Sunday, July 17, 2022


 The Good News is that the Hawkesbury Artist’s and Artisans Trail is finally on again this year, after a couple of years cancellations due to Covid 19, and the Piggery Lane Studios will be open on the weekend of 27th and 28th August along with the other participating members of the Trail.

Full details can be found on the HAAT (Hawkesbury Artist’s and Artisan’s Trail) Website

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Hawkesbury Art Fair 2021

It was touch and go, but the vaccination rates rose and the Covid cases declined, and a late decision was made to run the Hawkesbury Art Fair again this year. Not much time to prepare and more restrictions in place this time, but the exhibition did open on Monday 8th November at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, the Deerrubbin Centre in Windsor,  and will run until 5th December.

The Piggery Lane Studios were represented this time by Shelley Whittington, Malcolm Robertson, .Jenny LLoyd ,Kym Morris and Sharron Whittington,  and the artists and works selected were at the discretion of the Regional Gallery.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Hawkesbury Artists And Artisans Trail 2021

Well 2020 and 2021 have not been very good years for many people with the arrival of  Covid 19 Virus! Our Exhibition at the Village Kitchen In Kurrajong was open for about 2 weeks before the NSW Government Lockdown put an end to it!

The  Bright News is that Piggery Lane Studios have once again joined HAAT, the Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Trail  for this year, 2021, and hopefully for the ongoing future.

We will keep our fingers crossed that the Lockdown will be lifted by the weekend of the 28th and 29th of August, Spring will be in the air,  the winter weather will have warmed, and people will be glad to get out of their houses... it will be a good time to come and visit the Piggery, and some of the other Studios on the trail!

More to Come!

Tuesday, June 29, 2021


Four Artists from the the Piggery Lane Studios are having an exhibitionof paintings at the 'VILLAGE KITCHEN' restaurant and coffee shop, 83 Bells Line of Road, Kurrajong (02) 4573 0988.

Sharron Whittington, Kym Morris, Marian Wilcox and Malcolm Robertson are exhibiting paintings and the Exhibition runs from 12th June to 15th July.

Some of the works hanging at the Village Kitchen


Monday, December 9, 2019

Live at the Piggery 2

Dec 7 was our second new style open day at the Piggery. The heavy smoke laden air from the bush fires kept some from coming out but were able to open... our portrait sitter was not able to make it and we resorted to doing sketches of each other again. Followed  afterwards by a musical jam session.

Our next open day will be on February 1st.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Live at the Piggery

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!

some 20 minute portrait sketches....

Saturday, September 28, 2019


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 professional performances!

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