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Southern Art and Craft Trail marks 20th anniversary

Daniel RooneyGreat Southern Herald
Printmaking and textiles feature in the event.
Camera IconPrintmaking and textiles feature in the event. Credit: Carol Duncan

The Southern Art and Craft Trail celebrates its 20th anniversary this year having delivered two decades of art, culture and experience throughout WA’s Great Southern and South West.

ArtSouthWA’s flagship event brings together artists, groups, galleries and venues across the region to showcase and share culture, talent and products across a range of mediums including painting, textiles, printmaking, sculpture and photography.

The 2023 art trail will kick off on September 23 with workshops and exhibitions being held in cafes, studios and pop-up spaces and towns across WA’s Great Southern, including Mt Barker, Kojonup, Denmark and Albany.

With more than 70 entries this year, the event will provide a unique and varied experience for artists and patrons.

“The 2022 Southern Art and Craft Trail had record attendance to exhibitions, injected around $290,000 into the pockets of our local artists, and contributed over $5 million into our regional economy,” ArtSouthWA chair Merry Robertson said.

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“What sets our art trail apart from others is not only the geographic coverage area but the very inclusive nature of the event.”

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