2023 Southern Art & Craft Trail

Important Dates

The 2023 Southern Art and Craft Trail will run from Saturday 23 September to Sunday 8 October. Entries open in February and close on 1 April for the 2024 Art Trail. Put a note in your diary for next year if you missed out in 2023 getting your application in. Don’t forget you will need to renew your membership by 1 April 2024 to be eligible to enter the 2024 Southern Art & Craft Trail. Keep an eye on this website and follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram to keep up to date.

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 annual 2024 Southern Art and Craft Trail.

Where it all Happens

In 2023 the Southern Art + Craft Trail will be in its 20th year, and includes the towns of Albany, Torbay, Kronkup, Little Grove, Denmark, Walpole, Mount Barker, Lake Grace, Kojonup, Dumbleyung, Manjimup and Gnowangerup.

74 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.

Discover More

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 2023. 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.

The 2023 Southern Art and Craft Trail booklet as a flip book is available here.

COVID-19 Statement

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.

ASWA is 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.

This page will be updated as the event get closer.

2022 Southern Art & Craft Trail Booklet

A copy of the 2023 Trail booklet is below. It will give you an idea of the wonderful talent that will be on offer during this year’s 2023 Southern Art and Craft Trail. Many of these artists operate all year round, making this booklet a valuable guide any time. Flip through or download your digital copy. 15,000 new 2023 Art Trail booklets will be delivered in August throughout the southern region of WA including Perth, Busselton/Margaret River, Manjimup, Denmark, Albany, Mt Barker, Kojonup, Katanning and tourism and visitor centres right through to Esperance in West Australia.