ARTISTS from across Bassendean are opening their studios and homes to the public as part of the inaugural Bindaring Creative Trail of Bassendean this weekend, November 25 and 26 from 9am to 5pm.
The open studio art trail will incorporate almost all genres of creative expression from more than 10 artists ranging from painters, sculptors, woodworkers, metalworkers, ceramicists, insect artists, toymakers, basket weavers and even a bespoke knife craftsman.
The original idea for the creative trail came from acrylic and oil painter Netta Thompson who put a call out for artists via the Bassendean community group on Facebook last month.
Since then, Ms Thompson said the artists have worked as a group to put the project together.
“The artists are just so excited to be involved and to showcase Bassendean and what we have in our town.
“This is a wonderful project which encourages connectivity in our town which in this day and age, where there is a lot of trouble across the world, focusing on those around us is more and more important,” she said.
The creative trail also has received support from several hospitality businesses who can be found along the route, such as the Last Crumb Cake Co, Old Lira Pizza Restaurant, The Old Wooden Spoon, and The 5 Four Store which will also be hosting mixed-media artist Romona Sandon over the weekend.
Ms Sandon said Bassendean has a large artistic presence and the open studio trail is a great way for the artists to share their work and creative process with the community.
The name Bindaring Creative Trail is to pay homage to the biodiversity of the wetlands in the town of Bassendean and the involvement of the friends of Bindaring wetlands group in the project.
“I really love that connection because it highlights the importance of our river system and the amazing wetlands that we have and should treasure in the town of Bassendean,” Ms Thompson said.
More information can be found on the Bindaring Creative Trail of Bassendean Facebook page.