Fresh new look for Margaret River Region Open Art Studios

Australia's largest open art studio event features over 130 artists

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Anita Revel, Margaret River Open Studios

Anita Revel, Margaret River Open Studios [©Margaret River Open Studios]

Jenny Sanderson, Margaret River Open Studios
Patricia Negus, Margaret River Open Studios
Alana Chesterfield, Margaret River Open Studios
Alison Brown, Margaret River Open Studios

Australia’s largest open art studios event is returning in April 2018 with a fresh new look. More than 130 artists will participate in this year’s Margaret River Region Open Studios (28 April to 13 May), which is the biggest number of artists in the event’s history.

From Busselton to Augusta in Western Australia’s south west, artists will open their studios to welcome in visitors for a behind-the-scenes experience.

Margaret River Region Open Studios Chairman Jim Davies said it was fitting for the style of the creative and interactive event to evolve in its fifth year. “We’re thrilled to have so many talented artists keen to open their studios to the public for this year’s Margaret River Region Open Studios event, and with the organic growth of the event year-on-year we wanted to also create a strong and identifiable brand.

“The vibrant colours in the brand reflect the stunning colours of the Margaret River region, which inspire our artists on a daily basis.

“Our program for this year is packed with a wealth of diverse artistic talent, allowing visitors to pick out their favourite artists, mediums, styles, days or locations to create a personal DIY experience,” he said.

By inviting artists to open their studios and homes, art lovers have the opportunity to meet the people behind the amazing art and get a peek into their creative lives and inspirational spaces. There’s a feast of mediums including painting, drawings, sculpture, hand blown glass, print making, handmade furniture, jewellery, ceramics and textiles.

Local artists are the stars of the show and talent this year includes renowned landscape artist Douglas Kirsop, who is participating for the first time, as well as other recognisable artistic names including Rachel Coad, Leon Pericles, Rebecca Cool, Mary Lynne Stratton, Lauren Wilhelm, Jo Broadhurst, Ian Mutch and many more.

Each artist’s studio, workshop or exhibition space is mapped, allowing visitors to easily plan their inspirational days over the 16-day event. Margaret River Region Open Studios is free to attend and no bookings are needed – it must be the most accessible event in the south west!

To find out more visit, email or follow the event on Facebook  (mrropenstudios) or Instagram (@margaretriverregionopenstudios).

Pick up a copy of the full program and map at Jackson’s Drawing Supplies shops in Perth or the south west, or visit the event website for
additional locations.


  • Margaret River (WA)

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