Art trail embraces digital platform

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on July 23, 2020

THE annual Southern Art and Craft Trail is the latest Great Southern event to convert to an online format.

The Southern Art and Craft Online Trail launched last week and showcases artist work for sale and for exhibit via the ArtSouthWA website.

Involved artists have uploaded images of their work as well as descriptions of the work and a bit about themselves.

ArtSouthWA Chair Merry Robertson said art buyers and commissioners were encouraged to make personal contact with artists through the website.

“We wanted to find a way to support regional artists through these difficult times, especially with the cancellation of the Art Trail,” she said.

“With this online ‘Art Trail’ and two other projects, we will be able to do this really well.”

These other two projects are the Southern Art and Craft Trail Map and the Southern Art and Craft Trail Exhibition.

The map will highlight galleries, home studios, public art and exhibitions in the region and be distributed in tourist centres across the state as well as online.

The Exhibition will be held at Albany’s Vancouver Arts Centre and all ArtSouthWA members will be invited to participate.

The Map will be launched later in the year and the exhibition will be open from November 27 to December 6.

Artists interested in participating in the projects can contact Ms Robertson at admin@artsouthwa.com.au