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Margaret River welcomes Open Studios for spring

In Articles, Travel News by The H4C Team

Featured image: Photographer Martine Perret. Photo: Margaret River Region Open Studios

Wine and wildflowers aren’t the only reasons to visit Western Australia’s Margaret River region this spring (although let’s face it, they’re pretty compelling). 

Local artists are throwing open their studio doors for the eighth annual Margaret River Region Open Studios 11-26 September 2021. A record 140 creators and makers from Bovell (east of Busselton) to Witchcliffe (south of Margaret River) will welcome visitors into their artistic inner sanctums.

As well as popular artforms such as painting, ceramics, photography, jewellery and glass, this year will also feature a milliner, a hand-woven rug maker, two tattoo artists, and a handcrafted-book maker!

Margaret River Region Open Studios Chairman Jim Davies said there was huge excitement for this year’s event, following the resounding success of the 2020 Open Studio in which studio visits were up 50%.

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See ceramist Dariya Gratte at work. Photo: Paris Hawken Photography

“Renowned favourites Leon Pericles, Rebecca Cool, Rachel Coad, Lauren Wilhelm, Christian Fletcher, Fi Wilkie, Gerry Reilly and Ian Mutch are returning, and we have more than 40 artists new to the event which also makes it exciting for visitors who come back each year,” Jim says.

His tip? Lock in that accommodation! “We know from our visitor surveys that most people spend three to four days visiting a variety of studios from in Busselton, Dunsborough, Yallingup, Cowaramup, Margaret River and everywhere in between,” Jim says. “So, my advice is to book your accommodation early. The event covers 16 days, so there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy the region’s art and springtime beauty.”

Springtime in Western Australia? Count us in.

Where: Margaret River & surrounds in the south-west of Western Australia

Couples will love: A choose-your-own adventure arty escape with a side of wine and wildflowers

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