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Discover Kalamunda's thriving arts scene

All are invited to meet some of Kalamunda's finest artists at this year's Kalamunda Open Studios event.

Kalamunda is home to a very large and diverse population of talented artists who enjoy the lifestyle and find inspiration for their work in this creative community.

Artwork by Paul Moro

Kalamunda Open Studios is an annual event which has been traditionally held in Spring in the City of Kalamunda. This year, Open Studios will also be held in Autumn to provide more opportunities for the public to engage with the artists.

Held on Sunday 8th April, this vibrant family-friendly event sees 14 professional artists' studios open to the public and all forms of art will be showcased, including paintings, sculpture, printmaking, photography and textiles.

Paul Moro
Artwork by Paul Moro

Participating artists and studios include Paul Moro, a former lecturer in Industrial Design at Curtin University, who was inspired to return to his artistic roots whilst making robotic equipment for industrial use. Paul has had his metal sculptures on display in many galleries in WA and most recently received a commission by the Kalamunda Historical Society to produce a piece of work which depicts the history of Kalamunda including the Zig Zag railway. This has now been installed on the side of one of their buildings in the History Village.

Artwork by Paul Moro

His studio in Walliston is surrounded by both native and manufactured wildlife and fauna! It is easily accessed via the Zig Zag railway reserve walk track, by car or on foot. Phone: 0408 953 496.

Other artists participating in Open Studios Kalamunda include Andrea Vinkovic, Anita Phillips, Chris Oxberry, Emma Vinkovic, Gail Doust Keirle, Gordon Mitchell, Hayward Studio, Karin Hotchkin, Mikaela Castledine, Moira Court, Sandie Schroder, Sandra Hall, Stephen Castledine and Susan Carameli.

This free event offers members of the public the unique opportunity to meet talented local artists face and face, as well as see first hand how each artwork is developed in their personal studios.

Art lovers will be able to see artists at work and can purchase affordable artwork direct from the respective artists.

Artwork by Paul Moro

Follow the Kalamunda Open Studios trail on Sunday 8th April, 2018; Autumn is a fantastic time to visit this beautiful area and along the way, you'll come across quirky cafes and restaurants, boutique shops and beautiful parklands.

A map and brochure are now available online and can be collected from the Zig Zag Cultural Centre, City Offices and many local businesses. This event is supported by the City of Kalamunda.

For more information on the participating artists and the trail, please visit kalamundaopenstudios.wordpress.com

Artwork by Paul Moro
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When: 8th April 2018, 10am to 5pm
Where: City of Kalamunda
Cost: Free entry
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