Arts & Crafts
Artists from around the globe have set up galleries and studios in the Margaret River Region.
With so much natural beauty it’s no wonder artists from around the globe have chosen to call the Margaret River Region home, and you can find their work represented year-round in local galleries.
Here’s a guide to some of the stand-outs, plus lesser–known galleries from north to south.
Thoughtfully designed, beautifully made, contemporary furniture by Nathan Day Design.
Busselton & Vasse
Nathan Day is a timber craftsman designing and creating pieces in a modern style using traditional furniture making techniques at Nathan Day Design. Open by appointment.
ArtGeo Gallery (Old Courthouse complex) is home of the annual City of Busselton Art Award in the heart of Busselton in a beautiful neo classical building. Enjoy a program of dynamic temporary and collection-based exhibitions.
Christian Fletcher believes that all great landscape photography needs to have to have the ‘perfect light’ at their core.
Christian Fletcher is an award-winning photographer of more than 30 years, capturing perfect light in nature. As well as framed limited-edition images, books, journals and textiles, Christian Fletcher Gallery visitors are now welcomed by two new permanent sculpture installations.
Happs Pottery is home to Myles Happ’s working pottery studio and showroom displaying wheel-thrown and hand built functional pieces. Take a lesson with artists in residence Finn and Harry and try some of Myles’ delicious Icon Honey while you’re there!
There’s so much to love when art and food come together. Enjoy the rustic charm of Goanna Gallery with art and giftware by local and emerging artists. The café food is also exceptional.
The Commonage Pottery & Gallery located within Happs Wines is a showcase of beautiful creations and artists at work.
Happs Wine has a long heritage of pottery production, and visitors to the recently renamed Commonage Pottery Gallery can see resident potter Gary Hambleton’s work along with a variety of pottery by local artists. Workshops are available for beginners and professionals and some exciting collaborations are planned.
John Miller Design is a unique jewellery store and gallery, showcasing treasures designed to be passed down through generations.
John Miller Design creates distinctive jewellery designs treasured by long-time clients. The wearable art pieces are inspired by nature and the elements in hand-worked gold and sterling silver pieces. John Miller Designs is also located in Margaret River.
Yallingup Galleries is an iconic gallery in a beautiful bush setting choc-full of paintings, sculpture, furniture, jewellery, glassware and ceramics by recognised Australian artists.
Gunyulgup Gallery is a must-visit for art appreciators. More than 70 artists and craftspeople are represented in this appealing light-filled gallery with regularly changing paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewellery and textiles.
Visit The Studio Gallery and stay for lunch at the Bistro. The contemporary, bright exhibition space showcases leading Australian artists with special exhibitions.
Ian Beniston of Sensei Pots has a beautiful studio where visitors can view the gallery, purchase a piece or two, and watch him at work.
Master Potter Ian Beniston creates stunning handcrafted pottery and ceramic art from his gallery, Sensei Pots, surrounded by bush and bamboo gardens.
John Streater’s name is synonymous with fine furniture craftsmanship in Western Australia. Visit his rural John Streater Fine Furniture studio to watch him at work and appreciate works by guest artists.
For a gallery with something different, check out Aravina Estate, which features WA’s first official surfing museum and a sports car gallery of ever-changing cars and motorbikes.
A wine tasting or lunch at Vasse Felix also includes a peruse at the seasonal exhibitions in their art gallery.
Wilyabrup / Metricup / Cowaramup
Appreciate the impressive garden sculpture walk before experiencing a fine art immersion in the Vasse Felix Gallery, which features a frequently changing special exhibition to enjoy.
Potter Bill Meiklejohn creates imaginative ocean-inspired sculptures and functional pieces in his rustic Wilyabrup Dreaming Pottery studio in a peaceful bushland setting.
Talented young painters Chloe Wilder, Carmen Griffen and Monique Lewis and ceramicist Jolene Hewison (River Ceramics) share the Evans & Tate Studio space, located in the winery’s original cellar door.
Cherubino Wines is now home to a regional Linton & Kay gallery, displaying works from selected contemporary West Australian and Australian artists.
Treeton Fine Wood Studio craftsman Adrian van den Ouweland has been designing and making furniture for more than 25 years.
Situated in the heart of Margaret River, at JahRoc Gallery you will find exquisite art pieces by local and Australian artists.
JahRoc Galleries combines designer hardwood furniture and Australian fine art. The gallery is a Margaret River institution thanks to the talents of master craftsmen Gary Bennett and David Paris.
The association of Leeuwin Estate Wines and art began with the launch of its now-famous Art Series wine labels and has since become a collection of more than 150 paintings by artists the likes of John Olsen, Arthur Boyd, and Sir Sidney Nolan. Most are on display in the gallery.
Talented Margaret River aerial photographer Martine Perret has just joined ceramicist Dariya Gratte and jeweller brothers Nicholas and Francois Payet at the purpose-built Payet Gallery. Now four reasons to visit!
Dilkes Hoffman Studio Ceramics lies in a beautiful bush setting on Caves Road, showcasing high quality pottery, sculpture and molded ceramics.
Art exhibitions and local treasures can be viewed at the Mr Barval cellar door.
The gallery at Mr Barval Fine Wines supports artists from remote indigenous communities. All exhibitions are not-for-profit, and proceeds are returned to support both artists and community health and wellness initiatives.
The Cocoon Gallery for Emerging Artists at Margaret River Library has a rotating exhibition program.
Melting Pot Glass Studio has just marked 30 years and glassblower Gerry Reilly isn’t slowing down. Gerry opens his studio by appointment and offers experiential hot glass workshops.
Boranup Gallery has been delighting visitors for over 30 years.
Karridale & Boranup
The rammed earth and timer Boranup Gallery has been a fixture of the Boranup Forest for more than 30 years. It features handcrafted designer furniture crafted onsite by James Howieson along with fine art and gifts.
Oriel Karridale Gallery exhibits the work of textile artist and painter Heather Lowe-Sims along with works by 14 other local artists and craftspeople. The small but character-filled space is friendly, fresh and vibrant.
For a voyeuristic view into the region’s artists studios, don’t miss the Margaret River Region Open Studios from 11 to 26 September 2021.
Looking for a way to express your own creativity? Check out our list of workshops and classes in the region.
ArtGeo Cultural ComplexMonday to Sunday: 10am - 4pmGreat For: Child Friendly,Free,Rainy Day
2/4 Queen St, Busselton WA 6280
Nathan Day DesignMonday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00am until 4:00pm
10 Commerce Rd, Vasse WA 6280
Christian Fletcher GalleryMonday to Saturday 9am to 4pm Sunday 10am to 3pm Public holidays - 9am to 3pm Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
4/27 Dunn Bay Rd, Dunsborough WA 6281
Happs Pottery & Icon HoneyDaily from 10am - 5pmGreat For: Rainy Day,Workshops & Classes
749 Caves Rd, Anniebrook WA 6280
Goanna Gallery Bush CafeMonday: 8:30 AM until 3:30 PM
Tuesday - Wednesday: Closed
Thursday - Sunday: 8:30 AM until 3:30 PMGreat For: Dine In,Takeaway,Wildflower Spotting
278 Hayes Rd, Quindalup WA 6281
Happs WinesMonday - Sunday: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PMGreat For: Child Friendly,Dog Friendly,Grazing Platters & Hampers,Indoor Play Area,Outdoor Playground,Seated Tastings,Takeaway
575 Commonage Rd, Quindalup WA 6281
Gunyulgup GalleriesMonday: 10:30 AM until 4:00 PM
Wednesday - Sunday: 10:30 AM until 4:00 PMGreat For: Rainy Day
96 Koorabin Dr, Yallingup WA 6282
The Studio Gallery & BistroGallery open: Wednesday - Monday, 10 am - 4 pm Available for private gallery viewing after-hours, before 10 am or after 4 pm. Booking required. Bistro open: Lunch Thursday - Monday & Dinner Saturday evening.Great For: Dine In
7 Marrinup Dr, Yallingup WA 6282
John Miller DesignYallingup Gallery & Workshop Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm Margaret River Gallery Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
51 Marrinup Dr, Yallingup WA 6282
Sensei PotsMonday - Friday: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: ClosedGreat For: Rainy Day
17 Huntington Ct, Quedjinup WA 6281
4.9 From $519
Bina Maya Yallingup EscapeMonday - Friday: 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: ClosedGreat For: BBQ,WiFi
51 Bina Pl, Quedjinup WA 6281
John Streater Fine FurnitureMonday - Sunday: 10am - 4pm Closed December 25-26.Great For: Rainy Day
105 Blythe Rd, Yallingup Siding WA 6282
Aravina EstateMonday to Sunday 11am - 5pm *hours may differ on special or long weekendsGreat For: Child Friendly,Disabled Access,Outdoor Playground,Seated Tastings
61 Thornton Rd, Yallingup WA 6282
Wilyabrup Dreaming PotteryMonday - Tuesday: 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Thursday - Sunday: 10:00 AM until 4:00 PMGreat For: Wildflower Spotting
49 Wilyabrup Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280
Evans & TateMonday - Sunday: 10:30 AM until 5:00 PMGreat For: Dog Friendly,Fireplace,Picnic Spot,Rainy Day,Seated Tastings,Sunny Day,TWA Campaign
Metricup Rd & Caves Rd, Margaret River WA 6280
Vasse FelixMonday - Sunday: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PMGreat For: Dine In,Fireplace,Rainy Day,Seated Tastings,TWA Campaign
4357 Caves Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280
Treeton Fine Wood StudioMonday - Friday: 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
42 Jersey St, Cowaramup WA 6284
4.4 From $65
Leeuwin Estate WineryCellar Door open daily 10am - 5pm. Restaurant open daily for lunch. Bookings are recommended.Great For: Cellar Sales,Child Friendly,Dine In,Disabled Access,Seated Tastings,TWA Campaign,Workshops & Classes
Stevens Rd, Margaret River WA 6285
JahRoc GalleriesMonday - Sunday: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PMGreat For: Rainy Day
83 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285
Payet GalleryMonday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
611 Boodjidup Rd, Margaret River WA 6286
Dilkes-Hoffman Studio CeramicsMonday - Friday: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM Saturday - Sunday: Closed unless gates are open!
5690 Caves Rd, Burnside WA 6285
Mr Barval Fine Wines7 days, 11am -5pmGreat For: Cellar Sales
7087 Caves Rd, Margaret River WA 6286
Margaret River LibraryMonday: 10:00 AM until 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM until 5:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM
Friday - Saturday: 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Sunday: ClosedGreat For: Child Friendly,WiFi
16 Fearn Ave, Margaret River WA 6285
Boranup GalleryOpen Tuesday to Saturday, 10am - 4pm. Sunday & Monday 10 -3pm.Great For: Rainy Day,Scenic Spot
7981 Caves Rd, Forest Grove WA 6286
Oriel Karridale GalleryOpen Tues - Sun 10am - 4pm, Closed Monday's.Great For: Child Friendly,Rainy Day
30 Brockman Hwy, Karridale WA 6288