The hills will come alive this weekend as local artists throw open their studios to give the public an intimate peek at their creative process.
The Armadale Hills Open Studio Art Trail began in 2015 instigated by local Bedfordale artist Sue Doorey.
The event has been enthusiastically developed by a creative group of local artists and has quickly established itself as a key cultural tourism initiative in the region.
The initial pilot Open Studio Arts Trail in 2015 included 11 local studios with 20 participating artists, including a group Open Studio at the Armadale Society of Artist’s Art House.
This year the trail covers 20 studios with over 40 artists involved and hopes to attract up to 4000 visitors.
On the Trail you’ll discover an extraordinary range of art practices and art people nestled amongst the stunning natural beauty of the Armadale hills environment.
The studios are diverse showcasing an extraordinary array of beautiful artwork including; painting, pastels, textiles, ceramics, stoneware, sculpture, glass, and woodturning.
As you’re making your way around the area, look out for the blue banners and Trail signage to help you find the studios.
Bedfordale’s Trudi Pollard is seen as a textile expert on Western Australian natural dyes. Photograph – Zyg Waltersdorf
The City of Armadale said they’re delighted to be hosting The Armadale Hills Arts Trail once again, from November 10-19.
“We are pleased to have six new artists joining the Trail this year, alongside two collectives: the Aboriginal Artist Collective and the Armadale Society of Artists. The city is proud to be hosting such a range of talented artists, who are excited to share their work with the wider community,” Mayor Ruth Butterfield said.
Visitors can pick up a free program from the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre. Programs, maps and more information can also be found at armadalehillsartstrail.com