Melbourne Festival Art Trail 2012
65 Castle Street, Melbourne, www.melbournefestival.co.uk
link to Google map
Start date: 15-Sep-2012
End date: 16-Sep-2012
The fourth time I'll have exhibited at this event - this year I'm delighted to be at 65 Castle Street for the second time. Open 10-6 Saturday, 10-5 Sunday.
Melbourne Festival Art and Architecture Trail features over 100 professional artists and makers exhibiting in more than 60 private houses, public halls and churches. None of these homes who host artists are normally open to the public.
All of the work on the Trail is original, for sale and the artist and makers all accompany their work and many will be demonstrating their skills. There will be paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture and jewellery - in fact something for every taste and pocket. In addition we always like to include a variety of special activities over the Trail weekend and 2012 is no different!
The Art and Architecture Trail consists of easy-walking loops around the central streets of Melbourne. The Trail can be started at any point, but you will need a Trail Badge and a Trail Guide to enter the buildings which will cost £5. The Trail Guide consists of a map of Melbourne with Festival sites marked. The Trail Badge is a pass to get into all the houses and halls free of charge. In the main, visiting professional artists are being hosted in rooms made available in private houses, which are not usually open to the public. Most of the houses are of historic significance, architectural information is contained in the Trail Guide – hopefully having visited the Trail visitors will be tempted to return to take another look at some of these heritage sites. Also listed in the Trail Guide is the name and speciality of the artists and their contact details.
The public streets are all wheelchair-friendly, but some of the buildings, particularly the smaller private homes are not. A special Easy Access Trail will be marked on the Trail Guide for visitors with restricted mobility. Children will be specially catered for with a special, safe area for young children with plenty to amuse them and an Art Exhibition showing work from the local schools and playgroups.