Open Studios & Exhibitions Art Trail

8 September 2018 - 9 September 2018

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Immerse yourself in art at more than 36 studios, galleries, and creative spaces!

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Discover #creativemelville and explore more than 36 studios, galleries, creative spaces and Artist Run Initiatives when they open their doors on Saturday, 8 September and Sunday, 9 September for the second annual City of Melville Open Studios and Exhibitions Art Trail.

The event, which debuted last year, showcases the many artists and creatives who live or work within the City, offering the community a chance to see artists at work, participate in art activities and purchase art from local residents


Plan your visit and download your map below.


Participating artists, local art groups, studios and exhibitions

Accessibility: Most public locations, galleries, and business locations are accessible, however a number of the private artist’s studios (which are not usually open to the public) may have limited access, please email us on for further details.


Participating artists, studios, businesses and galleries

  • Atwell House Art Centre & Gallery
  • Melville Community Arts Association
  • Alfred Cove Art Society
  • Atwell House Spinners
  • WA Pastel Society
  • South of the River Potters
  • Embroiderers Guild of WA
  • Susan Sheppard
  • Linda Johnston
  • Daniel Dlugocz
  • Bjorern Rainer Adamson
  • Sarah Pearn
  • Jane Grierson
  • Tiffany & Migara Ramanayake
  • Marina Saker
  • Kevin Robertson
  • Art & Design Studio
  • Robyn Laycock
  • Fiona Buchanan
  • Lauren Gavriel
  • Olivia Jones
  • Ross Potter
  • Children’s School of Contemporary Art
  • Louise Collier
  • Swan River Print Studio
  • Elwyn Morgan (Ellume Life)
  • Cha Higginson
  • Harley Springer (Jacaranda Gallery & Studio)
  • Heathcote Gallery & Studio Door
  • Designing Women
  • Feld & Co
  • Hannah Katarski (Mermaid’s Coin Art & Design)
  • Danielle Matthews (Ruby Sew Oh)
  • Kylie Pearson (Marlee & Me)
  • Rachel Pages-Oliver (Crystal Embroidery Co)
  • City of Melville (Art Awards)
  • Jacksons Art Supplies
  • Samantha Hughes
  • Jamie Wyatt
  • Kerry Moore
  • Nyisztor Studio & Gallery
  • Jennifer Gaye
  • Ron Nyisztor
  • Isabella Middleton (Isa's Igloo)
  • Garage Art Sale
  • Tony and Tracey Clarke
  • Elizabeth MacColl
  • Sandy Robertson
  • Dana Shave
  • Block D Studios
  • John Dorman
  • Sheree Dorman
  • Woven Stories
  • Lindsay Pow
  • Applecross Art & Framing
  • Artisan Market @ Palmyra Farmers Market
  • John McIntosh (SJOG Murdoch)

Exhibitions Around the City

50 Years 50 Objects – Wireless Hill Museum

‘We Love Art’ – Atwell House Arts Centre and Gallery

MindMatter – Heathcote Gallery and Museum

City of Melville Art Awards and Exhibition – City of Melville Civic Centre

Scene 2018 - Nyisztor Studio and Gallery

The Hunting of the Snark – St John of God Murdoch Hospital

Hands on Art Activities and Things To Do

Palmyra Farmers Market – artists, craftspeople, designers and gourmet producers selling their wares

Atwell House Arts Centre and Gallery - See a Raku pottery firing at 10am and 2pm on Saturday, try your hand on a pottery wheel on Sunday. A live clothed model will be in the gallery and anyone is welcome to join in to draw, and join in an Art Walk and afternoon tea on Sunday at 1pm

Embroiderers Guild of WA – Try your hand at various stitching techniques

Applecross Art & Framers – See demonstrations by artist Liz Gray - Saturday, 8th September | 11am – 1pm  and  artist Rui Zhi Bian - Sunday, 9th September | 12 - 2pm

Jacksons Alfred Cove – Artists demonstrations on Saturday including Jamie Wyatt & Cielito Marbus at 10am, Peta Zeller at 11am, & Samantha Hughes at 12 noon

Food and Drink

There are lots of places around the City of Melville where you can grab a coffee or a bite to eat. Popular spots include the café strips on Ardross Street in Applecross and Riseley Street in Ardross, and there are many more located in the suburbs.

Here’s a few that are close by to Open Studios and Exhibitions Art Trail locations if you need a caffeine hit!

Applecross – Ardross Street

  • Cheeky Boy Espresso
  • Cioccolato Espresso
  • Ardross Street Café
  • Nik and Kolo
  • Little Green Café
  • Rhubarb Café


  • C15 Espresso
  • Mews Espresso
  • Steamlab Coffee & Tea
  • Little Horn Espresso

Ardross – Riseley Street

  • The Old Boy Café
  • Sensations en Ardross
  • Health Freak Café
  • Dome


  • Grouch & Co
  • Jessie’s Café & Roasting Co


  • Little Stove
  • Walters River Café

Alfred Cove

  • Lily & The Angel

Mt Pleasant

  • Coco Belle
  • Dome


  • Blend Café


  • Little Olive Leaf Café
  • 2 Green Fingers

Froth Mobile Coffee van will be at Atwell Art Centre on Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 2pm.

Please check each café’s website for opening hours during the Open Studios and Exhibition Art Trail weekend.


Event Information

Hosted by

City of Melville

Let us know you are coming by joining the Facebook event!

Time10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Contact Details

City of Melville Customer Service

Phone: 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666

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