Sunday, 22 May 2011


A couple of talented young chefs put on a Pop up Restaurant/Banquet on Sunday in the Chapel at the Schoolhouse Studios.
Lizzie and Alice were able to secure a couple of spots at the table and enjoyed an amazing 4 course meal of prosciutto, artichoke, goat, pasta and quince tart with plenty of amazing complementary wine. Quite a nice way to spend a Sunday. 


During the feast a collection of residence and friends gathered for their own little banquet under the trees in the orchard.  I believe a friendly waiter bought them out some samples from the menu to try.

Gemma Patford starts Sewing Classes

Hi everyone, the lovely Gemma is running these sewing classes at the Schoolhouse. You should get in touch with her and head along!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Show + Tell Words and Pictures

Last weekend we had our Show + Tell garage sale market, open studios and live performances in the Chapel in the evening. It was such an amazing day. The photos are evidence!

Alice's awesome coaster collages

Blake from Two Bright Lakes

Antonia of Ceiba Tree

Barnaby of Project Freerange

Alice at Hand Drawn House

Lizzie and Nate with Otis in the background at the Polyester Records table

Lizzie's little houses and cards

Nate and Otis spinning tunes on an old record player

Rachel of Short Play Publications

 Lara and Ella selling awesome clothes

Brendan Welch kicked off the evening with his beautiful set.

The Harpoons got the crowd dancing!

 Ending the night with the wonderful Icy Poles...

Thanks everyone for an amazing day! See you next time.

No Kids in the Chapel

We were so privileged to have No Kids from Vancouver as our musicians-in-residence at the Schoolhouse Chapel in the week leading up to Sugar Mountain. They even played a little show for us. Thanks guys!! We miss you.

The Vine features Two Bright Lakes

Two Bright Lakes, our Independent record label in residence were featured on The Vine's Nice Work doco series. Click on the image to link to the video. Nice work guys!!

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Extra Cirricular Activities

It's been a wonderfully busy week at the Schoolhouse. We've been fixing toilets and lights, connecting internet (half way there), gardening, painting and endulging in live music in the Chapel.

Studio residents have been moving in and work has started happening. Elizabeth painted some little house blocks in ready for the Show + Tell. There will be open studios on the day. You can come and meet Elizabeth's etching press because 2 and 3pm. 

It was Otis's first birthday party in the Chapel today and Alice made this beautiful cake...

The Garden Club met for a huge working bee today. Marina, Sarah, Emma, Elizabeth, Matt, Alice and Joe shovelled soil and planted seedlings and things from our gardens that weren't doing so well in our inner city shaded gardens. Here we have so much space and sun, it is so very exciting!

The Garden Club are looking for some more mulch, manure, top soil etc for the garden if anyone has any spare dirt lying around... get in touch!

Matt started on the chicken coupe today. We are hoping to adopt 5 hens. We are thinking of starting an 'Adopt a Hen' program where you can buy a hen and have the privelige of naming the lady... watch this space!

This rhubarb from Mitra's garden will thrive here.

Some interested onlookers!

Surveying the progress...

Hard at work Emma!