Open Studios 2017

The Annual Open Studios event offered by artists of
Daylesford Macedon Ranges

21-22 April, 28-29 April & 5-6 May 2018

Welcome to our 6th year!
We are delighted to invite you to visit our region during our new dates in Autumn – the season we believe our beautiful countryside to be at its best.

2018 is on its way – watch out for a great program ahead! 

Now that we have a history we can record a rotational system of participating artists from the deep pool of creative talent within Daylesford Macedon Ranges, reputedly home and inspiration to more artists than any other rural region in Australia. Each year of DMROS draws a different group and varying mix of modalities from within its vibrant arts community.

In 2017, 30 artists were selected to open their studios during the program to discuss/demonstrate their creative practices and to showcase their work in the DMROS Group Exhibition. The 2017 program introduced 11 new artists and welcomed back artists from other years. The 2017 Group Exhibition was held in the prestigious The Convent Gallery, Daylesford, due to the generosity of Director Tina Banitska.


As funds to the arts diminish, DMROS has become a treasured jewel in the cultural calendar of Central Victoria. Maximise the opportunity to benefit from delving into this rich resource only an hour’s drive from central Melbourne. Visit the studios scattered through the charming small towns and rambling countryside, sample the food, wine & produce and absorb the arts. It is your culture to embrace, develop and claim.

2017 introduced Art-full Conversations@DMROS at the beginning and end of each day. These showcased the artists’ inside stories, their background and motivation. A collection of individual cards for you to purchase and share was offered to help make it possible for the program to continue into 2018 and beyond.

From from the amazing Jill Rivers: “In this my final year (2017), I thank all who have made it possible to bring you this program since its inception: Hepburn Shire Council, our advertisers and arts-loving community, all committee members past and present, particularly our recently retired Chair Sue Walker for her wisdom and guidance, and most of all, the talented artists who colour our lives.”