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Margaret River Region Open Studios
Australia's largest open studios event

Meet the Artists

We are thrilled to reveal 144 amazing artists will feature in this year’s event – from painters to potters and printmakers, milliners to mosaicists, timber craftspeople to textile creators and illustrators to installation artists.

Meet the Artists

 

 

7 - 22 September 2024

Mark your diaries, block out the beach house or book your favourite down south digs and tell your friends.

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Plan your art trail adventure

Get inspired for your spring sojourn, and browse the 144 artists who are taking part in Open Studios this September. Filter by region and medium, or search for an artist by name.

Meet the Artists

2023 was another record-breaking year for Open Studios

This year’s Margaret River Region Open Studios (MRROS) has broken several event records with more than 145,000 studio visits (12% growth from 2022).

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What visitors loved about Open Studios 2023

Artist videos, take a peek

Let our videos inspire your adventure in art with a sneak peek into some incredible studios.

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It's a rare privilege, and quite an inspiration when your favourite artist takes you through their creative process 🧑‍🎨 

It often gives you a new way of looking at and appreciating their art.

Our artists love chatting with visitors and sharing their journey, experiments and techniques, so allow yourself plenty of time to wander and converse at each studio on your trail.

Visit our website and plan your trail today 🎨✨

📸 @carmenmcfaullart
Congratulations Emily Jackson, whose artwork graces the @margaretriver Tales & Trails autumn-winter magazine. 🎨 @emily.jackson.art.design

The colourful piece depicts the region's iconic rivers, kangaroo paws and black cockatoos. Look a little closer and there's frolicking dolphins, Sugarloaf Rock and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse too. Explaining her colour palette, Emily says "the hues portray the changing seasons, with the Djeran season bringing relief from the hot weather, cooler nights and a decrease in wind intensity."

Pick up a copy to read about what's new and exciting in the region, along with an interview with Emily. Available throughout the south west.
Belated congratulations to Jacquie Happ OAM ~ in January she was awarded Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community. It's high time we share Jacquie's fabulous news and give you the opportunity to congratulate her 💛 

Jacquie makes extraordinary contributions in many ways, and is committed to enhancing our community life, culture and connectedness. Jacquie and her husband Myles are both participating artists in Margaret River Region Open Studios, plus Jacquie volunteers time and energy as Vice Chair, and has played a vital role in developing the event and supporting artists over our 11 year journey. 

For an overview of Jacquie's outstanding community service, here is a copy of the congratulatory speech, shared by Dunsborough Progress Association:

"It is with immense pleasure and pride, that I’d like to introduce Dunsborough’s own Jacquie Happ who has today received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) For service to the community through a range of organisations.

The Australian Honours and Awards System celebrates the outstanding achievements and contributions of extraordinary Australians in a diverse range of fields and areas of endeavour. While typically they haven’t sought thanks or recognition, they deserve both. 

The Honours and Awards system gives the nation a chance to celebrate and acknowledge those who work tirelessly to improve local communities and to make Australia a better place.

Jacquie has provided outstanding and tireless service to the community of Dunsborough over many years. She is committed to enhancing community life and culture, connectedness and serving others with active involvement in many community groups, activities and projects, both as a driver and volunteer.

Jacquie is humble about her skills and contributions yet is always encouraging and appreciative of other's efforts. She has a positive, 'can do' attitude and truly believes we can all work together for a cohesive, prosperous, and sustainable future.

Jacquie is committed to family and community. She displays caring, altruistic values and acts as a role model.

*Speech continued in comments*
From pottery to photography, printmaking to painting, the creative disciplines at Open Studios are seemingly endless 🎨🫖

Flex your own creative muscles by crafting the perfect artist trail concentrating on your favourite mediums. Did you know that you can visit our website, and search by medium?

Visit mrropenstudios.com.au to browse all 144 artists and get started on your art trail. 

📸 @iandowlingpotter decorative, sculptural and functional teapot
Across hay sheds and cow barns, inside homes, galleries, sea containers, train carriages and more… 🎨 

The spaces our artists call home are just as creative as the artists themselves ☀️

Spanning Busselton to Augusta, artists will throw open their studio doors for 16 days this September, welcoming you to sneak a peek into their usually private creative spaces.

📸 Chloe Wilder @chloewilderart

7-22 September 2024.
#mrros @margaretriverregionopenstudios
144 artists, but only 16 days to explore them all… 🎨🌿

We recommend choosing a different area each day, and visiting artists within that area. If you have two days to explore, you might do 'north' and 'south'.... with four days to explore, you might break it into Busselton, Dunsborough/Yallingup, Cowaramup and Margaret River & surrounds. You'll need more days than you think, so book a longer stay!

📸 Honor Denby's sculptures feature reclaimed materials, and she'll be running workshops again this year @thebarnmr - stay tuned for details.

#mrros @margaretriverregionopenstudios