The South West will become an art lovers’ paradise for 16 days this April and May for Margaret River Region Open Studios (MRROS).
More than 110 artists will throw open their studio doors to welcome art lovers and share their passion.
Now in its seventh year, MRROS features painters, sculptors, illustrators, jewellers, printmakers, glassblowers, ceramicists, potters, photographers, furniture makers, woodworkers, textile artists, metalworkers, mixed media artists and upcyclers who share a love of this beautiful part of the world.
Chairman Jim Davies said each year the free event grew increasingly popular with visitors seeking out their favourite artists or discovering someone new.
“We see the momentum growing in the lead up to Open Studios each year as art lovers from Perth and around Australia plan a visit to the Margaret River region to meet with and see new work from their favourite artists, and discover new talent along the way,” he said.
“Others plan their journey by location or by a particular medium or artistic style. They might be seeking out a new artwork for their home or garden, a memento of their visit to the region, or simply using Open Studios as a means of connecting with the people who have made it home.
“I recommend planning ahead, picking up a copy of our event guide or viewing it online to plan your route, get off the highways and explore our stunning region while being inspired by some amazing people and art.”
Artist studios are located across almost 700km2 from Busselton, to Dunsborough, Eagle Bay, Yallingup, Cowaramup, Margaret River, and Witchcliffe – and everywhere in between! Most studios are open from 10am to 4pm daily, but please check the event guide for individual artist opening days and times.
See the website for full artist and studio information. From March, pick up an event guide at your local Jackson’s Drawing Supplies store or local Visitor Centres and attractions.
The event is made possible thanks to Tourism WA, City of Busselton, Shire of Augusta Margaret River, Cape Lodge, Yahava Coffee, Jacksons Drawing Supplies, Vasse Village, Leeuwin Estate, John Miller Design, Scott Print, Millers Ice Cream, Cape Mentelle, and Margaret River’s Secret Garden.
More information is available from www.mrropenstudios.com.au or follow the event on Facebook (@mrropenstudios) and Instagram (@margaretriverregionopenstudios).