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Sophie Mathewson

Adam Ashdown, Salty Bones Gyotaku Fish Prints
Arts & Wellbeing
07/09/2020

Your Trophy Catch Captured in Time: Salty Bones Gyotaku

A carpenter woke up four years ago and decided he was going to catch a fish and print it. The story didn’t end there. Adam Ashdown went on to become a successful artist - his prints representing the Australian male’s deep and robust affinity with…
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Arts & WellbeingEat & Drink
28/08/2020

The Indelible Buzz of Margaret River’s Main Street

Visitors to Margaret River are often surprised upon arriving in destination. There is so much that is written about the town’s world class surfing beaches and limestone capes that it can be a bit gob-smacking to find that the bustling town centre sits roughly 8km…
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Redgate Beach
Arts & Wellbeing
11/06/2020

A Connection to Redgate

Creatives often find energy from the natural environment. Plants and animals inspire shapes in paintings and prints, photographers are eager to capture the raw light of dawn or dusk landscapes, and writers take up forest residencies to hone their craft. Robert Wood, a poet, is…
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Nature & Environment
11/06/2020

10 Places to Stay with Amazing Winter Views

It’s fair to say that a room with a view always comes with bragging rights. And it needn’t always be 5-star extravagance. Sometimes it’s just a balcony with birdlife, a view of the ocean or bay, or a secluded gem that honours privacy. Thankfully, the…
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Active & Adventure
13/05/2020

5 Classic Road Trips

It’s time to get this show on the road. There’s nothing quite like the freedom of being behind the wheel and setting off into the unknown. Road trips have been romanticised in fictional stories for centuries and the sense of adventure that comes from taking…
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What's On?
23/04/2020

9 Virtual Experiences to get your Margaret River Region fix

Missing encounters with nature, tasting Margaret River wines, or perusing the work of the region’s local artisans? If your daily suburban stroll isn’t quite enough, we’ve gathered nine of the best virtual experiences for you to partake in from your favourite armchair. Pour yourself a…
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Local Favourites
17/02/2020

Local Favourites: Minako Fukui, Sidekick Cafe

Minako Fukui moved to Margaret River from Osaka 20 years ago and has never looked back. She was welcomed into the Settler’s fold early on, with the local tavern helping to develop Min’s bar skills and then barista duties at their offshoot café Sidekick. Min…
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Vanya Cullen Wines
Local Favourites
13/02/2020

Local Favourites: Vanya Cullen, Cullen Wines

Vanya Cullen is a woman of superlatives. Best….most….highest achieving… if there’s an award to win, she’ll have it covered. Vanya recently collected the Halliday ‘Winemaker of the Year’ Award and won the Australian Woman in Wine ‘Winemaker of the Year’ Award 2019. Sitting down with…
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Josh Whiteland Cape Cultural Tours
Local Favourites
10/02/2020

Local Favourites: Josh Whiteland, Cape Cultural Tours

Cultural Custodian and local Wadandi man Josh Whiteland spent his childhood growing up on the beaches of Busselton and Dunsborough, and camping along the Blackwood River during Marron season. Today, Josh runs Koomal Dreaming and Cape Cultural Tours, where he shares his passion for native…
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