Launched May 1st, 2009 with a tentative start... this blog evolved into a space to bring things I'm curious about or fascinated with whilst adapting to life in a new city, a new direction with my work and in the online realm. Early on postings were frequent and wide-ranging in focus. Attention slowly spread to new online engagements as ideas developed and formats trialled to extend those ideas. However, this blog has always remained at the centre of all that followed ...the conversations, journeys and glimpses into creative worlds generated here have long enriched my days beyond all imagining and I return always to pick up the thread with gratitude for the experience and for those who've passed through, perhaps joined up or stopped to converse!
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Monday, September 28, 2009

Myrtle Street Studio


I was thrilled to find out about an exciting new venture on my side of town today...maybe not around the corner...but not far away!  Myrtle St Studio  is the brainchild of Jay Dee Dearness who has wonderful plans for this enterprise set to open in the new year. It will be a new ARI -   Artist Run Initiaive. It incorporates a gallery space, a specialist book/print store and artist studio. The focus will be primarily on print and paper based media. Workshops, readings, dialogue gatherings...all to be launched in a few months as part of the serious plans to create a vibrant and interactive art space. I'm keen to become aquainted with what's being offered here. Clicking on the highlighted text above will take you to Jay Dee's blog for the studio and click about to read a full description of what's on offer. If you are in this part of the world I'm sure a visit in 2010 will be a MUST!



Jay Dee setting her new press a few months back

above: a poster from a mid year event

below: a preparation sketch by Jay Dee from her studio work


below: from Jay Dee's work exhibited in May this year


Jay Dee has another blog which gives you an idea of this busy woman's life pursuing various artistic endeavours and extensive travel.

2 comments:

Jay Dee said...

Thank you so much for the write up Sophie! Really appreciated! Will be putting up info for applications shortly -really wanting Myrtle Street Studio to be a community arts hub for works on paper. In Melbourne at the moment but will blog some more when I'm back in Bris - thanks for the shout out as it all helps :)

Sophie Munns said...

Jay Dee,
I'm pleased to spread the word for such a fine venture. Think there will be a lot of local artists keen to know what you are offering and many who will find visiting inspiring in 2010.
Enjoy Melbourne!
S