LOST or the Leichhardt Open Studio Trail is an event held in conjunction with Art Month each year in March. For the first time we join the newest festival on the Sydney events calendar - Spectrum Now.
During this time artists studios throughout the local area open their doors to the public. This is a rare opportunity to enter the personal creative realms of participating artists and take an exciting peek into many creative spaces.
Join the LOST (Leichhardt Open Studio Trail) and gain your creative passport to a world of colour, movement, and form as artists welcome you into their personal creative realms. Through LOST you can view creative practices as diverse as millinery, illustration, painting, street art, sculpture, glass art,
textile art, instrument making, photography, jewellery, ceramics, printmaking,
The LOST program also includes live street art, workshops, exhibitions, and demonstrations. You can visit local art schools to feel your own creative urge surge, and travel to the various spaces via one of ArtCycle's bicycle tours or
use the free shuttle bus.
Image credit: Little Wing Workshop - Studio No 22 on the LOST Map
LOST Associated Events
During LOST and Art Month Sydney there are a number of Associated Events occurring, all hosted by local artists. Many are free, and offered to help you begin (or travel further into) your creative life. Events include Artist Talks, Live Art, Workshops and Demos, see temporary artworks along the GreenWay and much, much, more. Click on the purple tab to visit the LOST Associated Events page.
Also local businesses are being invited to support LOST by offering discounts and deals for the LOST traveller in need of a pitt stop, so check this webpage closer to the LOST weekend for more information.
You can find printed copies of the LOST Map at the following places:
- Leichhardt and Balmain Libraries,
- Council Community Centres (Jimmy Little Centre, Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, and The Hannaford Centre)
- Leichhardt Council Administration Centre, 7-15 Wetherill St, Leichhardt.
You will need a copy of the LOST Map to receive access to some sites and to receive Cafe Deals.
Download your own LOST map here - LOST 2015 Map (PDF 3MB)
You can view studio locations via Google Maps at http://goo.gl/maps/Cp82i
As an additional point of interest you can also download any of our six outdoor Public Art Maps for your LOST tour via www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/PublicArtMap
Free LOST Shuttle Bus
For the first year we are transforming the Leichhardt Council Community bus inti the LOST FREE Shuttle Bus
When you see a white bus coming your way with images of Ludwig Leichhardt on it, hail the driver and he will stop (if safe to do so) at one of the stops on the LOST Bus Route Map. You will be transported to another art galaxy entirely. Don't ask for a timeframe, timetable or related, because if you hop on the LOST Shuttle Bus, then you are ready and agreeable to getting Lost in Leichhardt. We hope that you enjoy yourself!
DOWNLOAD the LOST Bus Route here (PDF 1.6MB)
FREE - Bookings required
Join ARTcycle on a guided bicycle tour of a vibrant and thriving art scene. Discover studios, galleries,
artist run spaces, workshops and more. Various locations across the LOST trail
For More Information
To book your place for Saturday 14 follow this link -
To book your place for Sunday 1 follow this link -
Shuttle Bus information coming soon!
See the list of LOST 2014 participating Artists here - Artists of the Month for MARCH http://www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/Community/Arts-and-Culture/Artist-of-the-Month
Have a look at our 2014 LOST pics on Instagram at #LOSTLeichhardt
LOST 2014 Image Gallery
2014 Studio Trail Map
LOST 2014 Studio Map (PDF 1.6MB)
To get an idea of the activities held during LOST 2013 see the Image Gallery and downloadable map below.
See Participating Artists
Leichhardt Council is committed to supporting and enlivening the arts. Council’s Community and Cultural Plan has set the scope for a comprehensive, sustainable process to enable the arts to flourish in the area.
Just take along your copy of the LOST map to take advantage of the special offers.
If you have any queries please contact Bronwyn Tuohy on 9367 9379 or firstname.lastname@example.org