Meet the artists in the City of Swan

Swan Open Studios 2024 will be held from April 12 – 22 and is an artist-run initiative, allowing people to visit the home studios of more than thirty local artists who live, practise or work in the City of Swan. Proudly supported by the City of Swan, and hosted by Ellenbrook Arts, organisers are thrilled to see this year’s event finding its feet after four years of development.

Open Studios provides an opportunity for artists to showcase their work but also creates a platform for them to engage with the local community. Visitors can ask questions, gain insights into the artistic techniques employed, and even purchase unique, one-of-a-kind pieces directly from the creators. This intimate interaction often deepens the connection between artists and their audience, forging lasting relationships that extend beyond the event.

Ellenbrook Arts is passionate about creating a stronger community of artists and hopes that this event allows fellow artists to make connections. Visual artists tend to be a solitary breed and this event encourages rare moments of sharing, as the studios contain props or showcase techniques that may spark discussion and provide the impetus for curiosity about the world we share. This is an artist-led initiative held in collaboration with Ellenbrook Arts and the City of Swan, aiming to cultivate a supportive network among artists.

In essence, this event is a celebration of our local artists in an authentic and unfiltered way and is an opportunity for our artists to share their passion, stories and creative process with you.

There is a full-colour brochure being distributed widely to arts audiences in the Swan region and Perth metropolitan area, and a comprehensive website containing maps and plenty of information about artists and how to engage with them in their studios.

Find out more here