The Motley Bauhaus Will Hold An OpenHaus

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 its inaugural event... OpenHaus.

On Sunday October 28 they are throwing their doors open to the public so you can meet their 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, face-painting with a bent, a taste test of some of the workshops they have coming up, food and drink samples, and a few more surprises in store!

They 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 they have everything from painting to potting, music and voice classes, podcasting, jewellery making, dressmaking or printmaking. If you can think of it, they probably will have a class in it.

To check out the 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 they 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 they 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 the website and follow the links to OpenHaus.

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