18 Dec 2016

The Charles Brasch Studio - no more kitchen table art!

From Standing Room Only, 1:34 pm on 18 December 2016

The "residence" part of Dunedin's Caselberg House Artists In Residence scheme is working fine. But the "art" part... Well, let's just say, many of the artists and sculptors have had to draw on the kitchen table! Not for much longer. After two years of fundraising, a purpose built studio space will soon be completed for visiting artists staying in Broad Bay on Dunedin's peninsula. The studio, named after one of the city's literary heroes, publisher Charles Brasch, may be just the size of a single room, but it's still costing tens of thousands of dollars. Lesley Hirst from the Caselberg Trust tells Lynn Freeman that it's been a long held dream.