The 2017 Donnelly Verandah Residencies – Kate Campbell-Pope, Jo Darbyshire, Chrissie Parrott, Jennifer Hopewell, Michael Knight and Harvey Mullen 2017-06-29T05:05:16+00:00
The Donnelly Verandah Residencies 2017

The Donnelly Verandah Residencies

17 July & 21 August 2017

As part of the Bridgetown in the Winter Festival held in June, July & August, well-known Western Australian artists will be in residence at Donnelly River Village from 17 July to 21 August… Kate Campbell-Pope, Jo Darbyshire, Chrissie Parrott, Jennifer Hopewell, Michael Knight and Harvey Mullen will each spend a week living one of the cottages in the village and working in this unique Karri Forest setting. If you visit the village over this time you will have the chance to see some of the works they are producing, exhibited along the verandahs at Donnelly River Village and at the Donnelly River school. A Perth-based exhibition of selected works produced during the residencies may follow later in the year.

Winter at Donnelly is wood-smoke misty mornings and star-filled winter nights. Serenity. You slow down, chop wood, make a fire and snuggle by it. Bake a pie in a Metters wood stove. Have an afternoon nap… or, from sheltered verandahs enveloped in forest, be inspired to capture the essence of the place.

The thirty-five workers cottages, boarding house and workers club all have verandahs that overlook the central stand of magnificent Karri trees. The original steam mill, school, butcher shop and general store offer unique architectural notes. Tame kangaroos, emus, possums, kookaburras, magpies, parrots, blue wren and other wildlife wander through the village and visit cottages. If the weather is fine and you’re looking for a change of outlook, head into the surrounding forest. A walk along any of the bush trails offers new aspects at every turn, or set up to paint the deep forest lake surrounded by majestic trees. Donnelly is the perfect place for a creative escape.

For accommodation bookings contact
Donnelly River Village PHONE: +61 (8) 9772 1244
or visit the website:

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