In the early 1900's 'The Piggery' & 'Piggery Lane' were an important and active part of the Hawkesbury Agricultural College. In recent times the renamed building 'D9' on 'Campus Drive' at Western Sydney University, Richmond NSW. 'THE PIGGERY' is now part of the Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop and has become the Working Studios and Gallery’s of six artists. Information on open days, workshops, and events will be made available on the Blog.
Saturday was our first 'hands on' open day at the Piggery, most of the resident artists participated as well as visitors, for the 'portrait workshop' we did 20 minute sketches and changed sitters as the planned sitter couldn't make it... next time we will plan other demonstration/participation events and one portrait sitter.
The 'musical jam session' got off to a confidence building start and we will build on this for next time!
Beginning in November The Piggery Lane Studios
will now be open on the first Saturday of the month, and the resident
artists will conduct demonstrations, and workshops and activities for
anyone to watch or to participate in.
On Saturday mornings
resident artists and or guest artists will be there to demonstrate
and to discuss topics of interest.
On Saturday afternoons
from approximately 2-5 pm we will be having figurative/portrait
workshops. There will be a live sitter, or sitters to work from and those interested are invited to participate. There will not be a set cost for this though voluntary donations will
be accepted to cover any costs for sitters.
Starting round about 5pm
we will have a musical 'jam session' for anyone interested in
playing or performing live music, and the invitation is there to
bring along an instrument or music and just see what happens... this
is aimed at anyone who wants to explore this area and not aimed at
We we will provide tea and coffee and anyone is welcome to bring their own refreshments... this is also an opportunity for conversation...
particularly for those interested in the arts... no age limits