The Avon Valley to a variety of artists and their creative work can be seen as you travel throughout the region.
York Wara Art Trail
Wara is a Japanese form of art made by piecing patches of braided straw over a wooden frame to create magnificent structures. Wara Art started in York with the creation of sculptures made using locally sourced wheat straw harvested in traditional stooks. These amazing creations are the collaboration of Japanese and Australian artists as well as hundreds of volunteers from the York community and across WA. Find 30 of these works around york by walking the Wara Art Trail! Find out more.
Northam Public Art
There are several examples of public art, including murals, sculptures and monuments throughout the Shire of Northam, and planning is underway to further develop the public art within the Shire. While meandering down the main street of Northam (Fitzgerald Street) you will notice 12 sculptures placed outside historically significant places. Next head to Bernard Park, home to The Sound Sculpture Project. There are also a number of murals including those that are part of the Public Silo Trail (see below). Find out more.
Public Silo Trail
FORM's PUBLIC Silo Trail is putting regional Western Australia up in lights, bringing world class murals to grain silos, transformer boxes and iconic infrastructure in unexpected towns right across the state. The Public Silo Trail begins in the Perth town of Northam, and then takes you 165km east into the Wheatbelt. From there, you can wind your way south to the coastal town of Albany. See a route that takes you to Northam from Fremantle or visit the website for more information.
Goomalling Public Art
Mosaics, murals, sculptures and other public artworks decorate the Goomalling townsite. The Wheatbelt Wander Wall on Railway Tce reflects our history, culture and lifestyle and is the result of a big community project in 2004 which was an initiative of local artist Fleur Schell. There are also chances to get your own creative juices flowing by enjoying a textiles class at Regal and Rustic or recording your own album at the Goomalling Bakery Recording Studio. If you want to take home some original artwork check out local artist Katie Chester's recycled metal sculptures at Arcadia Farm Art or the exquisite fine WA native timber furniture from Floating Edge Design.