More than 100 artists from Busselton to Witchliffe are making final preparations to open their private studios to the Western Australian public for next month’s Margaret River Region Open Studios. The 7th annual Open Studios event was originally scheduled for April/May but was postponed to September due to COVID-19.
There is a definite sense of excitement amongst participating artists in the lead up to the September 12 to 27 event. Artists have been busy creating. Some have been influenced by the impact of COVID-19, others 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.