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Art Galleries, Museums & Libraries in Bridgetown / Greenbushes Area

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Galleries in Bridgetown Greenbushes Area


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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

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

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.

Brierley Jigsaw Gallery

A unique experience, come and visit the only public jigsaw gallery in the Southern Hemisphere. The collection was started by Jessie Brierley over 40 years ago, and has been continually expanded.

  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm, Sun & Public Holidays 10am - 1pm
  • Galleries:Mixed Media,Art Gallery

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays

Description

The Brierley Jigsaw Gallery located in the beautiful historic town of Bridgetown, has a unique place in the attractions of the South West. Started over 60 years ago by Mrs Jessie Brierley, the jigsaws were placed in the lounge for the amusements of her guests - rather than drinking in the bar! The original collection of 60 mounted jigsaw puzzles was presented to the Bridgetown community by Mrs Brierley. The collection continues to expand through gifts from visitors, including the World's Smallest Wooden Jigsaw. Donations are used to maintain the existing collection and to mount new pieces as they become available. In 2001, many jigsaws were professionally framed and hung. Lighting improvements were made and the gallery has taken on a new lease of life with visitors from all over the world who have heard of our unique attraction.

Greenbushes Discovery Centre

The Greenbushes Discovery Centre tells the story of human involvement with the environment.

  • Open Days/times:Open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 2pm
  • Museums:Farming,Local History,Mining,Science

Details

  • Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,Wednesday,Friday

Description

It houses interactive displays and unique games set in various themes namely Mining, Timber Milling, Community and Agriculture, all under the umbrella of 'The Land'. Open 10am to 2pm Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Experience the "Discovery Forest" interactive timber display or explore the "Discovery Decline" replica underground tunnel. Take a walk on the suite of walk trails and experience the natural environment and history of the area.

Take a walk along the "Heritage Amble" walk trail and play the Game, visiting the many historic sites identified along Blackwood Road. Enjoy the Heritage Amble as you take the journey in the footsteps of a fictional Greenbushes character as you play the Game.

The Centre is open for ad hoc tours or group tours, by prior arrangement, and provides a comfortable and relaxing venue for tour groups to stop and allow travellers to stretch their legs. The Discovery Centre is located at 38 Blackwood Road in Greenbushes, opposite the Heritage Park and is open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 2pm or by prior arangement. Phone (08) 9764 3883.

Volunteers from the local community, who have an enormous amount of history to share, operate the Centre.

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