AiR studios are as individual as the artists that inhabit them, each offer a unique work/live space.
All residents have the use of the shared equipment and facilities; a small material work space, kiln room, pottery equipment, Venco pottery wheels, Woodrow electric kiln and painting easels. There are shared out door toilet and laundry facilities, washing machine, dryer and cloths line. All residents are welcome to use the gardens, grounds, main gallery space, artists lounge and bar including the La Marzocco espresso coffee machine. All studios have access to WiFi but there is limited mobile services Telstra sim cards do work in most areas. A couple of bicycles are available. The Gippsland Plains Rail Trail is at the rear of the Art Space as is great for walking and cycling. The gallery and all studios are smoke free zones.
The Garden Studio is a free standing cottage in a private area of the grounds. It is a fully furnished single story studio with open plan living space; bedroom (double bed) kitchen, lounge, dining area with private shower, toilets are in a shared outdoor facility near the main building. It has a split system air conditioner/heater, wood heater, TV, WiFi, fully equipped kitchen; electric hotplates, oven, microwave, toaster, electric jug, fridge/freezer, and a large bay window with views across the garden, a perfect work space. Suitable for both singles or couples.
The Janina Suite is contained in the main building on the second story on the eastern end of the building above the gallery. It has been created for shorter stays. It is most suitable for writers, photographers and those that do not require a messy work space. It has a separate bedroom (double bed) that adjoins the open plan kitchen living space with private toilet and bathroom facilities, including a bath. It has small fridge, microwave oven, single electric hotplate, electric frying pan, toaster and jug. It has TV, WiFi and electric panel heating. It has views across the surrounding farming land and mountain range. This stuido is used for Airbnb bookings so limited access in the warmer months.
The Butter Room Studio is part of the main building and was originally the butter packing room. It is on the south east corner of the building. It is a split level, fully furnished apartment with live/work space on the ground floor and bedroom on the mezzanine floor. It has a split system air conditioner heater, wood heater, TV, WIFI , fully equipped kitchen; electric hotplates, oven, microwave, toaster, electric jug, fridge/freezer, with direct access to the gallery space and to the garden courtyard. The shower and toilet are shared outdoor facilities.
Artists-in-Residence in action, Sanné Mestrom, alfresco ceramics |Sukjin Choi and friends raku firing | kiln room adjoining the Garden Studio | Kate Hodgetts, live work space, Garden Studio | Matěj Hájek, studio adjoining the Garden Studio | Matěj Hájek, sculpture & Bet Orten, photography at the end of residency Pop up Exhibition in Gallery 2 (G2)
Banner Image: Kiera Brew Kurec - Regional Training and Engagement Fund, VCA Partnership, Garden Studio 2015