ArtsouthWA Inc is the only art organisation with members across the Great Southern and beyond
This iconic event showcases the best of our artists, venues and landscapes. The Art Trail is an initiative of ArtsouthWA Inc., an organisation formed to promote and market the fi ne art and craft created by artists living and working in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. ArtsouthWA conducts projects including this Trail, workshops, exhibitions and the management and maintenance of an online database of its member artists, galleries and community groups www.artsouthwa.com.au.
The Southern Art & Craft Trail is in its 16th year. We would love to take this opportunity to welcome you. This year we’ve gone big. We’ve extended our reach in inviting surrounding towns of the Great Southern to be involved and to showcase the various artistic talents in their areas. We welcome the new towns of Lake Grace and Northcliffe to the Trail and encourage all visitors to the Trail to support our new venues and exhibitions.
We’ve also gone big with a bigger booklet. This has enabled the number of venues to increase and has encouraged several new businesses coming on board to support the Trail. The Trail is a fantastic opportunity to treat yourself to a weekend or even a week of Art. Enjoy exploring the many Trails throughout the region, including studios, galleries, cafes, wineries and other venues hosting the varied exhibitions that make up this Trail. The exhibitions you will see range from experienced, professional artists to those who work part-time or as a hobby, but all want to share their creativity with you. The warmth and personal atmosphere of the artist studio is the perfect place to fi nd unique art, purchase one-of-a-kind pieces, and chat with the artist. We are once again on Instagram. When you are out and about please take photos on your journey and post them on Instagram with the hashtag #arttrailwa2017 to be in the running for a prize!