New art galleries to check out in Margaret River

Margaret River is a haven for artists. Whether born and bred in Western Australia’s south west, or drawn to the beauty of the area, there are talented creators across the region. 

If you love art, be sure to check out Margaret River Region Open Studios held each September where 60+ artists swing open their doors for a once-a-year glimpse behind the scenes and a chance to chat to artists.

Until then, here are a few new galleries to check out: 

New Art Galleries


Ian Daniell – Life Sized Ocean Art

Ian Daniell is a British artist and ocean explorer based on the south western coast of Australia.
Ian’s practice, Life-Size Ocean Art, is a celebration of marine life and an ode to encounters in the wild. Iconic marine species painted in emblematic form and bright block colours, at 1:1 scale.

The artworks are also available in limited edition fine art prints, each print is signed by the artist and annotated with a percentage, noting the print size in relation to the life-size original.  1% of all sales are donated to help protect 30X30: 30% of world oceans by 2030.

Ian Daniell Life Sized Ocean Art: 9 Jersey St, Cowaramup

Open 10am-4pm, Friday to Sunday.

Ian Daniell in his studio

Ian Daniell in his studio. Photo: Facebook


REDSEA Gallery

A new international art gallery has opened in Margaret River, bringing an enticing collection of paintings, sculpture, glass, ceramics, and even cutting edge X-ray art to the holiday town’s main street. REDSEA Gallery is a contemporary new gallery housed in a revitalised century-old heritage space. Owners Chris and Charlie Churcher established REDSEA Gallery in Singapore, exhibiting global artists including some from Australia, more than 20 years ago and are thrilled to expand their vision to the new sister gallery in Margaret River, where they now call home.

REDSEA Gallery, 83 Bussell Highway Margaret River

Open 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Monday (closed Tuesdays).

REDSEA Gallery inside

REDSEA Gallery. Photo: Lauren Trickett


Russell Ord

A professional waterman and acclaimed surf photographer, this is Russell Ord’s first bricks-and-mortar gallery situated at Edwards Wines. With two decades experience, the Australian photographer is known for his breathtaking and risky surf and ocean images. The stunning gallery space displays a rotating collection of images that capture the raw beauty of the Western Australian coast. Russell has built a reputation for his fearless approach to photography, often placing himself in dangerous situations to capture the perfect shot.

Russell Ord Photography: Edwards Wines, 687 Ellen Brook Rd, Cowaramup W.A

Open 11 am-4 pm daily.

Russell Ord in his gallery. Credit: Catherin Ord

Russell Ord in his gallery. Credit: Catherin Ord


Tamika Hogan: ‘Colours of Kambarang’

Self-taught artist Tamika Hogan specialises in coastal scapes. She’s just opened her first solo exhibition ‘Colours of Kambarang’ at Voyager Estate where here work will be displayed until 12th May. Tamika is renowned for her large-scale depictions of the South West region, and in particular, her talent for capturing the distinctive coastal vegetation native to Western Australia. As both a full-time artist and parent, she often explores the coast with her three-year-old son, gathering inspiration and reference material, then pouring that inspiration onto canvas in the studio, with an acute eye for detail and a masterful command of colour.

Tamika Hogan: Voyager Estate Cellar Door, 41 Stevens Rd, Margaret River

Open 10am-5pm until 12th May

Tamika Hogan Tamika Hogan ‘Colours of Kambarang’

Tamika Hogan Tamika Hogan ‘Colours of Kambarang’. Photo: Facebook

And there’s more

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