Studio Giblin Inc.

Mr Beltz with trailer and yacht being wheeled down Giblin Street

Studio Giblin Inc. draws inspiration from the original owner: boat builder and cabinet maker Ronald Beltz, who built a house and shed at 95A Giblin Street in 1936 during The Great Depression. Since 2005 this has been the site of Meg Walch’s painting studio.  Studio Giblin Inc is an extension of Meg’s art practice and an incubator for the cultivation of creative agency in its many forms.

Motor Boat built by Ron Beltz at Giblin Street being launched in Constitution Dock

Studio Giblin Inc. is a space for imagination, education and arts advocacy. Just like an incubator Studio Giblin Inc. nurtures and then allows these initiatives to roam by themselves.

Coco: mascot and chicken in residence

Honouring Ronald Beltz’s legacy and his creative contribution to the local community during times of economic hardship, the Studio draws upon permaculture design principles to emphasise skills, resourcefulness and collaboration.

Mr Beltz: Centre. owner of yacht Mavourneen: Right
Boat Building at Giblin Street priot to the construction of the shed

Studio Giblin Inc experiments with activities in response to current climatic, economic and social circumstances. We offer workshops and host events to nourish the local eco-system. We do not conform to a schedule or routine. We respond to emerging circumstances.

Studio Giblin Exterior

Your purchase of Studio Giblin Merch through REDBUBBLE supports our not-for-profit workshops. The REDBUBBLE company is based in Melbourne and prints all products on demand to save resources: http://bit.ly/SG_merch

Meg photograph by Lara Van Ray

www.meganwalch.com.au

4. Objects and purposes of Association

(i) Studio Giblin draws inspiration from the original owner boat builder and cabinet maker Ronald Beltz, who built a house and boat-building shed at 95A Giblin Street in 1936. From 2005 the shed has been the site of Megan Walch’s painting studio, and is first and foremost a private workshop.  Studio Giblin is an extension of Megan’s art practice and is an incubator and a hub for the cultivation of creative agency in its many forms.

(ii) The aim of the Studio is to provide a space that enables exploration of different perspectives on sustainable creativity, education and arts advocacy. Studio Giblin sees the arts as essential to cultural, environmental and human well-being.

 (iii) Honouring Ronald Beltz’s legacy and his creative contribution to the local community during times of economic hardship; the Studio draws upon permaculture design principles to emphasise resourcefulness, skills and collaboration.

(iv) We aim to experiment with our activities in response to current climatic, economic and social circumstances. We offer workshops and host projects and events to nourish the local eco-system and link to networks of like-minded initiatives internationally. We do not conform to a rigid schedule or routine— we respond to emerging circumstances.

(v) Studio Giblin has three rings of membership: A core of Advisory Members, invited members and General members. The structure of the organisation takes its model from the fluid properties of painterly mediums and their lateral flow on a horizontal surface. 

Studio Giblin Inc. 2021