Open Studios is an artist-led initiative coordinated by local artists of the Ellenbrook-Swan region. Inaugurated in 2019, with a hiatus in 2020, we are pleased to be back in 2021 with a new event that spans a whole weekend, and featuring many new artists.
The studios are dotted throughout the Ellenbrook-Swan region and are often in the artist's own home, and there are several artists in residence at Ellenbrook Arts HQ, and you are invited to visit the artists and see the behind-the-scenes activities of contemporary visual artists, have a chat about their methods and materials, and see works in progress. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your local artists outside of the gallery environment, purchase artworks directly from artists, and support the cultural ecosystem of your neighbourhood.
Studios will be open between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, 31 July and Sunday, 1 August.
You can follow the links on this website to view their websites and find their locations, or you can pick up a brochure from Ellenbrook Arts and other participating venues.
The brochure is designed to fit in your back pocket, like a passport, and just like a passport, you can get it stamped when you visit artists. Anyone who collects more than six stamps on the Open Studios weekend goes into the draw to win a delicious gourmet hamper full of Swan Valley goodies.
Find out more about the passport competition here
Join us in exploring your local art studios!