Discover the arts in the heart of the South West 

A collage of artworks on display on the Blackwood River Arts Trail

The Blackwood River Arts Trail (BRAT) is the must-see arts event in the South West and this year it will be held from March 23 to April 7.  

It presents 67 artists opening their home studios for an intriguing glimpse into their processes and creative environments; as well as exhibitions held in more than 35 venues including cafes, gardens, gift shops, small galleries and collective spaces; and a film festival.

The Blackwood River region includes Nannup, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Donnybrook-Balingup and Boyup Brook. 

Many of the venues are in or near town centres, others are further afield offering the opportunity to discover scenic rural and bush landscapes.

A range of artforms are exhibited along the trail including sculpture, painting, ceramics, textile and wearable art, mosaics, weaving, felting, illustration and photography. Work on display includes that of award-winning artists such as painters Lori Pensini, John Garde and Miranda Free, renowned sculptor Kim Perrier, weaver Liz Janney and many more.

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