Studios

A must visit in the Cultural Precinct is to our talented resident artists in the Stables Studios at the rear of the courtyard. Here you will find the open stuidos of ceramic artist Tracie Anderson, glass bead jewellery designer Nalda Hoskins and mosaic artist Tanya Passmore.

Tracie is a ceramic and mixed media artist upcycling found objects from the ocean and shore to form beautiful art that reflects the south-west coast of Western Australia. Through the seasons of the year she collects unusual and everyday objects, be it driftwood, shell, bone or rock to use in her beautiful ceramic sculptures. Porcelain is the main clay that she uses in her workshop as it has elasticity for handbuilding and is strong enough to be worked to translucency in fragile seaweed pieces. The glazes that are used are soft and lanquid, pale greens and blues that reflect the summer days and warm sand of the south-west. 

 

 Tracie Studio


Nalda is a lampwork glass artist  who explores her emotional response to colour in a range of eclectic jewellery featuring glass beads hand crafted in her studio. Using a torch flame she melts glass rods to create beads of all shapes and sizes. A single pendant bead, pairs for ear rings or a series for necklace and bracelet designs. Nalda designs all of her stunning jewellery.

Nalda


Tanya Passmore is a mosaic artist who runs regular workshops. We're delighted she's our artist in residence in Studio 3 from Dec 2020 to February 2021. 

Growing up in Perth, Western Australia Tanya was blessed to have both parents embrace creative backgrounds, one in floristry the other in the creation of new plant varieties in a Horticultural background and she grew up being immersed in nature. Tanya followed in her mothers footsteps and a passion for floristry evolved . The joy of working with colour, line and form seemed only natural and it was with these foundational ingredients which later took her into ceramics, textiles and sculpture. It was to be years later, through a community arts project, that a new passion developed for mosaics. Using the key elements again in another modality, working exclusively on re-purposing satellite dishes and delighting in their elliptical shapes. Finding the solitude, stillness and meditative qualities of mosaics was a key component, along with the vibrancy of colour mixing and material selection .

A weekend workshop is a great way to introduce someone to the creative  and fun aspect of mosaics, from beginners to advance, it’s fertile ground to play and explore. Catering to a range of age groups, workshops run from two days to ten weeks. Workshops are held in a number of venues from ArtGeo Complex in Busselton, Home Studio Days plus private workshops in regional locations.

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Expressions of Interest will be called for in early 2021 for Studio 1 and 2.

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