Published on October 6th, 2018 | by Admin

The Motley Bauhaus Artspace!

The much-anticipated Motley Bauhaus is opening its doors for the first time and you, your family and friends are invited to come along and experience this new kind of artspace at our inaugural event… OpenHaus.

On Sunday October 28th we are throwing our doors open to the public so you can meet our resident artists, hear some live music and enjoy a series of hands-on free workshops, all from 2-5pm. There will be a kids do it yourself dance party, facepainting with a bent, a taste test of some of the workshops we have coming up, food and drink samples, and a few more surprises in store!

We are launching a diverse and unique range of workshops that will appeal to people of all ages. With an afterschool program, a school holiday program and toddler art classes the children will have plenty to do. For the adults we have everything from painting to potting, music and voice classes, podcasting, jewellery making, dressmaking or printmaking. If you can think of it, we probably will have a class in it.

To check out our full range of workshops go to

Not quite commercial gallery, not quite artist run space, The Motley Bauhaus is a new kind of art house. An art, craft and performance centre dedicated to promoting skills based art practices, encouraging intermingling across all disciplines and spreading art like a virus through the community. With a couple of exhibition spaces, workshop space, several studios, a theatre, a podcasting booth and a bar we are providing a home for artists to work, and to share their work and skills with each other and the community.

The Motley Bauhaus is the brain child of Jason Cavanagh, who opened the very successful The Owl and the Pussycat back in 2009. The Owl was built as a home for independent and emerging artists, modelled on similar spaces Jason visited during his overseas travels. He has again recently returned home from a performance residency in Iceland and a month in Europe and The Motley Bauhaus has been inspired by his recent travels.

The ethos of the space is derived from the Staatliches Bauhaus school opened in Germany in 1919 that combined art and craft and respected them equally. In that vein we are focused on promoting skills based arts practises and fostering creativity in the wider community by giving a home to artists of any and all disciplines and running various art and craft classes and related activity.

For a list of workshops available on the day and to book your place in them just go to our website and follow the links to OpenHaus.

Name of event: OpenHaus
Date: Sunday, October 28th
Time: 2-5pm
Location: 102 Scotchmer Street, Fotzroy North
Tickets: Free event

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