Bina Maya Aboriginal Art Gallery Yallingup

Guide To: Galleries of the Margaret River Region

This guide to galleries in the Margaret River Region includes artists of all different kinds, from ceramicists to photographers.

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 lesserknown galleries from north to south.

Nathan Day Designs Furniture Makers & Gallery
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 Sugarloaf Rock
Christian Fletcher believes that all great landscape photography needs to have to have the ‘perfect light’ at their core.

Dunsborough

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
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 Jewellery Design Gallery Photo Credit Tim Campbell
John Miller Design is a unique jewellery store and gallery, showcasing treasures designed to be passed down through generations.

Yallingup

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.

Sensei Pots Ian Beniston Pottery
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.

Vasse Felix Art Gallery
A wine tasting or lunch at Vasse Felix also includes a peruse at the seasonal exhibitions in their art gallery.

Wilabrup / 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.

JahRoc Gallery Margaret River Photo Credit Elements
Situated in the heart of Margaret River, at JahRoc Gallery you will find exquisite art pieces by local and Australian artists.

Margaret River

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.

Mr Barval Fine Wines Art Gallery Margaret River
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
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.

 

Melting Pot Glass Studio Photo Credit Sean Blocksidge