The Dardanup Art Spectacular Exhibition and Art Trail, this year including the Collie Art Gallery, kicks off with the Opening Exhibition and Awards night at 7pm, this Friday evening at the Dardanup Hall.
The event showcases the work of local and other West Australian artists to encourage emerging artists of all ages in the Shire of Dardanup.
Artists are vying for a number of prizes, including the Shire of Dardanup Art Prize, the Ferguson Valley Art Prize and the Portraiture Prize.
Proceeds from the Opening Night will raise funds for two schools, Dardanup Primary and Our Lady of Lourdes Primary, with tickets available for purchase at the door.
The Art Trail kicks off on Saturday and will continue over two weekends, with some venues open during the week, before concluding on May 7.
View more than 200 artworks at the exhibition created by WA artists in the Dardanup hall and visit more than 25 listed venues hosting exhibitions on a leisurely trail through the Ferguson Valley. Visitors can plan a weekend of travel to visit a diverse range of local galleries, wineries and breweries while exploring the amazing art on display.
The exhibiting venues include the Lyndendale Gallery, showcasing more than 50 local artworks and will include artists working on-site accompanied by live music, as well as St Aidans Winery, Wild Bull Brewery, Ferguson Hart Estate Wood’n Glass Gallery and many more.
All weekend venues will be open from 10am to 5pm, with entry into the Dardanup hall by gold coin donation. For the first time, the trail will include the Collie Art Gallery to be displayed over the second weekend of the trail, displaying selected artworks transferred from the Dardanup Hall. Download the Art Spectacular Trail brochure online at www.dardanupartspectacular.com.
For more information, or to download the Art Spectacular Trail brochure, head to www.dardanupartspectacular.com.au.