This year's Margaret River Region Open Studios is exhibiting over 160 talented artists - we've showcased 5 sculptors opening their studios to the public.
Georgia Zoric is a hand-built ceramic sculptor who draws on her inspiration from the sea, children’s literature and illustration to create rustic sculptures with a muted palette. Georgia blends traditional techniques with multiple disciplines to create unique pieces. After moving to Port Geographe in 2019 and being a six-year repeat visitor to Open Studios, Georgia is excited to announce that she is participating for the first time this year, having spent 2 years preparing for her debut. You can view her work at The Bond Store, ArtGeo Cultural Complex in Busselton on Queen Street.
With a love for all things outdoors, sculptor of 5 years Chloe Abla works with clay to create organic and functional art inspired by the natural region of Geographe Bay, conservation parks, marine sanctuaries and sea life. She enjoys working with clients to create functional pieces that include sinks, vases and more, using a range of surface glazes to finish her work. In 2021, Chloe was a finalist in the City of Busselton Art Awards for her Ghost Fish Sculpture. This is Chloe’s second year participating in the Margaret River Region Open Studios, you can visit her cottage studio on Busselton Highway in West Busselton.
With a background in the metal fabrication industry and 23 years of art experience, sculptor Voytek Kozlowski is passionate about metal forms, using industrial techniques such as welding, plasma and laser cutting to design his artwork. His work integrates recycled materials such as ceramics, wood, glass and stone to create pieces that mix natural organic shapes with industrial forms. Outside of art Voytek enjoys camping, boating and fishing. Returning for his eighth Margaret River Region Open Studio season this year, you can view Voytek's sculptures at his workshop in Quedjinup at the end of Yungarra Dr.
With a lust for rust, Alan Meyburgh constructs intricate art installations and sculptures with steel and wood inspired by birds and fish that inhabit the Busselton region and wetlands. Alan has been practising art since 2000 but left his career in marketing in 2004 to pursue visual arts in Dubai. With international and local recognition, he has worked on countless commissions and has pieces that can be found across Western Australia: in homes and further afield. Keep an eye out when in Margaret River, as Alan's Wedge Tailed Eagle sculpture is displayed proudly outside the Pizzica restaurant. This year marks Alan’s seventh Margaret River Region Open Studios. His sculptures are on display at the Origins Market in Busselton located on West St.
From Jarrah to Sheoak, artist of 30 years Brendan Booth carves sculptures from otherwise discarded wood. Unlike a more traditional sculptor, Brendan carves large-scale sculptures with chainsaws - some of which you'll also find on display in the Margaret River Sculpture Park. Brendan also enjoys working on refined woodwork from time to time and producing furniture such as cupboards and tables. Brendan returns for another Open Studios Season, and welcomes you to see his whimsical and whacky sculptures in motion on Grosse Road in Hamelin Bay.
For an updated schedule and more information on studio opening times go to the Margaret River Region Open Studios guide online here.