Wednesday, September 13, 2017

You need a hug buddy?

Ahoy Art lovers!
It has been a while in between shows at Open Studio so we decided to kick off a run of exhibitions to roll out over the last months of 2017.

First up is the GROUP HUG Group Show on the 29th Sept at 6pm.
There will be artists in attendance, music, food and a few cold beverages.

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If you enjoy living in a vibrant artistic town, get behind the team that has been pushing local artists, hosting international artists and attracting Australian artists to the Coffs Coast for the last 10 years!
Hope to see you there  

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

NEW Ironlak Art Supplies review with Kade Valja

Open Studio regular Kade Valja has recently had a crack at the new Ironlak Artist's supplies that we are now stocking and has given us some great feedback!
Check out his product review below along with some progress shots from his studio space.
For more of his work you can follow him @kadevaljart on Instagram...

Products used:
Ironlak basic acrylic color set 
Ironlak acrylic fluid.
Ironlak pump action markers.
Ironlak brushes.

The Artist Acrylic range is very bright, buttery
and has great coverage straight out of the tube
and goes beautifully with a palette knife. It works harmoniously with the Ironlak Fluid range (*available in Pump Action markers or separate bottles) 
making experimenting with mixing techniques easly achievable.
The Fluid through the airbrush works as well as any quality airbrush paint,
the darker colors work especially well for detail.
The brushes are a good weight and length, smooth and consitent, really great value.

cheers 😊

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016


OPEN STUDIO was contacted to coordinate and facilitate a mural for the new Headspace Coffs Harbour premises. The mural was to represent local Gumbaynggirr culture, so we contacted local Gumbaynggirr artists Yowa and Brentyn Lugnan to do their thing and do it BIG!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Shakewell Magazine...

Got yours?
We still have a few remaining copies left so get in and get a grip...

Dance hall massive...

A quick project with the KAPOW team from Key Employment...

2016 is Year of the Fire Monkey

Once again we have repainted the Midway Store on Harbour Drive to celebrate Chinese New Year...

Incase you missed it.... has been updated with all content produced by the artists who traveled to be part of a month of murals in November 2016.
Big thanks to Montana Cans Australia, Ironlak, Kobra Paint Australia and Molotow Paint Australia for their support. All brands are available at Open Studio.
Another big thanks to the crew of locals behind the scenes that helped everything run so smoothly as well as the sponsors Key Employment, The Happy Frog and The Cancer Council.
Much Appreciation.

Friday, September 25, 2015

WONDERWALLS @ the Gong...

Looking forward to what is set to be a great weekend in the Gong catching up with mates and checking out some killer artists at work and in their element... See you there!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Another great night...

John Theiring's show had a massive turnout and was well received as can be accounted for by the number of works sold on opening night. His live sand painting amazed the crowd and added a whole new level of depth to his canvasses on the walls. Get in and check out the work if you missed it...