The Donnelly Verandah Residencies
June, July & August 2016
This year, 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… Visit the village during this time and see some of the works they’ve produced, exhibited along the verandahs at Donnelly River Village or ask at the General Store for the key to the school, some of the works produced during the residencies are on display.
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, set up your paints and boards, sheltered on your verandah, and capture the scene.
Surrounded by the forest, 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 that wander through the village and visit cottages. If the weather is fine and you’re looking for a change of outlook, 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 Karris. Donnelly is the perfect place for a unique plein-air escape.
We invite you to take a drive to Donnelly River village in June/July/August and visit this growing exhibition (ask for the key at the General Store) or book a own cottage and become part of the event (showing work on your own verandah to share with our visitors is encouraged)
More information and updates about workshops and artists talks by the artists in residence is available able at thedonnellyverandahresidencies.com or contact Kate Lindsay by phone on 0412 583 656
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For accommodation bookings contact
Donnelly River Village PHONE: +61 (8) 9772 1244
or visit the website: donnellyriver.com.au