.

Open Studios Sunshine Coast offers a unique opportunity to explore the hidden gems of artists’ sanctuaries. We can be a reclusive and introverted bunch, but we do love to share our passion with people interested in knowing more. Step inside my studio, where I’ll be eagerly waiting to share my love for printmaking with both familiar faces and new acquaintances. Whether you’re curious about printmaking or a seasoned enthusiast, there’s something here for everyone.

Nestled in the picturesque Maleny hills, my studio is a tranquil space where creativity flourishes amidst nature’s beauty. From my studio you can join me for printmaking and bookmaking workshops year-round, where I’ll not only share tips and techniques but also foster a sense of community and artistic exploration.

Immerse yourself in the sensory experience as you peruse through my collection and engage in conversations about the process and artistry behind printmaking. From linocuts to monotypes, etchings to artist books, there’s a diverse array of works available to view and for sale, including both originals and fine art reproduction prints.

And of course, no visit is complete without indulging in some tea, coffee, and delectable treats to fuel your artistic journey. So, come on over and join me for an unforgettable celebration of art, creativity, and camaraderie at Open Studios Sunshine Coast 2024!

Participating Printmakers in 2024

When looking through this year’s Trail Guide I found 9 printmaking artists!

Along the Coastal Trails on the first weekend, Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 May, are:

  • Amanda Davidson #C21 on the Coastal Central Art Trail, on page 25 of the Guide
  • Buderim Fibre Art & Surface Design Group #C13 on the Coastal Central Art Trail, on page 21 of the Guide
  • Heart Space Creative Studio #C31 on the Coastal North Art Trail, on page 31 of the Guide

Then along the HINTERLAND trails on the following weekend Friday 24 – Sunday 26 May, you will find:

  • Kim Herringe #H23 on the Maleny Art Trail at North Maleny, on page 54 of the Guide
  • Jacky Lowry #H17 on the Maleny Art Trail at Witta, on page 51 of the Guide
  • KimmyG @ Hidden Gallery #H05 on the Montville Art Trail at Dulong, on page 43 of the Guide
  • Nicky Carey #H19 on the Maleny Art Trail at Reeseville, on page 52 of the Guide
  • Susan Haddock #H19 on the Maleny Art Trail Witta on page 51 of the Guide
  • The Little Red Cottage #H25 on the Maleny Art Trail in the centre of town, on page 55 of the Guide

And not to forget the galleries! Some of the galleries open for the event are open to the public year-round, and others are open to the public during special exhibition events only.

  • The Zone Gallery #H26 on the Maleny Art Trail, in Maleny, on page 57 of the Guide. Enjoy the paintings of Richard Muldoon, on display and for sale, at this beautiful private gallery space.
  • The Little Red Cottage (mentioned above at #H25) is representing 3 artists – Katie White, Ken Munsie and Noela Mills.

Kim Herringe – The Studio, #H23 on the Maleny Art Trail

My studio is in North Maleny, about a 4 minute drive from the main street in Maleny. You will also find Lara J Cooper (#H21, painter) and Nicky Dierens (#H22, glass artist) in North Maleny near me, so plan your trip to visit the 3 of us.

Open Studios Sunshine Coast 2023

Last year’s Open Studio event was a huge success. Studios across the Hinterland and coastal areas enjoyed so many visitors. My weekend was too busy for me to get photos. I managed a few, but they don’t share the buzz that we experienced over the 3 days I was open.

I hope to see you over the weekend of 24-25-26 May 2024 !!

Maleny, the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

The Sunshine Coast Hinterland is a spectacularly beautiful corner of the world … and I am grateful beyond words to live and work in Maleny – the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The short video below is a quick snapshot of the area surrounding my studio space.

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