Where art and culture meet in one great historic location
The City of Busselton’s ArtGeo Cultural Complex is a creative hub for the visual and performing arts housed in heritage-listed buildings on Queen Street, close to Busselton’s much-loved foreshore.
Once linked to the Jetty, the heritage-listed Courthouse, built in 1860, is one of the oldest buildings in Busselton and played an important role in its settlement history. Walk through the buildings and feel the history within their walls.
Explore the gaol cells and imagine being locked up for 14 days for disorderly conduct in a public place behind one of the heavy wooden doors.
Browse the Gift Store in the old Courtroom where you'll discover a tempting range of high quality locally crafted art, jewellery, pottery, glasswork, cards, photography and woodwork.
Set in the rear courtyard of the complex, there are two artist in residence studios featuring ceramic artist Tracie Anderson and jewellery designer Nalda Hoskins. The general public are welcome to visit these studios, which were once stables, to see the artists at work.
The cultural precinct is also home to the Busselton Art Society, the Busselton Woodturners' Association and the children's theatre group Acting Up.
A sheltered courtyard, bush food garden and life-size bronze sculptures augment the ambience of the precinct.
ArtGeo has several venues available for hire for functions, workshops, exhibitions, performances corporate or private functions. All of the spaces are unique, many of them oozing charm and history. The ArtGeo Gallery, New Courtroom, Fodder Room, Bond Store, Courtyard and Mereng Boodja Garden are all available to book for your next function.
Very nice small gallery, I live locally and visit every month or two too see exhibition.
Particularly like August / September when they have the Busselton art prize on. The caliber is impressive and they always get a good mix of sculpture, painting and other media
Recommend a visit
Exceptional local gallery with high profile exhibits from major artists and photographers. Great little spot to wander.