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ArtGeo Cultural Complex

Monday to Sunday: 10am - 4pm
4/7 Queen St, Busselton WA 6280
  • Artist in residence/studio
  • Cafe
  • Heating
  • Live Music
  • Markets
  • Parking
  • Private function or dining room(s)
  • Special exhibitions (galleries, museums etc)
  • Toilet
  • Child Friendly
    Child Friendly
  • Free
    Free
  • Open for Business
    Open for Business
  • Rainy Day
    Rainy Day

Discover Busselton's cultural precinct where art and heritage meet! Enjoy a visit to this creative hub for the visual and performing arts housed in beautifully restored heritage-listed buildings on Queen Street, dating back 160 years. Immerse yourself in history as you wander through the Old Courthouse buildings, and surround yourself in art at the ArtGeo Gallery.

The heritage-listed Courthouse complex, is one of the oldest buildings in Busselton and played an important role in its settlement history. Wander through the Courtrooms, Magistrates Room, Bond Store, Police Station, Gaol Cells and Exercise Yard and learn about the colourful law and order history and notorious characters that frequented these buildings. Explore the cold, dark 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 stunning range of high quality locally crafted art, jewellery, pottery, glasswork, cards, photography and woodwork. Enjoy a coffee and bite to eat from the Lockup Coffee House either outside in the sunshine or amongst the history and art inside.  Heritage Tours run during school holidays, long weekends and special events, please check our website for details.

A visit to the two artist in residence studios (which used to be stables) featuring ceramic artist Tracie Anderson and glass jewellery designer Nalda Hoskins is an absolute must! You can meet the talented artists and see them creating their beautiful pieces. 

Across the road you will find the ArtGeo Gallery, which is housed in an elegant neo-classical building dating back to 1938. The gallery plays host to an ever changing exhibition schedule of contemporary Australian artists. 

The cultural precinct is also home to the Busselton Art Society, the Busselton Woodturners' and Acting Up Performing Arts. Other highlights are the Merenj Boodja Bush Food Garden and the Busselton Settlement Art Project featuring six life-size bronze sculptures by well-known Western Australian artist Greg James. 

ArtGeo has several venues (Gallery, New Courtroom, Fodder Room, Bond Store, Courtyard and Merenj Boodja Garden) 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. 

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Google Reviews

15
Nov
2018
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 Tim Monahan
16
Aug
2019
This place is amazing. A collection of historic buildings that have been saved and give an idea of life in Busselton in the 19th century. Check out the difference between cells for white people and cells for Aboriginal people. Nowadays many of the old rooms have artists working in them. Well worth a visit. Keith Mckenzie
22
Oct
2019
Great little place, very Very friendly people. andy welling
03
Apr
2018
Exceptional local gallery with high profile exhibits from major artists and photographers. Great little spot to wander. Paul Pichugin
17
Nov
2019
Good little art center Mark CUI
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