Home.byholly x Open studios week one – Design Canberra Festival

Annie Trevilian open studio. Photo: 5 Foot Photography
Annie Trevilian open studio. Photo: 5 Foot Photography

Home.byholly x Open studios week one

The team at home by holly, who love to promote good design and our beautiful city, were invited for a sneak peek of some beautiful artist studios featured in this year’s DESIGN Canberra festival.

Their verdict? The first weekend program of Open Studios will be a knockout!

On Saturday 14 November, ceramic lovers will get their fix at the hugely popular studio of Bev Hogg (Hackett). Be prepared to be patient – this is the most popular of all the studios but worth the wait. Bev’s colourful disposable cups and ceramic birds fill many beautiful Canberra homes and gardens.

Nearby, the amazing Annie Trevillian (Hackett) will open her studio full of brightly coloured textiles including beautiful linen tea towels with distinctly Canberra references of magpies, the shine dome and more.

Over at ANCA (Mitchell), don’t miss the workshop of Canberra’s most international designer, Tom Skeehan. His sleek and contemporary furniture is stunning, with a story to tell. Also at ANCA Mitchell is Lymesmith, an award-winning design practice. Lymesmith creates artworks for the built environment and deeply understands how colour can transform a space.

Then round off your creative Saturday with a visit to Weetangera to visit the beautiful studios of textile designer Julie Ryder and ceramic artist Josephine Townsend. These two talented artists live around the corner from each other, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to collect beautiful homewares from handprinted tea towels, tablecloths to tableware, jewellery and garden pots.

The home by holly team is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the DESIGN Canberra festival once again in 2020. There’s never been a more important time to support local, creative and community.

The DESIGN Canberra open studio week one program is available here.

DESIGN Canberra acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.