Murwillumbah artist David Benson. Photo: John Gass / Tweed Daily News
Murwillumbah artist David Benson. Photo: John Gass / Tweed Daily News John Gass

Creative space

A NEW studio by acclaimed artist David Benson has opened in Murwillumbah called Studio 88.

The exhibition showcases various mediums including painting, photography, printmaking, graphic design and illustration, fashion design and jewellery.

"Studio 88 is a creative space for artists to practise and promote their unique skills, which everybody at some stage needs either for the mind, body or spirit," art director and visual artist, David Benson, said.

"It encompasses all the healing vedic arts, music, dance, visual art, massage, astrology, yoga as well as graphic design and an in- house fashion designer."

Mr Benson has been a full-time artist since graduating from the National Art School in Sydney in 1978 and has owned and directed galleries in Sydney, Hunter Valley, Victoria and Milton.

In 2008 he moved his family from the South Coast of Sydney, travelled overseas and moving around before finally settling in Murwillumbah.

After renovating a house and recovering from an illness, he decided to create a space to work in and to showcase creative arts.

Mr Benson has exhibited widely throughout Australia and overseas and has sold works to prominent personalities such as Greg Norman, former NSW Premier John Fahey, founder of Nutrimetics Clare Roach, and companies such as Country Road and Kadu Surfware to name a few.

Studio 88 took three months to renovate, officially opening late last month, and is located at 88 Main St, Murwillumbah.

To find out more, call 0402 763 291.



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