The Margaret River Region Open studios if a free event offering art lovers the rare chance to visit private art studios, meet artists and view their works in progress. This annual event to showcases the increasingly diverse and vibrant arts scene throughout the region and is Australia’s largest open studio event.
Australia’s largest regional open studios event returns for its 10th year this September!
For 16 days, artists across the glorious Margaret River Region throw open their studio doors and invite in art-inquisitive visitors to have a peek into their creative worlds.
166 artists will participate in the 10th Margaret River Region Open Studios, winner of the 2022 WA Tourism Awards for Festivals and Events.
Hobbyist, emerging and professional artists will share their usually-private worlds. Kilns will be firing, lathes turning, oil paints daubed on palettes, printing presses cranking, fabrics stretched, precious metals tempered, glass blown, and mosaics cut.
The 16-day event had record visitation in 2022 with more than 130,000 studio visits so anticipation is high for this year’s event.
Create your own artistic adventure following a trail of your favourite artists, art styles, or locations or just go rogue and follow the roadside Open Studios signs and discover new talent.
Spring is the perfect time to visit the Margaret River Region. Road trip the quiet back roads to discover studios in homes, hobby farms, converted water tanks, beach shacks, industrial sheds, sea containers, shearing sheds, bush blocks, a ‘Sheila shack’ and more.
Living in the Margaret River Region remains the most significant influence on our artists work – our sweeping coast, ocean, forest, vineyards, wildlife and natural beauty.
Pick up a guide closer to the event from your nearest Jackson’s Drawing Supplies or Visitor Centre, or view online, and visit www.mrropenstudios.com.au for more information, trail planning and inspiration.
Studios typically open from 10am to 4pm daily, but please check the website or event guide for details.
Margaret River Region Open Studios is made possible thanks to Tourism Western Australia, Jacksons Drawing Supplies, Rio Tinto, Private Properties, Shire of Augusta Margaret River, City of Busselton, Swings & Roundabouts and more.