Coiled Springs Studio

Recollections: The Old Studio

Here I am back in the old studio in fabulous Flemington. I loved this place and had some grand times there. The studio was situated above an internet cafe on the main road. It was a long narrow open space, with plenty of natural light - perfect for painting. The best part was its flat tin roof which we could access via an old ladder and squeeze through a high window in the foyer It gave us wonderful 360 views of the whole cityscape. One summer we hauled a load of plywood, on ropes, up the full height of the building to make a roofgarden, with pot plants and deckchairs. We’d sit up there in canvas deckchairs, and sunbaked our cares, drinking sea breezes with the radio on…