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1 Riverview Studio

Overlooking the beautiful Blackwood River Valley, newly opened 1 Riverview is the Painting Studio and Display Gallery of Australian Landscape Artist Michael Hodgkins.

  • Open Days/times:Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 11am - 4.00pm Other times by appointment
  • Represented Artists:Michael Hodgkins, George Hodgkins
  • Galleries:Drawing,Painting,Mixed Media,Art Gallery,Artist Studio

Details

  • Wheelchair Access:Sorry, we have some steps and no ramps.
  • Facilities:Free
  • Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays

Description

Michael Hodgkins' traditional, semi impressionist style oil paintings capture visual experiences of the South West of Western Australia as well as other interesting parts of Australia. Take a look at Michael's own website for a preview of what you can expect to see
 
1 Riverview is also the only gallery in the world where the remaining original oil paintings and drawings by Michael's late father and highly collected Australian artist George Hodgkins are available for purchase.
 
Enjoy your visit as long as you want. Perhaps you'll find your next irresistable holiday treasure or a perfect present for someone special. Oil paintings make a fantastic and significant wedding gift!  Investigate the artist's studio and see the fascinating process of how the paintings are created. Stay for a chat and closer look while you consider your favourite artworks and you'll probably be offered a coffee. Dogs are welcome too so if you're on holiday with your fur babies bring them along for a play with Rupert.
 
Whilst here, enjoy a stunning panoramic view across the Blackwood River Valley and farmlands from the high, country style verandahs.  Don't forget your camera.
 
If you're an art lover or fellow artist, add 1 Riverview Studio to your list of things to do when visiting Bridgetown. It's just a short 4km country drive from the main street and we'd love to see you.

Alan Meyburgh

As a sculptural artist, I produce realistic, as well as contemporary pieces, that are inspired by my love for nature and my passion for the outdoors.

  • Galleries:Sculpture,Mixed Media,Upcyclng,Artist Studio,Installation
  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Represented Artists:Alan Meyburgh

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

This fuels my use of up cycled materials as an avenue to create nature inspired sculptures that not only send a message but are aesthetically pleasing. I work in a diverse range of media, namely bronze, cement, timbre, steel and fibreglass. My artwork varies from small gallery size pieces to larger outdoor/indoor works. When creating sculptures, I place emphasis on form, structure, expression of movement and of course the meaning of each piece.

Alana Chesterfield-Evans

A member of the Quindalup Artists group. Alana has a strong connection with the ocean and wetlands in our South West.

  • Galleries:Painting,Print Making,Artist Studio,Drawing
  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Her paintings celebrate the colours of our beaches and oceans and the rich characters that feature in this holiday environment. Her experiments on canvas prove that sometimes magic happens.

Alison Brown

Alison works primarily in porcelain, and gains a lot of inspiration from collected fragments and objects gathered from the coastal environment.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Galleries:Ceramics,Artist Studio

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

She often draws and photographs this material, mainly in close focus and this becomes a reference for future works. Tall cylindrical vessels, jugs, teapots and sculptural compositions form the basis of her work.

Her work is collected nationally and internationally, and features in national and international publications.

Anita Revel

Anita Revel’s art practice is underpinned by vibrant colours and symbolism representing positive states of being.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Galleries:Painting,Artist Studio

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Anita uses colour, texture, pattern and movement, to bring her work to life. She also creates larger-than-life-size dreamcatchers, and was a finalist in the Castaways Sculpture Awards (Rockingham) last year.

There are a lot of things that make her heart sing, but beauty is the common thread. She creates beauty in order to be surrounded by beauty.

Anita prefers to work in acrylics, beginning each project with a beautiful word or affirmation in mind, and letting that vibration infuse itself into each piece.

Anna Rose Designs

Claire & Larissa came together in 2015 to create Anna Rose Designs. ‘Functional Art’ is how to best describe our pieces.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Galleries:Furniture,Textiles,Artist Studio

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

With a background in Interior Design, a love of textiles and a new found passion for the art of upholstery our time is spent immersed in interior and upholstery design projects which range from unique furniture pieces to custom made and designed furniture, homewares and accessories.

Annie Bowerman

From the wild winter storms that lash the coastline to the gentlest of summer breezes rustling through the forests, the moods of the Margaret River region are ever changing.

  • Open Days/times:Open 10-5pm everyday except Wednesday and Sunday
  • Represented Artists:Annie Bowerman
  • Galleries:Photography,Woodwork,Artist Studio,Upcyclng,Art Gallery

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday

Description

Through the lens of my camera, I capture the beauty of the South West region’s natural heritage & lifestyle in all its diverse forms. My partner Al Purdon, perfectly complements my images by framing them in WA’s celebrated timbers – Jarrah, Marri, Sheoak & Karri. Our aim is to recycle, using the assorted ‘waste’ of the timber industry – bark edge face cuts, discards and mill ends; in fact anything we can find to add that final appealing touch to make art.

Ashleigh Spencer Heussenstamm

Ashleigh Spencer Heussenstamm has been creating for as long as she can remember, but has only in the recent years, started showing her work.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Galleries:Drawing,Jewellery,Painting,Textiles,Print Making,Artist Studio

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

It wasn’t until her husband encouraged her to have her first exhibition that she realized this could be more than a hobby. With a history in fashion and textile design Ashleigh loves incorporating these skills into her work. For Ashleigh’s first year of being involved in the Open Studios, she will be working from Mr Barval Fine Wine and Gallery, where visitors are welcome to bring a picnic or buy refreshments onsite.

Barbara Webster

The environment in all its moods is my favourite subject.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Galleries:Painting,Artist Studio

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

I have always been drawn to the dramatic landscapes of this beautiful state and retirement gave me the chance to translate this passion onto the canvas. The ever changing moods of nature will never cease to inspire and excite me.

Bethany Treanor

An emerging artist and full time visual arts student, I strive to to be sustainable by using recycled, reusable and up cycled materials, and when needed, I source new materials locally.

  • Galleries:Mixed Media,Print Making,Artist Studio,Drawing,Painting,Sculpture
  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Represented Artists:Bethany Treanor

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

I use a range of media, oil sticks, pastels, acrylic and oil paints and paper mache sculpture. My first love is oil sticks and pastels. I use these in my emotional landscapes. These drawings use blending, rhythm and harmonious balance to show you what I feel when I capture a moment in the scenery around me. They evoke rather than provoke, allowing you to to be embraced by the emotion of the moment.

Bill Meiklejohn

I work as a full-time potter, mostly in stoneware clays, making a variety of functional and sculptural pieces.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Represented Artists:Bill Meiklejohn
  • Galleries:Ceramics,Pottery,Artist Studio

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

I’ve worked as a full-time potter for twenty years and I work from my home studio, nestled in the bush at Willyabrup.

Much of my work reflects a life spent splashing around in that big blue pool lapping our shorelines.

BJK Photo Gallery

Photographic images by Benjamin James Knapinski. Panoramic Landscapes, Underwater and Wildlife images of Western Australia.

  • Galleries:Photography,Artist Studio
  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Panoramic Landscapes of South West Forests to the rugged Kimberley Coast. Ben also takes Underwater Photography ranging from the Busselton Jetty to the Rowley Shoals.

Benjamin James Knapinski has been photographing Western Australia's natural landscapes for 15 years. Ben's work is uninfluenced and he is passionate about the natural beauty of the landscapes endeavoring to keep colours as real as possible. BJK Photo Gallery showcases Ben's images on high quality Canvas prints, Framed photographic prints and also matted prints. View amazing panoramic landscapes and underwater images in the new Margaret River location.

BJK also produces a large range of Western Australian souvenir products including pictorial books, postcards and calendars. Ben's new pictorial souvenir book, 'Margaret River region'  is now available.

Ben’s images and souvenir products can be viewed and purchased worldwide at www.bjk.com.au 

Britta Sorensen

Contemporary Textile Art and Experiential Installations using recycled and found materials/objects Britta's mission and message is to celebrate life and creativity and to instigate experiencing and sharing.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Galleries:Installation,Mixed Media,Upcyclng,Artist Studio

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

She aims to foster hope, joy and openness and likes to surprise and enrich, to marvel at the small things and to tell stories of layers of life and usage.

Britta invites people to change their consumer’s focus and rethink values by making visible the potential and beauty in the old and the discarded and by connecting viewers with the creative process. She encourages a change of perspective and therewith new experiencing and new possibilities.

Carmen Griffen

My Love of The Ocean has navigated it's course to the canvas.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Galleries:Drawing,Painting,Photography,Print Making,Artist Studio
  • Represented Artists:Carmen Griffen

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Beach-combing on a remote Far Northern section of The Great Barrier Reef, gave me opportunity to take a special photo that has now made its way into my artwork.

It was the catalyst to commence a marine inspired theme called “overboard”. A small cottage in Margaret River has been in the process of renovation during the past 12 months and an art studio has emerged. I now have a home for my artworks and space to paint in a pretty little piece of Margaret River.

Carmen Mcfaull

My favourite themes incorporate water - its playful fluidity, direction and colour possibilities.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Represented Artists:Carmen McFaull
  • Galleries:Drawing,Painting,Artist Studio

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Painting is as much a part of my life as eating or resting. Even though I have intention when I begin a new piece, I allow the painting to have a say. There is a great deal of problem solving that goes on but challenge brings growth, satisfaction and endless inspiration and hopefully a positive emotional response from the viewer. 

I run group workshops in pastel, acrylic and oils at my studio gallery, as well as for art societies throughout Australia.

Caroline Juniper

Colour is my first inspiration and the beautiful textures of ageing.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Represented Artists:Caroline Juniper
  • Galleries:Drawing,Painting,Print Making,Artist Studio

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

I create images so that beautiful things don’t disappear.I am inspired by the history scattered on the outskirts of towns; the old homesteads and machinery crumbling away, the rust and peeling paint and pre-loved gardens.

Cast Designs - Trent Walker

CAST Designs are a Cowaramup based designer and maker of all things architectural concrete.

  • Galleries:Artisan Workshop,Artist Studio,Furniture,Woodwork
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
  • Represented Artists:Trent Walker

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access

Description

Founded by Trent Walker and Ryan Zan, CAST are specialists in bespoke furniture combining the use of concrete, steel and timber to create beautiful and functional one of a kind pieces. CAST also hand make indoor and outdoor kitchen surfaces and basins.

Cate Edwards

Pick me! Pick me!’ my all knowing newborn self, shouted to the wand wielding fairies, when they were giving out gifts.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Represented Artists:Cate Edwards
  • Galleries:Drawing,Painting,Mixed Media,Print Making,Artist Studio

Details

  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access
  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

For, after securing my loving father and my adventurous mother, my gift: to enjoy to make pictures and to frolic around with colour and shapes. Doing so, brings me much satisfaction and joy.

I graduated from Sydney’s City Art Institute, with a BA in 1984. Since then I've been working as an artist, illustrator and teacher, mostly using water colour and ink on paper and acrylic on canvas.

I like to start with a theme or an idea and then see where it takes me. It is always a surprise to see what happens when I get out of my own way.

Chloe Wilder

Chloe Wilder is yet another Margaret River blow in from a small and extraordinarily exotic country off the East coast of Australia.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Galleries:Drawing,Painting,Mixed Media,Print Making,Artist Studio

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Her current body of work is focusing on the modern female portrait. In her large scale oil paintings, Chloe attempts to connect with women who display an air of strength and hunts down faces on social media.

It seems a tad odd of her to paint people she doesn’t know and to expect you to be impressed by her renditions of those who mean squat to you, but that is the whole point. What inspires a painter? Can you communicate a feeling? Is it the same feeling for everyone? What is the connection between the artist and the muse? How is that connection forged between people sometimes on opposite sides of the world? What even is a portrait in the era of selfie culture?

Chris Spiker

Enthusiastic collectors of Chris’s watercolours are located throughout Australia and overseas. In 2017 Chris was Artist in Gallery at Aspects of Kings Park for the annual Spring Festival.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Galleries:Drawing,Painting,Artist Studio
  • Represented Artists:Chris Spiker

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only
  • Wheelchair Access:Available
  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access

Description

Bird watching from a young age in central Victoria; having a natural inclination to paint in watercolours; mixed with working as a design draftsman for many years, led to Chris becoming a fine watercolour artist of birds and landscapes. was trained to use a Crow-Quill pen nib that was just so fine: and it may be that training that stayed with me when even using a fine kolinsky brush decades later.

Each painting is designed to achieve: an attractive picture; technically reliable portrayal of the birds and flora; high quality workmanship; and most importantly to increase appreciation and ultimately the conservation of Western Australian birds.

Along with producing fine art originals, we produce a complimenting range of Limited Edition and Open Prints and greeting cards.

Colin Pratt

Colin has been experimenting with encaustic painting since 2000 and has been captivated by its possibilities and challenges.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT
  • Galleries:Mixed Media,Artist Studio

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

From making his own wax medium to incorporating natural ochres and resins into the wax paintings, he has enjoyed both creating his own works and teaching the techniques through his workshops.

Dariya Gratte

Endlessly inspired by the intricacies of nature; I particularly love the play of light on water and the patterns it creates

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Galleries:Ceramics,Pottery,Artist Studio

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Most of my work is created from fine porcelain, which is formed into simple shapes using a pottery wheel. I then carve, etch, paint and draw into the surface of the clay to create detailed designs and patterns.

I love the unlimited possibilities and challenges of working with clay.

David Galloway

In the past Open Studios exhibitions, my work focused on creating narrative rich, household furniture and objects made from up-cycled materials. In 2018, I am stepping from looking at the things that surround people and make their lives rich and livable, to looking at how to enrich people’s identity in the context of their community and culture. This shift is accompanied by a considerable increase in the size of the works.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Galleries:Installation,Sculpture,Mixed Media,Artist Studio

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Working with the concept of “different minds”, I’m developing interactive sculptural installations and collaborations across the 4ha of the Ferart Studio property.

My art practice seeks to create narrative rich pieces that investigate the integration of scientific, rational and economic activity; with the ecological, communal, intuitive and sensual aspects of human culture. It places a strong emphasis on inviting people to live more rich and interesting lives.

During Open Studios there will be collaborative activities and events for all ages, see the Ferart Studio website and Facebook page for details.

Dawn Brittain

I have participated in the annual Open Studios event every year since its inception.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Galleries:Drawing,Painting,Mixed Media,Print Making,Artist Studio

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

The main theme of my work has been based on “family” – the lives lived and being lived, portraits of my current family and tributes to past generations. This is a challenge which provides a continuous source of inspiration to me.

I have also been working with home made recycled paper mache and canvas, into book form, my imagination being ignited by a family of grubs under a piece of Jarrah bark . “The Grubs Dairy” showing like us, the rhythm of their lives and the marks they make.

Dawn Prus

Born and raised in the UK, Dawn studied fine art in the 1970s.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Galleries:Drawing,Painting,Print Making,Artist Studio

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

She majored in printmaking, and even though she has explored various mediums, she has always been drawn back to the printing press. Since her relocation to the south west she has found new inspiration in her ever changing surroundings.

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