The O.W.L. inbox was graced by an email from the inimitable Tai Snaith the other day, alerting us to her open studio this Thursday and Friday evening – and she was kind enough to extend the invitation to… well, everybody.
As part of Craft Victoria’s Month About Making, the lattice metalwork doors of the Nicholas Building’s lift will be thrown open to studio voyeurs like me/you/us to pay homage to the artists and designers who brave the stinky wafts of Subway down below to produce beautiful things up above. It’s a wonderful building and there’s a host of creative-types in there, including a strong contingent of contemporary jewellers.
Tai is up on the 4th floor in Studio 11, which she shares with some similarly talented ladies – designer Nadine Treister, photographer Jo Duck and jewellers/makers of wearable art Emma Grace and Jasmina Krupic.
More than 20 studios, galleries and retail spaces (over eight floors, phew) will be awaiting your traffic this Thursday and Friday from 5 to 9pm. I’ve never been past the third floor and last time I was there I had a rather Alice-down-the-rabbit-hole experience, so I hope they have some good signage.
From the top and L-R: Illustration by Tai Snaith, wearable art by Emma Grace, jewellery and objects by Nadine Treister, jewellery by Jasmina Krupic (photographed by Jo Duck).
Open studios in the Nicholas Building
5-9pm this Thursday and Friday 28-29 August
Corner Flinders Lane and Swanston St, Melbourne