Regional Artists and Tutors (RATS) (from left) Gina Davey, David Probyn, Kelli Mac, Hayley George, Valerie McIntosh, Karen Roberts and Jo Williams.
Regional Artists and Tutors (RATS) (from left) Gina Davey, David Probyn, Kelli Mac, Hayley George, Valerie McIntosh, Karen Roberts and Jo Williams. Contributed

Regional Artists and Tutors open studio to Fraser Coast

REGIONAL Artists and Tutors (RATS) have changed its open studio program.

The professional group of Fraser Coast artists who would normally open all of their studios to the public will now feature just one artist every second Sunday of each month.

The Open Studio Day offers art lovers an insight into the private studios and creative process of Fraser Coast artists.

Artist Kelli Mac said the program focused on encouraging public engagement with the arts.

"Participating artists invite the public into their private studios to allow insight into the artists creative processes," she said. "It was also designed to engage the public and to promote the Fraser Coast as a vibrant arts scene."

The open studio program started in 2012.

"We have had huge success with the program but visitor numbers have decreased recently leaving the group deciding to just feature one artist each month," Kelli said.

"All of the RATS will go to support our featured artists at some point during that day.

"We will also continue our work within the community and already have some great projects coming up later in the year."

Artists will display a range of high quality works that will be available for sale during the day. For details visit their Facebook page or website.


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