STA joined Goulburn art lovers to help Michael Thomson celebrate the opening of his new art space Pigment 107. We talk to Michael about his vision for the new space.
Pigment 107 is located at the heart of Goulburn in a rescued heritage building. A place where you can make a mess while surrounded with beauty.
I wanted to bring art into the everyday lives of the broader community in an innovative and user friendly way that would be entertaining, fun and accessible.
While painting the columns of the Goulburn civic building, the many encounters I had with enthusiastic locals caused me to have a revelation and the seed to help change the way art and creativity is experienced within my community was planted.
Paint and sip classes seemed an obvious choice, so Van Gogh n Vino was born. My own encounter with the wonder of making bowls and cups with my own hands for my own use simply by playing with clay gave rise to Clay 4 Play. Portrait photography has always been an obsession and the mission to photograph the locals of Goulburn brings the third component to Pigment 107.
Many times I had peered through the windows of a row of vacant shops on Auburn street, ideas flowing through my head and once again I found myself standing outside these shops, finally I had the perfect opportunity to bring something vibrant and exciting to one of these long abandoned spaces.
Inspired by the workings of an artist’s studio you will have the opportunity to not only have fun making and socialising but also get an inside view of an artist’s practice.
Pigment 107 offers paint and sip classes, beginners pottery classes and portrait photography. The studio is also available for private functions. Follow Michael on Instagram, Facebook or check out Pigment 107 online.
Michael has public contributed to the public artwork landscape in Goulburn. Find his contributions at the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery Public Art Register.
Pigment 107 is also listed at Creative South, head over there to plan your next arts and culture adventure.
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