Southern Art & Craft Trail
The 2021 Southern Art and Craft Trail will run from Saturday 25th September to Sunday 10th October.
If you are living in the greater southern region of WA and are an artist, art group, retail outlet with art or a gallery, we would love you to become part of the 2022 Southern Art and Craft Trail as applications are now closed for this years Art and Craft Trail. Entries will be accepted from February 2022 and you can download your Application Form here.
ASWA is a Member focussed not-for-profit organisation that runs on an annual ‘break even’ financial model. We are aware that members might face difficulty from ‘natural perils’ during the Art Trail, including COVID restrictions.
As of 1st August 2021, with the Art Trail booklet now printed and over 80% of funds allocated, ASWA has fully committed to the Southern Art and Craft Trail continuing as planned and will not cancel the event.
As any COVID restrictions and other external forces are completely out of our control, we will support members with information as required to help them through this unpredictable time. We wish everyone the very best SACT 2021 experience.
The Southern Art + Craft Trail will be in its 18th year, and increases in participation each year. The 2021 Southern Art and Craft Trail towns will include Albany, Torbay, Denmark, Walpole, Mount Barker, Lake Grace, Borden, Kojonup, Gnowangerup, Hopetoun and more.
Traditionally, over 80 different venues, including cafes, wineries, galleries, local businesses, community halls, libraries, art centres, studios and pop-up spaces will exhibit artworks. The variety of Venues and range of professional Artists will show huge diversity. From textiles, painting, sculpture and jewellery, to printmaking, photography, pottery and woodcraft are on display.
Artists will hold demonstrations and talks within their working studio context, incorporating an overall sense of welcome and community spirit.
The ArtSouthWA website enables visitors to find artists geographically and read about their works. They can also interact through Facebook and Instagram.
15,000 copies of the professionally designed Art Trail Booklet will be distributed across an area as detailed above. It can be found in multiple locations throughout the Southern Regions from mid August 2021. You will find it in Visitor Centres, Libraries, Local Councils, Galleries, Cafes and other ‘arty’ outlets. It will guide you through the complete two weeks of the Southern Art and Craft Trail, showing you where and how to discover amazing artworks.