The Margaret River Region has undergone every turn from farming country to surf locale to internationally-recognised winemaking hotspot to gourmet food bowl, and this heady mix has proven to be fertile breeding ground for an accomplished artistic community.
September is an exciting time when visitors can “lift the lid” off the arts and immerse themselves in locals’ homes/sheds/all manner of creative spaces for Margaret River Region Open Studios.
2021 is the eighth year of the event, ushering in 140 artists from Busselton to Witchcliffe, ready to throw open their doors and showcase finished masterpieces and works in progress. The free initiative is the biggest of its kind in Australia.
September falls into Djilba, one of the six seasons of Wadandi Boodja, and is a great time to try your hand at fishing. Conveniently, the good folk at Cape Lodge are holding The Art of Fish cooking class with in-house legend, Chef Tony Howell, to make sure the fruits of your labour don’t go to waste.
Of course, the natural wonders are putting on a show with wildflowers bursting and whales still leaping out of the ocean. The rolling pastures are lush and green and baby lambs are almost cute enough to take home to cuddle (note: this is not a good idea. They love to eat roses, veggie patches and anything within reach. They also grow up. Fast.).
Experience movie screenings, live music gigs, wine dinners and even a David Bowie tribute night this month! There’s lots happening to celebrate the start of spring.