Welcome to the fourth ever DMROS – the annual Open Studios event offered by artists of Daylesford and Macedon Ranges. It is their gift to you, their invitation into their world – your chance to share their inspiration and creation, to embrace the benefits of arts and culture and to experience the beauty and tranquility of their individual settings and environment.
Research projects currently underway in the U.K. have recorded the increase in health and wellbeing of people engaged in the arts. It will be your opportunity to enrich and extend your everyday life.
Now on over the first three weekends in November for an hour + drive out of Melbourne or wherever you are, study the map on the centre pages of this guidebook, plan your trip to the studios of your choice – difficult as that may be – ideally, to all twenty seven of them – and prepare to enhance your artistic encounters with a sampling of the excellent regional fare of our local cafés and restaurants. Maybe you will be tempted to stay the night at one of the many attractive B & Bs and boutique accommodation places.
Or if you prefer not to drive, book a Guided Studio Tour on one of the small buses conducted round the studios twice daily by valiant committee member Brad and his team.
Be sure to visit the DMROS 2015 Group Exhibition at our Kyneton Hub, run in tandem with the Open Studios, for a preview of the work of each of our participating artists.
As we tidy the studios – not too much, and hang the exhibition, we await your visit with excitement, pride and with gratitude to our supporters – our volunteer helpers, our community and our sponsors: our funding bodies Creative Victoria, Tourism Victoria, Macedon Ranges Shire Council, the Daylesford District Community Bank® Branch of the Bendigo Bank and all those who acknowledge the talent, professionalism and commitment of the arts community of our area.
DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL PROGRAM:
2015 ARTISTS GUIDEBOOK