Margaret River Open Studios

More than 160 artists from Busselton to Witchliffe are making final preparations to open their private studios to the Western Australian public for this year’s Margaret River Region Open Studios. This year, Margaret River  Region Open Studios is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.

There is a definite sense of excitement amongst participating artists in the lead up to the September 9 to 24 event. Artists have been busy creating. Some have turned to nature or to environmental themes of re-purposing and sustainability, and others to life’s simple pleasures. A number of artists are planning small-group workshops for children, novices, amateur artists and those with more experience.

For the first time, Margaret River Region Open Studios will host two Art Ambassadors; renowned Queensland painter and sculptor Michael Zavros and Perth-based designer and champion of art and design Andrew Thornton Hick.

Chloe Wilder Open Studios
Margaret River Artist Chole Wilder

Event organisers are grateful for the opportunity to be able to welcome visitors from across WA to share their passion for artistic pursuits and the Margaret River Region.

Margaret River Region Open Studios features painters, sculptors, illustrators, jewellers, printmakers, glassblowers, ceramicists, potters, photographers, furniture makers, woodworkers, textile artists, metalworkers, mixed media artists and upcyclers. Some have lived in the Margaret River Region for many years and others hail from other corners of the world and now call it home, living on farms, in town, on rural retreats, in the forest or on the coast.

Ian Mutch Artist
Dunsborough Artist Ian Mutch

If you think you’ve seen all the region has to offer, you’ll be surprised! Download the Event Guide, follow the handy maps or blaze your own trail to follow a particular artform, artists you know or maybe just love the look of their work, or pick an area to explore. There are plenty of artists situated around Busselton and Vasse, Dunsborough and Eagle Bay, Yallingup, Cowaramup, Margaret River and Witchcliffe and the places in between. Allow plenty of time and enjoy getting off the beaten path and discovering why the Margaret River Region is such an artistic hub. You may even pick up some new works for your walls along the way.

Jeweller John Miller Open Studios
John Miller Design in Yallingup

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