Open Studio & Gallery

Weekends & Public Holidays
11AM - 3PM

Dr Suzanne Moss

Artist in Residence

Suzanne is a painter, maker of contemplative art installations and art teacher. She has received several awards and lectured in Painting and Drawing at the ANU School of Art & Design for several years. Her doctoral project ‘Painting Light, Touching Space’ further developed her paintings as spaces to unwind and be; to rest and hear oneself think. Most recently her work was shown in the Women’s Abstract Bienial in Melbourne.

Breathing Room Exhibition

Suzanne Moss @ b: ATELIER

18/19th & 25th/26 November 12-4 Creating artful spaces where the busyness stops

ease your mind ....

Proposed workshops

For workshop and exhibition enquiries


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.

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.

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 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.

  • MAY BARRIE 1918-2014 (National - International. Winner Sculpture by the Sea 2009

  • BERNADETTE BOSCACCI Painter/Printmaker/Sculptor FNQLD

  • TORI DE MESTRE Painter, Sculptor, Educator

  • MISHA SWEENEY Paper Folder, Printmaker, Clay Shaper NSW


  • ROBYN VENEER SWEENEY Sculptor/Painter





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Kez Angel. A Batlow visual artist who works predominantly with recycled materials.
'Often inspired by the environment and my surroundings. I love finding beauty in things other people discard'.

Lesa Corrine. A newcomer to Batlow
'Photography is my passion. I have travelled extensively throughout South East Asia, Peru, Europe and to the National parks in the USA capturing the beauty of landscapes, seascapes, wildlife and beautiful faces in remote villages. I love to capture the essence of my subjects through my lens'.

Jennifer Crain. Our late and beloved friend who was an educator, Arts Facilitator & past President of the Tumut Art Society
‘I predominantly make printed works that reflect my passion for being in and preserving nature. I have printed in various forms for over 20 years and have currently returned to hand screen-print, enjoying the random marks it sometimes produces.

Brenda Dyack.   
I’m a visual artist with a long career using a range of media and approaches to express responses to the human journey and our environment. I have trained and showed my work in Canada, Australia and the UK. 

Mandy Evans. Mandy is a professional artist and has her own private art therapy practice in Blackheath, at the top of the Blue Mountains. She maintains a sessional educator role in the Masters of Art Therapy and Counselling/Psychotherapy courses at Western Sydney University. Traversing artistic, therapeutic and academic worlds is a valuable part of her life and art practice.
The inside/outside-ness of my paintings imbues them with both a physical and emotional depth. I want to capture the everchanging-ness and interconnected-ness of all of nature, ourselves included.
Atmospheric/weather changes on the landscape can be representational of the changes we all experience within and throughout our lives.
This quality also allows the viewer to discover layers of interpretation. There are dark corners, ports, passages to new realms, emerging light and a sense of otherness.

Jennifer Forster. Jennie lives with husband John on a small property in the delightful Tumut Valley in New South Wales, Australia, where they raise beef cattle and are often joined by their three children. A converted shearing shed is Jennie's studio where masterful works are created in an peaceful and inspiring setting. She is an active member of the Tumut Art Society and acts as its gallery curator.
Jennie loves to experiment with styles, genre and mediums and is always expanding her knowledge which she keenly shares with her students. She is passionate about mixed media and traveling with her sketch book.

Wendy Fraser, a retired teacher, is an active member of the Batlow Creative Community.
'My paintings are varied, both in style and medium as I came to art late in life and am still exploring.  For me, painting is a compelling problem-solving activity that absorbs and often confounds me'.

Donna Longabardi. Donna is a well regarded and collected art photographer under the name of ddotbardi. She has recently has taken up painting and her inimitable style comes through in simple abstractions of her home paddocks in the Gilmore Valley.
'The images are created within the boundary of the 7 acre space, 'Woodlands', my home. Immersed and observing Nature, I am witness to the changing seasons.
Time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present and future.
To know the subject in all its detail is impossible as are the discoveries limitless.'

Freda Marnie. An emerging  visual artist based in Gundagai NSW.
Her practice 'creates immersive experiences that explore the environment, sustainable farming practices and the uneasiness of our contemporary world, drawing on the influences of natural and human landmarks'. A bestselling author, she has recently transformed her storytelling platform from literature to visual arts, being exhibited at the 2020 Noel Chettle Memorial Prize in Sydney in October of this year.

Mette Sweeney has an interest in Botanical Art and developing a recent interest in the art of Printmaking. This is coupled with her burgeoning clothing and textile design practice. She has already had works in several exhibitions with a good sales record and is quickly developing a professional attitude towards her creative output.

Misha Sweeney. A Yr 9 Student, Misha has always been a creative spirit. She has recently become interested in the technique of Monoprints, where she is exploring the post fire Snowy areas around Talbingo and Kiandra. Her delicate small works are a great favourite with visitors to the gallery.

Robyn Veneer Sweeney. The artist behind b: ATELIER. Trained as both a sculptor and painter, Robyn can now add Arts Admin/Manager/Publicity/Web to her list of roles.


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