More than 160 artists from Busselton to Witchliffe are making final preparations to open their private studios to the Western Australian public for this year’s Margaret River Region Open Studios. This year, Margaret River Region Open Studios is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.
There is a definite sense of excitement amongst participating artists in the lead up to the September 9 to 24 event. Artists have been busy creating. Some have turned to nature or to environmental themes of re-purposing and sustainability, and others to life’s simple pleasures. A number of artists are planning small-group workshops for children, novices, amateur artists and those with more experience.
For the first time, Margaret River Region Open Studios will host two Art Ambassadors; renowned Queensland painter and sculptor Michael Zavros and Perth-based designer and champion of art and design Andrew Thornton Hick.