About Studio 99
McColl’s Hardware Foundry
Studio 99 Art and Whisky is hidden down the side lane behind the original McColl’s Hardware located at 99 Lipson Street in the Port. It is housed in the old brass foundry building and offers a small intimate bar where you can submerge yourself in the yesteryear. If you are looking for somewhere where you can have a quiet conversation or pre-dinner cocktails you won’t be disappointed. Janelle Gaudet is the resident artist and is supported by other emerging South Australian artists.
You will find the best of single malt and blended whisky’s from many countries around the world. If you’re not really a whisky drinker we may be able to convert you with one of the many cocktails.
Failing that we have a small exclusive range of red and white wines, vodka, gin, and beers for the die-hards.
Resident Artist’s Statement
Newfound freedom experienced upcycling metal, wire and mesh provides a strong contrast to years spent in formal design and construction. The ability to break set rules encourages me to produce works of whimsy and frivolity, leveraging light, shadow and reflection to add additional layers of enchantment and humour.
This really is a wonderful journey as I am now attending masterclasses learning all about different whiskies hence, I’m able to appreciate them even more than before. I’m really enjoying the interaction with those who really enjoy their whiskies and just love hosting the customers who just like to come in to relax and enjoy drinks of their choice.
As it can be quite a difficult task to select, taste and create special whisky cocktails I am assisted by Graham (Chook) Wilson – someone has to do it!
The studio is available exhibitions, art classes, book launches, writer’s evenings, private functions and group bookings.