Though Autumn is now upon us, Busselton is showing no signs of slowing down. Guests staying at Driftwood Cottage holiday house have been telling us how much fun they have been having down at the local beach with their families. Even their dogs have been enjoying the sun and the water. The long, warm sunsets may start arriving a little earlier nowadays, but there is still plenty on…. you just need an extra layer once you have said goodbye to Mr Sun. A leisurely wine on the alfresco deck of the cottage whilst waiting for the daily catch to cook on the BBQ lets you ease into the evening and plan tomorrow’s day-trip. Don’t forget to look for the ring-tailed possums that might come out after dark from the peppie trees to eat the neighbour’s roses!
For the arty in you, Judy Roger’s “Body from the Suitcase” continues throughout April. The title of her travelling exhibition is a play on words referring to Rogers’ interest in the human form and conveyance of a body of works to St Petersburg in a suitcase case. Body from the Suitcase is now travelling to ArtGeo Gallery, Busselton where Rogers’ mixed media sculptures and distinctive paintings of fragmented body parts and nudes continues to be on show from until 5 May.
Also, Suey McEnnally’s much-anticipated solo exhibition “Natural Wonders” will be officially opening this month at The Studio Gallery and Bistro, Yallingup. Suey is a NSW based artist renowned for her large-scale, luminous and rich textured oil pastel landscapes. Further, you can the sample the expansive and highly recognised career of Photographer Richard Woldendorp who has captured exquisite landscape, breathtaking aerial and poignant portraiture photography. While he is best known for his geographic aerial images, this exhibition focuses on the human element, displaying recently acquired portraiture photographs of well-known Western Australian artists and pairing them with works of those artists from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection. Take a day trip from Busselton and go see “Vintage Portraits|Classic Paintings” at Vasse Felix vineyard.
Closer to home, don’t forget Karaoke is back at The Ship Inn starting the first week of April. From 9pm until late, you can sing your heart out and let loose with all your favourite bangers with the incredible DJ Emma. Whoever impresses the crowd most gets to take home a $50 venue voucher. See you there! Further, over Easter they’ve got you sorted with live music all weekend, delicious food specials, kids eat free Sat-Mon, and a family fun day on Easter Monday! The Busselton Rotary Markets lights up on April 28, where you will find numerous stalls with a wide variety of goods available, including local produce, arts and crafts, clothing, food and drink.
Once you’ve sent the kids to the beach or riding along the foreshore, make sure you wander down Gale Street to the Urban Coffee House and have a yummy (veggie for me) breakfast and leisurely coffee… buy some organic cakes to take back for morning tea and curl your legs up to watch an old video or read a book. Enjoy April!