New Experiences: 7 Reasons to Visit Armadale This Spring

Immerse yourself in Armadale’s art and culture scene.

It’s more than just the wildflowers that come to life in Armadale in the spring. An epicentre of art and culture, the Perth Hils Armadale region comes alive with local art fairs, markets, and cultural workshops, as the weather fines up. 

If you’re looking for another reason to get out of Perth to explore new adventures, we have 7 fab reasons for you to do so below.

Art House on Hobbs Gallery

Source: Art House on Hobbs

A mid-week trip to the Armadale region wouldn’t be complete without popping into the Art House on Hobbs Gallery.

Open from 9am to 12 noonduring the week, this gallery showcases and sells original art pieces from artists in the region. For a more hands-on experience, visitors to the gallery can sit in on classes in pastel painting, drawing, oil painting, and mixed media.

If a mid-week visit is out of the question, pop Sunday 15th September in your calendar – it’s The Art House on Hobbs Gallery spring art and craft market. Head down between 10.00am – 4.00pm to check out the local talent, and perhaps walk away with your own piece for home.

ARC Artist Retail Collective

Source: ARC Artist Retail Collective

Jull St Mall, in the heart of Armadale, is home to the ARC Artist Retail Collective – a not for profit community hub that showcases the wares of local artists and designers. 

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More than just a shop, this space functions as a gallery, up-cycled op shop, cafe, and work space too. You can spend a morning rummaging for a treasure at the retail collective, check out a live art demonstration by an artist in residence, or sit in on an art class. Whatever you choose, you can’t finish up without a high tea at the ARC Tea House.

If all goes well, you could be heading home with a brand new terrarium or some up-cycled furniture!

Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail

Source: Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail

It’s one thing to browse art in a gallery, but another to watch it come to life before your eyes, in the private studios of the artists. 

Each weekend in September (6th – 8th, 13th – 15th, 20th – 22nd), you can get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the work of some of the Armadale region’s best local artists, on the Armadale Open Studio Arts Trail. 

There are 12 studios involved, across the suburbs of Bedfordale, Byford, Kelmscott, Mt Nasura, Roleystone and Wungong.

Over 50 artists will have their works on show, including everything from painting and pastels, to textiles and sculpture.

It’s the perfect opportunity to strike up conversation with artists, learn from the artists, and possibly even to scope out some potential purchases.

Guitar By the Glass at Plume Estate Vineyard

Source: Plume Estate Vineyard

The popular ‘Guitar by the Glass’ event has a new home in Bickley, every second Friday night. 

This isn’t your average Friday night acoustic session at the pub. Anyone is welcome to join in the jam – just flick the event organiser a message, and make sure to bring your guitar and capo along. Everyone who registers for the group session will be provided with a song booklet to follow along with on arrival.

If your guitar prowess leaves a lot to be desired, sit back and enjoy the show with a glass of wine in hand instead.

The whole event is unplugged, so your conversations won’t be drowned out, and you can still catch up on the latest with your friends over some tapas.

ReDiscover Armadale Walk Trail

Source: Six Two Three Zero

Get out and about in Armadale on the city centre’s urban art trail.

Thanks to the combined efforts of Armadale and Six Two Three Zero, there are 6 colourful murals – by both local and international artists – to be discovered. 

Before you hit the trail, stop in at the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre to pick up a map, and pick yourself up a coffee and treat from Bean Thru for the walk.

Follow the free walking trail to see the works of Matt Adnate (the same artist who painted the southern hemisphere’s highest mural, on the side of the new Adnate Hotel), Askew One, Creed, Tahnee Kelland, Bradley Kickett and Lisa King.

Bedfordale Bush Markets

Source: Bedfordale Bush Markets

Spending some time down at the markets are a staple, sunny weekend activity.

This month, why not take a leisurely weekend drive to Bedfordale, to check out some different offerings at a true, country style local market?

Held on the 4th Saturday of the month at the town hall, these bush markets promise the best in homegrown produce, food, art and craft. The markets run from 8.00am to 1.00pm, with plenty of entertainment to keep you going throughout the morning.

Roleystone Spring Markets

Source: Roleystone Markets

Once a year, the leafy, bushland suburb of Roleystone plays host to a bumper spring market event.

On Sunday 15th September, Roleystone’s Cross Park will be transformed into a busy marketplace, showcasing the finest in locally made, hand-crafted products. 

The marketplace runs from 10.00am to 3.00pm, with around 100 stalls, and roving musicians from the local Roleystone Musicians Club.

Each stall in this annual market event is hand-picked by organisers, ensuring a great range of products, and even greater quality.

This is a sponsored post for Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Guide Campaign – by the City of Armadale – endorsed by So Perth. We value your feedback so please contact us with any questions on our sponsored post. Thank you for supporting So Perth and our local partners.

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