Ceramics Galleries Galleries & Public Art in Dunsborough/Yallingup
Galleries in Dunsborough Yallingup
Established in 1987, Gunyulgup Galleries exhibits a diverse range of West Australian art and design, focusing on paintings, glass, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and textiles.
- Galleries:Ceramics,Jewellery,Textiles,Art Gallery,Painting,Sculpture,Glass
- Open Days/times:Monday - Sunday 10am – 5pm
- Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Monday,Tuesday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays
Gunyulup Galleries, off Caves Road just south of Yallingup offers the opportunity for local, interstate and overseas visitors to view a diverse range of Western Australian art and design.
Over 70 artists and craftspersons are represented at any one time and displays of paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewellery and textiles are changing constantly.
Gunyulgup is an aboriginal word meaning 'resting place near water'. The galleries peaceful rural setting, overlooking a tranquil lake is a perfect backdrop for its unique and innovative structure. Since 1996 it has been complemented by an adjacent restaurant. Since its inception in 1987, the galleries have won international recognition for presentation, quality and service.
Happs Pottery and Icon Honey offer experiences galore! Bright contemporary handbuilt ceramics, pottery lessons for all ages and free honey tastings of Western Australia’s best honeys.
- Open Days/times:Daily 10am - 5pm
- Galleries:Ceramics,Pottery,Artist Studio,Craft,Art Gallery,Artisan Workshop
- Represented Artists:Myles Happ, Finn Happ, Harry Wykman, Denise Stone and Maggie
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays
- Wheelchair Access:Limited
Happs Pottery is a product of three generations working with clay. Starting in 1969 by Erl, Myles and now his son Finn, run their studio pottery and gallery on Caves Road, Anniebrook.
All pots are made on site so it is possible to see someone working most days in the studio and if you are interested in creating your own ‘masterpiece’ you can book a pottery lesson/workshop. After you have made your pot, there is opportunity to go the next step and have it glazed and fired. This humble craft is much better appreciated when you have a go!
Finn has been working on keep cups, bowls and vases and developing a wider range of glazes which he finds very exciting. He was recently commissioned to make mugs for local restaurant Meelup Farmhouse – we definitely recommend visiting them too!
The studio also features local potters Denise and Maggie who make gorgeous unusual pieces – little bowls and vases, hanging ornaments and the occasional yarn bowl. Harry is a resident potter, coming down when he can and bringing his expertise to the mix.
You will find functional food presentation platters, useful small bowls and practical dinnerware – all suitable as gifts or self-indulgence. All of the pottery is dishwasher and microwave safe. Take home something that was made with loving hands.
Icon Honey is named in recognition of the iconic West Australian honey varietals, the honey we collect from our own bee hives or from our supporting network of beekeepers. Try it and you will see it is incredibly delicious! From the renowned molasses flavoured Jarrah to the familiar favourite Redgum; light and sweet Karri to rich flavoured Blackbutt; very local tangy Peppi (from the Peppermint tree) to the winter Wildflower from the north – sweet and floral, there is something for everyone and your family and friends.
Make sure you take a bit of time to have a look at the bee wall while you are visiting. Our locally made bespoke wall reveals the bees as they work in a hive. Maybe you will even get to spot the queen. The honey is available on line-through the Icon Honey website.
Children are very welcome to play on the trampoline, shoes off and no sticks. Supervision definitely required for little kids as it is quite high off the ground but big kids including adults use at own risk! There is also a rustic rope swing where you can pretend to be Captain Jack Sparrow swinging off a mast… or Tarzan. Just don’t bump into the tree!
We have two friendly Jack Russell dogs, Lola and Otis, who will often come and greet you.
The Studio Gallery & Bistro is a unique destination in Yallingup that combines the experience of great food and inspirational art all in one beautiful bush setting.
- Galleries:Ceramics,Craft,Drawing,Glass,Jewellery,Painting,Sculpture,Textiles,Art Gallery
- Open Days/times:Wednesday - Monday 10am - 5pm
- Open Days:Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
The Studio Gallery is a new arts venue in Yallingup presenting leading artists and artisans from around the country. Already in its second year, the Gallery has compiled a diverse list of established artists not only from Western Australia but also a select group from the eastern states.
Our intention is to maintain a fresh and evolving selection of work that will surprise and stimulate our patrons every time they visit the gallery. The design concept by Stephen Coates of aCTa contrasts the texture of Donnybrook stone with a minimalist structure inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion. Beautiful landscaped gardens, designed by a Yallingup landscaper, have created a stunning environment that completes the Gallery’s artistic setting.
The Gallery is complimented by The Studio Bistro; a vibrant arts dining venue that combines continental style cuisine with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy our award winning bistro style menu, innovative wine list as well as a beautiful range of artworks from leading artists around the country. There's ample space for a long relaxing lunch on the terrace, or you can enjoy some of the best informal dining in the South West with an exciting menu prepared by Executive Chef Blair Allen.
We are really delighted that The Studio Gallery has emerged as an additional destination for art lovers in the South West.
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- 0428 151 112
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
- Open Days:By Appointment Only
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.