BALLARAT art lovers will have the chance to own the best in local art at this weekend’s Big Artists Studio Sale.
The sale will showcase the art of 15 local artists working in a diverse range of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery and mixed media.
Local ceramicist John O’Loughlin said Ballarat was home to a large number of talented working artists.
He said the artists were constantly experimenting with new materials and techniques and regularly produced work for exhibitions locally, in Melbourne or other regional centres.
“A group of us got chatting at an exhibition opening and discussed the idea of getting together to have an artist garage sale,” he said.
Mr O’Loughlin said the studio sale provided an opportunity for the general public and potential collectors to purchase reasonably priced original artwork direct from the artists.
The Big Artists Studio Sale runs from 10am to 5pm this Saturday, October 5 at the B1 Art Space in Camp Street.