Let me introduce you to a friend of mine, artist Tim Read. Tim is one of the artists that I work and collaborate with at the Warrandyte Community, Now and Not Yet Cafe.
Tim Read is a gifted metal art sculptor who works with reclaimed steel. He derives inspiration from nature, the materials he finds and spirituality. He makes one off pieces of amazement including garden art.
Tread Sculptures is a metal art studio which operates from Tim’s family home on the Bend of Islands Kangaroo Ground. The studio showcases Tim’s original work which is available for sale and commission. Tim also collaborates with other local artists and these incredible pieces are also on display in the studio.
The property is situated on the banks of the Yarra River on the Bend of Islands which is situated 30 km north east of Melbourne and close to Eltham and Warrandyte.
The Bend of Islands is Situated on 634 hectares of natural bushland, the area combines environmental conservation with residential use.
The zoning ensures that the flora and fauna are protected by strict regulations prohibiting the introduction of non-indigenous plants and the keeping of pets or livestock including cats, dogs, horses or cattle.
Open Days are on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month. Tim and his family have designed a unique experience for you to discover the natural beauty of the area.
They have created a Sculpture Trail.
After you have visited the studio Tim will give you a map and you can wander along the Sculpture Trail taking in the beauty of this untouched part of the world and enjoy the installation art and sculptures dotted profusely along the way.
This is a fun and enjoyable way to spend a few hours with the whole family.
You will come away feeling refreshed and inspired and the kids will love it.
Tims motto for life is this:
Your past does not determine your future.
Tim recycles metal and wood into pieces of art and furniture. His by-line is perfect for Tim as it not only describes what Tim does but what he believes in. Tim has an incredible personal story of transformation. Tim also facilitates Blur – a mental health support group which operates each Tuesday fortnight from the Now and Not Yet Cafe in Warrandyte.
Blur is a confidential peer led Mind Health support group. It is a safe place for people suffering mind health issues, or for anyone having a hard time. With approximately one in four people experiencing a mental health issue in the course of their lives, we are eager to provide a supportive environment for those suffering from a mind health matters.
At blur we support people by sharing, encouraging and learning for each other’s experiences.
The biggest obstacle toward mind health management or recovery is typically ourselves. We often suffer in silence preferring to keep our feelings and struggles private.
Leader Support: Tim Read, Derek Bradshaw, Lisa Hunt-Wotton
You can find out more about Blur at: Blur Support Group Face Book
Tread Sculptures are officially open the first Saturday and Sunday of every month from 10am until 4pm. You can visit at other times but by appointment only.
225 Catani Boulevard
Kangaroo Ground VIC 3097
Contact Tim Read on 0405101001.
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