Creative and Curious

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Our tours offer a unique experience for all our guests, presenting an insight into the creative minds of artists and their art. You will have an exclusive glimpse into this process with a studio tour. Guests have the opportunity to chat with the artist and view their work in progress. All tours include gallery visits and an informal engaging curatorial introduction to the exhibition, concluding with a relaxing drink at a local café/bar.

Sandra Tobias is an artist and art educator who has lived in Hong Kong Japan and regional Victoria. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree and a Teaching diploma from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Melbourne University.

Sandra has previously worked as an art consultant in Hong Kong and has run successful community arts projects in Melbourne and in regional Victoria. She is passionate about art. When not leading the tours she runs a successful arts practice, teaches, consults and enjoys the nourishment, collaboration and percolating that creativity provides in our cities.

Lena Torikov has devoted 30 years to educating students in the arts within the secondary system. Graduating from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, encouraged a life time of art making and studio dwelling in Richmond, Flinders Lane and Fitzroy. Devoting her time to teaching and studio practice has resulted in a wealth of experience in the arts and a commitment to supporting local artists and galleries.

Lena is a practicing Melbourne conceptual artist working within mediums that can translate a memory of familiar places in abstract forms. As a tour guide, her dedication is to provide the opportunity for people to experience the arts with someone who has local knowledge of the galleries and studios. She works in a shared studio space in Fitzroy and exhibits regularly. Tours of the gallery spaces and more importantly the studio, are places where the creative intrigue is nurtured. Behind5Doors offers the opportunity for a glimpse into this creative world.