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Capecare Acquisition project

Call out to cape-to-cape visual artists With Capecare Dunsborough nearing completion and the focus moving to interior finishes, Margaret River Region visual artists are invited to add their creative flair […]

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Vasse Art Award

The Vasse Art Award showcases over 250 diverse artworks in April 2020.

Professional and emerging local and national artists will vie for the first prize of $8000 and second prize of $2000.  A total prize pool totaling $14,200 is up for grabs.

The Vasse Art Award began in 2004 and is one of the major fundraisers for the Vasse Primary School P&C with all proceeds supporting the students at Vasse Primary School.

Visit website for details on exhibition opening times and how to enter.

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Meet Spaced 4 Rural Utopias Artist In Residence – Ella Sutherland

Margaret River Library is hosting an information session about the Spaced 4: Rural Utopias program and introducing the artist in residence, Sydney-based artist Ella Sutherland on Wednesday 18th March, 4 – 5.30pm. Light refreshments provided.

Come along to the library to hear Soula Veyradier introduce the program and welcome Ella Sutherland to Margaret River. Find out how the whole community can be a part of this exciting project.

International Art Space is a leading West Australian arts organisation, presenting a program of ambitious and dynamic socially engaged and context-responsive art. They create diverse and challenging experiences for artists and communities through contemporary visual art. The program focuses on the idea of “Rural Utopias” and includes 15 artists from Australia, USA, Italy, UK, Austria and Indonesia.

As part of this program, Sydney-based Artist Ella Sutherland will spend six weeks in Margaret River.  Over the course of her residency, the artist will draw on archival material, print techniques, experimental typography and collaborative working methodologies to develop a collection of forms that will constitute a new 26-character alphabet. The resulting font will be exhibited and reinserted back into circulation in the form of collaboratively developed short texts. More information about Spaced 4 can be found at – HERE

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Art event celebrates the artists’ journey

Margaret River Library is hosting a community celebration to recognise the work of visual artist Dr Michael Wise and current Cocoon Gallery exhibitor and conceptual artist Natalia Ford.

The event, scheduled for 6pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 28 November 2019, will include a hosted interactive discussion about the individual approaches the artists took to achieve their works, and the many aspects of art.

Light refreshments will be served at the event. Anyone wishing to attend is asked to RSVP by 27 November to 0422 014 717 or

Margaret River Library is an accessible venue.

The Cocoon Gallery is the library’s exhibition space used for talent emerging local artists.

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Twine Weaving Demonstration

We are hosting weaving expert Cynamon Aeria for a twine weaving demonstration at the Margaret River Library on Thursday 19th September, 5 – 7pm
This is a family friendly event with light refreshments provided.
Cynamon will be demonstrating how to weave a basket large enough to hold the library’s puppet collection using rope and hand-made cord out of recycled fabric.
RSVP’s would be appreciated to or Ph: 9780 5600

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Clock Making Workshop

Come and create your own working clock with the help of our creative and experienced team of artists Kerry Sibley, Chris Williamson, Molly Coy and Kay Gibson.
Clock templates, mechanisms and embellishments will be provided along with a plethora of ideas, expertise and enthusiasm from our talented tutors.

All Materials included along with morning & afternoon tea and lunch provided.
Limited to 10 Participants. Book in early to avoid disappointments.

Date: Saturday 22 September 2018
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: $100
Venue: Kay Gibson’s Studio / Studio 35
For more information please contact Arts Margaret River on 08 9758 7316.

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Bus Trip to Collie – The Collie Art prize

Join us on a bus trip to Collie to view the Inaugural Collie Art prize (an acquisitive $50,000 prize award – the highest regional art prize in Australia)
500 people entered and only 45 were chosen including Wendy and Bill Castleden’s daughter Susanna Castleden and Monique Tippett whose work – ‘Tree Columns’ – hangs is in the Augusta-Margaret River Shire offices.

Cost: $20 includes entry fee to the gallery and return bus trip from Margaret River.

You need to bring your own lunch or it can be purchased at several outlets in Collie.
The bus will depart from rear carpark behind the Shire building, alongside the Glouchester Park football oval.

Register to join us by calling Arts Margaret River on 9758 7316 (Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm). Limited spaces available.

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