Cygnet is renown as a thriving creative community and a magnet for artists.  This weekend over 30 artists swing open the doors of their studios and workshops and welcome you to visit.

There is nothing like seeing an artist in their own environment and this is your opportunity to be inspired by their studios, meet and discuss their passion and yours and see the inspiration gained by living in such a beautiful area. Participants include painters, ceramicists, photographers, fabric workers, writers, jewellers, timber workers, leathers workers and much more.

This year the trail coincides with the last weekend of the Huon Valley Art Exhibition in the Cygnet Town Hall and it is market day on Sunday.

Vicki Taiwo is a local weaver who was so inspired by the art trails in the UK she returned home determined to organize a similar event in Cygnet.  This is the third art trail and each year it is growing in popularity and diversity of artists.

You can preplan your trail by visiting the Handmade In Cygnet website of just arrive in Cygnet on the weekend and grab a printed map which will be available from various outlets including Balfour House.  You’ll find all the information you need on the website including trail map and artist bios.

Handmade in Cygnet - Open Studio Art Trail

“THANK YOU so much for organising Handmade in Cygnet. We, four of us, have just finished 5 hours on this trail. WOW! We were so impressed with everything we saw” ...
All about the artists ...

Deborah Jane
Natural Rhythms
As Deborah wanders the Tasmanian coast, inspiration follows. Her keen eyes seek out pieces of interest and as she works with deft hands she fills each piece with her devotion to expose the inner unique wonder, bringing life to the seemingly dead little bit of wood. Each piece tells its own wonderful story to you who are inspired also and opens the way to talk the walk in our own cycle of life.

Leanne Devereaux
Leanne is passionate about the process of drawing and derives her inspiration from the natural world, represented in our Australian native wildlife. Working with the mediums of lithography, linocut, scratchwork, clayboard and illustration, she endeavours, through detailed imagery, to capture and convey the individuality of each chosen subject and to promote and share the beauty and fragility of the wildlife that is uniquely ours.

Margie Kirk
Margie enjoys drawing with pencils, painting with acrylics and printmaking. She feels most comfortable with pencils as she can layer the colours. The brighter the better!
Margie is inspired by Tasmania and its landscape – its colour, vitality and the wild places. She’s happy that there are some areas that are too remote and can never be tamed. She feels we have lost so much in Tasmania – the environment and a lot of species - and is hopeful that people are changing in their views.
Margie loves living in this unique place and will continue to do art that has come about by being in this paradise.

You’ll find the tour map here

Handmade in Cygnet - Open Studio Art Trail

2017 Interactive Art Trail Map: ( Click on location number to view corresponding studio/workshop page You can scroll to the previous or next participant from each page )