Berendina de Ruiter & Wojciech Pietranik: Stories from the Studio

This week we had the privilege of visiting Berendina de Ruiter and Wojciech Pietranik in the studio they share on the eve of the QPRC Arts Trail weekend in Queanbeyan.

Berendina is a Dutch-born Australian artist working in Italian Carrara and Australian marble and other stones. She strives for beauty, harmony and serenity in her work. She has worked with masters in Tuscany where she learned to carve the beautiful Carrara marble. She has exhibited and worked on commissions in Australia, Holland and Germany.

Wojciech Pietranik was born in  is a Poland he is also known  for his design work for coins and medals.  His work is held by the British Museum, the Royal Coin Cabinet in Sweden and in private collections across the world.

The pair met at the Canberra School of Art in the late 1980s. Their long-term friendship has resulted in sharing the Queanbeyan studio for the last five years. Each works mainly in stone, Berendina in fine Carrara marble and Wojciech preferring the dark basalts.

Berendina and Wojciech are both Churchill fellows which gave them each the opportunity to refine their skills. You can find out more about their projects here;  Berendina

Dont miss the last weekend of The Queanbeyan-Palerang Arts Trail  14-15 Oct  in Queanbeyan.Explore the galleries and home studios of local artists and experience the wealth of talent and creativity in the region first hand as you meet the artists in their creative environments, ranging from ceramics and glassworks to paintings, textiles, jewellery and much, much more.

We highly recommend a visit to see the exquisite stone sculptures on display. 4/6 Aurora Pl,
Queanbeyan, between 10am – 4pm on 14-15 October. 

Under the Stars 32x65x36 cm
Fleeting Encounter 20x112x28cm
Ned Kelly
Red Bull limestone

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