The Cultural Precinct in Busselton can be found by wandering up from the town centre towards the beach and Busselton Jetty along Queen Street. The area can be defined by the raised paving that reflects the change of pace when admiring the heritage buildings and the art and crafts that can be found within.
This thriving centre for the visual and performing arts is the cultural heart of Busselton and ArtGeo Cultural Complex – Where Art & Heritage Meet.
Once linked to Busselton’s famous jetty, the heritage-listed site includes an historic courthouse now used as a retail gallery for south west arts and crafts and as a temporary exhibition space, plus includes artists’ studios, an acting school, café, courtyard, and aboriginal gardens.
The Weld Theatre is the home of the Busselton Repertory Club. Check the window for information on production dates and times.
The Green Space, which was the site of the Busselton Police Station, subject to fundraising, will be home to the Busselton Performing Arts and Convention Centre.
The Old Police Sargent’s Quarters is where you will find the friendly faces of members of the Busselton Art Society, and the dramas playing out of Acting Up Theatre School.
Walk through to the Courtyard and chance upon the Studio Artists who reside in the old stables.
Speak to artists at work who can offer an insight into their particular style and media.
The Courthouse is a combination of heritage and art. Immerse yourself in the history, and gaze upon the locally produced art and craft.
The Lockup Coffee House is a delightfully intimate place for a delicious bite to eat and good cup of coffee!
Directly opposite, is the ArtGeo Gallery, a stylish contemporary gallery housed in a neo-classical pavilion, which plays host to a variety of temporary exhibitions that are sourced from all over Australia.
Watch out for the next Fringe Busselton - www.busseltonfringe.com.au
Look out for the Busselton Settlement Art Project and take a photo near the Whaler’s Wife, Timber Worker, John Garrett Bussell and the Spanish Settler.
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