We make life more ‘wonder-full’ in regional WA
Our current offerings
A community stitching session with Nalda Searles from 2-4pm at the painted tree Gallery in Northcliffe.…
Exhibition coming soon – a celebration of eleven consecutive years connections between a nationally revered artist…
Regional Arts WA in partnership with Southern Forest Arts are excited to present a dynamic, career developing, two-day Creative Leadership…
An exhibition celebrating creativity and all kinds of abilities. Featuring the original artworks of 10 artists…
Are you interested in an ‘Art Trail’ of some kind for this region? There is enthusiasm from independent…
Understory Art & Nature Trail
Set your imagination free as you explore Understory, Australia’s leading art in nature experience.
Discover artworks scattered like treasure along our 1.2km walk circuit through pristine native forest.
Sculptures, stories, poetry and music created by acclaimed local, national and international artists celebrate the South West’s unique spirit.
Our current state-wide project
Mycelium is the second project of the Creative Grid collective.
The Creative Grid is Southern Forest Arts’ vehicle for change across WA’s broader regional arts sector
Mycelium is a connection and collaboration initiative that responds to the challenges and opportunities of COVID-19.
Our latest project update is here
We're a regional arts hub in the Regional Arts Network
We are the Southern Forests & Valleys Arts Hub, part of a state-wide network – the Regional Arts Network.
This is a Regional Arts WA initiative, proudly supported by Minderoo Foundation and The Ian Potter Foundation, with funding from the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund.
Find out more on our Arts Hub page.
Guest Blog Posts from our Mycelium project
Grace Crogan – MC for Pulse Perspectives Exhibition Opening (2020) ‘Youth arts engagement is a journey,…
A STITCH IN TIME – MY EXPERIENCE AS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT COSSACK Artist-in-residence programs give artists the opportunity…
Podcasts: Coming Soon
Podcast: Creative Mycelium is a long-form podcast, exploring the courage, tenacity and generosity of the artists,…
Podcast: Young adult fiction written for the Understory Art & Nature Trail by award-winning writer, Louise…
Podcast: Writers commissioned to create poetry and stories for the Understory Art & Nature Trail speak…
Podcast: Five stories for children written by WA author, Dianne Wolfer, connect young audiences with the…
The values that guide us
Joy Wonder Creativity. Connection Collaboration
Community Generosity Inclusivity Courage Unity
“I feel very lucky to be able to participate in varied high quality events within our region.”
“Stunning paintings that seem to convey a lot of feeling about the landscape.”
“We loved it all. The combination of art & nature was inspiring – bought us to tears (gentle ones). Fantastic work. Thank you.”
“A dynamic, sensitive body of work. Well done printmakers!”
As a Regional Arts Hub we’re also supported by Regional Arts WA, the Minderoo Foundation, Ian Potter Foundation and the Regional Arts Fund.