Journey of creativity awaits at Open Studio Arts Trail
The picturesque hills of Armadale are home to many high-profile and emerging artists. Over three weekends in September, the public will be given exclusive access to an extraordinary range of artworks as part of the Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail.
Fifty local studio artists will open their doors for a rare glimpse into inspiring spaces, the personalities behind the art, and their creative processes.
City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said the trail had experienced a significant increase in attendance since it first started in 2015, drawing art enthusiasts from all over the Perth region.
“The Open Studio Arts Trail will give visitors the opportunity to explore a tucked away hive of creativity, which until recently has proven to be one of Perth's best kept secrets. They might even discover the next big success of the art world.
“With its rolling green hills and scenic natural environment, it’s no surprise that the City of Armadale is home to talented artists – many of whom draw inspiration right from their own backyards.”
The Open Studio Arts Trail will feature artwork in a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, glass, eco-fashion and clothing, jewellery, photography, textiles, ceramics, wood and stoneware, as well as from a local Aboriginal art studio.
“I encourage everyone to uncover the extraordinary artistic talent on offer and also explore the neighbouring restaurants, wineries and cideries, parks, markets and attractions that the region has become well known for,” said Mayor Zelones.
Entry to the Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail is free. Opening times are 10am to 4pm Fridays to Sundays on 7 to 9, 14 to 16, and 21 to 23 September 2018.
The trail is part of the City of Armadale's Spring into Armadale Festival. To see the calendar of events, go to www.perthhillsarmadale.com.au/spring-armadale or contact the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre on 9394 5410 for more information.