The Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail returns for a fifth year with 12 amazing studios opening their doors to the public in September!
Held from 6th – 8th, 13th – 15th, 20th – 22nd September 2019, this is a unique opportunity to explore the inspiring private spaces of artists, discover their processes first-hand and also explore the region's many serene natural attractions.
Showcasing an extraordinary range of artists and art practices in 12 art studios and workshops across the Armadale region, the arts trail involves the participation of over 50 skilled artists in painting (watercolours, acrylics and oils), textiles, sculpture, woodturning, pastels, glass and steel art forms.
The picturesque hills of Armadale are home to many high-profile and emerging artists. On this year's arts trail, you will discover little studios nestled in bushland, in the suburbs and in open spaces in the townships of Bedfordale, Byford, Kelmscott, Mt Nasura, Roleystone and Wungong.
For the first time this year, a number of previous stand-alone studio artists have joined forces and formed collective studios. This is very exciting visually, as you will get to see up to 5 to 8 artists in a one-stop visit, allowing you to take your time and delve into their creative processes and see an amazing range of artworks on display and for sale. Within the Centre of Armadale itself, you can visit the high profile artists at ARC (Artist Retail Collective) and the new Art House on Hobbs Gallery, home to the Armadale Society of Artists.
You will be pleasantly surprised to discover some great local cafes and restaurants to whet your appetites for lunch, morning or afternoon teas. Some of the trail sponsors are Avocados Bar and Grill, on the Canning River- Kelmscott, The Organic Circle - Armadale, The Hidden Café - Kelmscott, 'bean thru' Expresso Bar (drive thru) - Armadale. Whilst you are visiting Trudi Pollard's Studio in Bedfordale, why not also drop into the Waterwheel Gallery and look through this unique gallery.
Make the most of Spring this September with a visit to the scenic Armadale region and discover why so many artists are strongly influenced by the spectacular natural hills environment.
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The trail is part of the City of Armadale's Spring into Armadale Festival. To see the calendar of events, go to www.perthhillsarmadale.com.au/spring-armadale or contact the Perth Hills Armadale Visitors Centre on 08 9394 5410 for more information.