'A WORK IN PROGRESS'b: ATELIER sits on Wiradjuri Land. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.b: ATELIER
also thanks Potso, the owner of this wonderful building, for his support and encouragement in this experiment. Thanks go to those Community Members who donated equipment or other assistance and their ongoing encouragement.
Situated in the grand former Rural Bank building, which boasts 4 metre high ceilings and a spacious and light interior.b: ATELIER's STORY
The b: ATELIER space was temporarily gifted by it's generous owners, to be used as an Activated Space after the Black Summer Fires of 2019/20. Batlow was one of the areas worst hit by the fires and is still in the process of recovery.
The Gallery has been open most weekends over that time.b: ATELIER
has now been operating as an unicorporated ARI for 2 1/2 years, providing studio space for a local sculptor and painter, Robyn Veneer Sweeney and occasional others, alongside interesting small gallery spaces. Over that time, Robyn has dedicated herself on a voluntary basis, to curating and managing small themed exhibitions of local and national artists.https://robynveneersweeney.wixsite.com/artist
Exhibitors are mostly emerging artists but b: ATELIER has had some works of established and highly credentialed artists alongside.b: ATELIER
has hosted events for Snowy Valley's Sculpture Trail (Sculpture By The Sea) & Magda Szubanski. Robyn Veneer Sweeney is a Community Advisor for the Sculpture Trail, working closely with other members of the organisation.b: ATELIER
offers support to emerging artists and charges small commissions for sales, the proceeds of which will go to cover running costs and improvements.b: ATELIER
will provide small group workshops in various media in 2023, to be facilitated by resident and visiting artists. See https://www.facebook.com/b.ATELIER1416
for details and news.b: ATELIER
is a perfect low cost supportive exhibition space for experimental works, particularly installations. This is a great way to trial ideas, photograph works, build on a portfolio. Host an opening.