If you were at last year's Underbelly Arts festival you probably wandered in and around FraserStudios' brick halls. If you went this year, you saw some of the alumni from Fraser's sister space Queen Street Studio performing or showing off their art. The studios support local Sydneysiders with residencies, as they struggle to find a way to afford studio space on an artist's almost-zero budget. In return, they participate in an open day at the end of their residency. At the July Open Day, you can check out some of the people you might be seeing around the artistic traps this time next year.
As the public is invited in to get a good look in at where they work and what they've been up to, you can get closer to artists' studios, watch the results of the performing artist residencies, or just relax with some nibbles or a beer. Current residents include photographer Cherine Fahd, sculpturer Marilyn Schneider, and real-life artistic alter-ego of FBi riddler Renny Kodgers, Mark Shorter. Their work will be on show in the Studio gallery, along with works from former studio residents like JD Reforma.
Photo by Arunas Klupsas.